TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS REVIEWED
“Out of the Shadows” is the better Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie. For those that hated the last movie, give this loving tribute to the old Fred Wolf animated series a chance. Tyler Perry creates a Baxter Stockman that is believable. Plus, we buy the highly ornate arrangements of The Foot Clan. From the lowest Foot Soldier to the efforts to integrate a mutated Bebop and Rocksteady into the mix. Casey Jones teams up with April and the Turtles to help stop the new Foot Clan. But, what of Dimension X?
That’s right, kids. Bay and company finally decided to go all out and bring in Krang, Dimension X, The Technodrome and all of that weird goodness that made Playmates a mint back in the day. While the film doesn’t appear to be setting the kid world on fire like the first one, I have to guess because it wasn’t made for them. Fandom is a crazy thing and runs fickle when it’s not appeased. But, do economic realities ever intrude on fantasies of having CG realistic Technodromes appear over the NYC skyline? Probably not, but you can’t spend your 30s wishing for what you wanted to see when you were 9.
- 1 hr and 52 mins