TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS – “A Blast From The Past”
The heroes in a half shell come back to give us more Turtle power. This film, directed by David Green, is the latest in the franchise following on from 2014’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘, produced by the ever theatrical – loves to blow stuff up – producer Michael Bay.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows‘ is a good adaptation of the 1987 animated TV series, reviving the nostalgia created by the characters and feel from that era.
If you thought you saw the last of Shedder (Brian Tee), in the 2014 film you couldn’t be more wrong, as he comes back with a vengeance in this film. Shredder escapes from police custody en-route to a new facility and joins up with Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry), a scientist planning to use a wonder serum to take over the world.
Joining the team of baddies are Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Sheamus), who provide an abundance of muscle and jokes (seriously you’ll be laughing from just the sight of them right through the film).
It’s an action adventure -and pizza- fest for the turtles: Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Donatello (Jeremy Howard) and Michelangelo (Noel Fisher). And we mustn’t forget Master Splinter (Tony Shalhoub).
In the aftermath of their battle with Shredder and Eric Sacks, in New York City, the turtles decided to remain beneath the city. Living in secret while they allow Vernon Fenwick to take the credit for their work.
But they must step out of the shadows to face the challenge of stopping/ recapturing Shredder, and an even bigger threat that arises with the notorious Krang, (Brad Garrett) a brain-like mushy creature from another dimension that is supported by a giant robot.
There is definitely a lot going on in this film.
Megan Fox returns as the crime fighting television reporter April O’Neil, teaming up Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett) and Casey Jones (Stephen Amell, from ‘Arrow‘), a hockey-masked vigilante.
What can you expect from this film?
As like with all Michael Bay productions plenty of action and visual satisfaction from the scenes that keep your eyes glued to the screen.
While, admittedly there are some shortcomings in the plot and storyline this is a good film that is very enjoyable with creativity you’ll definitely appreciate. It rightfully falls in line with the other amazing summer blockbusters that have appeased us.