The Joxer Film Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
following on from the success of the first film,the cast return for a second installment which sees the gang fight the evil Emperor Krang as he tries to take over the world..
This time the Turtles are joined by Casey Jones [Stephen Amell] as a hockey playing cop/vigilante who is trying to locate the escaped pair of Rock-Steady and BeBop who have been mutated into a Rhino and Warthog by Shredder and Dr Baxter Stockman and are now retrieving various artefacts for Emperor Krang and Shredder so Krang can enter the Turtles universe from the parallel universe where he resides..
will the gang stop Krang before he can destroy New York?
The film relies heavily on CGI and the story itself is pretty flimsy BUT it seems as if the people making it have actually watched the original cartoon series as it is a faithful homage to the cartoon,Shredder in particular is very near the original concept of the character as is Krang.The action scenes are impressive and entertaining although you expect nothing less from a Michael Bay production.it is very “crash,bang,boom” throughout but if that is what you crave from a film then you won’t be disappointed.Stephen Amell is totally under-used in this film and Megan Fox is only in it for “eye candy” and offers nothing to this film apart from duck pouts and short skirts.There is a scene at the beginning of the film where she changes wardrobe at Grand Central Station without missing a step or taking her leggings off to reveal a school girl fantasy outfit that is just there to please 13 year old boys..
The villains are wonderfully over-the-top and over-dramatic and the turtles themselves are witty,funny and will appeal to the younger members of the audience.
The film itself borrows loads from other films,you will find yourself comparing it to Avengers:Assemble,Independence Day,Star Wars and of course Transformers as the film lacks originality and is “by the book” action..but if that is what you want,you won’t be disappointed
overall it is an enjoyable piece of fun,complete nonsense but entertaining throughout..
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