Well, we are back again turtle fans, so let’s go ninja, go ninja, go! The second time around is an improvement on the first and builds on the story. Now, these Turtles are nothing like the ones I grew up with in the 90’s. These turtles are a little sillier, but it works in the world that they have created. They did do some small course corrections during this film from the first one and I believe they are for the benefit of this franchise.
The film looks amazing and they really make the stars of the film the ninja turtles. The addition of Rocksteady and Bebop was excellent. There are a lot of great action sequences in this film that look amazing on the big screen. Also love the addition of Casey Jones and Steven Amell does really well in the role. There were times that I wanted him to be a little darker like I know he can because of his performance on Arrow, but then I remember this is essentially a children’s movie and I am the adult looking in. However, in my screening there wasn’t a single child in the theater, just adults that are around my age.
They also brought in a lot of new characters throughout the film and it didn’t feel like the movie was over crowded. Each new character was used in the best way possible and that is to move the overall story along at a nice pace. Also, a lot of these characters are left open to come back in future films. Although the movie does set up for future films, it is great that this film can stand on its own as its movie.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is point blank just a good time in the theater. If you let the silliness of these characters wash the adult right out of you, you will get your money’s worth from this film. Cinema Wise gives Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows a 3.25 out of 5.