Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows - Movie Review

Jun 5, 2016
teenage mutant ninja turtles out of the shadows review philippines

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' draws the same thread as its predecessor, with poorly conceived characters that is intended to produce a new line-up of merchandise based on them for kids to buy. It again follows the renaissance-named turtles Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello (even though the opening suggests a shorter nicknames for them) most of you probably adored as a kid in the '90s, but this time to take on the evil Krang, who plans to use a portal device for his evil antics.

Along the way, they teamed up with Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), a cop trying to make an impression by catching two henchman the turtles are guessing have a connection with the main villain. April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett), now referred to as "The Falcon", returns, though I still don't know what's their purpose in the sequel.

The film, while painted with decent visual effects aid on its set pieces, doesn't really say much aside from repeatedly trying to convince its audience that what they see on-screen were "cool". About everything in this movie is a constant jabber of the characters explaining the things happening, having one of the turtles Donatello basically giving expositions to every single scene he was a part of. It even come to the point that he has to explain how the film resolved, which is a lazy excuse for the writers to make up for the blandness of the action sequences.

teenage mutant ninja turtles out of the shadows review philippines

Empty is the appropriate word to describe it since that's what I get after watching it. The kids will probably enjoy it for its colorful sequences and being able to convince the adults to come with them. 

The film's villain Krang only showed up if the film needed an action scene, and actually the most likeable from its slew of antagonists because he don't need to do much at all. Shredder, from the last film, promises his character to be fleshed out, only to appear for 5-7 minutes of screen time. 

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' failed on so many levels. From establishing a well-defined character to actually making sense of the film's supposedly exciting set pieces, there's nothing really to enjoy here. 

The geek rates it 4/10! 

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' is now showing in cinemas nationwide from United International Pictures Philippines! Rated PG by the MTRCB.

teenage mutant ninja turtles out of the shadows review philippines

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