Movie Review-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is a nostalgic trip back to the 90’s. The new TMNT movie really captures the feel of the old original 90’s cartoon by capturing the campiness and the “anti-hero” appeal of the Ninja Turtles. Also adding to the nostalgia are the additions of some new (old) characters like Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and Shredder’s Henchman Be Bop and Rock Steady. Tyler Perry is also along for the ride as the mad scientist Baxter Stockman and try as I may I cannot get the image of Madea out of my head for any of the time he is on the screen.
In “Out of the Shadows” the turtles have to face an alien named Krang (voiced by Brad Garrett) who wants to build a machine that can travel through different dimensions and assemble a weapon that can destroy the world. Shredder joins the evil Krang to help him assemble the weapon and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are the only ones who stand in their way.
Kids will like “Out of the Shadows” (my grandson loved it) and, if you grew up a turtles fan, you’ll probably like it as well. It’s a fun movie with plenty of laughs and action. It runs 112 minutes and is rated “PG-13” for some adult language.
On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” I rate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows a LARGE.