Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is an action adventure film based on the Mirage Studios characters of the same name.
The Turtles get into another battle with their enemy Shredder, who has acquired new allies: the mutant thugs Bebop and Rocksteady and the alien being Krang.
Why It Sucks
- Terrible acting, just like in the first film. The biggest offender is surprisingly enough Megan Fox. We say surprisingly enough because in the first film, she was at least invested and looked like she cared about the role.
- Bad story.
- Poor CGI, except on Krang.
- Unfunny and weak humor.
- Leo can be rather unlikable at times, especially when he says “there’s only one vote that counts in this family: mine!”
- Bebop and Rocksteady are so immature they act more like parodies of the original characters.
- The mystery of Shredder's identity is lost. In the first film, he's kept mostly in the shadows, and when he was in full light, his face was masked to hide his identity, adding to the intrigue factor. Here, he's almost entirely unmasked. There isn't even a big reveal of who he is, they just go "okay so this guy's Shredder now... cool? Cool."
- One scene has April dress in a skimpy schoolgirl outfit in a film based off a kids cartoon, which serves no purpose other than fetish fuel.
- The film tries to force in an emotional aspect with how the Turtles are discriminated, but they almost immediately forget about it.
- Donatello's device is so overpowered that it tracks DNA!
- On the topic of Donatello, he seems to know what's going on despite having no information to support his research.
- Casey Jones acts almost nothing like his original character as a vigilante, as he only acts like a child who dreams of becoming a detective. In fact, most of his angry outbursts just feel like strops as a result.
- The subplot of Raphael becoming human through using Mutagen was just an excuse for the "Be yourself" cliché, which has been done so many times.
- The character played by Laura Linney only exists to say the information is false, even after she sees the Turtles right in front of her. At that point, she has no reason not to trust them!
- Casey Jones' trademark hockey mask only appears in just one scene.
- Much like every other film with the involvement of Michael Bay, there is an abundance of product placements, such as how the data April collected came from an iPad.
- According to this movie, humans have a gene connecting them to animals (what?!); this is just used as a lazy excuse for why Bebop and Rocksteady turn into their animal forms, when really, putting the ooze on them and merging them with the animals would've worked fine.
- The soundtrack is pretty decent.
- Good voice acting for the Turtles and Krang.
- Even if the CGI is terrible, it's somewhat an improvement over the first film, especially on Krang.
- Great action scenes, especially when the Turtles battle Bebop and Rocksteady.
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