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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows: movie review

By on July 5, 2016

Please go with me on this one it’s about to get weird. I like TMNT 2. Thank you for reading this far, see you on the next post.

Want to know more read on.

This year has had its extremes in terms of blockbuster quality delivery, Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice is on the bad extreme side of things. Captain America Civil War is on the gold side of things (In my opinion). Every other blockbuster is lies in-between the two. TMNT 2 drives to be clear on who the target audience is. It’s not for the 80 geek whose battling nostalgia, it’s not for the critic whose expectations are unreasonable. This movie is the messy stuff in-between. It’s not smart in idea or execution, it just aims to get to the finish line with as little imaginative effort as possible. if your a grown up with grown up needs, don’t expect them to be met by TMNT sequel. You can’t hate on material that was not targeted at you. Go home.

The story this time around is exactly like the last time but with more fan service in the messy mix. The turtles must stop Shredder from destroying the world, this time he brought Krang, Baxter Stockman, Bebob and Rocksteady along. Fan service done.

What I did notice is that this sequel plays out more like a first installment. The actor who plays Shredder is different from the last movie with no explanation. A recap of the movie keeps coming up like there was no need to watch the first one. The movie’s first act plays out like a second act as if the pacing is trying to just gab the kids and keep them on top gear or should I say a sugar high.

The structure is that of an extended cartoon episode. The Turtles are invincible this time around because no tusk is too big or too dangerous or too ridiculous for them. Krang speaks about the Turtles as if they’ve meet before but the situations imply the opposite.

As to why I like it, I don’t. Just wanted to see if you’ll read to the end. If there are levels of bad, TMNT 2 is better than Independence Day: Resurgence but that’s not a measure of achievement by any stretch. The kids are still going to suffer more of these dismal movies, this might be Michael Bay’s Fast and Furious franchise. He will find cheap directors to point and shoot what he wants till we all submit.

Strap in kids, this is how it feels like to have your childhood raped.

Have you seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? what did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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Summary

Is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows good? No • Is it better than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? That's for you to decide • Do we rate things on this site? Yes, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows gets

2.5
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