Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows is a 2016 action film. It's the sequel to the 2014 Turtles film. I was eager to watch this film, because it's the first turtles film to have Krang, but is this film good?
It's up to the 4 turtles along with April and Casey to stop Krang from taking over the world. Well there's more going on than that. Some of the side plots include: the turtles not getting along with each other and Casey trying to prove he can be a quality detective. Plus there's Krang's helpers.
The Krang storyline is cool despite the film focusing too much on Krang's helpers. The other story lines are boring. The film stops being interesting when it focuses on the turtles, April, and Casey. Overall the plot is kind of weak.
3 out of the 4 turtles are boring. Michelangelo is the only pretty good turtle, because he's funny. April O'Neil is boring and very poorly played by Megan Fox. Casey is also bland. Will Arnett is a fun comedy relief and Laura Linney is cool as the police boss.
Krang is the best character in this film. He's both cool and fun. Brad Garrett was good as Krang. Krang outshines everybody and his 3 scenes are good. Shredder's my favorite turtles character, but not in this film. This version of him is not cool and blandly serious. Tyler Perry is entertaining as Baxter Stockman, Shredder's scientist. Rocksteady and Bebop are unfunny comedy reliefs that hog screen time.
The film has too many characters and several characters are barley relevant. All of the antagonists except Krang barley do anything of importance other than helping set up Krang's plan. Even though Krang is the villain he's barely in the film which makes the scenes of Shredder and his helpers wastes of time.
Out of the Shadows has enough fun scenes to avoid being awful, but it's a underwhelming film. I kind of recommend renting this film, but I don't think it's worth buying.