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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS movie

 

RATED PG-13 (sci-fi action violence)

RUNNING TIME: 112 minutes
DIRECTOR: Dave Green

STARS:
Megan Fox - April O'Neil
Stephen Amell - Casey Jones
Will Arnett - Vern Fenwick
Laura Linney - Chief Vincent
Tyler Perry - Baxter Stockman
Brian Tee - Shredder
Noel Fisher - Michelangelo
Jeremy Howard - Donatello
Pete Ploszek - Leonardo
Alan Ritchson - Raphael

SYNOPSIS: Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo, and Raphael return to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick, and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones. After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (WWE Superstar Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly), to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. - Paramount Pictures 

ROG'S VIEWPOINT: 3 CAMS Camera Camera Camera
Overflowing with action, adventure, awesome effects and a logic-free story, this sci-fi sequel will satisfy its target audience. The kids will love every minute of it, but the smallest among them may be frightened by the violence. Director Dave Green ("Earth to Echo") keeps this film moving at a rapid pace, but the look and feel are definitely in the hands of producer Michael Bay. While award-worthy acting isn't required, the performances meet expectations. Besides the Turtles themselves, there's eye candy from Megan Fox and Stephen Amell, comedy from Will Arnett and a bit of drama from grim-faced Laura Linney (intentional?). The only actor who appears out of place is Tyler Perry - rather annoying as an evil goofball scientist. This is one of the few movies where the 3D version works well, with amazing depth and many objects extending out of the screen. There's also a message buried in here about friendship, teamwork and acceptance. Shelling out a few bucks for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows", the fans will be happy together.