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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

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After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Fox ... April O'Neil
Will Arnett ... Vernon Fenwick
Laura Linney ... Chief Vincent
Stephen Amell ... Casey Jones
Noel Fisher ... Michelangelo
Jeremy Howard ... Donatello
Pete Ploszek ... Leonardo
Alan Ritchson ... Raphael
Tyler Perry ... Baxter Stockman
Brian Tee ... Shredder
Stephen Farrelly ... Rocksteady (as Sheamus)
Gary Anthony Williams ... Bebop
Peter Donald Badalamenti II ... Splinter (as Peter D. Badalementi)
Tony Shalhoub ... Voice of Splinter (voice)
Brad Garrett ... Krang (voice)
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Storyline

The Turtles continue to live in the shadows and no one knows they were the ones who took down Shredder. Vernon is the one everyone thinks is the one who took Shredder down. April O'Neill does some snooping and learns a scientist named Baxter Stockman is working for Shredder. He plans to break him out while he's bringing transported. April tells the turtles, who try to stop it but can't. Stockman tries to teleport Shredder but he some how ends up in another dimension and meets a warlord named Krang who instructs Shredder to assemble a teleportation device he sent to Earth a long time ago. He gives Shredder some mutagen which he uses to transform two criminals who were also in the transport with him, Rock Steady and Bebop, into mutants. They then set out to find the device. April saw the transformation while investigating Stockman. She takes the mutagen and is chased by Shredder's minions, the Foot Clan. She is saved by a man named Casey Jones who was the one transporting Shredder. The ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Brawl with Bebop. Run with Rocksteady. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

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English

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$135,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,316,382, 5 June 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,051,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,623,848
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Bebop and Rocksteady are visually based on their appearance in the TMNT IDW comics: both are big and burly and bear tattoos, and Bebop has a pink mohawk and sideburns. See more »

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In the first film the shredder is bald and is covered in scars while in this film he has a full set of hair and has much less prominent scarring. However, he survived the climax of the previous film only by exposure to the mutagen's regenerative effects. Apparently that included healing his old scars as well, and even seems to have made him younger. See more »

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[first lines]
[the Turtles train at the Chrysler building]
Leonardo: Okay guys, let's do this! Turtle formation!
[the Turtles dogpile each other]
Leonardo: What happened to Turtle formation?
Michelangelo: Turtle formation? I thought you said Squirrel formation!
Raphael: Why would he say Squirrel formation, you idiot?
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Enjoyed This Way More Than the First Reboot Film
1 June 2016 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began as comic book characters in 1984, later spinning off to have its own cartoon series, toys, video games, and of course, films. There was a cartoonish film trilogy in the 1990s. Recently, Michael Bay produced a franchise-reboot as a live action-computer-generated motion capture film. I did not particularly like this very dark 2014 film, rating it only a 5/10. When trailers came out for this sequel though, I already saw that it looked like it was going to be a way better movie than the first one.

The turtle heroes, along with old pals April O'Neil and Vern Fenwick, and new friend Casey Jones, spring back into action as Shredder was busted from incarceration. The arch-villain had inter- galactically nefarious plans as he conspired with mad scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman to bring into Earth an evil Dimension X being called Krang and his Technodrome in his wild dream of world domination.

The way the turtles looked in this new film was way better executed. In the first one, they all looked too big, ugly and unwieldy. Their appearance now is more accessible, more in tune with their personalities. Even if the storyline will have their team tested, this was a truly excellent ensemble work among the four actors behind them, imbuing each one with individual charm. They are: Pete Ploszek (as conflicted leader Leonardo), Alan Ritchson (as muscle- bound rebel Raphael), Jeremy Howard (as brainy scientist Donatello) and Noel Fisher (as childlike spirit Michelangelo).

Also similarly excellent were the CG artwork, performance and the on screen chemistry between the two comical evil side characters, warthog Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and the rhino Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly). They definitely stole their scenes from right under the main bad guy Shredder (Brian Tee), who felt rather lackluster among the other colorful characters of the film. The pinkish brain-like maniacal alien super-villain Krang was portrayed with gruesome glee by Brad Garrett.

The unconvincing and hammy acting of Megan Fox (as April) and Will Arnett (as Vern) were fortunately buoyed up the excellence of the CGI and story around them. Tyler Perry was an over-the-top nerd as Dr. Stockman, uncomfortably funny. Veteran acting nominee Laura Linney was uncharacteristically stiff as police chief Rebecca Vincent. The best live performer of the film was TV's "Arrow" Stephen Amell as Casey Jones. His graceful physicality (with a hockey stick and skates) and smart-alecky sense of humor made him stand out.

The look of this new film is so much better than the first one, literally "out of the shadows" where the first one wallowed. There were brighter colors, a lighter mood, a more fun throwback general feel about it. The previous one was too dark and intense, and took itself too seriously, to its own detriment. With this one, we had our beloved Turtles back to the unpretentious way we knew them in our youth. Serious critics may be hard on this one, but I really enjoyed 112 minutes with it, right up to the classic TV cartoon theme song over the closing credits.


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