6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
"“You shouldn’t want them all to think the same, it’s their different points of view that make the team strong. A good leader understands this. A good brother accepts it.” – Splinter"
The second of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies seemed to focus on the entertainment side. There were more jokes and fighting and that’s what the majority of people want to see. Ninja hits and humor from humanoid turtles. That improvement could be attributed to this project having a better group of supporting stars.
WWE’s Sheamus and Gary Anthony Williams were fantastic as Bebop and Rocksteady. Tyler Perry wouldn’t have been this writer’s pick for Baxter Stockman, but he fit the role perfectly. It’s disappointing that he didn’t get to be seen as a fly. And, of course, there’s Stephen Amell. A guy who every nerd loves. The movie could have made better use of him as Casey Jones, but he did well with the material given.
Since people didn’t have the same expectations, it was easier to enjoy the sequel. You could sit back and just watch the turtles fight two mutants, Krang, and see the Technodrome being built. Granted, the story was pretty bad. If it wasn’t for Krang, it’s doubtful anyone would remember the point of this movie. However, no one was expecting a Michael Bay TMNT movie to be full of deep moments with an incredible plot. That being said, it was still entertaining. It’s shocking that more people didn’t like this one as much as the first.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10