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


Movie Info

  • Director Dave Green
  • Stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry

Movie Story

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) is an action adventure film based on the comic book heroes created by Mirage Studios in the 1980s. It is a sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which was released in 2014.


The sewer-dwelling Turtles find themselves once more pitted against the evil Shredder, after the latter escapes from custody with the help of mad scientist Baxter Stockman and forms an alliance with Krang, a tyrant ruler in a parallel dimension. Krang instructs Shredder to locate the equipment that he needs to cross from his own dimension to invade Earth. He also gives Shredder a vial of mutagen that will allow him to change form. The turtles obtain the vial but fall out over whether they should use it to become human. The Turtles attempt to stop Shredder and his confederates from completing their mission but fail, and a portal that Krang can use is created. The Turtles agree that they should not use the mutagen themselves, manage to win over the police (who have been mistakenly pursuing them), and then set out to overcome the evil Krang and send him back to his own dimension.


Directed by Dave Green, the film stars Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry, Brittany Ishibashi and Laura Linney, as well as the voices of Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Anthony Williams, Stephen Farrelly and Brad Garrett (as the evil Krang). It received a mixed reception from critics, but was generally considered better than the first film, with praise being given to the acting and the action sequences in particular.

Reviews ( 1 )

  • David Pickering 21 / 09 / 2016 Reply

    Maybe you have to be teenaged (or younger) or to have been brought up on the TV incarnations of the “heroes in a half-shell” to appreciate this one fully, but it’s not without its merits, even if it falls short of the anarchic fun of the original comic book stories. It has some mildly amusing moments and the action sequences are tolerably well done.

    6 / 10
  • katie winterburn 24 / 09 / 2016 Reply

    I did not care for this movie at all. Megan Fox was boring, and the Ninja Turtles were completely uncreative and simply a replica of every other version that has been shown before. The story was exactly what was to be expected, no creativity on that front either.

    1 / 10
  • Naomi White 26 / 09 / 2016 Reply

    I totally liked how they ultimately included the classic Tmnt villains like Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is an improvement over the 2014 adventure. The action parts in the film were great especially the last battle between Krang and the turtles.

    7 / 10
  • Jeff Smith 27 / 09 / 2016 Reply

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is one of the most exciting films of the year and truly honors the spirit of the original cartoon that many of us know and love dearly. Picking up where the last film left off, TMNT doesn’t fail to deliver another interesting, funny and well timed adventure.

    • Valary Beckham 30 / 09 / 2016 Reply

      This movie seems to have lacked enough creativity. I did not enjoy watching it because everything seemed to be just similar to what I had seen before.

      2 / 10
    • Alice White 05 / 10 / 2016 Reply

      Although I didn’t like this movie very much, I think I would give it a try and watch it once or twice more. This movie is just funny in its own unique way. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes watching animated movies.

      7 / 10
    • Sherman Cleveland 07 / 10 / 2016 Reply

      Entertaining, but not perfect.

      The story wasn’t anything special and the movie tried to do too many things at the same time.
      That said, there were a lot of genuinely amazing scenes.

      The scene with the plane for example was great! That whole action sequence was honestly entertaining.

      So it had its ups and downs, but overall I would say it’s better than what most people give it credit for.

      8 / 10
    • Jay Smith 10 / 10 / 2016 Reply

      Director Dave Green takes the helm of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and delivers! The Turtles have effectively been served up as hot and fresh as one of the pizzas they love so much. Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Tyler Perry have an excellent on-screen chemistry and help make this an enjoyable film for everyone.

      • Shane Croghan 18 / 10 / 2016 Reply

        Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is the 2016 follow-up to the series reboot, released back in 2014. Like its predecessor, this sequel fails to capture the spirit of the Turtles franchise, amounting to little more than a failed attempt at a money-spinning blockbuster.

        4 / 10

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