Sunday, September 25, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

The sequel to 2014'a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns Megan Fox and the rage-roid Turtles for a new adventure when scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) breaks the Shredder (Brian Tee) out of prison and helps the leader of the Foot Clan assemble the pieces for a dimensional portal to open the way for General Krang (Brad Garrett) and his Technodrome.

Introducing the characters of Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and mutants Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly) and Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams), Out of the Shadows plays closer to the themes of the cartoon. While still flawed and ridiculous at times (as in how it gets Fox into a slutty schoolgirl outfit), Out of the Shadows is an improvement thanks to the new characters and better story. Will Arnett returns for comic relief as cameraman turned city hero Vernon Fenwick. Laura Linney also joins the cast as the police chief whose loyalties and motivations swing wildly depending on what is required in each scene to scene.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD, extras include Easter eggs, deleted scenes, featurettes on the four Turtle actors, special effects, the changes to the franchise since the first film, and a look at the Turtles' lair and garbage truck.

[Paramount, Blu-ray $39.99 / DVD $29.99]

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