Out of the Shadows – Definitely from the Sewer

The film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows and the newest video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan have a fair amount in common. They both look like video games, and sadly, neither product is very good.

TMNT: OS is suitable as a summer film. One doesn’t have to think very much while watching it, which is fortunate because if one were to make that mistake, it would quickly become apparent that it is at the expense of any semblance of realism or believability within its own universe that TMNT:OS tries to keep things fun and action packed.

Yes, this is a movie about Ninja Turtles. Yes, the original comic was a joke – albeit a wonderful one—but Out of the Shadows isn’t very funny, often resorting to fart joke-brow humor. Furthermore, even with all of its silliness, it’s not believable. The turtles and their human cohorts do ridiculous things that should have gotten them killed a million times over.

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