The follow-up to the 2014 hit Teenage Mutant Turtles features the turtles returning alongside their friends April O’ Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett). This follow-up introduces Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) and the strange Krang (voiced by Brad Garrett) to the mix.
Although the film is receiving more praise than its predecessor did, medicine many critics are still very iffy about this franchise. The original film received only a 22% positive rating on RottenTomatoes.
At this writing, the sequel has a 33% rotten rating on RottenTomatoes.com.
Check out a few of the must-read Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows reviews below (and make sure you check out our own review here).
Josh Lasser, IGN.com: “It is a Turtles film for Turtles fans. As such, it may leave some out in the cold, but it points the franchise in the right direction and makes future films something to look forward to as opposed to something to dread.” Check out the full review here.
Scott Mendelson, Forbes.com: “Look, this isn’t The Dark Knight, but it’s easily (by default?) the second best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie ever made.” Check out the full review here.
Devan Coggan, EW.com: “So while Out of the Shadows may not be any smarter than the first installment (or really all that smart at all), it’s certainly a lot more fun.”Check out the full review here.
Geoff Berkshire, Variety.com: “It’s fast food entertainment destined for a short run atop the box office charts and an even shorter lifespan in the pop culture zeitgeist.” Check out the full review here.
Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times: “Despite its flaws, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” should provide a bit more than 100 minutes of fun and frothy entertainment for the fans of those pizza-loving terrapins.” Check out the full review here.
Bryan Truitt, USAToday.com: “Apocalypse feels like a confused, kitchen-sink mess with a half dozen too many characters, a villain who amounts to a big blue nothing, and a narrative that’s so choppy and poorly cut together that it feels like you’re watching a flipbook instead of a movie.” Check out the full review here.
If you want to read our perspective on the film, click here for our review.