IBTimes India Rating: 4
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" may not be your cup of tea even if you are a comic book fan, especially if you are someone who draws the line after human superheroes. However, with "Out of the Shadows," the Michael Bay-Dave Green team has ensured that anyone with a love for comedy and action would love it, as long as they are not too keen on a story per se.
To be fair, the comedy, special effects and fight scenes were so good that you don't really concern yourself with the big picture. The team behind "TMNT 2" decided to go for a comedy riot and that is exactly what they delivered. Moreover, it wooed most hardcore fans with throwbacks to the cartoon series of the 1980s.
Speaking of the cartoon series, the best and most stupidly fun part of the movie could very well be Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly), the animal mutants created by Shredder (Brian Tee). Their dimwittedness and "my man"s are some things you can look forward to in the theatre.
"TMNT 2" also amps up Michelagelo aka Mike's (Noel Fisher) immaturity and golden-hearted stupidity a whole lot when compared to the previous film. As we see in the trailers, his crush on April (Megan Fox) also seems intact.
April unfortunately gets no character development and the action you see on the trailer is probably all that you get in the entire film. She does get a new potential boyfriend though, in Casey Jones (Stephen Amell). Casey is arguably one of the best things about "TMNT2."
In case you were wondering if Amell will remain a guest star in the movie, he will not. Casey is very important to the story and hilarious in his own right. The fact that Amell is good on skates and roller blades is put to great use in the fight scenes.
The most unfortunate failure of the movie lies in the lack of a believable villain. Shredder, who is supposed to be a cold superbaddie, and Krang (Brad Garrett), who is the hilariously cruel one, don't seem so much as threats to the green teens as they are minor hurdles.
Overall, the movie is definitely worth watching for a heartfelt laughter and good time. International Business Times, India rates "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" 4 out of 5.