TMNT: Out of the Shadows takes us back to the 90’s and reminds us how fun the Ninja Turtles can be with, a new look for the turtles, its subtle well-timed nostalgic Easter eggs, great special effects, great use of new characters, and with actual humor.
The four brothers in a half shell are back for another go following the 2014 movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This go around features the original cast including Megan Fox as April O’Neill, our favorite female reporter in yellow, Will Arnett as cameraman Vernon Fenwick, and Shredder himself Brian Tee. Here to bring the turtles and the city of New York so trouble are Bepop and Rocksteady, our favorite animal goofball minions played by Gary Anthony Williams and WWE wrestler Sheamus respectively, Tyler Perry playing Scientist Baxter Stockman, and the brain from another dimension, Krang voiced by Brad Garret.
The movie follows the events of the first film as we see Shredder pay for his crimes but the turtles still living in the shadows as the city and the world is not ready to know who they are. The credit for Shredder’s demise is given to Vernon which brings the plot of this story to light watching the turtles deal with having to stay hidden but yearn to be a part of the world and be known as the heroes they are.