TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS(12)
D: Dave Green
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Platinum Dunes (Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Scott Mednick & Galen Walker)
W: Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec [based on characters created by Kevin Eastman & Peter Laird]
DP: Lula Carvalho
Ed: Jim May & Bob Ducsay
Mus: Steve Jablonsky
Pete Ploszek (Leonardo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Megan Fox (April O'Neill), Stephen Arnell (Casey Jones), Will Arnett (Vern Fenwick), Brian Tee (Oroku Saki / The Shredder), Tyler Perry (Dr. Baxter Stockman), Laura Linney (Police Chief Rebecca Vincent)
My expectations were this were pretty low considering how little I enjoyed the previous movie, but even so, this is a poor sequel.
Tacky acting, slipshod dialogue and hokey visual effects and the Michael Bay formula of brainless action scene after brainless action scene wrap themselves around a lazy story, which does introduce the more familiar villains of Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady into the fold, but not in a way which will appease fans of the original cartoon series.
It is what it is, and will most likely be enjoyed by youngsters, but is best avoided by everyone else.