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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows [2016] (2 discs)

Director:Dave Green
Writer:André Nemec
Josh Appelbaum
Composer:Steve Jablonsky
Length:112 minutes
(1 hour 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
Sorting Tub:Bravo
IMDB Rating:6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:38%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.

Reaction: Some real story problems and it gets a bit too ridiculous at times. But it's made for kids and if you just want stupid fun, have at it.

Personal Rating: 6/10

Dave Green => Director
André Nemec => Writer
Josh Appelbaum => Writer
Steve Jablonsky => Composer
Alan Ritchson => Raphael
Alessandra Ambrosio => Alessandra Ambrosio
Brad Garrett => Krang (voice)
Brian Tee => Shredder
Brittany Ishibashi => Karai
Dean Winters => Bartender
Gary Anthony Williams => Bebop
Jane Wu => Jade
Jeremy Howard => Donatello
Kevin Eastman => Pizza Delivery Guy
Laura Linney => Chief Vincent
Megan Fox => April O'Neil
Noel Fisher => Michelangelo
Pete Ploszek => Leonardo
Peter Donald Badalamenti II => Splinter (as Peter D. Badalementi)
Robert Clohessy => Deputy Warden Hamlett
Stephen Amell => Casey Jones
Stephen Farrelly => Rocksteady (as Sheamus)
Tony Shalhoub => Splinter (voice)
Tyler Perry => Baxter Stockman
Will Arnett => Vernon Fenwick

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Stephen Amell compared his role of Casey Jones to his role as Oliver Queen in [Arrow]: "Casey Jones is almost a little bit more like the Oliver Queen that people know from the older comic books."
  • The producers tried to get cameo roles from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actors Elias Koteas (the first cinematic Casey Jones) and Sam Rockwell (a Foot Clan member). However, both declined to appear.
  • A car bears the license plate "Mirage84". The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles first appeared in Mirage Comics in 1984.
  • [?] C.M. Punk and [?] Billy Beyrer were considered, and auditioned for the role of Rocksteady.
  • Brad Garrett, who voices Krang in this film, is best friends with [?] Pat Fraley, who voiced Krang in the [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] series. Fraley personally endorsed Garrett as Krang when he was announced.
  • Brittany Ishibashi is a self-proclaimed "fangirl" of Karai. She auditioned for the role code-named "Female Soldier", correctly predicting it would be Karai.
  • Johnny Knoxville, does not return as the voice of Leonardo. Pete Ploszek takes over the role., providing both motion capture and voice.
  • When Casey Jones is smashing up the bar, "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice is heard on the jukebox. Vanilla Ice appeared and performed "Ninja Rap" in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
  • Splinter is designed to have grayer fur and a brown robe in this film, in a homage to appearance in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the 2003 [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] series.
  • Director Dave Green has been a huge TMNT fan from childhood; he used to dress up as Donatello.
  • Stephen Farrelly (Rocksteady) is the second wrestler to work on a TMNT film, after Kevin Nash (the Super Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze).
  • Judith Hoag, who played April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, had shot a cameo appearance for the film, but it was cut out of the theatrical film.
  • Fred Armisen was originally meant to voice Krang, but he dropped out due to schedule conflicts and was replaced with Brad Garrett.
  • Michelangelo is the first Turtle to see clearly the face of Krang during their climactic encounter. This is a tribute to the [Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles] series where Michelangelo was the first of the four brothers to see Krang in person.
  • Director Dave Green has described this film as "about John, Paul, Ringo and George", whereas the first film "introduced the Beatles". Several bits of dialogue contain titles of the Beatles' songs.