It’s a 2 hour live action commercial for toys based on a half hour cartoon commercial for toys that we worshiped when we were kids and it doesn’t try to be anymore than that which makes it perfect.
Is TMNT 2: Out Of The Shadows going to win Academy Awards? No, of course it’s not and it’s absurd for someone to expect that of it. It’s a kids movie based on something from our childhood. If you’ve got a kid that is the age you were when you couldn’t get enough of the Ninja Turtles then take them because you’ll both LOVE IT.
The plot is dumb and puts along for 2 hours allowing us to see all the Turtles shine in the ways we know and love them for. Leo struggles with being a leader, Donny makes cool gadets, Raph broods and Mikey is legit hilarious! Megan Fox is a sexy April O’Neil, Casey Jones kicks ass, The Shredder is menacing, Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady ARE IN THE MOVIE!! And they’re EXACTLY like the cartoon.. it’s just fun.
Don’t expect it to be anything more than that and you’ll enjoy your post flick pizza with a smile on your face.