When the evil Shredder develops his own mutants, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Turtles must team up with April (Megan Fox), news reporter Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), and their new vigilante friend Casey Jones (Stephen Amell) to defend New York City from destruction. Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello also face an impending invasion from the deranged extraterrestrial Krang in this sequel to 2014's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Dave Green directed this action comedy, with Michael Bay serving as a producer. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
Release Date: Jun 03, 2016
Rated: PG-13 for Sci-fi action violence.
Runtime: 1 hr. 48 min.
Director: Dave Green
Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Tyler Perry, Stephen Amell
The first film in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series wasn’t a perfect film but it did get primary characters down which has always been sorely missing from the Transformers franchise. The sequel opens up the world bringing in a handful of classic characters. The action sequences are bigger, well staged and pretty fun for the most part. The voice talents for all the animated characters are all spot on with Noah Fisher getting all the best lines throughout. Stephen Amell and Tyler Perry join the franchise with both proving a mixed bag. Amell lacks any charisma and chemistry with Megan Fox so he’s just bland throughout. On the other end of the spectrum is Tyler Perry who’s hamming it up every chance he gets. The film’s plot is decidedly wacky but it kind of embraces its zaniness, even some of the laughs are decidedly broad. Still, it’s hard for children of the 90’s not to get nostalgic watching some of these characters pop up on screen.