The Turtles are back and they are better than ever! With so many things going on this sequel, we’d like to help you out, and tell you why you should go watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows this weekend. Ready? Here we go!
Bebop and Rocksteady
Bebop and Rocksteady, played by the dynamic duo of Gary Williams and Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly respectively, come to life in the sequel—bringing with them the shenanigans, wild schemes, and crazy fun that we know and love them for. While it is a blast to see the pair interact with the turtles, much of the fun comes from the interactions between the bumbling mutants and the Shredder, due to the uneven balance of envy and fear they have towards the menacing villain. While the two are definite draws in the film (come on! It’s Bebop and Rocksteady!), another villain makes his debut in Out of the Shadows.
Yes! Out of the Shadows is digging deep into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mythology, exploring Dimension X and its warlord/ruler, Krang! It doesn’t take long for Krang to enter the mix and he doesn’t disappoint. Voiced by comedian Brad Garrett, Krang’s childlike ferocity definitely intimidates and paves the way for the wild adventures that take place in the the film. With a forged alliance between the extra-dimensional warlord, and the Shredder, what could possibly go wrong?
…and Everything Else
Unlike the first film, the turtles are actually headlining the sequel! Out of the Shadows literally allows its reptilian protagonists to come out of the shadows to breathe and grow. The brothers feel and act like brothers this time around, which is great for both old and new fans alike. With numerous themes explored throughout the film, the film does a great job of juggling each and every one of them. One can’t help but feel glee to know that the filmmakers are definitely heading in the right direction with the characters and theme explored.
With so many characters coming to life in the sequel, it was only fitting for Casey Jones, and mad scientist, Baxtor Stockman to be thrown into the mix. With many characters, subplots, and themes in motion, this film manages to do so much in little time, which results in a fun, nostalgic adventure for old fans, and an exciting roller coaster ride for everyone else.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is playing now in theaters.