Out of the Shadows continues the story of Leonardo (Pete Ploszek), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Donatello (Jeremy Howard) and Michelangelo (Noel Fisher). The four brothers saved to city once from the Foot Clan, but problems resurface when The Shredder (Brian Tee) escapes from prison. With the help scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) and henchmen Beebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Sheamus), Shredder plans to bring a being known as Krang (Bob Garrett) to the Earth and help him to take over the planet. With the help of April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and Casey Jones (Stephen Amell), the Turtles set off to stop Shredder; but not without dealing with their own issues-such as using an ooze that could turn the Turtles into humans.
An interesting factor about this film was how little action there seemed to be. The movie did have its fair share of action sequences, but there did not seem to be a heavy need for this factor. Yet when the action got going, it was certainly enjoyable. The action in this movie had a sense of creativity to it as several moments stood out; from airplane sequence to the final fight with Krang. Along with the action was the movie's sense of humor. The comedy side to this film did have its share of crude moments, but the humor to Out of the Shadows managed to work in the context of the film to the point where it got a few chuckles out of me. The effects to movie were a hit and miss situation. While effects such as the Turtles themselves were solid, other visuals were not as effective due to the movie's bright cinematography. Elements such as music were not groundbreaking, but it still worked in the favor of this superhero movie as I found myself humming the main theme by Steve Jablonsky.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is not the strongest superhero film to hit the silver screen this year as the film's simple nature does hurt its presentation. However I felt that there was plenty that this sequel did right. The film featured a story and characters that were fitting for both the movie itself and the Turtles medium; and the likes of action and comedy made this blockbuster an enjoyable one. In its own way Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows featured the precise amount of entertainment to make this sequel worthy to both summer blockbusters and this Superhero franchise.