Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows ★★½


So that happened.

I like would suggest that this is a movie which doesn't know who its audience is. But actually, it's a cynical marketing vehicle that knows exactly who its audience is.

40-50 year old fans of the original show who really want to sleep with Megan Fox.

Kids of those fans who want to see giant turtles beating up giant mutants.

I would have given it another half a start if it had dropped the sexualisation of Megan's character in the opening sequence.

It takes itself even less seriously than the first film, actually delivers some laughs, and if it had all had the same tone as the last two thirds I'd have been fine with it. But the opening sequence and the tone of the start of the movie confuses it too much to rate it any better than 2.5.

It's not a terrible movie, it's just so overtly cynical than I can't ignore it.

Why does Fox continue to work on pictures that have anything to do with Bay, if reports of his comments are true? Why does Bay continue to have his sticky fingers stuck in the cartoons of my childhood?

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