Movies Open Forum: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS written by Robert Reineke June 3, 2016 The reboot of the TMNT franchise was a surprise hit a couple of years ago in August. Paramount is clearly feeling confident on this one as it opens smack in the middle of the summer blockbuster onslaught. Will this newest version be up to the challenge? The $65 million opening of the last one seems like a tall order. That said, although critics aren’t being too kind to the film, when have they ever been for a TMNT film?, the general consensus seems to be that it’s an improvement. It also is something of a course correction clearly aiming to align itself closer to past cartoons. It’s clearly trying to aim for fans, past and present, rather than critics. Did it succeed? Does Stephen Amell have a future in movies? Does the change in direction make future movies look more promising? Do the nods to the cartoons work? Are three major comic book movies in a little over a month too many? That’s where you get a chance to chime in. Open Forum: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Open ForumTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 4 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post Marvel News #31: X-MEN: APOCALYPSE Review next post Win A Poster Signed By The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Cast! You may also like ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Review May 20, 2013 Review: SNOWPIERCER June 22, 2014 Trailer: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF... December 10, 2015 Open Forum: GHOSTBUSTERS: ANSWER THE CALL July 14, 2016 Trailerpalooza 2015: JURASSIC WORLD Releases New Trailer April 20, 2015 New Teaser Begins The Countdown To INTERSTELLAR’S... December 14, 2013 Open Forum: EX MACHINA April 10, 2015 Retro Review: MAD MAX March 1, 2015 Retro Review: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME May 11, 2015 Meredith Anne Bull & Elijah Kelley Talk... January 22, 2015 Adrian Edmondson Like the Transformer movies before it , I tell myself that I have no desire to see this train wreck of a movie and yet I’ll be bored this weekend and drag the misses to see it . Never fails . Oreole I’m not a fan of this franchise but this looks like nice “turn your brain off” fun. Still won’t be seeing this in theaters. Adrian Edmondson Saw it and fell asleep SeanLM I’d highly recommend the IDW Turtles comic book. It might be one of the best ongoing titles currently being published. The thing with the Turtles is that some things just don’t translate to live action. The turtles look fine in comics. They look fine in hand-drawn animation and in their CG cartoon. But they look grotesque in live action playing off actual human beings. That includes the current series of films and the ones from the early 90s.