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Movie Review of “TMNT: Out of the Shadows” (2016) from the RubberOnion Animation Podcast #136

teenage mutant ninja turtles out of the shadows 2016 movie review with stephen brooks and rob yulfo on episode 136 of the RubberOnion Animation Podcast

MOVIE REVIEW! Back in 2014 we did a full review and side-by-side comparison of TMNT (2014) with TMNT (1990)… now we’re taking on the modern sequel “TMNT: Out of the Shadows” (2016). We discuss the sequel in the original TMNT trilogy, “Secret of the Ooze” and compare it with this modern sequel. Does it hold up? What does Stephen think about how the Turtles were treated? What happened to April O’Neil? Did Bebop & Rocksteady fit the tone? Was Krang really necessary? Listen to find out what we think!


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Topics & Timestamps:

(4:06) Reminiscing about Secret of the Ooze
(16:24) Why “spoilers” don’t matter for this movie at all
(23:53) Starting our review of TMNT2 2016 with… April O’Neil & the “human” problem
(32:33) The Opening Sequence: “rooftop tag”
(40:45) Character Introduction Rate
(41:21) Shredder & Karai are completely different actors than in the 2014 movie
(43:04) Casey Jones
(44:38) PG-13… necessary?
(46:04) Krang
(48:14) Splinter
(50:54) So… did you like it?!
(58:23) Stephen’s best and worst moments
(1:05:21) That plane sequence
(1:08:58) Bebop & Rocksteady
(1:20:20) Krang (again)
(1:21:48) Turtles & Casey Jones moments
(1:42:58) Final Thoughts: is the premise just too dumb?


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Stephen Brooks

Stephen Brooks is a freelance animator in NYC that specializes in a hand-drawn style. Being a professional since 2005, he also produces indie shorts with self-made music, sound fx & voices. Lately Stephen has taken to introducing others to animation with production VLOGs, a podcast, instructional videos and is writing a book on traditional principles in a digital world. View his animation work

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