Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Action sequel funnier than the first but still only OK.

PG-13 2016 112 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 27 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

A good installment, but could have done better

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 is better than the first one. The violence level is medium with destruction, sword fights, explosions and the partial creepy “Krang”, plane jumping, and tanks! Language has more than the first one with one “s**t”, and less inappropriate curse words.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 12+

Not great, but better than the first

Like CSM said, this film was okay, but it was definitely an improvement on the first one. Out of the Shadows focuses more on the turtles' character development, putting them front and center in this movie, which is great. April is still too sexualized, unfortunately, but she is still resourceful (not a damsel-in-distress) and a good friend to the turtles. Casey was an okay addition to the theme, though it's impressive to see Stephen Amell act out a different character than the one he plays on Arrow. I didn't like Bebop and Rocksteady all that much, but they were nowhere near as bad as Mudflap and Skids. Overall, the film was an improvement on the first one and was overall enjoyable. Violence: Lots of comic-book style action with fighting. Sex: There's a scene where April dresses in a skimpy "school-girl" outfit while undercover. The camera zooms up to her stomach as she pulls her shirt up and on her short skirt. Language: Mild uses of "hell", "damn", etc. and one "s-t".

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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