Opening: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows” (6/3/2016)

Fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise who enjoyed the previous film that featured these heroes on the halfshell will be excited to know that the sequel to that release will open up today. Check out the poster, premise and cast along with some thoughts that I have below.

Poster - TMNT2 - Full Team - 2016

The Premise:
The Turtles come into conflict with T.C.R.I. scientist Dr. Baxter Stockman and the return of their enemy, The Shredder, who has hired Stockman to create mutants of his own in the form of Bebop and Rocksteady to even the score, during which the Turtles discover a Retro-Mutagen in hopes they can become humans following an extraterrestrial invasion above New York City led by the Dimension X inhabitant known as Krang. Upon Krang’s Invasion, the Turtles are joined in the fight with their Master Splinter, their human friends April O’Neil, Vern Fenwick and the vigilante Casey Jones. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Megan Fox as April O’Neil
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones
Will Arnett as Vern Fenwick
William Fichtner as Eric Sacks
Brian Tee as The Shredder
Tyler Perry as Dr. Baxter Stockman
Brittany Ishibashi as Karai
Laura Linney as Rebecca Vincent

Alessandra Ambrosio, Judith Hoag, New York Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony, as well as Los Angeles Clippers players DeAndre Jordan, J. J. Redick, and Austin Rivers, along with Memphis Grizzlies player Matt Barnes and Charlotte Hornets player Spencer Hawes, will be making cameos in the film. Hoag played April O’Neil in the first installment of the original live action film series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, in 1990.

Voice actors and motion-capture performers:
Pete Ploszek as Leonardo
Alan Ritchson as Raphael
Noel Fisher as Michelangelo
Jeremy Howard as Donatello
Danny Woodburn as Splinter (motion-capture performance)
Tony Shalhoub (voice)
Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop
Sheamus as Rocksteady
Brad Garrett as Krang

PiercingMetal Thoughts: In the event you didn’t catch my thoughts during the trailer posts, I admitted that I didn’t see the first film and since this new one is opening today and I still have to do that I guess I will not be seeing this one in the theaters either. I am a big fan of continuity and that means see the first film first and follow them all through in a proper order. I say this even though I’m well schooled in the franchise and used to collect the original Mirage Studios comics. What are your thoughts about this film opening up? Is it something you are excited about? Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Out_of_the_Shadows_%28film%29

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