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New 2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their new action/comedy flick, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews.

It turns out that it got a mixed bag across the board with an overall 43 score out of a possible 100 across 24 reviews at Metacritic.com. The movie stars: Laura Linney, Megan Fox, Tyler Perry and Will Arnett. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “Out of the Shadows” isn’t going to win any awards, good or bad. Neither an embarrassment nor a triumph, it is nevertheless an improvement over the last film.”

Bill Zwecker from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 63 score. He stated: “This sequel is a good improvement over the 2014 adventure that rebooted the franchise. The effects are better, the pacing is tighter and the overall impact is much more entertaining.”

Edward Douglas from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “Does its best to include as much fan fodder as it does kiddie fare with the distinct personalities of the four Turtles — “Mikey,” “Leo,” “Raph” and “Donnie” — faithful enough to previous incarnations that both should be happier with the sequel over its predecessor.”

Devan Coggan over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 score, saying: “So while Out of the Shadows may not be any smarter than the first installment (or really all that smart at all), it’s certainly a lot more fun.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score, stating: “This unambitious Michael Bay-produced version doesn’t seem interested in cleverness, cravenly settling for the usual generic CGI shtick.”

Frank Scheck over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “The film fares best when it slows down a bit and allows the Turtles’ personalities, which are quite engaging, to shine through via their amusing comic banter.”

Michael Nordine from TheWrap, gave it a 42, saying: “Out of the Shadows stumbles from one set piece to the next, rarely offering viewers much reason to care in between, and its halfhearted attempts at moving toward the “dark and gritty” end of the comic-book spectrum never land.”

Glenn Kenny from The New York Times, gave it a 40 grade. He claims: “This movie is, it happens, easier to sit through than the 2014 film. The 3-D action, overseen by the director Dave Green, is not wholly incoherent.

The production values (showcasing new mutants and many gear-heavy extra-dimensional machines undreamed of in any actual engineering philosophy) are ultrashiny. And there are even a couple of amusing, albeit unmemorable, sight gags and one-liners.”

Katie Walsh from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “Ultimately, any sass, sentiment and personality are obliterated in the noisy chaos of the climax, which is a grayish brown blur of flying spaceship parts, whirling turtle shells and shouts of “the beacon!” It’s more cacophonous than cinematic, and loses the quirky charm of the cartoon in the avalanche of computer-generated violence.”

Geoff Berkshire from Variety, gave it a 30 score, saying: “Visual spectacle still takes precedence over coherent plotting, and the human characters retain all the gravitas of generic placeholders who accidentally made it into the shooting script.”

Peter Hartlaub from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score. He stated: “There are isolated moments of humor, and even charm. The visual effects are at times outstanding. But these positives are overwhelmed by the uninspired whole.” Stay tuned.

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