Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows - 11 Awful Moments Everyone Will Hate

Shredder gets owned.

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Due to the latest Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie not being screened for critics until the last minute (surprise, surprise), reviews are only slowly starting to trickle out now along with its international release.

Unsurprisingly, though the film may improve upon the critically-reviled 2014 original in some ways, it still falls prey to most of the issues that maligned that film, while introducing a few new niggles for viewers, fanboy or not, to complain about.

As keen as the film is to introduce a ton of elements from the cartoons, much of it lands with either a thud of ineptitude or indifference, and so it's hard to feel at all hyped for the third film that will inevitably follow (short of this one unexpectedly failing at the box office).

Here are 11 awful moments everyone will hate from TMNT: Out Of The Shadows...

11. Krang Has Less Than 10 Minutes Of Screen Time

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Despite being a fan favourite villain, the grotesque Krang shows up in the movie for less than 10 minutes in total.

He has a snappy introduction in the movie's first act and then disappears until the finale, where he shows up to briefly battle the Turtles before fleeing when they defeat him (not before swearing his revenge, of course).

It's all the more frustrating as Krang is easily one of the movie's big successes: the look of the character is on-point (though the human head shown in previous trailers has been scrapped for the final film) and Brad Garrett's vocal performance is terrific.

Instead, we're left with the decidedly less-impressive, even boring Shredder for the most part, when this sequel should have instead capitalised on the slimy supervillain the fans couldn't wait to see.


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