Proof that a critical mauling isn't quite enough to stifle franchise ambitions, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) managed enough of a box office haul to justify a sequel.
Leaning further into the mythology of both the original comic books and the 1980s cartoon version of the characters, hence the arrival of mutated enemies Bebop (Gary Anthony Williams) and Rocksteady (Stephen Farrelly), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows ramps up the Michael Bay flavoured action (he is once again a producer).
Joining the mutant mayhem is Stephen Amell (Arrow) as vigilante friend Casey Jones, who, if his storyline holds true to the source material, will become a love interest for Megan Fox's April O'Neil.
After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry) to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater evil with similar intentions – the notorious Krang.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows is out now.