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Movie Review: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'

Parents need to know that "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows"—the sequel to 2014's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"—finds the titular foursome back in action with their friend April to defeat the nefarious plans of Shredder, his Foot Clan and a new supervillain. There's about as much explosive action violence (crashes, martial arts battles and other hand-to-hand combat) as there was in the first movie. The language is amped up a little, with uses of "s--t" and "damn" as well as insults like "jackass," as is the bodily function humor (expect fart and booger gags). And while there are a few suggestive jokes (in one scene, two men changed into humanoid animals check out their packages and high-five each other approvingly) and a sequence in which April wears a stereotypical "sexy schoolgirl" outfit, there's actually less innuendo here than in the original. Messages about teamwork and brotherhood are again present, and the Turtles work hard to defend the city.

Rated: PG-13

Running Time: 112 minutes

Read the full review on Common Sense Media.