TMNT: Out of the Shadows – Nostalgia Critic

Angry Video Game Nerd, Black Nerd, and the Nostalgia Critic look at the Turtle movie that was supposed to please every Turtle fan!

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  1. Is it just me! Or did Krang come over as more of a Mother-Brain, then a Krang.

  2. Animal Ancestors…? What so we evolved from animals in general?! Oh lord it’s Marville all over again!

    Ah well, to it’s credit at least it’s technically better than Marville. Still not good, but still better.

  3. Actually, I believe these strange noises they make (which are replayed at the end) are a reference to the chicken noises in Arrested Development, in which Will Arnett stars. (A sample:

  4. I didn’t even bother with this movie. I’m just so sick of the blatant 80s/90s nostalgia pandering at this point.

  5. So….. does this mean Tamara is out of the show all together? Or was that just a running joke throughout the review.
    I mean, Brexit, Trump as President and Tamara leaving is too much for one year.

      • Well, If you take a look at the video then it happens a few times (2 or 3 if I recall) where they put in the text “This is Tamara now” next to the girl from Awesome Comics (I forget her name). So my thoughts are… are they being replaced or was that just a joke for the sketch? I would not be surprised that this was a hint that she is leaving, similar to what they had planned for Tamara replacing Rachel before someone accidentally deleted the original footage of Face off.

        • The Real Silverstar

          I’m pretty sure that was just a running joke for the video. Until or unless Tamara herself, Doug or someone else at CA makes an announcement declaring such, all of that just pointless speculation which is liable to spook the horses. This is rumor, not report, so there’s no need to dwell on it unless we see/hear/read something official. That’s how internet rumors get started.

          BTW, ‘the girl from Awesome Comics’ name is Aiyanna Wade. Surprisingly, no one’s mentioned that Heather Ruesz (sp?), also from Awesome Comics, played Laura Linney here.

  6. aww man, I was kinda expecting when the NC finally decided to tackle this it’ll include also jontron, you know to finally be 4 nerdy critics

    • The Real Silverstar

      Why were you expecting JonTron? AFAIK, he’s never expressed an avowed interest in TMNT, nor did he appear at the end of Doug’s editorial like James Rolfe and Andre Meadows did. I understand why’d you want Jon to do a crossover with the Critic, the dude’s funny, but there was never any indication that he was going to be in this.

  7. How does anyone get this new player to run? It doesn’t let you pick resolution or pause in Firefox, and it does nothing at all in Chromium. What the hell?

  8. Hey asshole. The link isn’t working.

  9. Maybe you should change the intro. Does it has to be THAT LOUD? It’s almost creep me out every time.

  10. Blaze The Movie Fan

    I personally think the movie is fucking awesome, but I know I’m the only one.

  11. as far as Youtube Communities go, this is the best one out the bunch

  12. Started really great, but then VID.ME just won’t let me watch it past 20 mins. Playback issues, I guess. Probably not the best way to share this awesome review 🙁

  13. oh yeah, I forgot Arrow is on tonight! Thanks for reminding me xD

  14. Awesome crossover guys. It was good to see Andre with Doug and James considering how big TMNT fan he happens to be.

    I do like Stephen Amell as actor but IMHO he did not fit to role of Casey Jones.

  15. When are you posting this on youtube? This video player SUCKS!

  16. This new video type shows off the views? Impressive! I feel awful about Donald Trump winning the election. I thought there’d be some election joke here. I guess it’s just as well. I should’ve gotten that Baxter Stockman look alike joke sooner.

  17. i can’t watch this vid on this website. anyone else having the same problem?

  18. Any review no matter how good is instantly improved with Heather, Aiyanna, and Walter.

  19. @~16:00 So basically this a misinterpretation of the idea that we have D.N.A that has remained intact from earlier evolutionary periods but is no longer active.

  20. I like how the comics (any of them), 2003 TV cartoon series or the current one never appear when they mention the reoccurring problems in the franchise.

    Just the 80s cartoon, some of the movies, next mutation and I think one of the video games? Or is that the 2003 movie?…



  22. I agree with mattwo, the Nerd does know about the second cartoon. I am disappointment that the people currently behind the franchise want pretend the 2003 cartoon never happened.

    are the current franchise owners buthurt 80s Turtle fanboys who are still bitter over Turtles Forever? even though the creators of the original comics hated the first cartoon?

    how come Doug gets so angry at Dr. Seuss movies ruining the themes and spirit of the original work but he loves the original cartoon Ninja Turtles and ONLY that version despite it doing the same?

  23. Wait what…? I’ll just skip the part how stupid it is that humans are descended from warthogs, but if the same ooze can make the turtles human that means… the turtles are… descended from humans…? eeeeeeeeeeeeehhhh….

  24. Tenko the bored otaku


  25. 18:05 – 18:29

    Oh boy! Here come the angry fanboy letters!

    I mean are we “Anti-leader” now?
    I mean if Leonardo is saying he’s better than everyone else and/or says his orders are the only ones that count that’s fine to complain about, but including the parts where he’s trying to get the others to respect their father’s rules and pointing out that the others are making asses out of themselves makes me think “HOW DOES THAT MAKE HIM A BAD LEADER!?”

  26. How is it that the CG of Krang’s world looks about as refined as that of Spy Kids 3D?

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