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The Trailer For Michael Bay’s TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Is Finally Here

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Posted March 27, 2014 by Jeff Carter in News

Yesterday, our contributor Anna “interviewed” Michael Bay, and he told her all about the asinine new origin Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michelangelo have in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie he produced (April’s Dad and The Shredder, played here by William Fichner, created the Turtles). Well, now you can see how that stupid origin comes into play for yourselves in first official trailer for the Platinum Dunes TMNT reboot, which has the weirdest tone for a Turtles movie ever.

It looks dark, gritty, and ultra-serious; a lot of it reminded me of a trailer for a Christopher Nolan Batman movie. It’s weird. And the turtles themselves? There’s been a ton of chatter over the past few days by people who have seen this footage at CinemaCon in Las Vegas about how creepy and off-putting these GIANT Ninja Turtles are, but honestly, I’m surprised by how much I like their look, and I thought the gag where one swings another shell-first into a humvee was really fun. So, what do you think? Has Bay ripped your soul out up through your throat and left you a quivering, empty vessel; or does this look not half bad?

Here’s the official synopsis:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.


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  • Anna Mortelliti Call

    Oh my God – why didn’t anyone mention that the trailer actually includes a Wilhelm scream?

    • http://www.geekleagueofamerica.com/ Jeff Carter

      I feel much shame for omitting that…

  • electreffect

    Their size is fine, but the lips are really creeping me out. A little bit too close to human, and just wrong enough to make me want to kill them with fire. Don’t blame me, I evolved this way. What’s their excuse?

  • http://rants-ravings-and-nerfherders.blogspot.com/ DrthGeek

    Ok… so the plot pulls a bit from the early 90′s films… The action scenes in the trailer remind me of the recent Transformers and GI Joe films… The turtles themselves look like the Goombas from the Super Mario Bros. Movie (again, from the 90′s) and the visual feel and over-tones are very reminiscent of the TMNT CGI film from 2007… What part of this is a “new take” on the franchise?

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  • Joshua Alt

    This is the first time I am hearing of the new TMNT film and I think it looks great. I was born in ’82 and grew up with the turtles seeing all three original films in the theater. I think that this film might be great.