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