Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Trailer #1 | Fanboys Anonymous

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reboot Trailer #1

Posted by Gabe Fremuth Friday, March 28, 2014
Break out the pizza and Vanilla Ice raps, because guess who's back?

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"We're all motion-capture now….Cowabunga, I guess?"
It's been seven years since the last film in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the totally-CGI TMNT. That's half the time between that film and the last live-action Turtles film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. Now, with blessings and involvement from the original Turtles creators, comes producer Michael Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman's (Battle: Los Angeles and Wrath of the Titans) take on the heroes in a half-shell.

Predictably, the story has been taken the grim 'n' gritty route, but even so, the Turtles look like they'll add some fun moments to an otherwise straight-faced movie. Of particular note is the reveal that William Fichtner, playing the Shredder, is responsible in some way for the creation of the Turtles along with April O'Neil's father. I suppose this is an attempt to tie her in more closely with the Turtles, as opposed to (as in previous versions) meeting and befriended them by chance or being saved by them. I'm intrigued as to what the Turtles' new origin entails. Were they a mistake? Shredder says he and April's father tried to "create heroes," but obviously he's going to try and destroy them at some point. Note the brief shot where he approaches a familiar looking suit of armor….
It's tough to glean much from roughly 75 seconds of footage, but I think this trailer indicates a good direction. There'll be action aplenty, which we know Bay and Liebesman can deliver. Again, the few brief glimpses we get of the Turtles suggest they'll still mix some attitude, humor and energy into the proceedings. Even through the Turtles suffer from VFX disease, their designs look good, and—God help me—I can't help but grin a little at Mikey's "Right?" 

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out on August 8th. Are you excited? Think it's become too serious? ("Crime, violence and fear have run rampant…our great city is being destroyed." What is this, Gotham?) Sound off in the comments below.
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