Movies TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’ Gets A New Trailer Which Delivers the Action, Not Pizza written by Robert Reineke June 25, 2014 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES opens August 8th and is starting to rev up its marketing engine with a new trailer. There’s a lot of fighting, jumping around, and destruction on display, including omnipresent toppling tower imagery, along with a generous helping of jokes. Thankfully, no 9/11 destruction imagery. Basically, it looks like a modern take on the Turtles. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing will depend on how much you wanted to see the Turtles modernized for the modern blockbuster market. It doesn’t seem to be taking itself too seriously, which is good, but it seems to be taking the action seriously. Perhaps it’s harkening back to the original comics more than the cartoons. Perhaps it’s just what Michael Bay and company do. I’m not the target audience for this, but I expect that many of our readers are. So what do you think? Sound off below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwXFsrp6WBs&index=1&list=UUNatfVBKJwMgTBlQ_T6zaMA TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES’ Gets A New Trailer Which Delivers the Action, Not Pizza was last modified: February 21st, 2016 by Robert Reineke Related Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Robert Reineke previous post GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Heroes & Villains Take Over Empire next post The Hunger Games – President Snow Calls For One Panem You may also like Spielberg And Hanks Build The BRIDGE OF... June 5, 2015 Open Forum: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY –... November 19, 2015 Jeff Robinov Exiting Warner Bros. June 20, 2013 Katniss Takes Aim In The Final Poster... September 30, 2013 First Trailer For The ROBOCOP Remake September 5, 2013 It’s a Lovely Day for a new... December 10, 2014 Film Review: GRAVITY October 3, 2013 Pioneering Spirit Meets Survival Instinct In INTERSTELLAR... May 16, 2014 Quarter Quell Tributes Stand Tall In New... July 16, 2013 JAWS and the Mostly Forgotten Allure of... June 8, 2015 Twan Damexican I think this is gangster…. nit picks is all i got.. Seems they are balancing out a range of age appeal.. i see things my kids love to teenagers to 30 year old folks like me.. was skeptical at first but now im like .. ok f it ill watch this Nayan Desai Based on that trailer, it is looking like a pretty fun ride.! The Turtles visually look quite convincing and i love seeing the underrated William Fichtner bringing his natural charisma and sinister charm to the Shredder role. Could go either way quality wise but all the right ingredients seem all present and in place. I still love that 1st Turtles film from the 90s, saw it in the cinema the weekend it came out, a great experience as a youngster! Daniel Van Cortlandt I was 7 years old when my brother brought home one of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action-figures. It was Raphael. I remember how strange it was, nothing like the GI Joes and Marvel action-figures we already had. There was something mind-blowingly imaginative about this thing that was a monster but also apparently a good-guy. Obviously I watched the cartoons but it wasn’t until I read some of the old black and white comics that I felt that creepy fascination with the Turtles again. The comics were silly, no doubt, but there was a horrific darkness about them too. There was a lot of blood and killing in them, and we all know how violence translates to maturity in a juvenile mind. The original TMNT movie came pretty close to the comics, but a part of me always wished there would one day be a dark and gritty film adaptation that reflected the first issue and the Return to New York storyline. Where the turtles actually behave more like ninjas and less like teenagers. I suppose since Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy I’ve hoped one day we might get that. And I naively hoped Michael Bay might surprise us all and deliver just that. But alas, no. This looks to be just a modern update of the cartoon. Oh well. I can understand. It’s not like there’s nearly as much quality source material (of the more serious variety) for TMNT as there is for Batman, and the more goofy version has always sold better, so go figure. Still, I’ll always be on the lookout for the more horrific, twisted version of the characters that captured my imagination (and sparked the entire franchise) to begin with.