Nickelodeon Is Using Up Turtle Puns at a Frightening Rate

Here’s the second trailer for Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG cartoon. I’m still not bothered by the goofiness, and unlike Nerd Bastards, I think the animation looks fine — at least from the snippets we’ve seen so far, it looks better than Green Lantern, in my opinion. About the only thing I can complain about — which is what I’m technically paid to do — is that I’m annoyed by the plethora of very generic mutants the Turtles seem to be fighting. TMNT has a pretty solid cadre of villains already, and ninja action is usually better when its being used against another ninja and not some large, tentacled sphere. I don’t need Bebop and Rocksteady, I’d much prefer to watch them fight Foot Soldiers than mutants seemingly culled from Ben 10’s unused alien design pile. Still, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it… yet