A brand new trailer for Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot has just been released. It’s one of those loud lengthy trailers that threatens to give away a movie’s entire plot, but I’m willing to wager that you all have probably figured out that said plot includes wise-cracking turtles and a lot of ass kicking. So I don’t think we are exactly in spoiler territory here. I’m meh about the TMNT franchise these days, but there was something about this new trailer that stunned me however. Hit the jump to watch it and find out what surprised me.
So there you have it. Two minutes and thirty-three seconds of Turtle fan-pleasing goofiness. Or maybe not, you tell me. I still am not totally sold on Shredder’s Silver Samurai vibe here (or William Fichtner for that manner), but Megan Fox seems capable of pulling off the April O’Neil role and Will Arnett seems as delightfully smarmy as always. The biggest revelation in this trailer for me was Whoopi Goldberg, as I had no idea she was even in this. So when Whoopi came on screen I, appropriately enough, whooped. Ever since Clara’s Heart, I just do that whenever I see her.
Okay, so I’ve thrown in my two cents, now it’s your turn. Is the Michael Bay-produced TMNT looking as bad as you feared? Are the filmmakers just taking the piss at fanboys with their alien joke featured here? Is loud dance music really any better or worse than “Ninja Rap?” At what point do we all say enough is enough with turtle power already? I want to hear your thoughts!