There is now a trailer for Michael Bay produced (not directed, thank god… may God have mercy on Marky Mark’s soul…) latest live action version of the infamous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Gone are the foam masks and stuffy costumes… here be creepy looking CGI turtles.
And I kinda enjoy it.
Somehow the Turtles’ origin (still driven by mutigen) is also linked to April O’Neil’s (Megan Fox) father. Reminds me of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
Yet there does seem to be hope! Shredder, the greatest preschool-era villain, is Nolan-esque looking more like a terrorist with an army than a ninja with other ninjas. But Shredder is played by William Fichtner who knocked it out of the park as the villain Butch Cavendish in the underrated LONE RANGER.
Will Arnett aka Lego Batman aka G.O.B. Bluth… my favorite actor, plays Vernon Fenwick, who appears to be a reporter of some kind.
Overall it looks like a Michael Bay movie… with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles… and Megan Fox’s cleavage as April O’Neil.
Get ready to explain sex to your children on August 8th.