The people behind the Michael Bay produced, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reboot have just released this teaser trailer, giving us the best look yet at what the Turtles are going to look like… and I am very impressed!
Firstly I think it’s important to point out that the entire palette of the movie is much darker, in fact the whole trailer embraces the darkness. This is the best clue yet that we will be returning to the comic origins of the subway dwelling group (btw they’re darker)! Oh and then there’s April, played by Megan Fox she faints in the trailer and doesn’t do much else – expect this to be the pattern for her character, she is a female in a Bay movie, actually it’s quite amazing she is there at all given their history so just enjoy looking at her you perv!
The Turtle’s are SO expressive though, their digitalisation has really paid off and easily trumps the live action hashes of the past. Hopefully bringing more fluidity to their faces will mean that we will see some excellent dialogue and not just some hero half shell action, although I’ll take that as well.
Obviously this is Michael Bay so there’s also a big thing falling over and shit falling out of the sky although I was surprised to not hear any gut rumbling bass notes! Also there is a quick Shredder mask that pops up, of course it’s darkly light from underneath because that makes hist scary… and I was scared!
TMNT has a touted release at some point in August so it will be up against the likes of Hercules in the Panthenon of Summer Blockbusters!