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Heroes in half shells, anyone?

27 March 2014  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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You know the drill: there are some turtles, right, and they mutate, right, and they're ninjas, right, and they're teenagers. Right? Well, yes, but the first trailer for the Michael Bay-produced cinematic take on the beshelled pizza-chompers who are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shows that there's a little bit more to it than that.

The teaser is light on plot details, but establishes William Fichtner as a shadowy evil businessman figure / Shredder and Megan Fox as plucky journalist April O'Neil. TCRI Laboratories are the folk behind the green goop seen in one shot, and so it's a safe bet they're also the guys behind the turtles' mutation (but perhaps not their love of italian food). The big shock for fans here is the claim that April O'Neil's dad was involved in the creation of the turtles - shades of The Amazing Spider-Man there.

With Jonathan Liebesman calling the shots, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also features Danny Woodburn, Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher and Will Arnett. It’ll be out here on October 17.


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I just need to say this. Megan Fox looks like a slut. More

Posted by Darren47 at 02:27 on 29 March 2014 | Report This Post

If there's no Vanilla Ice in it, I'm not fucking interested. More

Posted by Adsyboy at 13:49 on 28 March 2014 | Report This Post

Unexpected
I watched it twice to make sure but this is a great trailer. Great tone, shows the semblance of a plot line (or at least an origin story), then shows Shredder and a link with him to the turtles, shows interesting and full on action which means (hopefully) no drawn out origin plot line (hopefully told in flashback rather than being a plot focus), shows good CG effects, shows humour in Michelangelo and (rightful) leader Leonardo looking serious. Looks like they might get this right. Just hope it d More

Posted by pgmark at 12:37 on 28 March 2014 | Report This Post

Unexpected
I watched it twice to make sure but this is a great trailer. Great tone, shows the semblance of a plot line (or at least an origin story), then shows Shredder and a link with him to the turtles, shows interesting and full on action which means (hopefully) no drawn out origin plot line (hopefully told in flashback rather than being a plot focus), shows good CG effects, shows humour in Michelangelo and (rightful) leader Leonardo looking serious. Looks like they might get this right. Just hope it d More

Posted by pgmark at 12:37 on 28 March 2014 | Report This Post

Sigh
that looks fucking bobbins More

Posted by AJJCrook at 09:31 on 28 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks better than it should do. Colour me Interested More

Posted by durelius at 20:42 on 27 March 2014 | Report This Post

Looks like this will be a good old fashioned festival of crap. More

Posted by Oroborous at 20:21 on 27 March 2014 | Report This Post

Next year?
October next year would be 2015? As far as I can see, this'll be out 2014. Besides that, it looks a tic above meh. More

Posted by Dalif at 17:44 on 27 March 2014 | Report This Post

Fox and Bay bessies again?
I thought these two had a massive anti-semitic related falling out ? More

Posted by suitsyousir at 16:51 on 27 March 2014 | Report This Post

*puts on hard hat*
I like the lot of that :) looks absolutely no brain bonkers!! :) More

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