New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Revealed

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New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Revealed

And is Shredder not who we thought he was?

Overnight, the new Michael Bay produced, Johnathan Liebesman directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie held a Twitter-based social media vote to decide the popularity of the four leads leading up to a reveal of the new trailer for the film. The voting has now ended (Donatello lost) and the trailer has been released.

Along with revealing new footage and better looks at the Turtles and their new, more personalized gear and weaponry, the trailer offers our first listen to everyone's full voices and the debut of Will Arnett and Whoopi Goldberg as April O'Neil's cameraman and editor. The new partially-mechanized Shredder is seen in motion as well, and a scene of dialogue, seemingly spliced together from two different scenes, of William Fichtner's Eric Sachs appearing to talk to a shadowy figure about "upgrades to your armor" suggest that earlier reports about Sachs actually being Shredder himself (which caused controversy, as Shredder was originally Japanese) may have been mistaken or changed.

Due out in late August, TMNT is not connected in continuity to either the original films or the currently-airing Nickelodeon animated series.

Source: TurtleReveal.com

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This is gonna be a very unpopular opinion but, I'm not mad at this movie.

I recognise that song!


But yeah holy shit this looks so awful, wow. I don't even like TMNT but I can tell this is going to be terrible.

Now the only question is if it'll be awful enough to make Bay stop making movies... but I doubt that.

So the white guy ISN'T Shredder?
That's a step up.

However, the trailer is confirming a lot of the leaked spoilers that came out recently... and if the rest of those hold true, this movie is going to seriously ruffle some TMNT fans' feathers.

Is that Two Steps From Hell music? It sounds really familiar. Distractingly so.

Still think this movie looks like it could be fun when mildly intoxicated.

I read " Whoopi Goldberg as April", and thought for a second.

You know, that's a gutsy last minute recast. But I approve of it.

The jokes are funny, they kept the turtles as a real family with Splinter and Whoopi Goldberg is in it. That last bit alone makes it a 10/10, but hey.

Baresark:
This is gonna be a very unpopular opinion but, I'm not mad at this movie.

I'm actually with you there. Aside from "the nose problem" it seems just like every other turtles media, the biggest difference simply being that the turtle's 'costumes' were designed so that the viewer can immediately distinguish personalities. I understand the generic Michael Bay hate (a lot of his movies are somehow explosion-filled-yet-bland), but I feel like a lot of it is nostalgia goggles.

Only time will tell, though. At the end of the day if it sucks we all get to laugh at Michael Bay more, if it somehow doesn't then we get a decentish action movie.

...okay, fun brotherly banter, Shredder looks menacing enough, not wild about the grime-colored techno gear or weird teeth and lips effect with the screaming, but I'm actually not hating thi--

*another giant antennae collapses*

OH COME ON!!!

Oh dear god that looks horrifying, its even worse then I imagined it.

Poor turtles, they don't deserve this.

I... I just got devu'd back to the Transformer trailers... not surprising at all, but not a motivation for me to go watch the movie.

Zhukov:
Is that Two Steps From Hell music? It sounds really familiar. Distractingly so.

Still think this movie looks like it could be fun when mildly intoxicated.

Dubstep...I will pray yo Robot Lazer Goat to smite Michael Bay for this atrocity...and you know, crapping over our childhoods.

I'm on the fence as I'm not a diehard turtles fan. But this doesn't look offensively bad, really. I can't say for sure if it's something that I WANT to go out and see, but, at this point, not opposed to seeing it. Could be fun.

think ill just watch the first 2 instead. this looks pants.

Video has been removed by user; wheeeee!!!!
That took... extremely short.

The turtles themselves are coming off pretty good, I like the banter they have.
Worst parts of the trailer is Megan Fox, by far. That "They're ninjas" line at the end was cringe worthy.

hazabaza1:
I recognise that song!


But yeah holy shit this looks so awful, wow. I don't even like TMNT but I can tell this is going to be terrible.

Now the only question is if it'll be awful enough to make Bay stop making movies... but I doubt that.

Actually, the music is from the Mortal Kombat 9 soundtrack. It's Reptile's theme done by Skrillex. Pretty cool track IMO.

Okay, guys. This is the trailer you should have led with. Seriously, I still don't like the Turtle designs, but everything else looks decent. Good, even.

....Why do I feel the need to shower?

And is Shredder not who we thought he was?

Maybe there is a God after all.

unacomn:
I read " Whoopi Goldberg as April", and thought for a second.

You know, that's a gutsy last minute recast. But I approve of it.

The outrage would be immense. It would definitely beat Fox.

Although, now I'm picturing it because we just found out that Shredder's not white and neither is April. That woul;d have been hilarious/.

Burchy22:
The turtles themselves are coming off pretty good, I like the banter they have.
Worst parts of the trailer is Megan Fox, by far. That "They're ninjas" line at the end was cringe worthy.

It is, unfortunately, Megan Fox. You'd be more likely to get subtle Shakespeare from Shatner than a solid performance from her.

Oh thank god the over abundance of knives on Shredders arms are retractable projectiles. Actually thought they were going for more knives = menacing rather than the actual ugly.

The sarcastic "oh look he's doing his batman voice" in regards to Raphael, yeah I like.

Mr. Q:

hazabaza1:
I recognise that song!


But yeah holy shit this looks so awful, wow. I don't even like TMNT but I can tell this is going to be terrible.

Now the only question is if it'll be awful enough to make Bay stop making movies... but I doubt that.

Actually, the music is from the Mortal Kombat 9 soundtrack. It's Reptile's theme done by Skrillex. Pretty cool track IMO.

Hate to be the one to point it out, but the song in the video I posted is the same one as in your video, if we replace "reptile" with "look at it go".

Valderis:
Oh dear god that looks horrifying, its even worse then I imagined it.

Poor turtles, they don't deserve this.

Looks at the 3rd live action film and the live action TV series, really you think this looks worse than those?

Whelp the trailer got removed (so awful that the uploaded removed it him/ herself?) causing me to seek it out-


Ok I admit it wasn't mostly bad per say (in my view), I mean sure it's still bad looking but it's as bad as generic action movie like GI Joe that is until the FUCKING dubstep track begain to played!!!! I rather waste my time on Transformers: Age of Extinction than to watched this.

What interesting was how Ralp didn't get caught in the trailer thus making him the lone character to saved his brothers. Lastly the voices are alright, what I can't get over is the very human lips and teeth they all got!

After watching the video, I've got some major nitpicks to voice. But lets get some of the good qualities out of the way (trust me, it won't take long).

First, nice to know that William Fichtner won't be playing Shredder. by my guesstimation, it looks like they're going with the horribly disfigured Shredder from the 2012-present animated series but with exo-suit armor. I saw the movie tie-in toys at Walmart and the Shredder is wearing exo-suit armor.

It still looks ugly and combersome IMO. It's like an 8-year old was in charge of the costume design after a steady diet of Pixie Stix, Mexico's version of Coca-Cola, and 90's Image comics. BTW, in one scene, did Shredder's blades return to him after being fired or was that part played in reverse?

And while we're on the subject of nitpicks...

My biggest one is Megan Fox. Dear Christ, that woman has the looks of a porn star but the acting range of rotting driftwood. Makes me wish they went with Whoopie Goldberg are April O'Neil. She may not be a spring chicken these days but at least she has some acting chops.

Second biggest grip is the voice acting for the turtles. Can anyone tell me which voice belonged to which turtle in that trailer? I know you could tell if the camera was on them, but, aside from Mikey, the rest of trailer made it difficult to tell.

Also, the turtles still look fugly as 3 day old road kill. All that money and not one of them could have made a call to a practical effects shop? I know they want to distance themselves from the previous movie entries, but there is some serious uncanny valley going on with their CGI faces.

Then there are other complaints like the Foot Clan being replaced by extras from the Call of Duty series, the frantic Transformers-like action bits, and the possibility that Splinter may be killed off in this movie (judging from the trailers but I could be off on that).

Overall, the only thing that got me excited was the Skrillex track used in the trailer (I mentioned that in a previous post) and that was it. That's not a good sign for this movie. A summer movie trailer should get you pumped up for the upcoming movie and this didn't do it for me. I'm gonna wait until the reviews come in for this one before I decide to see this in theaters or not. But its starting to feel like Michael Bay has saturated another popular franchise with his douche-taint.

vid87:
...okay, fun brotherly banter, Shredder looks menacing enough, not wild about the grime-colored techno gear or weird teeth and lips effect with the screaming, but I'm actually not hating thi--

*another giant antennae collapses*

OH COME ON!!!

[Will Arnett is in the trailer]
What you did there, I see it.

I.. I just don't hate this so far. This feels wrong.

Teoes:

vid87:
...okay, fun brotherly banter, Shredder looks menacing enough, not wild about the grime-colored techno gear or weird teeth and lips effect with the screaming, but I'm actually not hating thi--

*another giant antennae collapses*

OH COME ON!!!

[Will Arnett is in the trailer]
What you did there, I see it.

Actually wasn't going for that - yay for happy coincidence!

Interesting. Sad that they didn't use the best line from the theatrical trailer.

???: So what, they're Aliens?
April: No, that would be stupid.

I still think the Turtles themselves are overdesigned and unpleasant but from a story perspective I surprisingly don't hate this trailer.

Jeezus, this looks like someone picked up an abandoned script off the Transformers writers floor and said, "Yeah, I can work with this." Urgh.

What made me angry at this trailer was the stinger joke, "What are they, some kind of aliens?" To which, Megan Fox says, "No, that's stupid; they're *ninjas*."

I'm just, "NO, BAD MOVIE, you do not get to make jokes about the really stupid thing YOU LEGITIMATELY TRIED TO GET AWAY WITH."

youji itami:

Valderis:
Oh dear god that looks horrifying, its even worse then I imagined it.

Poor turtles, they don't deserve this.

Looks at the 3rd live action film and the live action TV series, really you think this looks worse than those?

Yes, at least that series doesn't look as horrifyingly ugly as this Bay shit. As stupid as that series was it at least won't give me nightmares about their faces. I can't even look at them, they're disgusting. And now they are all acting like a bunch of dude-bros, and Donatello has gotten the Bay-nerd makeover, Michelangelo is now black?

I just can't stand this shit. It's abysmal.

Meh. Still doesn't look great, but my blood's not boiling. I still say that Donnie is carrying way too much gear on his back to fight effectively and move freely.

Why is it always Raphael who ends up saving the other turtles? He always seems to be the 'last hope' option. And did the trailer really need to show us that half way through the movie, Splinter gets wounded and the other three turtles get captured? That's kind of telling a good chunk of the movie right up front.

Sniper Team 4:
Meh. Still doesn't look great, but my blood's not boiling. I still say that Donnie is carrying way too much gear on his back to fight effectively and move freely.

Why is it always Raphael who ends up saving the other turtles? He always seems to be the 'last hope' option. And did the trailer really need to show us that half way through the movie, Splinter gets wounded and the other three turtles get captured? That's kind of telling a good chunk of the movie right up front.

Always? Huh, I WISH. He always got the shitty end of the stick in the 2003 cartoon.

I'm surprised by how much I don't hate this. I certainly won't pay theater prices to see it, but I will check it out on TV someday. They did show far too much plot though.

I actually like elements of the turtle designs. Particularly, Donnie's glasses, but all the designs aren't completely awful. Also knowing that the blades are retractable improves my opinion of that costume a bit. Still don't love the movie, but this trailer left me with a if I get the chance I'll watch it sort of feeling.

Which makes me ask why were all of the other trailers till now so wretched.

Mr. Q:

Second biggest grip is the voice acting for the turtles. Can anyone tell me which voice belonged to which turtle in that trailer? I know you could tell if the camera was on them, but, aside from Mikey, the rest of trailer made it difficult to tell.

The voices seem completely directionless, generic and empty, apart from Raphael, who sounds like he's going to be every bit the "Dudebro gangsta" that we all feared.

All in all I'm not overtly mad or distressed, but from the general trailer tone I'm not going to go see this movie.

Michael Bay's TMNT: the gift that just keeps giving

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