I want to first point out that I did not read the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics. I did watch the cartoon show as a kid, but the only thing that comes to mind about it now is the opening song and animations. Safe to say I am not a die hard turtles fan, but I am a fan. That being said, I have liked what I seen with the film so far. Contrary to the hate from die hard fans, I like that the modern take on the property is a bit darker. The turtles look like warriors in the modern world and their features are true to who they are. I understand fans frustration about sticking to source material, but in today’s Hollywood not many films (if any) stick entirely to the source. That being said, the second trailer for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is available and it doesn’t change how I feel one bit.
The film looks to please fans all around with it’s dark approach, yet goofy dialogue from some of it’s key players. Shredder looks totally bad ass. Releasing each blade on his arm one at a time, then six more all at once. He definitely looks like a villain who can take on four combat trained turtles. The effects are somewhat noticeable, but I doubt that the doubters were gonna be pleased in the first place. That aside, the action sequences look fun, especially with the music selection. I kinda laughed a bit at Megan Fox‘s response to the turtles being mutant. At one point the studio was considering taking the word “mutant” out of the title. Anyways, this film looks fun and that’s really all that it should be.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is in theaters on August 8, 2014
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