Heroes are created in this first trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

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No matter what your age is, you’ve grown up with the Turtles in your life. From the days of cowabunga to the more modern incarnation of booyakasha, everybody knows what turtle power really is. And now it’s time for the sewer-dwellers to once again hit the big screen. Here’s the first trailer, for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

 The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

What? Labarotory experiments run amok now comprises the Turtle origin story? Rage! Rage against the Hollywood machine! First of all, I’m quite ok with that, as the alternative was to have Alien Ninja Turtles, if you recall. So this compromise more than works for me. Second of all, William Fichtner will probably be donning CGI armour for his role as the Shredder, but hot damn, that armour does look awesome. Fichtner is one of the besta ctors around today, so I’m hoping he goes crazy and eats even more scenery than his time spent as Butch Cavendish in The Lone Ranger. And thirdly, I’m really liking the look of the Turtles here.

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They’re freakin’ massive, and the special effects may have just set a new benchmark. Colour me excited for this film. The heroes in a half-shell movie stars Megan Fox, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Will Arnett, Danny Woodburn and William Fichtner, with Jonathan Liebesman directing. It’ll be causing all kinds of shell on August 8.

Last Updated: March 28, 2014

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