‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ trailer: high on explosions, low on pizza
Raphael wields a pair of sai. The character shows off one of the razor-sharp weapons in a movie poster for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (Paramount Pictures)Link
Leonardo clutches one of his two trademark katanas. The character shows his weapon in a movie poster for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (Paramount Pictures)Link
Michelangelo sports a pair of nunchakus. The character shows off his weapon in a movie poster for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (Paramount Pictures)Link
Donatello carries a bo staff. The character shows off his weapon in a movie poster for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (Paramount Pictures)Link
Megan Fox as April O'Neil in a scene from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." (Paramount Pictures)Link
A new trailer has arrived for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” the upcoming film produced by explosioneer Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebesman. True to form, it’s a riot of ninja moves, skateboard getaways and stuff blowing up all over New York City.
However, there is still no pizza involved. What gives?
There is a scene in which Megan Fox, as reporter April O’Neil, gets a talking to for recording the turtles with her iPhone. She also clarifies, when asked by fellow non-turtle Will Arnett, that the turtles are NOT aliens, so go ahead and put that mess out of your mind.
Whoopi Goldberg also makes an appearance, but even more important there’s Shredder, the movie’s villain who is attacking the Big Apple. Shredder looks very angry and knife-y; Master Splinter, the rat sensei, is worried.
The mutant ninjas, created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird in the early 1980s, were made famous in the animated TV series that ran from 1987 to 1996. In addition to comic book and video game exploits, the crime-fighting creatures who bear the names of famous Renaissance painters eventually made it to the big screen for live-action and animated films. They were last in the theaters for the 2007 animated feature “TMNT”; before that, they starred in a live-action franchise launched in 1990 that concluded with 1993′s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III.”
Due in theaters Aug. 8, the new movie also stars Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Danny Woodburn as Splinter, as well as Arnett, Goldberg, Abby Elliott and others.
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–Margaret Wappler | @MargaretWappler
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