New NINJA TURTLES Trailer: How Does Shredder Walk in That Thing?
By Charles Webb on June 24, 2014
Warning: copious dubstep and Dutch angles ahead.
After the Shredder costume reveal last week, the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer shows us the hardware-heavy villain in action. And yeah, that is a very, very elaborate costume. We also have confirmation that all of the black-clad bad guys are members of his Foot Clan, whose plan seems to involve terrorizing New York City for some reason, while Megan Fox gets her first lines in the trailers.
With all of the rapid cuts, it’s hard to get a sense of the action (the clearest sections so far are the snowbound sequences), so I’m still wondering what director Jonathan Liebesman has in store for the fight scenes. (Hey, what’s the point of having a movie with the word “ninja” in the title if the fight scenes don’t work?)
“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. Based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Characters Created by PETER LAIRD and KEVIN EASTMAN with a Screenplay by JOSH APPELBAUM & ANDRÉ NEMEC and EVAN DAUGHERTY, Producer MICHAEL BAY (the blockbuster Transformers franchise) and director JONATHAN LIEBESMAN (Wrath of the Titans) bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the popular franchise that has captivated audiences of all ages for decades, into the 21st century.”
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