Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Cowabunga! The First Trailer for Michael Bay's 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

See also

"Heroes are not born, they are created".

If you need example of how deep the love for Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles runs, just look at the boiling rage over the whole "Turtle-Gate" fiasco. When Michael Bay announced a new Ninja Turtles (that was title at one point, by the way) film to be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, it was all about extraterrestrials who weren't teenage, ninjas, or even turtles. Obviously, fans were a little miffed at seeing their childhood heroes reimagined in such a way, and Bay went back to the drawing board with a more traditional interpretation. While skepticism continues, the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has just debuted, giving our first real look at the heroes on the half shell.

Megan Fox stars as the Turtles' intrepid reporter friend April O'Neil, with Will Arnett as cameraman Vernon Fenwick, and William Fichtner as Shredder. Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, and Jeremy Howard did the motion-capture work to become the Turtles, but based on this they still resemble the suits worn in the 1990 film. There were some early stories saying the fighting style would be based on The Raid: Redemption and other martial arts flicks but none of that is obvious here. Instead, it looks like typical Turtles kung-fu hijinks.

Thoughts? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.


Today's top buzz...

  • Jack White
    Jack White has played the longest show of his career, going for over three hours
    Music Buzz
  • Donald Sterling
    Donald Sterling loses big in court, Clippers sale will proceed
    Today's Buzz
  • Steve Nash
    The Los Angeles Lakers will not use stretch provision on Steve Nash
    NBA Buzz
  • Peter Gabriel
    Peter Gabriel revisits classics in new concert film 'Back to Front'
    20 Photos
  • Train
    Train rocks an outdoor show with old favorites and new hits in Tahoe
    15 Photos
  • Rascal Flatts
    Rascal Flatts to perform at Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, Va.
    11 Photos

Related Videos:

  • National Treasure
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518189966" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Movie poster for 'Inverse'
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Legendary
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>