Every year movie studios put out a large number of movies that are remakes, re-imagined, re-boots, or however else they want to say it of old successful movies from years past. Almost all of them are garbage and cannot hold a candle to the originals on which they are based. In most cases, there was never a reason to redo those movies in the first place. However, some movies can peak one’s interest to see how they can be redone because the original movie is not classified as an “untouchable” movie. One such franchise is 1989’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” which is being redone by producer Michael bay.
Paramount Pictures released the first teaser trailer to the movie earlier today, March 27. You can check it out for yourself by clicking the video above. The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” trailer begins with William Fichtner telling April O’Neil (Megan Fox) how crime, violence and fear are running rampant and how the city is being destroyed by it. He then goes on to say how heroes are not born, but are created. We then get a shot of what can only be described as “ooze”. This is an interesting note because there was a lot of hoopla regarding this movie because it was said the turtles would actually be aliens from another planet, instead of being exposed to some kind of radioactive chemical that made them what they are know to be.
The trailer ends on a funny note as April, who is wearing the yellow jacket she was known for in the cartoon series, meets some of the turtles for the first time. Michelangelo tells her not to freak out because they are only wearing masks. He then removes his to reveal his full turtle face.
The minute and a half trailer makes it look like there will be plenty of action and comedy in this movie. Plus, the turtles DO look pretty damn bad ass. Audiences will know for sure when “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is released on August 8.
The trailer also gives the movie's website, but when this article went to print, you must have permission to log into it. Apparently, the trailer went up before the website was ready.