“…Don’t freak out”
In either a case of marketing genius or pure irony, the final words in the long awaited teaser for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, are almost trying to calm the internet backlash. The teaser is all but confirmed to be in front of Captain America: Winter Soldier, but I guess PR folk knew a leak was bound to happen and got in front of it. Being the MASSIVE TMNT fan that I am, of course I’m freaking out just a little bit. If only because I hadn’t fully come to terms with what a Ninja Turtle movie by Michael Bay would look like, and sure enough this is it. Bay might not have had the Director’s chair on this one, but it’s got his hands all over it so far. Angled shots into smoke/fog, military/tactical gear aplenty, and Megan Fox (reunited and it feels so good). I will say this much, the turtles don’t look bad, just a bit weird. Can’t get over the lips, and they spent a good amount on facial capture, so just in that bit they’re a little all over the uncanny valley. Ah well, my ass will be in a theater seat somewhere come August to see Gang Green in action.
What do you guys think?