Not unlike many people my age, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles accounted for a good two-thirds of my childhood. I mean, I didn’t have many episodes of the show on VCR, but they were the most watched tapes in the whole dang house. The existence of the new TMNT movie is not news. We’ve known that it’s been coming for some time. At one point, it was rumored that the origin story would be changed to make the turtles aliens. Yikes, those were dark times. However, after viewing the first trailer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I am very glad that they went with something closer to the actual origin (albeit with a little bit of a twist in it). TMNT “purists” are surely going to bitch about the film until the cows come home, but let’s face it: the Ninja Turtles have been an ever-changing story since the first TV show and the first movie. But Megan Fox really does need red hair if she’s going to portray April O’Neil, and I remain skeptical about William Fichtner as The Shredder. Check out the trailer below, and let us know what YOU think:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles makes its way to theaters on August 8th, 2014. Cowabunga!!!