First trailer for Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been released and as expected was a cause of massive outrage from the fans.
Personally I think it was average, from trailer it looks like an okiesh timepass popcorn flick without reaching the possibilities of a great turtles movie that it could be. Someone the key points in this movies are.
The Japanese influence is kind of present. Perhaps new villain Eric Sachs is shown as a a sort of ‘collector of antiquities’ with a personal affinity for Feudal Japan in particular. This makes villain’s role and backstory changed drastically on massive levels, but seems to have a major effect on all of the plot and origin of the movie. Actor William Fitchner has confirmed he is indeed The Shredder, so it will be interesting to see how or if Oroku Saki plays a role in this.
The turtles are huge. Normally the turtles are shown as either average-height, or slightly shorter at around 5ft tall. But in this trailer turtles look huge that has freaked most of the fans including me. They are supposed to be stealthy and sized around to fit in manholes atleast.
“Heroes are not born, they are created. That’s what your father and I were trying to do.”
For a major relief it looks like the alien origins of the turtles have been removed and they have decided to stick to the original storyline. According to the trailer, Sachs may be directly involved with the creation of the turtles, and the turtles might have been created intentionally than by an accident. This along with a mystery thread involving April O’Niel’s father also working on the project give a Amazing Spider-Man reboot vibe but lets see how it turns out.
The new foot clans looks like a common group of thugs terrorizing the public, their masks look like the immortals from 300 and the whole sequence feels like ripped off from some other movies. I just hope it is not overused.
Finally Megan Fox’s character April O’ Niel seems to be keeping her origins including her yellow jacket and rescue scene. There are other sequences given as grain of salt but lets see how the final product turns out.