Another trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was unleashed recently, and it does not hold back. We get much more of the Turtles, more action, some Shredder, and Splinter. Speaking of Splinter, he looks uncomfortably real, too real, while Shredder seems to be more metal than man.

While watching this trailer for the fourth time, I get the overwhelming feeling we are in for a grandiose amalgam of content pulled from comics, cartoons, and the first movie–yes, the 1990 live-action film–slapped up with a bunch of  “fresh takes” on the Turtles for a… Uh, contemporary package? Unfortunately, we also get an unwelcome serving of dubstep in this trailer. Who said this was OK? Didn’t Hollywood learn a lesson from the lackluster Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack? Guess not. Maybe it was just for the trailer, fingers are crossed.

I’m going to have an insufferable love/hate relationship with this movie. It will be a birthday gift to myself, so I hope I enjoy it. Who am I kidding? Of course I’ll enjoy it. I’m a complete sucker for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Synopsis

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

 

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