Have you seen the preview for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie?
If not, click here to watch it.
So, what do you think? Are you excited? Are you a little… conflicted? Tell me your response to the trailer in the comments.
If you are a bit conflicted, you’re not the only one.
I grew up watching the Ninja Turtles in their movies, and their cartoons. I always thought of them as fun and their shows as having a lot of action, but that at the end of the day, I would like to give them a big hug and have a slice of their super-cheesy pizza (hey, I was four. That’s about all you need at that point!) So when I saw their monstrous appearance in the new movie trailer, it threw me.
The scary appearance of the turtles and the rumors that their origin story might involve them being aliens have my eyebrows raised so high in disbelief that they’re about to leave my head.
But have I washed my hands of the movie? No way!
In fact, I’m super excited for the new movie and can’t believe that they released the trailer to get me (that’s right, I’m taking personally) so psyched when the movie won’t be released until August eighth of this year).
But why be so excited?
I can’t explain it. I don’t instantly like the way they look, but I want to so bad that I think I’m tricking myself into liking it. How’s that for being a fan?!
Looks and potentially un-awesome origin story aside, the characters still seem to be… themselves. Michelangelo was being a funny, Donatello had some tech stuff going on (which you can see on is shell for all of a split second) and Leonardo is obviously the big man (or… turtle) in charge. It showed Raphael for an instant, too. Being thrown into a large car. And that’s about all we see of him.
I guess his character was always that of the cranky guy. Maybe he’ll be cranky in this movie because he was… thrown into a big car.
So, what do you think? Are you super excited for the movie? Are you displeased with the direction it seems to be going in?