So back in March the internet erupted with moaning about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot trailer. While people crying on the interwebs is nothing new, it was hard not to agree with all the bitching that ranged from Michael Bay’s involvement and the weird look of the turtles, to the odd casting of badass William Fichtner as Shredder. I’ll admit to not being convinced myself.
Since then, Paramount have released the odd uninspired poster, and the whole world has generally been completely “meh” about the whole affair. That was until the last trailer got released.
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After weeks and weeks of speculation and tense anus clenched waiting, we finally get our first Official glimpse at Michael Bay’s new take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And when I say Official, I mean OFFICIAL. Not those leaked set photos, or those model shots of the inevitable cash-in turtle action figures that found their way onto the internet only to be quickly assassinated from existence by Paramount. No. Instead of the hazy photos that got us scratching our heads, we’ve now got actual moving images to tickle our brains.
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We knew it was coming. Yet we kind of hoped we’d seen the end of Optimus and co., especially after 2011’s confused Transfers: Dark of the Moon. Michael Bay even teased us that he was done with the franchise. But I guess money talks. So the awesome 1980’s cartoon designed to sell toys to kids will be making it’s way back to the cinema screen this summer with Transformers: Age of Extinction. The new trailer can be viewed below.