I gave Jonathan Liebesman’s 2014 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a pretty definitive thumbs-down:
“I wish someone had regarded this movie as something more than an opportunity to sell action figures and create product placement opportunities for Pizza Hut and Orange Crush. I wish someone involved would’ve given at least one shit – but of course we’re talking about the same people who churn out brain-dead Transformers movies filled with racist stereotypes and giant robots with wrecking balls for testicles.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows does something its predecessor didn’t. It tries. Is it successful? Not entirely, but at least Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes are making an effort to deliver an experience fans of Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman‘s beloved characters can appreciate.
To go along with the release of the second installment in the Michael Bay-produced reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, this Friday, CineFix has released a fitting episode of their “Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know“ YouTube series.
As always, the video offers various fun facts about the franchise you might not have known before. They also did the same thing for the first reboot movie a couple of years back, so as an added bonus there’s a second video with another seven things you might not have known to bring the grand total to 14 fun facts. Be sure to head below to watch both videos.
Before they come “out of the shadows” on June 3rd, the gang at Screen Junkies wants to take you back in time… to a horrifying past where the heroes in a half shell wore denim jackets and put on a rock musical! Yep, before Michael Bay turned my childhood heroes into tall CGI monstrosities, and way after the greatness of the animated show, the toys, and the first two live action movies, the turtles hit the stage for the most bizarre and awful live act you may ever see. So sit back and enjoy, or avert your eyes from an Honest Trailer that NO ONE asked for – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out of Their Shells. In full disclosure, I did NOT have this VHS and never saw it, but if I knew it existed in 1990, I would’ve been all over it!
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are coming back this Summer for an all-new action adventure that brings in some very familiar faces to those who are fans of the 1980s animated series. A new trailer has popped up for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which you can watch here below.
We’ve been covering the film for quite some time, and this trailer may be the best of all as it features better looks at the new threats that the Turtles will face. Previous trailers have featured the heroes in the half shell fighting against the likes of Shredder’s newest creations, Bebop and Rocksteady. But now they also have to contend with Dimension X’s greatest warlord, Krang – who will be voiced by Brad Garrett.
Paramount Pictures has just released a new trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows. The film brings back the Turtles Leonardo (Pete Ploszek and Johnny Knoxville), Raphael (Alan Ritchson), Michelangelo (Noel Fisher), and Donatello (Jeremy Howard), who must once more fight against Shredder and the Foot Clan, who are now supported by an arsenal of new deadly mutants. Megan Fox also returns to reprise her role as April O’Neill, and she will be joined by Stephen Amell, who plays Casey Jones, a man who allies himself with the Turtles.