These aren’t your parents’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, these turtles are darker. Like most every kind of comic book movie nowadays, the crime-fighting turtles have entered the real world. Gone are the days of cartoonish live-action movies, here are the new, gritty versions that take on a new, more serious tone. Comic book heroes have infiltrated the real world and there’s nothing we can do about it.
And that’s not necessarily a good thing. It’s true, the movies are better and less childish, but we are living in world in which we are inundated with the like. Bombarded even with explosions and bad guys and no comic book, whether big or small, is off-limits.
But hey, this movie looks cool, so there’s that. Will it be good though? I, for one, am not that optimistic. Megan Fox is cast as the lead and movies Megan Fox are in have not been good. Who knows, maybe this turns it around for her, but it’s not a good sign. Either way, when she looks in the mirror, she looks like this and will continue to get roles, despite her poor acting abilities. Also, saying you’re produced by Michael Bay doesn’t help the cause.
Anything else we need to know about these turtles? Oh yeah, they’re ninjas. Okay I’m in.
Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters on August 8, 2014.