Paramount is in the middle of a full on marketing blitz today, as they have released an all new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer. And, Over on the viral marketing site Turtlereveal.com, fans can vote on their favorite Ninja Turtle, to reveal the four all new character posters, featuring the Turtles themselves.
The plot of the movie follows the Turtles as they battle Shredder and his evil Foot Clan, who have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The Turtles will work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vernon Fenwick, to save the city and unravel Shredder’s evil-master plan.
The posters are of the four Ninja Turtles – Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello.
Leonardo: As the eldest brother of Ninja Turtles, Leonardo is the de facto leader of the group. His signature weapons are Ninjato swords, of which he dual wields. He is always the calmest of the group, and even though he never directly calls himself the leader, the other bother look to Leonardo when Master Splinter is not around.
Michelangelo: Mikey, as he is often referred to by his brothers, is the fun loving, carefree one of the group. His weapons of choice are two Nunchucks. Michelangelo is the youngest of the Turtles, and is credited for most of the Ninja Turtles’ catch phrases, such as the popular “Cowabunga!”
Raphael: Full of anger and battle lust, Raphael is the second oldest of the Ninja Turtles. He dual wields the Sai. Raphael is labeled as a rebel, and is in constant competition with his older brother, Leonardo.
Donatello: The second youngest of the brothers, Donatello is a techno-genius. His weapon of choice is the Bo staff. Donatello is often referred to as second in charge, and is just as calm and level headed as his oldest brother, Leonardo.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is produced by Michael Bay and is set to hit theaters on August 8th. Check out the all new trailer below.
While I am not a big fan of Michael Bay, this trailer does pique my interests. I’m not a fan of Bay’s supposed origin story for the Ninja Turtles, I am going to have a real problem if in fact the Turtles are aliens from another dimension.
Movies like this, are what destroys fond memories of childhood. Bay has already bastardized the Transformers, although the new movie does draw my attention, so as you can understand, I am extremely leery about this incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
What are your thoughts on the new trailer and posters? let me know in the comments section below.