Thursday, March 27, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Official Movie Trailer Launched

I grew up with four heroes: Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Rafael.  From the first movie to Secret of the Ooze and all the cartoons in between, I love the turtles.

This love makes me nervous about this summer's release of a new, live-action, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.  Produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Leibsman (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans), it certainly will look good, but will it tell a good story.

The biggest worry when you have a team of great stylists is that the script gets glossed over.  The results are generally atrocious (Transformers 2, anybody?).  The hope is that the writers can use the beloved source material and use today's technology to make it another classic for this generation.  I'm optimistic.