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New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Trailer Admits That, Yes, Alien Turtles Are Stupid

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bill-swift - June 25, 2014

When Michael Bay pulled a Michael Bay and announced that the turtles in his upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot would be aliens, people went apeshit, and understandably so. I mean, they're the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not Teenage Alien Ninjas Who Look Like Turtles. If you change that, you might as well make them 20-something kung fu experts while you're at it.

Fortunately, the negative backlash forced Bay to retreat from this awful idea. Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael are once again mutant turtles. And in a nod to the die-hard fans who got their way, in the film's second trailer, they basically just come out and admit the alien thing was a really stupid idea. (Watch it. You'll see.)

Of course, aside from that and a few other sassy one-liners, there's really not that much to get excited about in this trailer. For the most part it's just a typical Michael Bay affair—shiny, explody, and edited so as to induce seizures.

The funny thing is, Michael Bay isn't even the director. Jonathan Liebesman is.

TMNT hits theaters August 8, 2014.



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