I was hoping this new trailer for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would make me feel a little better about the film. After the first trailer, there was a veritable avalanche of complaints from the internet, but there was still time for the filmmakers to make a few changes. I believe that at the time of the first trailer, the voice cast for the turtles hadn’t even been settled upon. Improvements could have been made. But no. The only good thing that I see in this trailer is that it looks like someone other than William Fichtner will be playing Shredder, which means there’s hope that Shredder will be Asian. But he’ll also be the Silver Samurai from The Wolverine, only with big claws. Also, I find Johnny Knoxville’s voice pretty distracting here. Anyway, I don’t have any hopes for this one. The turtles look like Frankensteins. At least Splinter looks okay.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes out August 8, 2014.