OK, here’s the deal – I like the first Teenage Mutant Turtles movie (and i mean the one from a couple of summers back, not the original, original). It was fun, fast and I really got into it.
Although it does have problems – the origins of the Turtles was flawed, and Fox wasn’t a great choice for April and a few other things; but overall? Yeah, I really thought it worked just fine.
And I was there at the start for Turtles originally. So, yeah, I’m a fan.
And now the trailer has just arrived for the sequel: Out of the Shadows. And does it look dumb and CGI heavy? Yes, of course it does… but it looks fun again; the characters look even closer to who they should be plus it has Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, as Casey Jones! And the Krang are there too. And Bebop and Rocksteady! And… well, you get the idea.
It’s dumb fun and sometimes, that’s just what the doctor ordered.
In a year laden with awesome nerdy movies we’re giddy over, Turtles will hold its own for us. What about you all? Roll on June 3rd.