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Live-Action Turtle Power Returns!

The Turtles got a makeover. (image property of Nickelodeon Films)

The Turtles got a makeover. (image property of Nickelodeon Films)

When I first heard of a live-action Ninja Turtles reboot, I was excited. When I heard Michael Bay was the guy behind it, skepticism set in. Let’s just say I was on the fence. I’ve enjoyed his Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street remakes but the Transformers series has been hit-or-miss, so I haven’t been sure what to think. But this trailer has restored some faith in Michael Bay for me. He may have actually pulled this one off, even if he did cast Megan Fox as April O’Neil (wtf, really?!). I really wasn’t too keen on the way the Turtles look now but after watching this first trailer, the new look is starting to grow on me.

If you haven’t seen it, watch it now:

Pretty awesome, right?! And Willian Fichtner as The Shredder! The only thing missing is Casey Jones, but I don’t see him showing up until the sequel. If we’re lucky, maybe in an end credit scene in this film. *crosses fingers* It’s gonna be difficult to top Elias Koteas’s performance though.

I, for one, have become much more excited for this film. How about you?

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Turtle Title

Raphael was always my favorite. Image courtesy of nick.com.


A new version of everyone’s favorite¬†anthropomorphic¬†turtles is coming to Nickelodeon on Sept. 29! (Also, apparently, they’re just “nick,” now. It’s supposed to be lower case, too. Huh. So, the channel’s just some dude like “bob” or “steve?” That’s weird, and it makes me feel old.)
The new title sequence gives a nice little synopsis of the general turtle tale. For those of us familiar with an earlier incarnation, it’s a fun little send-up.
It’s catchy, too!

I know what I’m going to be humming all afternoon…

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