A common criticism of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer, released yesterday, is that looks a lot darker than what most fans of the original “cowabunga!”-filled Saturday morning cartoon expected, both tonally and visually. Another criticism: That it looks like a generic Hollywood blockbuster, all the charm of the original leeched out of it. A third: That it just looks bad. In an interview with Coming Soon screenwriter André Nemec talked about the first criticism, though not the second or third. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t dark! It’s a light, fun movie! A light, fun movie where buildings collapse and everything is shadowy and the turtles look like they were spat forth from some fiery hellscape.
Take your kids!