Michael Bay takes on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and it’s exactly what you would expect

March 27, 2014

The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” are getting yet another reincarnation this summer. Action film magnate Michael Bay is producing, and based on the trailer released Thursday, it’s exactly what you would expect.

Massive explosions! Wild special effects! Megan Fox!

To Bay’s credit, the turtles look much less creepy than they have in previous forms, including the 1993 live-action version “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III” where the costumes looked like a weird combination of rubber and claymation.

Will Arnett, left, and David Cross, cast members in the upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," ride Segways onstage. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Will Arnett, left, and David Cross, cast members in the upcoming film “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” ride Segways onstage. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

IMDB says “The plot is unknown at this time,” so let us try to fill you in based on the trailer. Basically, “the city” is being destroyed by crime and violence. Megan Fox plays April and she takes a lot of videos with her phone. William Fichtner plays Shredder, who ominously tells April, “Heroes aren’t born. They’re created. That’s what your father and I were trying to do — create heroes.” (Cue the Turtles flying in from out of nowhere to apparently save the city.)

Will Arnett is involved, too.

The movie, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, is scheduled to open Aug. 8.

Emily Yahr covers pop culture and entertainment for the Post. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyYahr.
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