I keep hoping that somewhere along the line we’ll finally see something, anything, from Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle that makes it look good. As much as I’ve tried to be optimistic—and I was for a while, even after those weird humanoid faces were revealed—it’s been hard, harder than anything involving a movie about anthropomorphic turtles should be. That feeling extends to this short new character video and poster.
If you remember those motion posters that the Platinum Dunes-produced update of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s beloved comic dropped a while back, you’ll recognize most of the action in this footage. This is basically an expanded version of those clips all stitched together, complete with the weird slice-of-life shots. You get the rundown of each of the Heroes in a Half Shell, who each gets their own snappy, groan-inducing quip about things like rocking and rolling.