Fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been filled with trepidation ever since Michael Bay was placed in charge of the reboot. After his divisive work adapting fellow 80’s cartoon, Transformers, combined with his original plan to make the turtles aliens rather than mutants, most people have been fearing the movie rather than excitement.
The first trailer – filled with explosions, Megan Fox and an unmasking Michaelangelo – saw mixed reactions from audiences. Now it is time to get the first view of William Fichtner’s Shredder in full outfit thanks to Twitter.
— TMNT (@TMNT_Fansite) June 17, 2014
It is not exactly a traditional look for the turtles arch-nemesis, who looks like a mechanised cross between Freddy Kruger and Edward Scissorhands. Seeing such a robotic looking armour will hardly quash the feeling that the movie will be like another Transformers picture but with the turtles.
The popcorn blockbuster sees Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Johnny Knoxville (who replaced Pete Ploszek) as the voices of the four turtles, Tony Shalhoub (replacing Danny Woodburn) as their mentor Splinter and Megan Fox as reporter April O’Neil.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will release on October 17.