UPDATE: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Teaser Description/Reactions From CinemaCon

By all accounts the teaser trailer for the Michael Bay produced TMNT reboot was very brief, but we've gathered together some (mixed) reactions and a pretty detailed description if you guys are curious about what to expect. More after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 3/24/2014
Paramount kicked off the proceedings in Las Vegas tonight for CinemaCon -- the annual convention for theater owners -- and among the trailers screened was the highly anticipated first glimpse of our new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Apparently the teaser was quite short, but showed plenty of shots of the Turtles as they slid around snow-capped mountains etc. Here's a good description from Badass Digest.



At first the trailer hides the turtles - there's voice over from William Fichtner's Shredder explaining the city has gone to shit. We see criminals with automatic weapons and buildings exploding and maybe - just maybe! - it seems like this could be a Hobo With A Shotgun version of a city in decline. It turns out that this version of Shredder hates that crime and violence, and so he started a program to create heroes. That's juxtaposed with TCRI ooze canisters and experiments. You know, the ooze that created the turtles. The ooze that Shredder made... with April's dad. Yes, the VO is Shredder telling April he and her dad made the turtles. There's flash footage of the Turtles fighting guys in the subway and April films on her phone. Then the turtles are revealed... and they're kind of bad? Meredith Woerner of io9 was sitting next to me and said they looked like babies with penis heads, and she's right. They're not turtle-y enough and they're not anthropomorphized enough. They're a terrible middle ground. They do crack wise, though. We see the turtles sliding down a mountain and one yells "Batter up!" and is thrown into a Hummer, shell first, crushing the door of the vehicle.

The tagline for the trailer is: "Heroes are not born, they're created". Hmmm. Other reports state that these new Turtles are indeed VERY big -- much larger than a human; though we'd pretty much already figured that from those early set pics. Reactions from those in attendance were mixed..at best. Nobody outright blasted what they saw, but we haven't come across any particularly enthusiastic responses either. The overall vibe from this first short teaser is that it comes across as very much a "Michael Bay movie" anyway -- you're opinion of the man's other flicks will obviously inform your excitement levels upon hearing that. The general consensus seems to be that we'll need to see more footage before minds can be made up completely, but we may not have too long to wait for that as this teaser is expected to hit the net soon enough.

UPDATE: Soon enough is Thursday morning! The trailer will be online 3 days from now.
Source: Badass Digest
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BruceLeroy - 3/24/2014, 8:25 PM
I can't wait til the trailer hits. The internet will be on fire that day.
GenerationX - 3/24/2014, 8:27 PM
I'm dying to this trailer
JGAR - 3/24/2014, 8:28 PM
Its mixed
Nomis - 3/24/2014, 8:28 PM
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:29 PM
Nothing unexpected. It is a Jonathan Leibsmans (Or however you spell it) and Michael Bay movie. It's going to be a brainless, action-packed roller coaster. With that said, I'm actually really looking forward to it.
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 8:30 PM
There was also Transformers & Hercules footage shown at Cinema Con.
JGAR - 3/24/2014, 8:31 PM
It will suck
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:32 PM
Nomis

Never was a big fan of that version of the turtles. They tried to make them so dark and gritty it became laughable IMO.
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:33 PM
The movie will be nothing short of a summer blockbuster. And at this point, I can't see how or why people expectations won't be met.
IronAsgaardian95 - 3/24/2014, 8:35 PM
shredder made the turtles...are you [frick]ing kidding me...
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:36 PM
"they looked like babies with penis heads, and she's right. They're not turtle-y enough and they're not anthropomorphized enough. They're a terrible middle ground."

LOL!!! I doubt that.
rockerdude22 - 3/24/2014, 8:39 PM
Sounds like what I expected this movie to be, a mindless blockbuster. Not to say I won't watch it (since I did love the Turtles as a kid), but I'm not expecting anything special.
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:40 PM
Yeah, I don't really like the idea of Shredder creating the turtles but if it fits in the context of the story whatever.

I agree with what blackandyellow said before. This will be this years "Lone Ranger".
MrCBM56 - 3/24/2014, 8:40 PM
Agree with rockerdude.
IronAsgaardian95 - 3/24/2014, 8:41 PM
It better have something referencing oroku saki and hamato yoshi.
MrSotoMan - 3/24/2014, 8:44 PM
Babies with a penis head

LMAO!
MrSotoMan - 3/24/2014, 8:46 PM
If this description is truth....oh my god.......
LeroyJenkins - 3/24/2014, 8:47 PM
if this is this years lone ranger its going to suck a huge gooch
Starfox - 3/24/2014, 8:47 PM
Meredith Woerner of io9 was sitting next to me and said they looked like babies with penis heads, and she's right.

campblood - 3/24/2014, 8:48 PM
man, this sucks big fat donkey sausage. I can only hope it's not as bad as it sounds
batmanvsuperman - 3/24/2014, 8:48 PM
I hope this movie will be good
BatManHeisenberg - 3/24/2014, 8:48 PM
Didn't care for this since day one.
Nomis - 3/24/2014, 8:48 PM
@ MrCBM56 - That was the way they first looked.
AXE - 3/24/2014, 8:49 PM
I shall reserve judgement
GiantNerd - 3/24/2014, 8:49 PM
This saddens me deeply. I at least expected the turtles to look cool and kick ass even if the movie sucked. I thought the figures weren't bad looking.
Mrcool210 - 3/24/2014, 8:49 PM
"It turns out that this version of Shredder hates that crime and violence, and so he started a program to create heroes."
NO.
"The ooze that Shredder made... with April's dad. Yes, the VO is Shredder telling April he and her dad made the turtles."

THIS SOUNDS [frick]ING AWFUL. even worse then i expected, even coming from Johnathan Liebsman, the biggest hack in all of hollywood
McGee - 3/24/2014, 8:50 PM
So they'll look like this?

Chekkarma - 3/24/2014, 8:50 PM
"Babies with Penis heads"....LMAO,I have very little faith in this movie just because of the names attached to this movie....Liebesman and Bay, their track record of movies is bad....hopefully I will be proved wrong....probably not though.
McGee - 3/24/2014, 8:51 PM
Ramiel - 3/24/2014, 8:53 PM
Bay and company are destroying my beloved turtles after they were awesomely brought back to life by IDW and Nickelodeon.
Luminus - 3/24/2014, 8:53 PM
Sounds like utter banthashit.
McMeatFace - 3/24/2014, 8:53 PM
Babies with penis heads that were created by April O'Neill's father? Sounds awesome.
Demongod20 - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
@ MrCBM56

OMG dude you look forward to everything. I bet if the President turned the 4 of July into mandatory anal rape day. You would be like "Wow! That sucks that its mandatory but maybe I might like it."
^ just joking lol

But seriously you seem like a very positive minded mellow guy/girl. Wish I had you're out look when it came to CBMs.
GoldSlayer1 - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
Knowing the 2003 show, I expected shredder to have some significant involvement in the creation of the turtles.

I cant remember exactly why they made (probably to combat the shredder), but it could pretty much mutate any living being.

If it was an animal it would turn them into "humanoid" versions of the animal.
If it was a human, it would turn them into w/e animal they touched last. (in the show's case, a turtle for one guy who got oozed)

@MrCBM
It probably fits the story. It'll most likely be similar to the 2003 show, but with a couple of differences.
Gnyah123 - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
let me be the first to say.....
before you guys start complaining...just remember the movie isnt quite done yet so its not gonna look all that...some dont complain about the trailer when it comes out cgi etc...stuff

story wise....idk i dont really have a problem with it...
but i think it could turn out good..maybe
GenerationX - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
Babies with penis heads??? Typical stupid ass woman
Minato - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
All this means is that GOTG will be taking August FTW
Nomis - 3/24/2014, 8:54 PM
@ McGee-LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOLLLL!!!!!
Optimus83 - 3/24/2014, 8:55 PM
Cool. ...TMNT Trailer
MercwithMouth - 3/24/2014, 8:58 PM
I'm going to see this movie, and I'm going to love it. I've loved the Turtles my whole life, and I don't care how bad the movie is. I'm not expecting any intellectual crap, not expecting a great story. Just expecting some good old reptilian ass-kickery, and some Michael Bay type action. And Megan Fox is always nice to look at.

Turn off your brains for this one, and enjoy the shitfest as it should be enjoyed.
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