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."