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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie 2014 Release Date, Cast & News Update: Fans Dismayed by Turtles' Looks; 'They're Weirdly Shaped'

First Posted: Mar 26, 2014 05:25 AM EDT
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The turtle superheroes in the upcoming Ninja Turtles reboot reportedly looks a bit off according to CinemaBlend's Eric Eisenberg who was able to get a glimpse of the trailer.

Eisenberg, who attended CinemaCon, detailed the reboot's trailer in the report. The clip reportedly starts off with Shredder saying how "crime, violence and fear" has plagued the city.

The turtle superheroes come into scene next though Eisenberg notes that the characters in the scene were too fast for him to identify who's who. Megan Fox is also in the trailer, reportedly recording the action scene.

The CinemaBlend reporter notes that the most surprising thing about the movie as seen in the trailer at Cinemacon are the turtles themselves. For Eisenberg, the 2014 Ninja Turtles looked a bit odd.

"Outside of the change in the origin story, the biggest reveal was the look of the turtles themselves. While the bodies looked fine, the thing that gives me pause is the look of their heads. While it's obviously a challenge to find some kind of middle-point between real life turtles and humans, the design seems to be stuck in a weird middle point where it just looks a bit off. In addition to being out of proportion with their bodies, they are also a bit weirdly shaped and look... off," he wrote.

One fan commented on Eisenberg's write-up saying, "I knew it. I knew they'd mess this up." Another commented, "I stand, flabbergasted and helpless, motionless, and without recourse as my childhood dies all around me."

Fans of the franchise will have to wait until August 8 to see the movie and get a glimpse of the familiar characters themselves. The 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles casts Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo and Jeremy Howard as Donatello.

Megan Fox will be April O'Neil, the protagonists' friend. Shredder will be played William Fichtner while Danny Woodburn casts as Splinter.

The Michael Bay film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman with screenplay by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec. The film will still be based on Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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