I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
This is why my account name is Fifthturtle
. I know. I know. It's like a light bulb just went off in your head.
In recent years, the TMNT have had somewhat of a resurgence -- although not as huge as that of the original tidal wave circa 1987-1994 -- mostly due to the new cartoon show featured prominently on Fox Saturday Morning cartoons
. The new cartoon is leaps and bounds better than the original for a ton of reasons, mostly because it actually focuses on larger stories, more distinct personalities, and is actually based on the comic books that the TMNT spawned from. But still, for many, there is only one TMNT, and it is that old one.
At any rate, they are making a new movie to capitalize on the popularity of the new TV show (use the term new loosely, it debuted in 2003). This movie is done completely in CGI (a la
Pixar movies), and it just looks brilliant. There are some true TMNT fans (and one half of the creators) working on it, and it shows. The tone looks to have been directly lifted from the comic books. This is how the Turtles should always have been on the big screen.
The teaser trailer
was released today. Check it out.
Let's hope this is as awesome as it looks, generates a ton of money, and they make more.