‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Has Its Work Cut Out For It, Even With Megan Fox

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows‘ new trailer was released last month, according to Games Radar. The new trailer shows that the upcoming movie will take a slightly rebellious turn as the turtles are prepared to fight to be a part of the surface world.

Fans have witnessed quite a few changes in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise over the past years, with some comic books being full of fun, with other being more violent with a serious tone. But this time, fans will witness what the turtles, who live like outcasts underground, are willing to do to become a part of the surface world.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been a part of pop culture ever since its creation in 1984, according to Forbes. It’s one of few franchises that has kept generations truly excited to see new versions and adaptations for over three decades.

Since its creation in 1984, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has seen a number of comic books, various animated versions as well as video game adaptations that have been a more or less consistent feature of pop culture.

But the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows has a much higher responsibility than all of its predecessors (animated versions, video games, and comic books). First of all, given the fact that Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, released in 2014, was a complete failure in the eyes of the franchise fans, the new movie has a good opportunity to save the franchise’s reputation.

Second of all, given the fact that movies based on comic books are consistently released every year and have become a substantial part of every moviegoer’s life, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows has a mission to show it is capable of competing with such giants as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad.

And thirdly, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie should be equally liked by both nostalgic 30- to 40-year-old people and today’s younger generation. And that’s a rather difficult mission as for a 2016 movie.

But judging by the trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, it sure looks like the new movie is on the right track. The trailer boasts spectacularly colorful scenes that look fun and exciting. And the fact that Stephen Amell, Laura Linney, and Tyler Perry were added to the cast could also become a big factor for the movie’s success.

And while the new movie looks like a promising mix of fun characters, evil villains, a climactic alien invasion, as well as lots of awkward and hilarious action by the turtles, it will still be difficult for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows to have a successful theatrical run with a June 3 release date.

And since the previous movie was a total failure and grossed a modest $185 million in the U.S., many moviegoers could pass on watching the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, especially given the fact that the film will be released the week after X-Men: Apocalypse, a week before Warcraft, and two weeks before Finding Dory.

But neither X-Men, Warcraft, nor Finding Dory have Megan Fox in the cast. And that’s a huge factor to consider.

However, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is definitely not the blockbuster of this summer, which is why it will be difficult for the new film to even reach the box office numbers of the original movie, which grossed a whopping $491 million worldwide, making it the third-biggest movie in August history after Guardians of the Galaxy and The Sixth Sense.

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