I have to say I’m not really shocked to see the TMNT trailer out before the 4th. That was the rumor I heard it was going to come out with Captain America the Winter Soldier. Today I just happen to be browsing YouTube and I saw that the trailer was now online, so I went ahead and watched it. You can watch the trailer at the end of this post, so if you want to jump down to watch it before reading the rest.
So the trailer starts off with a voice over talking about the city and how it’s in disarray with the crime, and everything is being destroyed. That the people want heroes, it’s at this point we learn that the voice over is speaking to April and that it’s the man who is playing Shredder in the film.
Now at this point, we all know that this is a new take on Shredder and not anything we’ve seen before. We also get shots of what looks like is going to be the foot clan, which is likely the force of the crime in the city. We see them being tossed about and then finally see the Turtles and we also learns something about the plot of the film as well.
Here is where things are getting changed and changed big time, Shredder is explaining that heroes are not born they are created, we see the ooze being made and some pretty awesome but quick shots of the turtles fighting. We learn that April’s father and Shredder were trying to create heroes.
This leaves me to believe that the Ooz was created by April’s father and Shredder, and something happened between them and April’s father was murdered. At this point I don’t we’ll have Master Splinter because of this change, but it could be that Master Splinter is April’s father. So here is what I think;
Shredder wants to use the Ooz to create something horrible but April’s father is against it so he is done away with, the turtles are then created as a mistake and Shredder is unaware of it until they show up. With this sort of setup, we could see that April’s father was supposedly killed by end up being mutated into a rat along with the turtles. For all we know, the turtles could be people and not just turtles turn into humanoids.
I’m mixed about the trailer because it looks really cool but I’m just not so set on the casting choices or the plot that the trailer put forward. Now remember that the trailer is that, that might not even be what the film is about and everything I just said could be dead wrong. I’m hoping they don’t go that route because we’ve seen it before, two men get together to create something powerful, then said partner wants to use it for evil while the other doesn’t agree. The good partner ends up dead; but is redeemed for what he created by the offsprings.
We’ve seen this in the new Spider man films, Peters Father created the spiders that bite him and his partner while not totally evil, was turn into a monster that the Peter later had to defeat.