The media blitz for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been in full effect for a while now. Countless clips and TV spots have already been released, and with the movie coming out in a little over a week, there’s no need to go into too much detail about the footage that was shown during Paramount’s presentation for the film. I will say, though, that while the action is exactly what you’d expect from a Michael Bay-produced film, the humor was surprisingly on point, albeit unabashedly geared towards a younger audience. The footage also further hinted at April O'Neil's shared history with Splinter.
The panel consisted of producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, co-creator Kevin Eastman, director Jonathan Liebesman, and cast members Megan Fox (April O’Neil) and Will Arnett (Vernon Fenwick). During the Q&A portion, Eastman deftly sidestepped a question about previous incarnations of the script involving aliens, and the entire panel also talked about who their favorite Ninja Turtle is. Thanks mostly to Arnett, the panel offers some laughs and is worth checking out if you’re looking forward to seeing this film or if you’re on the fence and could use a bit more convincing.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits theaters August 8th, 2014.