Michael Bay is synonymous with making spectacular, blockbuster VFX films. From Bad Boys to Transformers, he is Hollywood's king of explosions. The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer is vintage Bay. Though the film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman, Bay's style is clearly evident. From the sweeping shots of the New York City skyline to the quick edits of the turtles fight with The Foot Clan, there's no doubt this film will be action packed.
1The Fight Between Splinter and Shredder
The trailer shows us a few tantalizing scenes of the duel between Shredder and Splinter; with a defeated Splinter seemingly on his last breath under a pile of rubble. Every great comic adaptation hinges on the strength of the antagonist. If your villain is weak, then the hero is lesser for it. Shredder looks fantastic here. Channeling an almost Megatron-like vibe as he attacks Splinter. This pivotal fight scene is a classic good versus evil showdown from Michael Bay. I have high hopes that William Fichtner will be awesome as Shredder.
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