TMNT 2 trailer drops: heroes in a half shell or just half baked?

Paramount just released the trailer for director Michael Bay’s latest explosion-o-rama Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, the sequel to the wildly (and inexplicably) successful 2014 reboot of the franchise. The trailer has it all: Megan Fox, as reporter and turtle confidante April O’Neil in a naughty schoolgirl outfit (for the fellas), Arrow star Stephen Amell as vigilante/love interest Casey Jones (for the ladies…rawr!), weird looking turtle-esque looking creatures, and, as with any Michael Bay production, things blowing up real good.

Believe it or not, 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles earned $493.3 million at the box office on a $125 million budget. This sequel was greenlit soon after the reboot was released. I can only hope the presence of Will Arnett was the reason for the first film’s success.

In addition to Megan, Will and Stephen (and those odd looking turtles) the cast includes Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (How could you?) as the head of the NYPD’s organized crime division and, in his bid to put himself in every single movie, Tyler Perry – looking like a skinnier version of Eddie Murphy’s Sherman Klump from The Nutty Professor, who plays mad scientist Baxter Stockton.

So, check out the trailer, if you dare. If nothing else, all of the action is set to an interesting remix of Run DMC’s classic “It’s Tricky.” What? Was Vanilla Ice busy? The movie won’t be out until June 3 of next year, but are you already adding it to your summer movie list?

Megan Fox channeled Britney Spears to shoot another scene in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 in NYC

German premiere of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' set

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  1. Ana A. says:

    They are making a second one of these? Wasn’t the first bad enough?

    I somehow feel bad for Megan Fox. She’ll always be used as a wet dream for Michael Bay and little boys.

  2. lower-case deb says:

    the turtles creeped me out the first time, creeps me out still.

  3. MonicaQ says:

    Well that straight up tombstoned my childhood. The last thing Micheal Bay did that was good was Bad Boys.

  4. DesertReal says:

    Oh my goodness. I’ll admit right now that I watched the cartoons when I was a kid- but avoided all the live-action flicks they made in the 90’s because they looked awful.
    That being said, my husband & I watched the first movie a few months ago when it came on TV & it was silly. Sure. But it also had a lot of funny moments w/ adult humor.
    I’d never pay $ to watch it- but I could see why it was popular. A lot of people in their 30s or 40s have kids now & don’t mind the (occasional) nostalgia trip…with cocktails included lol

  5. Blackbetty says:

    These turtles are so creepy. I’ll always prefer the one from my childhood.

  6. skipper says:

    I was excited about the first one but was really disappointed in it when I saw it. I was really surprised they made a second one, I never even heard about it until the trailer dropped yesterday. I don’t care what anyone says about the plastic surgery Megan has had done. She looks absolutely stunning to me.

  7. Casi says:

    Um…where are my gratuitous half-naked Stephen Amell shots? Let’s be equal opportunity around here, people.

  8. Jayna says:

    She is so striking.

  9. Loopy says:

    It made HOW MUCH, and here I thought it came and went and was a complete flop. Who does the voices for the ninjas?

  10. Jessica says:

    The trailer looks silly to me but I can see why kids would like it. It seems silly but fun.

    • momoftwo says:

      I was about to post the same thing, my 9 and 5 year old boys are going to love this, and it seems like a fun movie to bring them too, especially since they’ll recognize the villains as well

  11. Lama Bean says:

    Tyler Perry looking like a skinny Klump. Haaaaaaaaa. He really does find his way into so many movies. I guess I can’t hate on his hustle.

  12. Jwoolman says:

    Some things just don’t belong in live action. Really.

  13. Zigggy says:

    I was super excited for the first one, but so disappointed when they turned Shredder into basically a transformer. He’s supposed to be a man in armour, not some robot suit.