Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Whether New York City wants it or not, it’s getting a visit from four very unusual heroes this summer. So we might as well get to know them before they arrive.
Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has revealed four new motion posters for each of the four heroes in a half-shell. The emphasis here is really on “motion” — they’re jam-packed with explosive stunts and daring rescues. Check ’em all out after the jump.
Total Film debuted the new posters. I’d say these aren’t really “posters” so much as really short teasers in an annoying vertical format, but who am I to argue with the Paramount marketing team?
Here’s Leonardo (mo-capped by Pete Ploszek, voiced by Johnny Knoxville):
And Michelangelo (Noel Fisher):
And Raphael (Alan Ritchson):
And last but not least, Donatello (Jeremy Howard):
They’re not too bad, at least if you’ve enjoyed the other promos so far. It’s just too bad we don’t get a better sense of the Turtles’ personalities here. Normally they fit into four distinct and familiar archetypes, a la the four Houses of Hogwarts or the four ladies of Sex and the City, but in these posters they seem more or less interchangeable.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lands in theaters August 8. Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, and the voice of Tony Shalhoub also star.
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