Coming Distractions: The TMNT: Out Of The Shadows trailer is light on ooze, heavy on bonkers

Last fall’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t live up to the nostalgia for the original comic book, syndicated cartoon, or the earlier Turtles movies of the early ’90s. So now—perhaps at the bidding of franchise Sith Lord Michael Bay—rookie director David Green looks to be turning all the dials up to 11, as evidenced by a gnarlier, more radical first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.

In one of the few comparisons that will ever be drawn between Ninja Turtles and Downton Abbey, Laura Linney is the first face that appears on screen. An Avengers-style wormhole storm then opens up over Manhattan, hinting at a rumored-to-be-returning favorite villain. Meanwhile, the Turtles mount try to prevent a high-speed jailbreak (we’re guessing Shredder is in the S.W.A.T. van), and a montage of the Foot Clan getting their asses kicked …

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