I liked the first Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. It was silly fun, rather dumb, and actually had a really great take on the Turtles themselves. The idea that they might actually wear distinct clothing shouldn’t be this revolutionary. Well the sequel is on its way, and the first trailer was released today!
Say hello to the new Bebop and Rocksteady, y’all!
I will admit to giggling out loud multiple times during this trailer, mostly our of sheer dumbness. But man, c’mon, I’m not made of stone! And it’s not like this movie assumes it’s going to be in the Oscar race. It’s just gonna be a big, dumb, silly Ninja Turtles movie! Isn’t that what we all need in our lives sometimes?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows will premiere on June 3.
I’m very excited that Bebop and Rocksteady are going to be in the new Ninja Turtles movie – but set photos have revealed that they are going to be intensely accurate characters. Check out these set photos.
That’s Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop and WWE wrestler Sheamus as Rocksteady, both before their mutations into a warthog and a rhino respectively. Just look at them. They look exactly like the classic cartoon versions of the characters, to an insane degree. There are pictures on the web of Williams even wearing the classic vest.
In a movie that finally gave the Ninja Turtles themselves unique and individual looks, why go so weirdly cartoony on Bebop and Rocksteady? Why not re-invent them as well?
I suppose it doesn’t matter in the end. I liked the first movie, and I’m excited to see them in the second! I hope they’re not too campy. The writers should read the current IDW comic book series for an amazing portrayal of Bebop and Rocksteady.