Baffling Movie Trailers: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) & God’s Not Dead

I watched the movie trailers for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and God’s Not Dead and they both baffled me. Take a look!

What? I… what?

From a story standpoint, this new TMNT movie might be solid. It sounds like they’re leaning on the material from the current cartoon series on Nickelodeon (it is their studio making the movie), so that’s good, but… is it just me, or do the CGI turtles look awful? They just don’t look like they’re really there. Of course, they’re not really there, but for this point in the history of CGI characters, they look bad. Watto looked more real in The Phantom Menace, and that movie is fifteen years old! It’s a little too early to pass judgement on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), but my instincts are telling me this is going to be too violent for kids and too stupid for adults. We’ll see…

Whoa… you’re dropping the sound and the fury quote as delivered by Hercules (Kevin Sorbo) in the trailer? That is surely the hallmark of a well written movie. (Sarcasm. I LOVE it!) I presume Sorbo has nothing else to do and as we all know, Dean Cain will do any movie, but I guess the bottom line here is I know a piece of propaganda when I see one. The real question this trailer generates isn’t whether or not God is dead (the movie’s title already tells us where the movie falls on that subject), but what I’d really like to know is why people who so obviously believe in God think that God needs a propaganda film.

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Posted on March 28, 2014, in movie review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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