Production is underway in New York for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and we have the first set photos via social media and Brazilian film website Probidoler.. Michael Bay has also released a couple of images of the new vehicles of the film including the new turtle van which is now a garbage truck.
Megan Fox is running around as April, something I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of since she can’t actually do anything else in the film apparently. She’s holding a purple canister of ooze, I assume the same stuff that will be used to give us Bebop and Rocksteady. Also, can someone in wardrobe give Megan Fox a bra please, I thought this was now a franchise for little kids why are visible hard nipples in frame so important?
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones looks interchangeable with his character from Arrow, you’d think they’d try to do something to make him look different or slightly more like the comic book character he’s supposed to be playing here, nope. I guess we can be happy he’s grabbing a hockey stick and not a bow.
There’s been a argument defending the dumbness of the last film including the statement that’s it’s clearly targeting a younger audience than say Avengers or Transformers, but I don’t think that’s the case when they’re sexualizing the lead actress like this, when the character was originally a mother figure.
The target demographic is obviously teen boys, and that means they should be upping the quality to actually be competitive, instead we’ve seen Paramount get just as lazy with plot and characters as they have with their horrendous but popular Transformers franchise. I want this to become a better movie, but a studio like Paramount isn’t known for improving their films and this first look isn’t making me optimistic in the slightest.
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) April 25, 2015