Seth Rogen’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ looks legitimately great
From “permanent teenager” Seth Rogen comes the new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem featuring modern touches like a digital palette reminiscent of your favorite Procreate art and teens-with-tech.
Here’s the official synopsis: After years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil (Ayo Edebiri) helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.
WATCH THE TRAILER!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem will tell the well-loved story of master rat martial artist Splinter (Jackie Chan) and his four adoptive sons Donatello (Micah Abbey), Michelangelo (Shamon Brown Jr.), Leonardo (Nicolas Cantu), and Raphael (Brady Noon) — baby turtles who made contact with mystery goo — sorry, ooze — and mutated into humanoid-turtle mutants with attitude and heart. After anonymously keeping the streets of New York City safe, Mutant Mayhem finds the brothers longing to be accepted by the city they serve while also fighting foes like Bebop (Seth Rogen) and Rocksteady (John Cena).
While the teaser trailer brims with energy and a promising cast of characters, the real star is the visuals. The animation almost looks like sketch-art with bright-yet-gritty textures. If the story hits home, the film could find itself a great partner to the wildly successful and touching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
The film will cowabunga into theaters on Aug. 4, 2023, dude.