If you liked the first CG-heavy, embarrassingly-awful Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, get ready for more of the same with TMNT 2!
It looks like Paramount is trying to snare longtime fans of the series into turning out for this sequel to the 2014 blockbuster, with vigilante Casey Jones (Arrow’s Stephen Amell) and Shredder lackies Bebop and Rocksteady coming on board. Megan Fox will also return as reporter April O’Neil (and if the random exploitative shot of her chest in the trailer is any indication, we’ll be seeing the return of producer Michael Bay’s patented camera-ogling too) and Will Arnett playing . . . Will Arnett.
Look, the first TMNT movie made dump trucks of money despite getting blasted by critics, so nobody was actually expecting the sequel to be much better. Still, it’s not impossible to make a good movie out of this franchise. Then again, audiences will eat it up anyway, so why should Paramount even try?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 hits theaters June 3, 2016.