August 8th is quickly approaching. With that comes the reboot of our four favorite subterranean, pizza-loving, ninjutsu-fighting, party-time having, half-shell wearing, beach-slang talking, reptilian mutant brothers… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Michael Bay hasn’t offered us much in the way of getting a good look at all the characters and getting some semblance of the plot. On the other side of the coin, what he has offered up has served as insanely tantalizing carrots dangling down in front of our faces, just beyond our reach, definitely leaving us dying for more. Up to this point, we have seen two amazing trailers and a set of thought provoking, minimalist movie posters. If you’ve missed out on any of those thus far, look no further. They are linked for you right here.
Now that you’re up to speed with everything new turtles-related, Mr. Bay has given us a new batch of TMNT movie posters to marvel at. If you’re into the graffiti street artist Banksy, these will be right up your alley.
The new set of TMNT promo posters have that all too familiar, spray paint and stencil street art style, leaving streaks of paint dripping down where the artist looks to have gone a little too heavy in certain spots. The goal looks to be very similar to the first set, though. Minimalist. The first movie posters were nothing but zoomed in, full-color fists, clenching onto their weapons. Nothing more. This time we get semi-full body shots of all the characters, but the posters are almost entirely devoid of any color… minus the nice little touch of filling in the color of the turtles’ respective headbands. We’re forced to draw character detail from the negative space in and around the black.
The mystery rages on. Until now, the two characters we haven’t gotten very good looks at have been The Shredder and Master Splinter. The Shredder is displayed above but lets be honest, as awesome as he looks and with the new details we can see here, this is not a good look at our villain. We have yet to get that straight-on, well-lit, clear shot of Old Shred Head that we’re all dying to get. We’ve received even less of Splinter. This is yet another well-hung carrot, dangled in front of our faces, intentionally placed out there, just beyond our reach to make us believe we’ve been given SOMETHING… but actually… not really.
So what poster are you digging the most? Do you like the Banksy street art approach? What are you thinking about The Shredder so far? Throw it all down in the comments section and I’ll see you down there.
By: Eli Rebich