There will always be a special place in our hearts for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The fact that they’ve been going strong for nearly 30 years is an impressive feat for any award show, let alone one with the added cost of a slime budget. As adults, there have been times where we’ve felt disconnected from what’s cool to Nickelodeon viewers, but with the string of remakes and reboots, we can once again share in the joy we once had watching clips like this featuring a stunt team and new clip from the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
This clip, and the movie itself, is our childhood come to life. We vacillated a bit on the first film in the updated franchise for being too gritty and too far from the source material of the cartoons. We know the comics were extremely dark but to us, TMNT will always be measured against its ’80s cartoon iteration. The upcoming TMNT:OOTS (ha, TMN Toots!) seems to embrace what we love and has leaned hard into the fan service of the original cartoon series. And we are just fine with that when it comes to the turtles.
In the clip, we see the iconic Turtle Van fire manhole covers at some Foot Clan baddies and we finally get a name to the giant mechanical nunchaku we saw in the Super Bowl trailer. Michelangelo’s “Nunchucks Giganticus” are ridiculous in all the right ways and speak to what we love about the characters and the franchise. Yet the film can still remain updated and “gritty” with action sequences like Raphael relying on his durability when he jumps out the back of the van (garbage truck) to engage some attackers.
How excited are you about what will now and forever be called TMN-TOOTS!? Let us know in the comments below!
Image: Paramount Pictures