When Nick revealed the new designs for its upcoming Ninja Turtles cartoon reboot, there was a bit of a shock at just how stylised this latest take on the heroes in a half-shell looked. But it turns out those zany, over-the-top-cartoony designs actually look pretty solid in motion.
These ninja teens have got some style.GIF: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon)
… Mostly, that is. The action scenes in this new trailer for Rise look pretty slick and frenetic, full of bold lines and vivid colours. The dialogue scenes meanwhile seem a little more basic and stilted in comparison, and it makes for a jarring split in a trailer between smooth style and a little clunkiness.
Still, as someone who didn’t dislike, but didn’t exactly love, these designs when they were first revealed, seeing them in action — combined with the colourful haze of the background art — makes them work a little better.