If you hadn't given up on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles already, you might after seeing the latest batch of set photos that came in over the weekend. First up, we have Raphael (Alan Ritchson) donning a disguise, in what appears to be a scene ripped-off from the original 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Maybe you can could call it an homage, but some might just call it lazy. It does have a nostalgia factor to it. But worse yet is the appearance of one Whoopi Goldberg in a crazy wig, which would have been a turn-off way back in 1990. She is death on cinema, and it makes no sense why she would show up here. The kids didn't want this. Trust us. We also have photos and video from downtown New York which depicts an explosion on April O'Neil's TV station. Check it out, and then make some noise. Please yell at Michael Bay: Whoopi Goldberg does not belong in this movie! Edit that out, or we're not going! Who's with me this morning? (We do like Megan Fox carrying the sai in her boot though, that's a nice touch.)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comes to theaters August 8th, 2014 and stars Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Jeremy Howard, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Danny Woodburn. The film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman.