The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Knock Off Banksy In Their New Posters

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is coming in August, much to both the trepidation and anticipation of everybody who grew up with the terrible cartoon. And, in classic Turtles style, Paramount is marketing the movie as edgy… but not too edgy!

Namely these “street art” inspired posters, first discovered via Instagram, which make us wonder what Banksy would do with the franchise. That said, the art’s actually kind of pretty, and we like the strong lines. See if you agree:

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Yeesh, Shredder, guy, there’s such a thing as overkill. Maybe you could take the knives off your knives and still communicate your overall message? Anyway, it’s nice to see this incarnation of the Turtles continues the fine tradition of co-opting urban modes of expression to sell suburban kids stuff. On the other hand, at least they’re not inflicting something like this on us:

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