In the face of more dismal reviews since the film’s launch, Megan Fox is keeping busy by promoting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox was spotted on Sunday, October 26, at a press conference for the film in Beijing, China, along with co-star William Fichtner and movie producers.
All eyes at the Shangri-La hotel were reportedly on Fox, who showed up at the Chinese premiere in a short black dress paired with black-strapped heels. Fox was wearing her hair in loose waves and topped off her look with an orange eye mask, which she kept on her head instead of wearing over her eyes. The eye mask that Fox wore was similar to the masks worn by the crime-fighting turtles in the live action movie.
Beijing was supposedly one stop in a lineup of cities included in the global tour on which Fox and her colleagues embarked to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox reportedly looked happy talking about the project at the press conference. Fox plays reporter April O’Neil in the film, a human liaison for the turtles. The film has successfully garnered $109 million since it opened recently.
Despite a successful international release for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the film is now facing bad reviews from critics. A review published in The Standard said that Fox had been “miscast as a smart cookie,” implying that her one strength was looking “pretty” in the film, and that the film was simply an origin story that lacked intellect and emotion.
The story of the film revolves around the plot of Shredder, the antagonist, working to take over New York. O’Neil, Fox’s character, then stumbles onto the four turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michaelangelo, who seem like the only creatures that can stop Shredder. “The new film diminishes whatever charm the plucky reptiles once had and settles for being just another dumb, mind-numbing action movie,” wrote a reviewer in Express.