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  • #29737
    Cat
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    Love that Peter Laird had something to say about this. I agree with Black Nerd about why Megan Fox is a bad idea and the politics of it, but his scope on the Turtles was really limited – too 89 series focused (discounted the wide popularity of the 2k3 show) and doesn’t really have a mind for any comics-based version of the story (basically every incarnation except the 89 show, and unmentionables like The Next Mutation)

    #37796
    Garayur
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    so this is out there now http://io9.com/first-look-at-the-action-figures-of-michael-bays-tmnt-1544095767

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    #37946
    Max
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    I’m sure we’ve all seen it, but I’ll go ahead and post this here on the off chance anybody missed it yesterday:

    #37947
    Max
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    I think the turtles look pretty awful, and I don’t know what to make of the metal face Foot Clan headed up by White Shredder yet. Megan Fox as April is actually a little more comics accurate than cartoon April, and the yellow leather jacket is more tasteful than the jumpsuit in my opinion. I think the movie looks like it will be exciting at the least. My overall impression of the whole thing was “man, this looks SO digital!”

    #37950
    Sage Zer0
    Participant

    In this day and age Max, what isn’t so digital…. I miss practical effects.

    #37952
    Max
    Participant

    It can be digital, but it needn’t look so digital. It looks like a video game in all the wrong ways.

    #37958
    TheBigBadShadowMan
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    yep all the stables of a Michael bay trailer
    chopper shots
    thing being destroyed with little to no reason to cause or effect
    Slow-mo shot
    Michael bay’s name slapped big on it and it is the only one that isn’t a studio or the title
    and lead “actress” having little to no lines for the whole trailer despite being in the most shots.

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    #37969
    M
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    @TheBigBadShadowMan

    I have this dreadful feeling that we’ll end up staring at some jerkass kid we don’t care about / hate (I’m thinking April’s cameraman, listed in the credits – probably to do all the talking April isn’t allowed to do). And all we can think is “why do they keep showing this jerkwad, there is a ro… turtle punching things right there in the background!”.

    #38108
    Max
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    Leonardo’s a jackass, Splinter is a Monk:
    http://comicsalliance.com/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-movie-johnny-knoxville-leonardo-tony-shaloub-splinter/

    I hope this is either really good, or really terrible. It would be the worst if it turned out to just be sort of okay.

    #40313
    Max
    Participant

    So at first glance, this seemed like an awful and terrible bit of propoganda. However, there are some interesting things afoot:

    Check shredder’s Asian accent at 2:10, casting doubt on him being an anglo under the helmet. the solar powered Turtle Van at 3:10 also. Plus the Back to the Future Big Dog hoverboard is inexplicably around, and there is what appears to be an extendable bo staff a-la Dragon Ball in play. also the boombox wall from step up 3d?

    #40318
    Armadon
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    whether the movie is good or not i am hating any previews these days, they show too much of the movie and most of the time ruining parts of it.
    and even though this isn’t a coming attraction it is still giving away scenes that i will otherwise pay to see.

    #40357
    Cat
    Keymaster

    There’s a lot of stuff they’re showing now that actually looks quite neat, but it really boils down to this: the TMNTs aren’t superheroes. They’re very well-trained ninja, that happen to be turtles. Even though their mutant, they’re people. They have similar limitations to people, but can breathe under water longer and have shells. That’s their power set. Despite being so different they’re relatable.

    This movie is about super-powered turtles. They’re 7-feet tall, completely jacked, and have an arsenal of inexplicable gadgets. They can punch through the roof of a military-grade SUV. They can fling one another into a speeding car, and instead of being killed and having their shell crushed, they smash the vehicle.

    Fortunately the Nick show has very meek, humanized teens for characters. If it wasn’t for that I’d be worried that this 90s-overdrive caricature of what an executive thinks a multimillion dollar property must be about would effect how the turtles are seen. What they fail to understand is the longevity of the Turtles is due to the combination of their humanizing traits and the freaky mutation action comedy that goes with them.

    #40362
    Armadon
    Participant

    Dam other intelligent view points. I was making myself like the ovedrive nature of the new turtles cause that is how i saw mutated creatures. Now i am reminded as for the reason the first movie was good, not that i could relate to them, but showing how their skill over comes challenges.
    Much like the difference between Batman actions and Superman action.
    The unfortunate side affect of making hulking heroes is thst you will end up with over-hulk villians. Despite the size however i like the physical look of the turtles, to me that is how a mutant turtle should appear.

    On a personal note, Turtles 2 wasn’t a good film but i remember being entertained by it as a kid and liked the normal size characters fighting the big baddies, yes even Super Shredder.

    #40436
    Garayur
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    #40472
    Max
    Participant

    “All this green in my pockets? You can call it turtle power.” Ought to be on the poster:
    http://io9.com/the-new-tmnt-movie-rap-song-has-nothing-to-do-with-vani-1608592412

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