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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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cool. i was kinda dissapointed in the CGI film (the story was shite) but the cgi was decent. id prefer a live action film though.

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I've hoped for a new live action film for ages. I love the first film a lot, make it as dark as that or darker and I'll be happy.

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I've hoped for a new live action film for ages. I love the first film a lot, make it as dark as that or darker and I'll be happy.

They wont though in order to appeal to the kids market :lol:

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I didn't know Bay was involved with Platinum Dunes. Then again, I've not seen any of the companies movies either.

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Not that it's relevant but that image is wicked.

Wow, I love that. Raphael actually looks scary.

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No, he looks gormless as fuck.

The rest look like they've just come back from a Linkin Park concert.

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Yeah, making turtles dark NOW just seems way too late. Maybe 5 years ago but these days you can't just make an old franchise dark for it to become instantly cool and exciting.

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at least it looks like its appealing to older fans. They don't look like "teenagers" though

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I watched the 2007 movie last night. I have no idea what the hell was going on in the "oh noes, the world is in peril!" stakes, but it was still enjoyable for all the actual turtle action. Had some decent voice talent in there, too, but I couldn't watch April without hearing Buffy (whereas, say, Nolan North definitely was Raph, instead of Nathan Drake).

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Teenage Martian Ninja Turtles?

He is just seeing how many people he can annoy now isn't he?

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This is really fucked up.

The origin story here is actually a really important part of it all, like they live in the sewers because they got flushed, the get looked after by Splinter because he's a rat so you know, he lives in the sewers.. it's all fucking important man..

I fucking hate space, it is like the destroyer of any sort of sensible story line because at any point you can change the rules and say "lol aliens".

The whole point of the turtles is that they are grounded, they have physical limitations and they rely on technology we use and understand not fucking magic space shit that can alter the rules of physics or whatever. They eat Pizza and use ninja weapons and where the fuck do you get a pizza delivered in space?

This has actually made me really annoyed, it's going to be the worst movie ever.

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It'll probably just mean that the mutation is caused by "alien" stuff rather than they arrive on Earth as talking, martial arts Turtles. No childhoods have been raped yet.

Still... it is Bay so maybe we should invest in a rape whistle.

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There's a rumour it may be an alternate dimension thing.. though if that means they're from an anthromorphic furry-esque world that's even worse..

Plus it's Bay - they'll probably ALL be voiced by Shia LaBeouf <_<

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From Michael Bay:

Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.

He is right, given his impeccable track record I can't believe people are worried he wouldn't be totally respectful to the fans and source material.

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Michael Bay AND the guy who made the execrable Battle: Los Angeles? This is going to be dire.

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It'll end up being about 30m of Turtles, 2h30m of the US military blowing up shit.

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From Michael Bay:

He is right, given his impeccable track record I can't believe people are worried he wouldn't be totally respectful to the fans and source material.

That was almost verbatim the same reassurance he gave us screaming Transformer-fans about him changing... well just about everything of the TF universe. And that from a fanbase which is quite literally used to change. I don't like TMNT as much as TF, but bloody hell. I'd never wish Michael Bay upon any franchise's fanbase. He'll fuck things up, leave the story to rot in the corner, focus upon the military and coarse adolescent humour (hey, that one might actually work here), add explosions, go on about how intense stuff is, and before you know it, you're looking at three hours of brain killing pictures where you start to get bored half way and one hour before the end you start to question your sanity, before descending into some god-awful conclusion out of nowhere, full of heavy out-of-place quotes. You'll be happy it's over and wonder why your bum hurts so much as you scramble to make any sense of it.

I've been through this phase three times now, and each time it seems to become worse and more non-sensical and each time you still cling on that sliver of hope that it's going to be at least equal to the worst Japanese spin-off of your favourite franchise.

God help the Turtles. They're going to die horribly and the fans are powerless to stop him as the brain-dead movie-goers will lap it up and set new records for Bay yet again.

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Hey I think folk need to relax a notch when it comes to this guy.

He's not pulling a George Lucas and taking what you thought was your movies away from you and replacing them with updated versions. The old movies are still there. Including that fucking awfull 3rd one. Plus anyone decrying the murder of the turtles because of the possible origin change, where the fuck were you when that crappy cgi movie came out? Is that all fine because they didnt change the origins?

I guess its a shame that there will be a significant tonal shift with the old and the new and that fans of the old ones will be alienated, but...its Michael Bay. I thought people knew about him already! :P

I liked Transformers as a kid, and Bays version sure as shit wasnt anything like it, but I still found it to be alright - considering the type of movies Bay is known to make, its should be an accepted norm now that hes going to give it his own "spin",

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