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Michael Bay's TMNT
Y'know, I think the young African-American fellow here has the appropriate reaction to this particular line of inquiry:


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JasonN Wrote:I can confirm that statement to be very, very, very..... VERY true :| went to see the movie just this afternoon, should've gone with my gut instinct and seen Guardians of the Galaxy for a second time instead.

- the story is generic and plain beyond an understatement and there are wayyyy too many instances of plot coincidences involving April to move the story forward

- the "rewriting" of the turtles origins isn't just unnecessary, it's completely retardedly stupid :| So now not only were Splinter and the turtles test subjects for April's scientist dad, but were also her pets that she saved from a fire and dropped into the sewers? Splinter wasn't the pet of a Japanese master martial artist, but just a lab rat?? Splinter learned martial arts not from watching and mimicking his master, but just from a random book he happened to find in the sewers?!? Give me a f**king break....

- Megan Fox is a f**king terrible actress, plain and simple. She could not act her way out of a wet paper bag covered in sh*t and piss :p

- No Casey Jones.... that sucks. Instead we get Vernon, the stupid schmuck from the cartoon series who originally was a cowardly liar always trying to one-up April in a news story. And he's been turned into a love interest, lovely....

- a lot of shaky-cam in the action scenes. For a movie where your lead action characters are CG humanoid turtles, that is absurd

- the villains are one dimensional beyond belief, the Shredder is just an evil bad guy with no personality (seriously, Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy had more of an identity and presence than Shredder) and the millionaire/scientist character (can't even remember his name, Sachs?) is like an older version of that human jackass from TF3 that you knew was evil the moment you see him on screen.

- the villains "evil plan" is honestly one of the dumbest evil plans I've seen in a movie in years

- I only laughed once in the entire movie: it's when the turtles are in the elevator going up to their final battle with the Shredder and they suddenly just break out into beatboxing to pump themselves up.


Am going to rewatch the original 1990 movie later tonight to get this crap out of my brain, because that movie was AWESOME and an honest-to-god real TMNT movie.


I've watched the film and totally agree with all those points.

I penned my thoughts on how this could be fixed, but it will not be possible through editing I'm afraid.

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I finally sat down to watch this and it's super forgettable and empty feeling. I won't go into the plot too much or really at all. It feels like it's missing 30 minutes of characters getting to know each other.

One highlight I saw right away though was Will Arnett's character making food in his apartment. He casually squeezed mustard onto a piece of bread, then even more casually sprinkled parmesan onto it and took a bite before it cut away to something else. Will Arnett snuck a season four Arrested Development joke into Ninja Turtles!

"He's VERY good."

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I agree with some of the people on here. Like some I have a kid who's 7 and he loved this movie. I enjoyed it to a point. The turtles were spot on with their voices and how they acted. I just wish they could make a ninja turtle movie without a April O'Neil (Megan Fox is soooo bad). If they were smart they would've gave more screen time to Will Arnett and throw away the whole April O'Neil story lines. Just wish when they re-do movies or attempt to, change up the script a bit and do different things. I know this is a Michael Bay production and any original thought is not there, but come on. Take the newer Transformers episode, the whole back story with Megatron becoming Galvatron was ripped right out of Transformers: Animated. But would I watch TMNT again, yeah I would, but only when my kid wants to.
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So the Turtles get blown up, is that it?
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Kirestananderson01 Wrote:So the Turtles get blown up, is that it?

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I just got back from TMNT-Out of the Shadows.

It's a bit of a step-up from the last one, but not by much. If you're a fan of the old cartoon there's plenty to love in this one


Don't expect anything from Shredder...this is one movie where he gets very little to do other than stand around and give orders, and when he finally joins up with Krang, he's swiftly disposed of and put on ice. The Technodrome is also a wasted opportunity in the film, as it barely finishes assembling before the effects of the portal are reversed and it's pulled back through. At least it's eyeball shows up.

Rocksteady and Bebop get most of the action against the Turtles, and are way more competant against them than their animated counterparts from the 80s. In fact, it feels weird how they get taken down by the human characters while the Turtles face off against Krang

The Turtles act a lot more like the Turtles, they have great banter, and have personality clashes where it's needed, leading to moments of doubt and a compelling argument that ultimately resolves itself and they become all the stronger for it as a group.

ZERO casualties in the movie too.

And if you've seen the third act of the first Avengers movie...most of the third act is this.

The best set peice is the battle in the plane that leads ultimately to a battle at a waterfall. Great stuff, you see most of it in the trailers but it works very well

A generous 2/5 for me. Not the best 80's toon tribute there could be, but a step in the right direction.
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(05-31-2016, 12:59 PM)Zarius Wrote: I just got back from TMNT-Out of the Shadows.

It's a bit of a step-up from the last one, but not by much. If you're a fan of the old cartoon there's plenty to love in this one


Don't expect anything from Shredder...this is one movie where he gets very little to do other than stand around and give orders, and when he finally joins up with Krang, he's swiftly disposed of and put on ice. The Technodrome is also a wasted opportunity in the film, as it barely finishes assembling before the effects of the portal are reversed and it's pulled back through. At least it's eyeball shows up.

Rocksteady and Bebop get most of the action against the Turtles, and are way more competant against them than their animated counterparts from the 80s. In fact, it feels weird how they get taken down by the human characters while the Turtles face off against Krang

The Turtles act a lot more like the Turtles, they have great banter, and have personality clashes where it's needed, leading to moments of doubt and a compelling argument that ultimately resolves itself and they become all the stronger for it as a group.

ZERO casualties in the movie too.

And if you've seen the third act of the first Avengers movie...most of the third act is this.

The best set peice is the battle in the plane that leads ultimately to a battle at a waterfall. Great stuff, you see most of it in the trailers but it works very well

A generous 2/5 for me. Not the best 80's toon tribute there could be, but a step in the right direction.

Do you feel the two movies could be mixed into one descent movie?
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revel911 Wrote:Do you feel the two movies could be mixed into one descent movie?

I think it would make a decent hybrid actually.

For the 2014 portions, I would have to completely cut out the parts with the other actor playing Shredder and save his first "big reveal" for the battle in the lair or something, but it wouldn't be a base-breaker.

I've got a few extra ideas about the movie over in my fanedit ideas thread.
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Looks like there's going to be another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, produced by the same idiots who produced the last reboot.

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