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Old July 21 2013, 09:32 PM   #46
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Sure, about anyone can find their way to NYC, but how many of them can plausibly call upon the sorts of hardware and manpower resources the US military can? How many New Yorkers can plausibly provide big-ass robots or mech suits for the turtles to fight?
Uhhh... what? Where are you getting "robots or mech suits" from? The Turtles in their various incarnations generally fight ninjas, street gangs, other mutant therianthropes, alien invaders, or supernatural/extradimensional entities. When they do fight robots, they're generally either alien robots or the inventions of Baxter Stockman, a rogue scientist. And the latter are not particularly big; Baxter's best known for creating the Mousers, small but numerous robots with lethally sharp metal teeth.

As a rule, the Shredder is portrayed as the head of a massive criminal organization, sometimes behind the facade of a large corporation with abundant wealth and resources. However, in the first two live-action Turtles movies, he was more of an underground figure, a Fagin-like corruptor of youth organizing a street-level criminal gang. There's no requirement for a TMNT story to be on a massive scale, though they often are.
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Old July 21 2013, 09:34 PM   #47
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I think the next TMNT movies should all take place in New York City. It has become such a huge part of the setting for the series. Movie it to another location like the third movie, and it loses something. Also the poorly developed villains in that movie really didn't help.
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Old July 22 2013, 01:54 PM   #48
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Uhhh... what? Where are you getting "robots or mech suits" from?
As I said in my post - though my wording may have been unclear - those were "wild guesses" as to what the movie might feature. I got 'em from my... well, this is a family-friendly board, so...


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The Turtles in their various incarnations generally.... As a rule, the Shredder...
"Generally"? "As a rule"? Sir Bay-atron cares not for such things! He is as a god, and will throw in whatever the heck he likes - and he likes military stuff, explosions, fighting robots, and caressing Megan Fox with his... uh... cinematographic composition technique.


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There's no requirement for a TMNT story to be on a massive scale, though they often are.
"No requirement" to be massive? Sir Bay-atron may be "as a god", but the subtle mysteries of this remark elude even him...
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Old July 22 2013, 02:05 PM   #49
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Even allowing for making Shredder a Military Guy™, why couldn't he remain Japanese?
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Old July 22 2013, 02:22 PM   #50
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I saw the original movies when I was younger but I'm not excited enough to go to the theater to watch a reboot. I will probably catch them on DVD. Maybe I've just outgrown the appeal of giant, talking, mutated, teenage turtles. I dunno.
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Old July 22 2013, 04:18 PM   #51
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As I said in my post - though my wording may have been unclear - those were "wild guesses" as to what the movie might feature. I got 'em from my... well, this is a family-friendly board, so...
Hence my confusion at where these totally random suggestions were coming from.
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Old July 22 2013, 08:15 PM   #52
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Assuming the Foot Soldiers are in this movie, they've both been portrayed as humans and robots, so I suppose anything goes. I don't think they've ever been portrayed as robots in any of the movies though, so it remains to be seen what Bay will do.
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Old July 22 2013, 08:27 PM   #53
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^The only reason the Foot Soldiers were robots in the '80s-'90s cartoon was censorship -- you couldn't show the good guys using weapons against living people on cartoons, so their enemies had to be robots that could be stabbed or smashed without remorse. The modern cartoon does much the same thing with the Kraang robots, whose alien-brain pilots always manage to bail out safely after the Turtles smash the robots (even though, realistically, the Turtles would be much better off targeting the soft, squishy, exposed Kraang directly).
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Old July 22 2013, 10:12 PM   #54
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^ Ah yes, the ol' Prequel Trilogy conundrum... "Crap! Our mostly-peaceful monks are carrying just about the most lethal weapon imaginable! Quick, get us some abiotic mooks so they don't have to kill anyone!"
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Old July 23 2013, 02:34 AM   #55
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Ahh, good point, Christopher. Had forgotten about that. I had forgotten that it was the cartoon that had done that, but it makes sense. I think the games also took that route if I'm not mistaken. Still, it opens the door to whatever method Bay chooses to use.
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Old March 27 2014, 04:55 PM   #56
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Old March 27 2014, 05:10 PM   #57
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Looks perfectly Michael Bayed all to hell. And, Jesus, why are the turtles so damn huge?!
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Old March 27 2014, 05:17 PM   #58
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They were pretty big in the original film. When Raph carried April, she looked really tiny in his arms. I'll bet the turtles are the same size.
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Old March 27 2014, 05:33 PM   #59
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They were pretty big in the original film. When Raph carried April, she looked really tiny in his arms. I'll bet the turtles are the same size.
But they didn't tower over her like these guys do.
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Old March 27 2014, 05:38 PM   #60
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They were pretty big in the original film. When Raph carried April, she looked really tiny in his arms. I'll bet the turtles are the same size.
The suit actors who played Raphael in the first two movies were both 5'7" -- the same height as Judith Hoag, who played April in the first movie. And it looks like the animatronic head would've fit about as snugly as a bike helmet, so the full character might've been something like 5'9", say. Since Megan Fox is 5'4", Mikey as shown here, easily a full head taller than she is, would probably be at least 6'2" or so.
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