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Old June 25 2014, 07:41 AM   #256
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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I'm really conflicted about this now. On one hand, yes it does look silly (and I'm still not sold on the Turtles' noses). But on the other hand it looks fun and seems to have a bit of the spark that makes the Turtles so fun.

Dammit...I'm probably going to see this in theaters.
That's kind of how i feel.. i miss the cartoony look of the original movies.

However there was one scene in the new trailer that had me laughing quite a bit.. when April takes a picture of the high fiving Turtles on the rooftop and the flash goes off.

They stop in the middle of the high five and wonder what this was.. that was a true Turtle moment

It sure looks like a Bay movie and for Turtles that may not be bad necessarily. If they kept the old style Turtles i would be excited for it, as it stands i'm interested and may see it at the theater if an opportunity presents itself and some of my friends want to see it too.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:01 AM   #257
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

The thing is with them CGI and therefore costing a lot of money by simply just being on screen, I presume (especially with Bay's name attached) to expect a load of highly annoying wacky human characters talking shit, acting "ker-azy", and other lame hijinx just like the Transformers movies.
Can't wait for that...



Glad I'm not the only one who thought it looked dreadful. But then I suppose how do you really not a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie not look pretty stupid? Definitely fair enough that it's not an easy challenge.

Any chance of a Vanilla Ice cameo?


Haha, looking at that it's hard to believe it was even a real film. I remember seeing that at the movies for my 7th birthday with a few friends. Obviously at that age we loved it, but my poor mother who had to take us all and sit with us... she must have been thinking "wtf is this shit" for its entirety
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Old June 25 2014, 08:23 AM   #258
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Turtles 2 still holds up pretty well for me. Sure the Vanilla Ice sequence is a bit silly, but there's still some pretty cool fights if you're into that sort of thing.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:48 AM   #259
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

They took down the video I originally linked and uploaded one with better quality audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwXFsrp6WBs
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Old June 25 2014, 06:43 PM   #260
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Looks like they're harkening back to the original movies with the camp, but problem is they're also trying to make this sort of 'dark', and I don't know if it's working. Also, dare I say it, it looks like Bay is spoofing himself with this movie.
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Old June 25 2014, 06:52 PM   #261
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Jonathan Liebesman is the forgotten man on this film.
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Old June 25 2014, 07:33 PM   #262
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Jonathan Liebesman is the forgotten man on this film.
That name rings a bell...is he the head gaffer on this film?
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Old June 25 2014, 08:48 PM   #263
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I'm surprised how many people are saying that this looks like silly fun. It's so dark and gritty. I can't equate dark and gritty with silly and fun. It needs a lighter tone and brighter colours if that's the approach it's going for.
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Old June 25 2014, 09:32 PM   #264
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

They actually seem to act like the Turtles I grew up with and the tone seems decent. I think I'll have to go see this.
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Old June 25 2014, 09:34 PM   #265
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^ Your avatar has me thinking... Jewel Staite might have made a good April O'Neil.
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Old June 25 2014, 09:40 PM   #266
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^ Your avatar has me thinking... Jewel Staite might have made a good April O'Neil.
I would have already bought a ticket if she had.
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Old June 25 2014, 11:14 PM   #267
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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Looks like they're harkening back to the original movies with the camp, but problem is they're also trying to make this sort of 'dark', and I don't know if it's working. Also, dare I say it, it looks like Bay is spoofing himself with this movie.
I don't think "dark" is the right word. The original Turtles movie could be quite serious at parts as well. What they're trying to do is make it "bigger," imo. The first movie had relatively low stakes. This movie seems to want to have the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
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Old June 25 2014, 11:37 PM   #268
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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I'm surprised how many people are saying that this looks like silly fun. It's so dark and gritty. I can't equate dark and gritty with silly and fun. It needs a lighter tone and brighter colours if that's the approach it's going for.
I think you need to reassess your definition of what is 'dark and gritty', because there's very little about what we've seen that conveys grittiness or darkness in terms of the film's tone.

A visual palette that is shadowy and subdued does not equal grittiness and darkness by any means.
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Old June 26 2014, 02:03 AM   #269
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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Looks like they're harkening back to the original movies with the camp, but problem is they're also trying to make this sort of 'dark', and I don't know if it's working. Also, dare I say it, it looks like Bay is spoofing himself with this movie.
I don't think "dark" is the right word. The original Turtles movie could be quite serious at parts as well. What they're trying to do is make it "bigger," imo. The first movie had relatively low stakes. This movie seems to want to have the fate of the world hanging in the balance.
The original movie was pretty darn dark, at least compared to the cartoon series which was pretty much the one main exposure most of the audience had to the Turtles at that time.

I;m still not 100% sold on this movie and I can't say this trailer is helping matters it just seems like so much excess. I mean, I'll see it, I'll give it a chance but really seems like way, way too much. I'll take the turtles with their more elaborate costumes/gear (though it reeks of Bay excess) but I still don't see the need to have made them 7-8 feet tall needing to make Shredder even taller to make him an imposing villain. And, I dunno the look of the Turtles as they talk and especially that one of Donnie yelling is just.... Ugh.

This movie, I'm afraid, is going to be a mess.
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Old June 26 2014, 02:06 AM   #270
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

You're right, the first movie was dark. But it also had a sense of fun to it, something which this trailer appears to have as well. I'm still not sold on their size though: creatures with brute strength don't seem to need to be Ninja's as well, that part just doesn't make sense to me.

And yes, I can't disagree, it is excess, but the personalities of the Turtles seem spot on and that almost makes up for the excess....almost.
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