RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 146,385
Posts: 5,768,444
Members: 25,940
Currently online: 360
Newest member: robertjosn

TrekToday headlines

Trekonomics Book
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Shore Leave 37 Convention
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3

Two New ThinkGeek Trek-themed Items
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

July-August 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

Pegg: Star Trek Beyond Scary
By: T'Bonz on Jul 2

San Diego Comic-Con Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Nimoy Memories From Friends and Family
By: T'Bonz on Jul 1

Stewart: It’s in My Genes
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Star Trek Beyond
By: T'Bonz on Jun 30

Trek-themed Car Accessories
By: T'Bonz on Jun 29


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy All your nerd stuff goes here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 26 2014, 02:22 AM   #271
Owain Taggart
Rear Admiral
 
Owain Taggart's Avatar
 
Location: Northern Ontario, Canada
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
Owain Taggart wrote: View Post
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.
I agree, which is why I put it quotes. I just wasn't sure I had the right word in mind. But yeah, I think that they want to have their cake and eat it too, and I don't think "bigger" really works in the sense of the Turtles. Not everything needs to be big and epic. Sometimes scaled-back simplicity works better.
Owain Taggart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 10:28 AM   #272
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Michael Bay doesn't know the meaning of "scaled-back simplicity.
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 03:36 PM   #273
Trekker4747
Out there, somewhere...
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Aldo wrote: View Post
Michael Bay doesn't know the meaning of "scaled-back simplicity.
For Michael Bay "scaled back" means only 15 porn-shots of military hardware rather than 16.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 06:12 PM   #274
DWF
Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Just for the record, Bay didn't direct this movie Jonathan Liebesman did Bay was a producer but I'm sure he was very busy on the Transfomers movie.
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 07:07 PM   #275
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Yes, we're all aware Bay didn't direct this movie. But just judging from the previews it's apparent that his fingerprints are all over it.
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 07:10 PM   #276
Trekker4747
Out there, somewhere...
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Bay may not have been the director but he obviously had a very, very active role and influence in the look of the movie.
__________________
Just because it's futuristic doesn't mean it's practical.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 26 2014, 07:34 PM   #277
RoJoHen
Awesome
 
Location: QC, IL, USA
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I feel like this movie is supposed to appeal to the part of my childhood that loved the Ninja Turtles...but it just doesn't.

It looks fine for what it is, but the trailer doesn't make me want to see it.
__________________
I am the Quintessential Admiral.
RoJoHen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7 2014, 06:50 AM   #278
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

TMNT original movie trailer Recut

Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 03:11 AM   #279
Unicron
Continuity Spackle
 
Unicron's Avatar
 
Location: Quietly chuckling
Send a message via ICQ to Unicron
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

On an interesting tangent, Pizza Hut is offering four speciality pizzas based on how they'd like to imagine each Turtle would eat them. It might be worth actually trying out just for fun.
__________________

"If you think you're brave enough to walk the path of honor, then follow me into the dragon's den."


Knight Exemplar
Unicron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 04:12 AM   #280
CorporalClegg
Admiral
 
CorporalClegg's Avatar
 
Location: Land of Enchantment
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Since Pizza Hut seems to be the big sponsor here, I wish they'd rerelease Coming Out of Their Shells on CD.
__________________
If you can read this signature, you're dying.
CorporalClegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 01:17 PM   #281
Mr. Adventure
Admiral
 
Mr. Adventure's Avatar
 
Location: Mr. Adventure
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I was wondering if maybe my nephew would like to see this, then I found out last weekend my niece who watches My Little Pony and fairy princess shows knows which weapon which turtle uses. Learned this after seeing a TMNT ceramic cookie jar which was "soooo cute...even though his swords are on his side not criss-crossed on his back like they're supposed to be....".
Mr. Adventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 15 2014, 04:56 PM   #282
Corran Horn
Vice Admiral
 
Corran Horn's Avatar
 
Location: I-L
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
Since Pizza Hut seems to be the big sponsor here, I wish they'd rerelease Coming Out of Their Shells on CD.
Ha ha, I still have a pair of the sunglasses they gave away with the first or second film somewhere.
__________________
"I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do drugs. I play video games, which I think is a far superior addiction to any of those other ones. "
Corran Horn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 16 2014, 12:23 AM   #283
Aldo
Admiral
 
Aldo's Avatar
 
Location: Somewhere Out there beneath the pale moonlight.
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Speaking of Pizza Hut and their Ninja Turtle connection. Anyone remember in the instruction manual for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game" there was a coupon for a free (or maybe reduced price) personal pan pizza? I used that sucker right away when I got the game.
__________________
Don't believe everything I say.
Aldo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 16 2014, 05:56 AM   #284
Tosk
Rear Admiral
 
Tosk's Avatar
 
Location: On the run.
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Corran Horn wrote: View Post
CorporalClegg wrote: View Post
Since Pizza Hut seems to be the big sponsor here, I wish they'd rerelease Coming Out of Their Shells on CD.
Ha ha, I still have a pair of the sunglasses they gave away with the first or second film somewhere.
I'd be surprised if it was for the first film. Mikey orders from Dominos in that one. Still, I've been wrong before.

Edited to add: I probably am wrong. Google shows a fair whack of Pizza Hut advertizing tied to the first TMNT movie. Oops.
Tosk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 16 2014, 07:09 AM   #285
Aragorn
Admiral
 
Aragorn's Avatar
 
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I still think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze is one of the worst long movie titles, right up there with City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold.
Aragorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ninja turtles, tmnt

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.