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Old April 27 2010, 07:52 PM   #31
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I never understood why they wore masks to begin with. There's, like, four of them. How are you supposed to be anonymous when you're a giant mutated turtle?
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Old April 27 2010, 08:39 PM   #32
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I don't think that's what they're for.
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Old April 27 2010, 09:59 PM   #33
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

In the cartoon I'd say it was more for quick identification from the viewers. In the comics, the originals that is, I'm not sure. I suppose less for concealment and more to look more "ninja-y."
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Old April 28 2010, 12:28 AM   #34
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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Maybe if they were evil Ninja Turtles. Or super old. Geezer Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I think they did that on Robot Chicken...
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Old April 28 2010, 06:56 AM   #35
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

Definitely more realistically turtle-y, but I don't like the beak.
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Old April 28 2010, 12:23 PM   #36
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*Does not want*
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Old April 29 2010, 01:45 AM   #37
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

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The other big blunder of the live action turtles movies was that they did not highlight the turtles' unique personalities as well as the show did. They were too similar, aside from Michaelangelo sounding more surfer-like and Raphael having a New York accent. It shouldn't have been so hard to differentiate them since they were all basically types (leader, genius, smartass, party animal). The "TMNT" (2007) movie got that right but had a crushingly boring villain and story.
I thought the 1st live action movie really nailed most of their unique personalities. So much of that movie (as with the 2007 CGI movie) was centered on the personality clashes between hot head Raphael & straight arrow Leonardo. With those 2 doing the major dramatic heavy lifting, Michaelangelo took care of the comic relief. Donatello didn't get so much to do. He mostly just sort of palled around with Michaelangelo. But then, Donatello's super-genius inventions probably wouldn't have really fit in with the "dark, gritty realism" (TM) that the 1st movie was going for.

The 2nd movie tried to brighten it up more for the kiddies but the Turtles maintained their unique personalities. In fact, Donatello even got to be more science-y since he had Professor Perry to talk to.

It was in the 3rd movie that things kinda fell apart. It was like the studio wanted to turn all of the Turtles into Michaelangelo. Raphael kept some of his toughness and they turned the softening of his character into a character arc. Donatello got to do some technobabble exposition but seemed more concerned with feeding Corey Feldman as many one-liners as possible. The real problem was Leonardo. They tried to make Leonardo funny, which totally undermines his character as the serious Turtle.

I loved the 2007 CGI movie. I thought the villains were decent, if not anything to write home about. But what really sold the film was the strong Turtle characterizations, especially building up to the big Leonardo/Raphael fight. I'd love to see them do a sequel to that film.

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If mutant turtles were real

That's too real/detailed and even scares me. Maybe even the new movie suits aren't too far removed from that.
hmm reminds me of Tokka, the snapping turtle from TMNT II, but a bit more anorexic looking.
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Old April 30 2010, 07:36 PM   #38
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I've seen that style before but I can't place where. It's certainly a possible test prop but that doesn't mean it will be the final design.
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Old April 30 2010, 10:16 PM   #39
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

What the heck? Looks like a lizard or a toothless Gorn with a headband.

Oh and those at the slashfilm look look unhealthy. They look sick.
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Old June 1 2010, 10:28 PM   #40
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It might work if they are going for a dark edgy movie.
Probably not going to happen in that style.

Nickelodean and Paramount have teamed up to reboot the franchise by bringing a new live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie to the big screen and they've enlisted Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, to produce it with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)
no info yet. in development.
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Old June 1 2010, 11:00 PM   #41
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

We haven't had any news on this for a LONG TIME but a director for the live action project seems to have be chosen, also this article contains pics from the upcoming CGI show.
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Old February 15 2012, 12:43 PM   #43
Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I will say a dark and gritty version would actually be redundant anyway as the first movie already managed the perfect amount of darkness for a Turtles film, and incorporated the better elements of both the comics and the cartoon for a fairly pragmatic adaptation.

I personally would dig an out there TMNT with stuff like Dimension X and all the various strange villains showing up in some fashion. Seeing live action versions of them would be fun to see in theaters.

You know what? Screw it, I want a movie with a Baxter Stockman (flyman version), Leatherhead, Slash, and Metalhead villain team as led by Krang.
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Old March 19 2012, 01:46 AM   #44
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth when I read this.
"When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable."
I believe the adage goes, "If it ain't broke..."

We all get creative leeway. But if all your going to do is make a movie about alien heroes and slap a TMNT and its tropes layering over it like a bad sugar coating I see FAIL coming to a cinema near you soon.
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Old March 19 2012, 02:27 AM   #45
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Re: New live action "Turtles"?

It's... it's like a Uwe Boll version of the turtles..

Why even do the movie if that's the route you're going to take?

Ugh. But it looks like that comment came from Michael Bay who, it seems, doesn't have much creative control over the movie (it doesn't list him as the director or a writer) I suspect he's trolling us.
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