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Mar. 27, 2014by: JimmyO

Yesterday, I received a surprise birthday gift from Paramount Pictures. The evening before I opened up an e-mail asking if I’d like to attend a preview of the new trailer for TMNT, or if you’d prefer, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, and I gladly accepted. The following day, with only a small handful of journalists on board to get this first glimpse, we gathered inside the impressive Paramount Theatre where screenwriter Andre Nemec (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL) gave a quick introduction and would later give us some new information about the film in a Q & A after the trailer. Then, we witnessed what looks to be a massive adventure of ninja-fighting, pizza-loving turtles, which you can witness for yourself below...

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Here's the synopsis:

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

While the film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (BATTLE LOS ANGELES, WRATH OF THE TITANS), there is more than just a hint of Michael Bay. From the slow-motion action shots and explosions, to the destruction of the city, they are certainly going for a larger than life popcorn flick. My first thought as we watched the crime ridden city was that there is more than a little influence from the original TRANSFORMERS-inspired anarchy going on. It is big and bold, with a definite sense of fun, and yes, I am pretty excited to see Megan Fox as April O’Neil and William Fichtner as Shredder. In the end there is a whole lot of tease in this trailer, and I’m curious to see more. Personally, I dug the scene in the end where O’Neil comes face to face with the Turtles. That mask bit made me smile.

After the preview we had the chance to sit and chat with Nemec to discuss the new film. Here's the highlights from the Q & A, which may help shed some light on some of your burning questions about this new adaptation.

On the biggest influence of creating the turtles:

“The cannon of the turtles always seems to be, or always harkens back to at its basic bits a story about family, and a story about friendship, story of humor and of brothers. And ultimately when you look at all the different stories whether it’s the [Peter] Laird comic or the cartoon now or the one from the late Eighties, it always comes back down to a story about brothers. That really was the most driving principle for us was making sure that that component was the central component of the movie.”

On the main influence of the personality of the turtles:

“They've all been really consistent over the years... They are four individuals that are individual alone but combine the four of them they make one person which is always interesting to watch as they do their decision making.”

On Megan Fox's April O'Neil:

“The April that you’re going to see is the April you know... We always wanted to be true to who the characters were at their most boiled down version within the cannon. We weren't slavish to the cannon but there are certain elements that make up who the turtles are. I think you will pleased with the April that you see.”

On William Fichtner's The Shredder:

“The shredder, you will be pleased as well, he's definitely interesting but he's not a guy with cheese graders on his arms.”

On creating the right tone and just how “dark” they wanted to go:

“Tone was a very interesting question on this movie, on how dark we really wanted to go. [It is] real in the conflict between the characters, that was ultimately the driving principle. Color palettes that were chosen were not designed to be DARK KNIGHT-ish. We weren't looking to make that movie. I’m a huge fan of that movie but I wasn’t eating gobs of popcorn while watching it.”

On how much Michael Bay influenced the film:

“He has been giving his notes and paying attention as we went through. There is a Michael Bay aesthetic; he has a very good sense of action, a very good sense of entertainment. On those influences you will feel Michael Bay's hand in it.”

On the "alien" and origin story rumors:

“You gotta own your own version of what the stories are, looking through the different iterations of turtles to date. Many of them have different origin stories... For us, it was important to find our own version of who these particular turtles were going to be so they could stand alone as their own characters… We thought it important to create our own origin that lives within the balance of it.”

On any TMNT "Easter Eggs" in the film:

“We kept it pretty self-contained, there are some things in there that if you're paying attention, there are some moments in there."

So, now that you've seen the trailer, what do you think? Did this sell it for you or are you still going to need a little more convincing? Let us know below!

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES kicks into theaters on August 8, 2014.

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11:15PM on 03/28/2014
When does senior mutant ninja turtles come out?
When does senior mutant ninja turtles come out?
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3:36PM on 03/28/2014

80's/90's TMNT Fanboy Here

Despised the fact that this was being made and that Michael Bay had a hand in it. After the teaser, count me in! I think it looks "fun." Not my Turtles of old, but it looks like it's going to be a lot better than I expected. Is it August yet?
Despised the fact that this was being made and that Michael Bay had a hand in it. After the teaser, count me in! I think it looks "fun." Not my Turtles of old, but it looks like it's going to be a lot better than I expected. Is it August yet?
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1:16PM on 03/28/2014
Fanboy angst and crying to commence in 3...2..1..
Fanboy angst and crying to commence in 3...2..1..
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1:42PM on 03/28/2014
no don't worry it wont happen, I mean its a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( I almost couldn't type that I was laughing so hard) nobody cares
no don't worry it wont happen, I mean its a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ( I almost couldn't type that I was laughing so hard) nobody cares
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11:59AM on 03/28/2014

hahaha

wow its worse than I thought, but still isnt nearly as funny as adults actually wanting to see this, but no fear soon to be released "Elderly, Radiated Rats" is due in 2015....wow
wow its worse than I thought, but still isnt nearly as funny as adults actually wanting to see this, but no fear soon to be released "Elderly, Radiated Rats" is due in 2015....wow
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3:16PM on 03/28/2014
Please. It's called entertainment. Go watch your crap Wes Anderson shit, and well go be entertained.
Please. It's called entertainment. Go watch your crap Wes Anderson shit, and well go be entertained.
5:04PM on 03/28/2014
I lifted this from somewhere on the internet and I think it may apply here...

C.S. Lewis put it well:

Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things
I lifted this from somewhere on the internet and I think it may apply here...

C.S. Lewis put it well:

Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.
5:53PM on 03/28/2014
I'm not a TMNT turtle fan - but judge much?

You've got almost 1000 posts on this site - I think that eliminates any credibility to claims of having superior taste in film.
I'm not a TMNT turtle fan - but judge much?

You've got almost 1000 posts on this site - I think that eliminates any credibility to claims of having superior taste in film.
8:35PM on 03/28/2014
wow jsin_atomic! I had never heard that quote by C.S Lewis, but it's fantastic! I agree wholeheartedly with it! Too many people afraid of getting older, that they forget how to be kids again!
wow jsin_atomic! I had never heard that quote by C.S Lewis, but it's fantastic! I agree wholeheartedly with it! Too many people afraid of getting older, that they forget how to be kids again!
11:35AM on 03/28/2014
Really do not know how I feel about this so far. I dont have a problem with the CGI. I think my biggest angst is like others opinion on Shredder being a scientist with April's Dad. So is April's Dad gonna have changed into a giant rat?
Really do not know how I feel about this so far. I dont have a problem with the CGI. I think my biggest angst is like others opinion on Shredder being a scientist with April's Dad. So is April's Dad gonna have changed into a giant rat?
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9:17AM on 03/28/2014

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I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
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9:16AM on 03/28/2014

Neutral

I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
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4:59AM on 03/28/2014
I wasn't a fan of Bay making a Turtles-Movie, but the Trailer looks good. Turtles look good (CGI-wise) and I don't mind the noses, because real Turtles also got noses. Of course the rest of the Turtle-Design is a bit overdone. I hope they don't ruin too much of the backstory.
I wasn't a fan of Bay making a Turtles-Movie, but the Trailer looks good. Turtles look good (CGI-wise) and I don't mind the noses, because real Turtles also got noses. Of course the rest of the Turtle-Design is a bit overdone. I hope they don't ruin too much of the backstory.
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3:35AM on 03/28/2014
Hahahaha!
Hahahaha!
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12:55AM on 03/28/2014

Neutral

I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
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12:21AM on 03/28/2014

Neutral

I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
I'm a 80's child, hell late part of the 70's if you get technical, but I have nothing good or bad to say about this trailer. So far I'm not impressed nor disappointed. I'll wait til I see more. Nuff Said!
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12:03AM on 03/28/2014

Turtle designs are just atrocious

And another "destiny" plot? Every reboot has the damned destiny storyline. The Amazing Spider-Turtles. I hope it turns out good, but so much of this just pisses me off.
And another "destiny" plot? Every reboot has the damned destiny storyline. The Amazing Spider-Turtles. I hope it turns out good, but so much of this just pisses me off.
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11:48PM on 03/27/2014
I'm at a loss for words. The Jim Henson turtles looked way better than these CGI turtles. Shredder is now a scientist and was friends with April's dad who was also a scientist. Shredder created the turtles? Where's Splinter?
Wut?
I'm at a loss for words. The Jim Henson turtles looked way better than these CGI turtles. Shredder is now a scientist and was friends with April's dad who was also a scientist. Shredder created the turtles? Where's Splinter?
Wut?
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11:42PM on 03/27/2014
there faces i just cant get past the way they look they look off
there faces i just cant get past the way they look they look off
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10:48PM on 03/27/2014
I'm just confused. I expected to hate this, or be pleasantly surprised by it. But I can't say either happened. Heroes are created. So the Shredder is a scientist? Or is he some sort of demented philanthropist? And April's father...huh? This does have a definite Transformers vibe, which I detest. But more than anything, I feel like the trailer people just didn't know how to quite market this. Honestly, a hastily thrown-together TMNT logo over a manhole cover would've told me more than these
I'm just confused. I expected to hate this, or be pleasantly surprised by it. But I can't say either happened. Heroes are created. So the Shredder is a scientist? Or is he some sort of demented philanthropist? And April's father...huh? This does have a definite Transformers vibe, which I detest. But more than anything, I feel like the trailer people just didn't know how to quite market this. Honestly, a hastily thrown-together TMNT logo over a manhole cover would've told me more than these scenes did.
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10:18PM on 03/27/2014
First of all, I'm just not a fan of the high-gloss look of it. This isn't cars that transform into robots. They are ninja humanoid turtles. It should be gritty like the '90 movie.
First of all, I'm just not a fan of the high-gloss look of it. This isn't cars that transform into robots. They are ninja humanoid turtles. It should be gritty like the '90 movie.
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9:27PM on 03/27/2014

Leo looks badass...

...I think the turtles will be the least of the problems, rather it looks like the human actors will pull this film down. William Fichtner's voice over seems like it was mailed in and Megan Fox just can't act. All of her expressions are the same.
...I think the turtles will be the least of the problems, rather it looks like the human actors will pull this film down. William Fichtner's voice over seems like it was mailed in and Megan Fox just can't act. All of her expressions are the same.
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9:10PM on 03/27/2014
I know people are gonna hate on me but I dug the teaser. The only thing I didn't dig on was the foot clan. The masks they wear are cool, but I feel we've seen them before in movies (Gladiator maybe, or some other movie). I wish they could have stuck with something close to the design from the first movie. I hope that they are not just hired thugs in masks, but that they do know martial arts. The foot clan and the turtles HAVE to engage in martial art battles! I can't wait for a full trailer so
I know people are gonna hate on me but I dug the teaser. The only thing I didn't dig on was the foot clan. The masks they wear are cool, but I feel we've seen them before in movies (Gladiator maybe, or some other movie). I wish they could have stuck with something close to the design from the first movie. I hope that they are not just hired thugs in masks, but that they do know martial arts. The foot clan and the turtles HAVE to engage in martial art battles! I can't wait for a full trailer so we can see the rest of the turtles in action, and finally see Splinter!
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12:12AM on 03/28/2014
your thinking 300. The first one, not the sequel.
your thinking 300. The first one, not the sequel.
4:04AM on 03/28/2014
yep that's where I saw them tearlis. Thanks.
yep that's where I saw them tearlis. Thanks.
4:56AM on 03/29/2014
The immortals from 300? They had a brief appearance in the sequel but they weren't utilized in the same fashion as in the first film.
The immortals from 300? They had a brief appearance in the sequel but they weren't utilized in the same fashion as in the first film.
9:09PM on 03/27/2014

Posted a blog

I wrote a blog about this trailer

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I wrote a blog about this trailer

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8:46PM on 03/27/2014

Turtles don't have teeth...

I can bare everything else but it's the look of the turtles that's buggin' me.

And yeah I'm a 80s TMNT fan boy. F*ck you too.
I can bare everything else but it's the look of the turtles that's buggin' me.

And yeah I'm a 80s TMNT fan boy. F*ck you too.
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9:30PM on 03/27/2014
But if you're a 80s TMNT fan boy, than you should know they had teeth back then too:
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So, what angle are you coming from?
But if you're a 80s TMNT fan boy, than you should know they had teeth back then too:
[link]

So, what angle are you coming from?
9:09AM on 03/28/2014
Turtles can talk or know karate either.
Turtles can talk or know karate either.
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7:48PM on 03/27/2014

Really?!

Its a fucking movie about ninja turtles. Read the last two words of the first sentence again. Don't get your thong in a wad. And please spare us the whole fucking ruined childhood bit. STFU and go have sex with your wife or girlfriend.
Its a fucking movie about ninja turtles. Read the last two words of the first sentence again. Don't get your thong in a wad. And please spare us the whole fucking ruined childhood bit. STFU and go have sex with your wife or girlfriend.
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8:05PM on 03/27/2014
Since it's about ninja turtles, it's supposed to suck?
Since it's about ninja turtles, it's supposed to suck?
8:13PM on 03/27/2014
Amen! Ruined my child hood ppl are the most ignorant dumb fucks in the world.
Amen! Ruined my child hood ppl are the most ignorant dumb fucks in the world.
10:01PM on 03/27/2014
The flaw in your argument is that the people that are nitpicking this don't have girlfriends or wives to copulate with.
The flaw in your argument is that the people that are nitpicking this don't have girlfriends or wives to copulate with.
3:07AM on 03/28/2014
It's difficult for people to take a strange, mysoginistic rant full of stereotyping seriously in this day and age.
It's difficult for people to take a strange, mysoginistic rant full of stereotyping seriously in this day and age.
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7:19PM on 03/27/2014

Wow!

What a bunch of complaining cunts. It's a movie about NINJA TURTLES! Take a pill and relax! Cgi looks good, and it has a good cast, you know you're all going to see it, so stfu already, buncha fanboy bitches who LOVE to complain on this site!
What a bunch of complaining cunts. It's a movie about NINJA TURTLES! Take a pill and relax! Cgi looks good, and it has a good cast, you know you're all going to see it, so stfu already, buncha fanboy bitches who LOVE to complain on this site!
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7:12PM on 03/27/2014

Hm.

I was really holding out hope for this in spite of everything. But. Wow. You guys were right. What the hell is that thing up there.
I was really holding out hope for this in spite of everything. But. Wow. You guys were right. What the hell is that thing up there.
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8:14PM on 03/27/2014
STFU dip shit! You are a loser!
STFU dip shit! You are a loser!
12:17AM on 03/28/2014
No jason3223, Your the loser! All I see is you talking trash on everyone comment boards cuz they don't agree with your view. Chill out!
No jason3223, Your the loser! All I see is you talking trash on everyone comment boards cuz they don't agree with your view. Chill out!
7:10PM on 03/27/2014

I'm looking forward to it

Do I expect it to be ground breaking, excellent filmmaking? Absolutely not. That is likely never happening with this property. Unlike most people though, I am more pro-Bay than not as I've enjoyed more of his movies than I've disliked. I'd definitely prefer him directing this than Liebesman as his Titans movie was sub-par although I mostly enjoyed Battle : LA. I dig the look of the Turtles, Leonardo especially looks pretty damn cool. I also like that it seems they are actually given the OK
Do I expect it to be ground breaking, excellent filmmaking? Absolutely not. That is likely never happening with this property. Unlike most people though, I am more pro-Bay than not as I've enjoyed more of his movies than I've disliked. I'd definitely prefer him directing this than Liebesman as his Titans movie was sub-par although I mostly enjoyed Battle : LA. I dig the look of the Turtles, Leonardo especially looks pretty damn cool. I also like that it seems they are actually given the OK to FIGHT for a change.

I don't care about the story changes either, especially since we have no idea what is going on yet. I doubt Shredder created the Turtles, his life work being creation of super powered heroes is obvious but I'd guess an accident creates the Turtles and his hatred for them breeds from that, feeling like his work was wasted. Just a guess but whatever.

Anyways, I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of this. Cowabunga!
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6:51PM on 03/27/2014

The original 1990 live action film...

...can be easily found and watched on Youtube. It's awesome.

"Pizza dude's got 30 seconds."

"I mean come on, how do you guys expect to beat me?"

"For when you die, it will be... without honor."
...can be easily found and watched on Youtube. It's awesome.

"Pizza dude's got 30 seconds."

"I mean come on, how do you guys expect to beat me?"

"For when you die, it will be... without honor."
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6:35PM on 03/27/2014
So remember when Platinum Dunes bought the rights to the Turtles and we all laughed that it would look like a soulless CG Transformers movie and Fox would be cast as April?

Heh


......but seriously, fuck this movie.
So remember when Platinum Dunes bought the rights to the Turtles and we all laughed that it would look like a soulless CG Transformers movie and Fox would be cast as April?

Heh


......but seriously, fuck this movie.
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8:19PM on 03/27/2014
Nah. Seriously. Fuck you! Bet you line up with the rest of the nerds to see it! Then you'll sit there and trash it while the rest of your friends openly liked it! And deep down inside you'll probably like it too, but will be to scared to admit it! You'll just continue to claim to hate it and say how awful it was, cuz you think it makes you look like yer some snobby movie critic who thinks he's smarter than others just because he hates films that are universally loved! You kid are what they call
Nah. Seriously. Fuck you! Bet you line up with the rest of the nerds to see it! Then you'll sit there and trash it while the rest of your friends openly liked it! And deep down inside you'll probably like it too, but will be to scared to admit it! You'll just continue to claim to hate it and say how awful it was, cuz you think it makes you look like yer some snobby movie critic who thinks he's smarter than others just because he hates films that are universally loved! You kid are what they call a douche bag
3:14AM on 03/28/2014
That's a lot of whining for somebody so incorrect. Considering you've never met me I'm not sure how you've jumped to the conclusion that I hate films that are universally loved simply because I think the shit Transformers movies are shit.

Just to prove that point, here's a post I made on this film months ago that goes to show I infact have no plans to go and see this movie simply due to the film-making "style" of those that are making it:

"What annoys me is the possibility that these are
That's a lot of whining for somebody so incorrect. Considering you've never met me I'm not sure how you've jumped to the conclusion that I hate films that are universally loved simply because I think the shit Transformers movies are shit.

Just to prove that point, here's a post I made on this film months ago that goes to show I infact have no plans to go and see this movie simply due to the film-making "style" of those that are making it:

"What annoys me is the possibility that these are now the Turtles that we'll have to endure for the next ten or so years, as all the kids, their parents and TMNT fans are going to flock to this movie simply because of the name that Platinum Dunes has bought and slapped on the front of the poster, just like Transformers. And sequels will be made and made regardless of quality. It's a shame, as the new cartoon and current run of the comics is genuinely enjoyable fare, regardless of age.

Never mind the fact that this movie will end up resembling nothing like we wanted/asked for, never mind the fact that it has fucking Megan Fox in it as April, never mind the fact that Shredder is a white guy, and never mind the fact that it's being made by the most soulless and mindless, movie making company working in Hollywood today.

People will flock to the sequels and continue to make excuses for it simply out of love for the title of the movie and because they dare not hope for better.

As an aside, I've always hated the excuses that "It's not for our generation". If it's not for "our' generation, then why use an existing license that plays on our nostalgia? And just because it's aimed at a younger audience, doesn't mean it has to be awful, the best films of our childhood were films that crossed generational threshold's and still stand the test of time today. I cannot see Platinum Dunes ever being responsible for something like that."
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6:06PM on 03/27/2014
They look like Bill Cosby...Teenage Mutant Ninja Bill Cosbies...
They look like Bill Cosby...Teenage Mutant Ninja Bill Cosbies...
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5:50PM on 03/27/2014

Shredders story so far angers me

1) Turtles look Bad
2) Shredder was friends with Aprils Dad, as a scientist? Why do i feel like these origins are going to resemble Osborn from Spiderman
3) Shredder isn't Oroko Saki then? If he is, then the american casting fails, if he isn't then the origins are all messed up
4) The Ooze doesn't come from outer space? or it does but Shredder makes the Turtles on purpose?
5) CGI is Bad, but even worse Mikey looks absolutely horrible

6) This should never have happened
1) Turtles look Bad
2) Shredder was friends with Aprils Dad, as a scientist? Why do i feel like these origins are going to resemble Osborn from Spiderman
3) Shredder isn't Oroko Saki then? If he is, then the american casting fails, if he isn't then the origins are all messed up
4) The Ooze doesn't come from outer space? or it does but Shredder makes the Turtles on purpose?
5) CGI is Bad, but even worse Mikey looks absolutely horrible

6) This should never have happened
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8:20PM on 03/27/2014
God damn! You are a loser!
God damn! You are a loser!
11:33PM on 03/27/2014
Cause i have an opinion? Maybe I'm in the wrong section then, i thought these posts were for fans to post their opinions on articles, and what not.. Not to shit all over other ppl for no apparent reason. Or are you one of those guys who come on here, try to bully everyone by calling them names because they don't think the way you do. Keep belittling everyone, hopefully it'll make you feel just a little bit better about yourself.

Great job bud, Stay classy
Cause i have an opinion? Maybe I'm in the wrong section then, i thought these posts were for fans to post their opinions on articles, and what not.. Not to shit all over other ppl for no apparent reason. Or are you one of those guys who come on here, try to bully everyone by calling them names because they don't think the way you do. Keep belittling everyone, hopefully it'll make you feel just a little bit better about yourself.

Great job bud, Stay classy
5:49PM on 03/27/2014
The fact that the government created heroes turn out to be mutated turtles who are likely movie/comic book obsessed (to explain them wearing masks) MIGHT work with a script with a sense of humor. Not sure this trailer shows enough of that to work.
The fact that the government created heroes turn out to be mutated turtles who are likely movie/comic book obsessed (to explain them wearing masks) MIGHT work with a script with a sense of humor. Not sure this trailer shows enough of that to work.
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5:42PM on 03/27/2014

My freakin' God! Judgemental much?

Seriously amazes me how many people carry on and whine about a movie with a trailer that consists of 1 minute of footage and about 12 seconds of actual ninja turtles. The nitpicking by grown adults about a movie based on an 80's cartoon, which by the way if you re-watch was pretty average, is just ridiculous. Get over yourselves for 5 seconds and for God's sakes give the movie a chance.
Seriously amazes me how many people carry on and whine about a movie with a trailer that consists of 1 minute of footage and about 12 seconds of actual ninja turtles. The nitpicking by grown adults about a movie based on an 80's cartoon, which by the way if you re-watch was pretty average, is just ridiculous. Get over yourselves for 5 seconds and for God's sakes give the movie a chance.
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6:32PM on 03/27/2014
It's not based on an 80's cartoon, it's based on a comic book series.

A comic series that birthed a phenomenon of fandom from these "grown adults". The same "grown adults" to which the movie is playing off of the nostalgia of.
It's not based on an 80's cartoon, it's based on a comic book series.

A comic series that birthed a phenomenon of fandom from these "grown adults". The same "grown adults" to which the movie is playing off of the nostalgia of.
6:58PM on 03/27/2014
I really dislike when people use the whole "80's cartoon was average" excuse, cause we know the 80's shows mostly sucked and nostalgia is what we hold on to. That said, it isn't fair to tell fans "stop nitpicking" when we are the one who help keep these franchises alive. Obviously there is an audience for Hollywood to work off of, but the fans, be it comic readers, TV show or collecting toys, we are the ones who show our kids what we loved so much as kids. So when a new movie comes out and it
I really dislike when people use the whole "80's cartoon was average" excuse, cause we know the 80's shows mostly sucked and nostalgia is what we hold on to. That said, it isn't fair to tell fans "stop nitpicking" when we are the one who help keep these franchises alive. Obviously there is an audience for Hollywood to work off of, but the fans, be it comic readers, TV show or collecting toys, we are the ones who show our kids what we loved so much as kids. So when a new movie comes out and it has issues, it's fair for us to nitpick. However, my gripes aside, I fully intend on watching this opening night with a fully open-miind. I'll decide myself, the way any real fan should.
Yes, this isn't the 90' movies anymore and I think the shells are too high up and faces remind me of Shrek, but I am still hopeful this movie turns out to be fantastic. It's just not fair to tell the nitpickers that they have no right to nitpick. We are the supporters, small part of the equation, perhaps, but we have earned that right to be "weary".
3:29AM on 03/28/2014
You want it to look like the original comic Guy? Sure black and white, shitty and gritty just the way people like it. I read the original comic years ago, it's dark but I guarantee there will be complaints this version isn't all cowabunga's and pizza times.

GodMagnus, fans don't keep franchises alive, the companies who manufacture them do. There have been plenty of popular films and TV series that the fans screamed should go on or get sequels and never did. The nitpicking shits me because
You want it to look like the original comic Guy? Sure black and white, shitty and gritty just the way people like it. I read the original comic years ago, it's dark but I guarantee there will be complaints this version isn't all cowabunga's and pizza times.

GodMagnus, fans don't keep franchises alive, the companies who manufacture them do. There have been plenty of popular films and TV series that the fans screamed should go on or get sequels and never did. The nitpicking shits me because it's a 90 second trailer and already it's being labeled as terrible. The amount of effort into making this movie would have been huge, no one just slapped it together and said "That'll do".
5:23PM on 03/27/2014
I don't know the 8 year old in me is curious but the cynical adult is calling schnanagins
I don't know the 8 year old in me is curious but the cynical adult is calling schnanagins
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8:22PM on 03/27/2014
Stfu
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7:26AM on 03/28/2014
hush pissant
hush pissant
5:18PM on 03/27/2014
This trailer is stone-solid proof that in no fucking universe is a CGI-fest better than practical effect artistry. Golden Harvest and Jim Henson's Creature Shop absolutely conquered this property 24 years ago and I can't believe THIS is what today's audience gets. And how does this trailer not have that one "holy shit" shot that is designed to wallop us in the gut? Is it the Hummer cannonball thing? I'd rather a full posing shot of the four or something. Instead we get fucking Michaelangelo
This trailer is stone-solid proof that in no fucking universe is a CGI-fest better than practical effect artistry. Golden Harvest and Jim Henson's Creature Shop absolutely conquered this property 24 years ago and I can't believe THIS is what today's audience gets. And how does this trailer not have that one "holy shit" shot that is designed to wallop us in the gut? Is it the Hummer cannonball thing? I'd rather a full posing shot of the four or something. Instead we get fucking Michaelangelo making a mask joke. I was a wait-and-see guy. I waited, I saw.
Goddamnit.
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4:37PM on 03/27/2014
After watching the trailer again I have come to the conclusion the turtles look like green, walking turds with lips...so bad, and actually kind of disturbing...
After watching the trailer again I have come to the conclusion the turtles look like green, walking turds with lips...so bad, and actually kind of disturbing...
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4:37PM on 03/27/2014

Hmm...

I JUST NOW realized how important the TMNT were to me as a kid - the original movies, cartoon, toys, video games, everything. I've kinda kept this movie off my radar. I didn't even realize Fichtner was playing Shredder, which is pretty good casting if they had to cast an American. But the trailer just doesn't seem to have the same fun vibe. It's either to dark. Or the cgi turtles. Or both. I'm afraid that this movie isn't going to really have an identity with all the other Transformers
I JUST NOW realized how important the TMNT were to me as a kid - the original movies, cartoon, toys, video games, everything. I've kinda kept this movie off my radar. I didn't even realize Fichtner was playing Shredder, which is pretty good casting if they had to cast an American. But the trailer just doesn't seem to have the same fun vibe. It's either to dark. Or the cgi turtles. Or both. I'm afraid that this movie isn't going to really have an identity with all the other Transformers and Robocop reboots, not to mention all of Marvel and DC's stuff. It just looks...generic, which sucks bc the turtles are so fun and bring a unique style to the kind of superhero genre. Am I wrong? I hope they don't have to save the entire world in the first film. I don't like it when ppl get so upset ab a reboot/remake/sequel that it "ruins their childhood," bc it's just a movie and you still have the good ones, but I totally understand their disappointment. I've seen those terrible [link] but I don't think I've ever really felt that kind of betrayal from a beloved character before because I wasn't able to see the originals in their prime and so I didn't really have a personal connection. So, despite being incredibly disappointed with hundreds of [link] none of them really relate to my childhood. Yes I loved Die Hard (and enjoyed its 2 sequels on some level), but I wasn't able to see it till probably 7-10 years after it was released. Yes, 4 and 5 are terrible, but I didn't really feel betrayed so much. Also, being rated R (most of them), Die Hard is kind of a different beast since you can't really buy toy versions of each character and recreate the movie (tho I'm sure ppl figured out a way to do it). TMNT was a big love for me. I had TMNT everything. The movies came out at the perfect time for me - I was 6. And I hate to say it, but it looks like this new movie has a really good chance of being the first movie for me to really feel that betrayal and confusement of how do you fuck this up. TMNT doesn't need to be cutting edge or pg-13 (they used The Raid as an influence for their fight scenes???). It needs to be closer to the Incredibles. Or it needs to be like The LEGO Movie. How excited would u be if those two guys were directing TMNT? I don't care how they are created, aliens or whatever. You can play with all that some, it doesn't bother me as long as the characters end up the same. This may have some cool looking action scenes and stuff, but it doesn't look fun - which the TMNT are. There's tons of movies like this released every year (this looks like a spider man film), so why fuck up TMNT to clone those movies when you can make it how it was created and have something just a little different to offer? I know this movie isn't being made for me, and I'm fine with that, but it just looks like they made a terrible choice storytelling wise, and I think that it'll hurt them some financially. But I guess 3D and international sales will at least help it make its money back... It's just kind of a shame. Hear's hoping that it's just the trailers fault. Sorry - a bit long as I ramble, but I'm looking forward to what other people have to say.
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4:34PM on 03/27/2014
This trailer is exactly what I thought of when I heard bay was making a tmnt movie! This is pure turtle shit.
This trailer is exactly what I thought of when I heard bay was making a tmnt movie! This is pure turtle shit.
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3:25PM on 03/27/2014

ROFL

Man those Turtle lips are terrible. And I still think that the whole each turtle has their own personality defined by their accessories is just ridiculous. And no red hair on April...lazy.
Man those Turtle lips are terrible. And I still think that the whole each turtle has their own personality defined by their accessories is just ridiculous. And no red hair on April...lazy.
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3:50PM on 03/27/2014
I think it's the lighting. If you look at any set photos with Megan Fox, it is quite clear that she has her hair colored. So, they at least did their part to give her the hair expected of April O'Neil: [link]
I think it's the lighting. If you look at any set photos with Megan Fox, it is quite clear that she has her hair colored. So, they at least did their part to give her the hair expected of April O'Neil: [link]
3:56PM on 03/27/2014
I remember thinking when I first heard they were doing a new turtles movie, "man, if April Oneal doesn't haven't red hair SCREW THAT MOVIE"
I remember thinking when I first heard they were doing a new turtles movie, "man, if April Oneal doesn't haven't red hair SCREW THAT MOVIE"
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3:22PM on 03/27/2014
A while ago somebody involved in the movie said the fights are going to be like the ones in "The Raid". Curious to see if that's gonna be true.
A while ago somebody involved in the movie said the fights are going to be like the ones in "The Raid". Curious to see if that's gonna be true.
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3:11PM on 03/27/2014

Surprisingly good.....

The buildings falling down were a bit of overkill (it's ninja turtles, not the freaking Avengers), but I liked the look and am interested to see how the plot plays out. Still might not rate a summer movie watch, but at least it's got a fighting chance now.
The buildings falling down were a bit of overkill (it's ninja turtles, not the freaking Avengers), but I liked the look and am interested to see how the plot plays out. Still might not rate a summer movie watch, but at least it's got a fighting chance now.
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5:25PM on 03/27/2014
ummm i dont see a building falling, i see an antenna array falling
ummm i dont see a building falling, i see an antenna array falling
3:03PM on 03/27/2014
Dutch angle much bro? I couldn't tell for all the lens flares. Violence runs rampant because reasons. The turtles must stop the forces of something. (Yes I know its Shredder, you know its Shredder due to previous knowledge) But who cares, did you see that building fall down!? It was all SMASH!!! "Bro you gotta just turn your brain off and eat your popcorn."
Dutch angle much bro? I couldn't tell for all the lens flares. Violence runs rampant because reasons. The turtles must stop the forces of something. (Yes I know its Shredder, you know its Shredder due to previous knowledge) But who cares, did you see that building fall down!? It was all SMASH!!! "Bro you gotta just turn your brain off and eat your popcorn."
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2:52PM on 03/27/2014

Well...

I actually liked this a lot. I'm on board.
I actually liked this a lot. I'm on board.
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2:52PM on 03/27/2014
That looks awful, the CGI looks terrible.
That looks awful, the CGI looks terrible.
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2:48PM on 03/27/2014
I wish they just made a sequel with this type of budget using the old turtles.
I wish they just made a sequel with this type of budget using the old turtles.
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2:47PM on 03/27/2014

Way...

Better than I expected.
Better than I expected.
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2:44PM on 03/27/2014
One: The shells look too high up on their backs and two: that quote didnt confirm nor deny the alien origin story. Its odd that I didnt hate it and yet my childhood still feels violated
One: The shells look too high up on their backs and two: that quote didnt confirm nor deny the alien origin story. Its odd that I didnt hate it and yet my childhood still feels violated
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4:44PM on 03/27/2014
Ya kinda agree. IMDB trivia confirms the alien origin for whatever that's worth, but that doesn't bother me. It does you?
Ya kinda agree. IMDB trivia confirms the alien origin for whatever that's worth, but that doesn't bother me. It does you?
5:06PM on 03/27/2014
Yeah cause MUTANT is kinda key
Yeah cause MUTANT is kinda key
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2:38PM on 03/27/2014
I'm gonna need more than a few flashy jump cuts and a building collapsing to sell me on this. But I'll admit I'm a little curious
I'm gonna need more than a few flashy jump cuts and a building collapsing to sell me on this. But I'll admit I'm a little curious
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2:36PM on 03/27/2014
It's TMNT for the ADHD.
It's TMNT for the ADHD.
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2:36PM on 03/27/2014
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2:35PM on 03/27/2014

Has Megan Fox had a bunch of plastic surgery?

Anyway, I thought it was ok I guess. It'd been cooler if actual teenagers voiced them. But whatever. The only thing i really don't like is Shredder not being Oroku Saki, but some white dude instead. Or is he Oroku Saki disguising himself as a white dude?!?! Time will tell.
Anyway, I thought it was ok I guess. It'd been cooler if actual teenagers voiced them. But whatever. The only thing i really don't like is Shredder not being Oroku Saki, but some white dude instead. Or is he Oroku Saki disguising himself as a white dude?!?! Time will tell.
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2:23PM on 03/27/2014

I really dont like to Nitpick but...

I really thing the turtles faces look terrible. The look like bald, chubby, humans that painted their faces for St. Patricks day. I'm a huge fan of the turtles and did like the trailer, but why they went this way for the facial designs who knows. I will reserve judgement until i see it of course but I'm not diggin' the faces.
I really thing the turtles faces look terrible. The look like bald, chubby, humans that painted their faces for St. Patricks day. I'm a huge fan of the turtles and did like the trailer, but why they went this way for the facial designs who knows. I will reserve judgement until i see it of course but I'm not diggin' the faces.
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2:23PM on 03/27/2014
double post LOL sorry
double post LOL sorry
2:23PM on 03/27/2014

I really do not like to nitpick but...

I really thing the turtles faces look terrible. The look like bald, chubby, humans that painted their faces for St. Patricks day. I'm a huge fan of the turtles and did like the trailer, but why they went this way for the facial designs who knows. I will reserve judgement until i see it of course but I'm not diggin' the faces.
I really thing the turtles faces look terrible. The look like bald, chubby, humans that painted their faces for St. Patricks day. I'm a huge fan of the turtles and did like the trailer, but why they went this way for the facial designs who knows. I will reserve judgement until i see it of course but I'm not diggin' the faces.
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2:22PM on 03/27/2014
I'm just not interested in seeing destruction on a mass scale. I've grown bored of it.
I'm just not interested in seeing destruction on a mass scale. I've grown bored of it.
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2:18PM on 03/27/2014
I am looking forward to this movie. My guess though, Fichtner works along side Shredder. The pic with him and Shredder costume, I think I see an eye in the costume. Also, would make sense for Oroku to have someone else at his side as a businessman or something than Fichtner being Oroku Saki.
Also, I really want to see Splinter too. Thought the "mask" scene was a fun way to end the teaser, I would have loved a rooftop shot with the 4 turtles.
Looking forward to seeing this movie
I am looking forward to this movie. My guess though, Fichtner works along side Shredder. The pic with him and Shredder costume, I think I see an eye in the costume. Also, would make sense for Oroku to have someone else at his side as a businessman or something than Fichtner being Oroku Saki.
Also, I really want to see Splinter too. Thought the "mask" scene was a fun way to end the teaser, I would have loved a rooftop shot with the 4 turtles.
Looking forward to seeing this movie
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2:12PM on 03/27/2014
Eehhhhh . . . Maybe?

Turtles look good to me. Maybe some CGI overkill in the snow scene. I have to live w/ unnecessary origin/story changes, it's just unavoidable. I guess it all depends on how annoying I find the turtles to determine if it was made for everyone or just young'ns . . .
Eehhhhh . . . Maybe?

Turtles look good to me. Maybe some CGI overkill in the snow scene. I have to live w/ unnecessary origin/story changes, it's just unavoidable. I guess it all depends on how annoying I find the turtles to determine if it was made for everyone or just young'ns . . .
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1:58PM on 03/27/2014

Like it!

Looks like fun to me! Count me in! But where's splinter?
Looks like fun to me! Count me in! But where's splinter?
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3:59AM on 03/28/2014
I keep wondering the same thing about Splinter. I hope their just keeping him under wraps. It's not Ninja Turtles without Splinter!
I keep wondering the same thing about Splinter. I hope their just keeping him under wraps. It's not Ninja Turtles without Splinter!
1:52PM on 03/27/2014
All I see is poor CGI, flashy lights, and debree. The CGI really throws me off.
Buuut I am still going to see it cause I am a fan. Its like, it hurts so good.
All I see is poor CGI, flashy lights, and debree. The CGI really throws me off.
Buuut I am still going to see it cause I am a fan. Its like, it hurts so good.
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1:40PM on 03/27/2014
Goddammit Bay. And side note: I should be supporting this since Alan Ritchson (Raphael) was a friend of mine from high school.
Goddammit Bay. And side note: I should be supporting this since Alan Ritchson (Raphael) was a friend of mine from high school.
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1:29PM on 03/27/2014
If there's anything worse than Michael Bay's directing style, it would seem it's Jonathan Liebesman trying to ape Michael Bay's directing style. It just looks profoundly generic and reminded me more of Battleship than anything else in the way it looks. I am relieved that the Turtles themselves don't look atrocious, and that the alien plot thread was scrapped altogether.
If there's anything worse than Michael Bay's directing style, it would seem it's Jonathan Liebesman trying to ape Michael Bay's directing style. It just looks profoundly generic and reminded me more of Battleship than anything else in the way it looks. I am relieved that the Turtles themselves don't look atrocious, and that the alien plot thread was scrapped altogether.
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1:25PM on 03/27/2014

I like what I see.

Looks awesome , I don't mind the CGI ...they can make the turtles way more agile than men in real costumes with special effects. I read many people camplain that the turtle are CGI..well I tell them to get with the times.
Looks awesome , I don't mind the CGI ...they can make the turtles way more agile than men in real costumes with special effects. I read many people camplain that the turtle are CGI..well I tell them to get with the times.
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1:25PM on 03/27/2014

Nah.

I don't get how they can release CGI that looks so fake anymore. Gollum is totally believable and moreso with every film -- but these LOOK CGI. In 5 years, this will be so dated and terrible looking.
I don't get how they can release CGI that looks so fake anymore. Gollum is totally believable and moreso with every film -- but these LOOK CGI. In 5 years, this will be so dated and terrible looking.
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1:20PM on 03/27/2014

I'm on the fence

The Turtles look cool and it seems to be very action friendly which I'm happy about. But why is the action so Transformers-eqsue? And there are so many Bay like shot in the film. I'm pretty sure if the film does well he's going to come out and take a lot of credit. I still don't like Megan Fox as April O'Neil. I wish they had gone with Amber Heard, Jaimie Alexander or Ellen Page.
The Turtles look cool and it seems to be very action friendly which I'm happy about. But why is the action so Transformers-eqsue? And there are so many Bay like shot in the film. I'm pretty sure if the film does well he's going to come out and take a lot of credit. I still don't like Megan Fox as April O'Neil. I wish they had gone with Amber Heard, Jaimie Alexander or Ellen Page.
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1:19PM on 03/27/2014
I'm sorry; is this a gritty action movie or a movie where the heroes say things like, "batter up! Woo!"?

I like William Fichtner, but I'm guessing he's not playing Oroku Saki. Yay, Hollywood; more Caucasianized characters! "We always wanted to be true to who the characters were at their most boiled down version within the cannon." Unless they're Asian, of course.

And then there's MIchael Bay, Megan Fox, and the director of Wrath of the Titans. No thanks.
I'm sorry; is this a gritty action movie or a movie where the heroes say things like, "batter up! Woo!"?

I like William Fichtner, but I'm guessing he's not playing Oroku Saki. Yay, Hollywood; more Caucasianized characters! "We always wanted to be true to who the characters were at their most boiled down version within the cannon." Unless they're Asian, of course.

And then there's MIchael Bay, Megan Fox, and the director of Wrath of the Titans. No thanks.
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1:05PM on 03/27/2014
Sure. I'm on board.
Sure. I'm on board.
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1:01PM on 03/27/2014
How can movie technology come so far and yet this movie feels like a huge step behind the 80's version.
How can movie technology come so far and yet this movie feels like a huge step behind the 80's version.
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12:56PM on 03/27/2014

I like it

Not an amazing trailer, really. But I really like the turtle designs . I think it could end up being pretty cool.
Not an amazing trailer, really. But I really like the turtle designs . I think it could end up being pretty cool.
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12:50PM on 03/27/2014
My childhood has been raped by alien turtles...
My childhood has been raped by alien turtles...
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12:54PM on 03/27/2014
They say in the trailer that they were created from an ooze and even show the ooze

Im guessing youre one of these people who bitches without even giving something a chance or else you wouldve watched the video and seen that
They say in the trailer that they were created from an ooze and even show the ooze

Im guessing youre one of these people who bitches without even giving something a chance or else you wouldve watched the video and seen that
12:47PM on 03/27/2014

I'm not sure

I'm not sure on this one.
I'm not sure on this one.
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12:46PM on 03/27/2014

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!?

This looks awful to me. I love the turtles. With a capital L, and I've been on board with almost every reiteration of their characters since the original comics. (Except the short lived cartoon series with the female turtle, that was no good) But this looks like another glossed over CGI spectacle where style trumps substance and the true fans who built this franchise are left by the wayside to hope of "one day they'll do it right" as usual. Maybe it's just that I grew up on the turtles and in
This looks awful to me. I love the turtles. With a capital L, and I've been on board with almost every reiteration of their characters since the original comics. (Except the short lived cartoon series with the female turtle, that was no good) But this looks like another glossed over CGI spectacle where style trumps substance and the true fans who built this franchise are left by the wayside to hope of "one day they'll do it right" as usual. Maybe it's just that I grew up on the turtles and in my opinion the first movie still holds up as the greatest live-action movie based on a cartoon, but I just can't drink this Kool-aid man. SIDENOTE: If you love the turtles and are not reading the new Kevin Eastman comic run then you're truly missing out. It's incredible.
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12:58PM on 03/27/2014
Fucking A - the new comics are AMAZING! I have been trying to get people on board with the new series.

SIDENOTE:
Also Eastman is great I ordered a turtles anniversary book from heavymetal.com - and there was an error on the order (their fault) and Eastman decided to SIGN and DRAW a turtle on my copy and sent it to me fedex. Thats what I call CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!!
Fucking A - the new comics are AMAZING! I have been trying to get people on board with the new series.

SIDENOTE:
Also Eastman is great I ordered a turtles anniversary book from heavymetal.com - and there was an error on the order (their fault) and Eastman decided to SIGN and DRAW a turtle on my copy and sent it to me fedex. Thats what I call CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!!
12:40PM on 03/27/2014

Same Bay over-designing

Really I don't mind Shredder and I actually don't mind the April casting. Actually just about everything looks good and fun EXCEPT the "Bay" element. That element is to overdo a thing to the degree that it loses it's iconic quality and clear communication. You can see that in these action sets but most offensively in the Ninja Turtles designs themselves. They are over-designed, messy and unappealing. This is the same issue with Transformers.
Really I don't mind Shredder and I actually don't mind the April casting. Actually just about everything looks good and fun EXCEPT the "Bay" element. That element is to overdo a thing to the degree that it loses it's iconic quality and clear communication. You can see that in these action sets but most offensively in the Ninja Turtles designs themselves. They are over-designed, messy and unappealing. This is the same issue with Transformers.
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12:32PM on 03/27/2014

Looks pretty good.

Going to take my nephew to go see this, it looks like a fun time.
Going to take my nephew to go see this, it looks like a fun time.
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12:32PM on 03/27/2014
i'm not sure on how i feel on this for now maybe it will grow on me but to me the turtles look more like smaller versions of Gamera but i do agree with Galactus about the yellow jacket
i'm not sure on how i feel on this for now maybe it will grow on me but to me the turtles look more like smaller versions of Gamera but i do agree with Galactus about the yellow jacket
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12:30PM on 03/27/2014
I'm still trying to get over the fact that these turtles have noses. WTF? They look terrible, and downright creepy.
I'm still trying to get over the fact that these turtles have noses. WTF? They look terrible, and downright creepy.
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12:29PM on 03/27/2014

Not sure about the face

It looks too weirdly plasticky. Maybe they should have CGI'ed her too. The Turtles look great though!
It looks too weirdly plasticky. Maybe they should have CGI'ed her too. The Turtles look great though!
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12:28PM on 03/27/2014
Hell yeah, can't wait. They nailed Leo. April's yellow jacket is a nice touch.
Hell yeah, can't wait. They nailed Leo. April's yellow jacket is a nice touch.
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12:24PM on 03/27/2014
The turtles look terrible. Wish they were more like the original films, Jim Henson did such an amazing job on the suits... Still this movie will make a shit ton of money, all my 3 year old nephew talks about is Leo and Donny and Mikey lol.
The turtles look terrible. Wish they were more like the original films, Jim Henson did such an amazing job on the suits... Still this movie will make a shit ton of money, all my 3 year old nephew talks about is Leo and Donny and Mikey lol.
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12:24PM on 03/27/2014

I'm there..

I've been looking forward to a new TMNT all along so I'm pumped to get a teaser. CGI doesn't look all the way finished but it rarely ever is this early. Can't wait for a full trailer! Ninja Turtles looks like a good time at the movies. I'm praying we get a half way decent four-way player co-op game to go along with this on the new systems! The old school super nintendo game is one of may fav's.
I've been looking forward to a new TMNT all along so I'm pumped to get a teaser. CGI doesn't look all the way finished but it rarely ever is this early. Can't wait for a full trailer! Ninja Turtles looks like a good time at the movies. I'm praying we get a half way decent four-way player co-op game to go along with this on the new systems! The old school super nintendo game is one of may fav's.
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12:23PM on 03/27/2014
What the hell was that?
What the hell was that?
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12:23PM on 03/27/2014

Sure

Why not?
Why not?
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12:22PM on 03/27/2014
This is just Transformers all over again. I predict that just like the TF films, everyone will like part one - even though its far removed from the turtles (no Japanese links - shredder a white guy - hey didn't they make johnny storm a black guy and everyone was pissed?) then when part 2 comes out, it will be the same sort of movie as part 1 but this time people wont like because they realize its not the turtles. But by then it's too late since the series will make tons of money and then 3 will
This is just Transformers all over again. I predict that just like the TF films, everyone will like part one - even though its far removed from the turtles (no Japanese links - shredder a white guy - hey didn't they make johnny storm a black guy and everyone was pissed?) then when part 2 comes out, it will be the same sort of movie as part 1 but this time people wont like because they realize its not the turtles. But by then it's too late since the series will make tons of money and then 3 will come out and everyone will hate it even more etc. but It wont matter again because the masses will love it because they are used to it.
The movie on it's own terms seems fun and I bet the action will be great - you cannot take that away from the film makers here and Bay in particular - he delivers on action.
The current comics are actually really well done and have merged the cartoons, and old comics rather nicely. I don't see why they couldn't use those comics as the inspiration.
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12:14PM on 03/27/2014
Wow, color me surprised and intrigued! I'm so in.
Wow, color me surprised and intrigued! I'm so in.
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12:13PM on 03/27/2014
Thanks Michael Bay and Company you have ruined another childhood TV show.
Thanks Michael Bay and Company you have ruined another childhood TV show.
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8:28PM on 03/27/2014
Shut the fuck up retard! With that comment alone I know you are a fucking loser! Childhood tv show... How old are you? How does that ruin a childhood tv show? Did you even read the comic that came b4 yer "childhood" tv show? Shut yer fat slob mouth! Quit yer crying and grow the fuck up faggot! Seriously.
Shut the fuck up retard! With that comment alone I know you are a fucking loser! Childhood tv show... How old are you? How does that ruin a childhood tv show? Did you even read the comic that came b4 yer "childhood" tv show? Shut yer fat slob mouth! Quit yer crying and grow the fuck up faggot! Seriously.
12:06PM on 03/27/2014
Thanks Michael Bay... another Blast from the Past!
I'm still "whatever" on Megan Fox, but growing up watching TMNT back in the days, I can't wait for this!
Thanks Michael Bay... another Blast from the Past!
I'm still "whatever" on Megan Fox, but growing up watching TMNT back in the days, I can't wait for this!
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12:15PM on 03/27/2014
You should watch the new TMNT cartoon. It's actually pretty good.
You should watch the new TMNT cartoon. It's actually pretty good.
12:47PM on 03/27/2014
@Netforce.. Yes I've seen it, looks awesome!
@Netforce.. Yes I've seen it, looks awesome!
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12:06PM on 03/27/2014

Doesn't look like a total disaster...

...but I think every big budget director should be required to watch Jurassic Park at least 100 times. That 21 year old movie still has better effects than anything made today because they combined CG with practical effects. CG still isn't at the level these filmmakers think it is (or maybe they just don't care) and so much of it winds up looking like video game cut scenes.
...but I think every big budget director should be required to watch Jurassic Park at least 100 times. That 21 year old movie still has better effects than anything made today because they combined CG with practical effects. CG still isn't at the level these filmmakers think it is (or maybe they just don't care) and so much of it winds up looking like video game cut scenes.
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12:05PM on 03/27/2014
Fuck it, I'm in.
Fuck it, I'm in.
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12:05PM on 03/27/2014

I like what I'm seeing

They all look like turtles, which is great, but they also look badass. I'll definitely check this out opening weekend.
They all look like turtles, which is great, but they also look badass. I'll definitely check this out opening weekend.
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12:04PM on 03/27/2014
The CGI looks insanely terrible.

Fun story though.
The CGI looks insanely terrible.

Fun story though.
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12:03PM on 03/27/2014

Doesn't look like a total disaster...

...but I think every big budget director should be required to watch Jurassic Park at least 100 times. That 21 year old movie still has better effects than anything made today because they combined CG with practical effects. CG still isn't at the level these filmmakers think it is (or maybe they just don't care) and so much of it winds up looking like video game cut scenes.
...but I think every big budget director should be required to watch Jurassic Park at least 100 times. That 21 year old movie still has better effects than anything made today because they combined CG with practical effects. CG still isn't at the level these filmmakers think it is (or maybe they just don't care) and so much of it winds up looking like video game cut scenes.
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12:03PM on 03/27/2014
Looks good enough. You never know with Michael Bay.
Looks good enough. You never know with Michael Bay.
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12:02PM on 03/27/2014
I'll give it a chance, looks fun regardless.
I'll give it a chance, looks fun regardless.
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12:02PM on 03/27/2014

Horrible.

First off the quote "Color palettes that were chosen were not designed to be DARK KNIGHT-ish" is utter BS because the entire trailer looks like its set in Gotham and Batman is about to pop up at any moment.

The turtles look stupid, somehow worse than rubber suits and Megan Fox as April is a HUGE negative.

This isn't the turtles we know now or knew in the past. This is as bad as we all feared.
First off the quote "Color palettes that were chosen were not designed to be DARK KNIGHT-ish" is utter BS because the entire trailer looks like its set in Gotham and Batman is about to pop up at any moment.

The turtles look stupid, somehow worse than rubber suits and Megan Fox as April is a HUGE negative.

This isn't the turtles we know now or knew in the past. This is as bad as we all feared.
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12:15PM on 03/27/2014
If this isn't the turtles that danced with Vanilla Ice, then that's a good thing, buddy
If this isn't the turtles that danced with Vanilla Ice, then that's a good thing, buddy
12:27PM on 03/27/2014
Yeah Vanilla Ice - that was BAD! So technically this is better - BUT eating undercooked chicken is better than eating shit, but undercooked chicken still isn't good.
Yeah Vanilla Ice - that was BAD! So technically this is better - BUT eating undercooked chicken is better than eating shit, but undercooked chicken still isn't good.
2:20PM on 03/27/2014
I completely agree with you on Megan Fox. I despise her, and she'll ruin the movie with her terrible acting.
I completely agree with you on Megan Fox. I despise her, and she'll ruin the movie with her terrible acting.
8:29PM on 03/27/2014
Faggot
Faggot
12:00PM on 03/27/2014
I like the visuals (except their height). The action looks slick. The tone seems right, a real sense of danger plus a sense of humor. So at least there's that
I like the visuals (except their height). The action looks slick. The tone seems right, a real sense of danger plus a sense of humor. So at least there's that
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12:35PM on 03/27/2014
I like the size, makes them look powerful. Its all that pizza.
I like the size, makes them look powerful. Its all that pizza.
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11:57AM on 03/27/2014

I LIKE IT!

Skeptical at first,... now I'm sold,... BRIIIIIIIIIIING ITTTT!!!
Skeptical at first,... now I'm sold,... BRIIIIIIIIIIING ITTTT!!!
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11:53AM on 03/27/2014

Sold!

Fuckin' loved the trailer... Bring it on!
Fuckin' loved the trailer... Bring it on!
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11:52AM on 03/27/2014
For all the crybabying going on from people, this trailer looks pretty fucking legit, if you ask me.
For all the crybabying going on from people, this trailer looks pretty fucking legit, if you ask me.
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10:12PM on 03/27/2014
What little dialogue the turtles had in the trailer reassured me they got the turtles right.
What little dialogue the turtles had in the trailer reassured me they got the turtles right.
11:50AM on 03/27/2014
Oh my God.
Oh my God.
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11:50AM on 03/27/2014
Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Granted, it won't be as great as the first original TMNT film, but the film does look fun with hopefully not too much Michael Bay influence.
Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Granted, it won't be as great as the first original TMNT film, but the film does look fun with hopefully not too much Michael Bay influence.
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11:50AM on 03/27/2014
Looks good.
Can't wait for the next traier....the Cowabunga! trailer
Looks good.
Can't wait for the next traier....the Cowabunga! trailer
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11:48AM on 03/27/2014

I like it

Sure it looks a lot different than what most people are used to but it looks like it could be a good time waster. I'm sure there will be some cheesy dialogue and bad acting at times, but there will also be some awesome action pieces.
Sure it looks a lot different than what most people are used to but it looks like it could be a good time waster. I'm sure there will be some cheesy dialogue and bad acting at times, but there will also be some awesome action pieces.
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11:47AM on 03/27/2014
I'm not liking this to be honest. I love William Fitchner and all, but I don't want to see him as Shredder.
I'm not liking this to be honest. I love William Fitchner and all, but I don't want to see him as Shredder.
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11:44AM on 03/27/2014

Sold

Love the turtles. Only thing is Michelangelo kinda looks like shrek there at the end.... hopefully they keep the masks on more often than not
Love the turtles. Only thing is Michelangelo kinda looks like shrek there at the end.... hopefully they keep the masks on more often than not
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