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Michael Bay squashes rumors that TMNT reshoots will delay the film's release

Apr. 2, 2014by: Alex Maidy

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is going back to do some reshoots, but they will not be "extensive" as some outlets originally reported. Geeks of Doom reported that a third of Jonathan Liebesman's films was going to be reshot in the wake of fan reaction. After the first trailer for the movie premiered last week, many fans (including myself) rested a little easier seeing that the movie looked like a pretty action-packed blockbuster. Still, many were left with questions as to why Shredder was now a white guy and why the four Turtles resembled Shrek.

It has now been confirmed by Paramount as well as producer Michael Bay that TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES will be staying in it's August release date and that the reshoots are just standard pickup shots that occur on movies all the time. Bay even tweeted a confirmation below.

It would seem odd for a film to release a trailer confirming a release date only one week later to reveal reshoots might throw that off schedule. Studios tend to know well in advance if a movie is not going to make a release date. But, it does pose the interesting question as to whether there is any merit to fan reaction to the trailer affecting what the creative forces behind the movie want to do. Take a look at the banner image above that has been floating around the internet showing the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES trailer image on the left and a slight tweak on the right to a more traditional appearance for Michelangelo from the comics and cartoons. Like TRANSFORMERS, a slight change to design from page to screen is fine and likely has to do with the script, so it is nothing to get up in arms about. Plus, I think the studio would have realized they had an issue with the design a long time before they began manufacturing toys and other merchandise.

Calm down, relax, and try to enjoy the movie for what it will be. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES starring Megan Fox, William Fichtner, Whoopi Goldberg, and Will Arnett will hit theaters on August 8, 2014.

Source: Geeks of Doom

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9:03PM on 04/06/2014

one more thing

Just one more thing. its pretty safe to say the majority of people think the official design is ugly. yes they are 'mutant' turtles but cmon theyre hideous and you gotta think of merchandising and toys. this face has got to go on t-shirts, lunchboxes, action figures, schoolbags etc
i believe the mistake the designers made is the lips and big nostrils, mainly the decisions to give em a top lip and position of the nostrils, in the design the nostrils are spaced quite far apart. but both human
Just one more thing. its pretty safe to say the majority of people think the official design is ugly. yes they are 'mutant' turtles but cmon theyre hideous and you gotta think of merchandising and toys. this face has got to go on t-shirts, lunchboxes, action figures, schoolbags etc
i believe the mistake the designers made is the lips and big nostrils, mainly the decisions to give em a top lip and position of the nostrils, in the design the nostrils are spaced quite far apart. but both human and turtles nostrils are close together not spaced apart. so the decision to do that baffles me. they should just have 2 small holes in the center of the face and lose the top lip and boom what a difference it would make.

what bugs me the most though is that professional designers came up with this and sat down one day and a whole team of people agreed the design looks good!!!

wtf
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8:43PM on 04/06/2014

hi

cool fan edit but looks a bit cartoony and not very badass and i think the tone of the movie is more dark so i dont think a cartoony face would suit . but still its far better than the god awful official design those lips on the official design make it look like a fish and the nostrils make it look like a hippo. its screams anything BUT turtle! smh

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cool fan edit but looks a bit cartoony and not very badass and i think the tone of the movie is more dark so i dont think a cartoony face would suit . but still its far better than the god awful official design those lips on the official design make it look like a fish and the nostrils make it look like a hippo. its screams anything BUT turtle! smh

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1:59PM on 04/03/2014

So question???

Are they redoing the look of the turtles size, and face??? Because simply put they look like absolute shit. They look like giant summo wrestling baby's. As for the rest of the movie's feel and look, it was decent. I just have such high hopes for turtles. If nothing is fixed to change the look of them I'll just wait for DVD or streaming, thats all.
Are they redoing the look of the turtles size, and face??? Because simply put they look like absolute shit. They look like giant summo wrestling baby's. As for the rest of the movie's feel and look, it was decent. I just have such high hopes for turtles. If nothing is fixed to change the look of them I'll just wait for DVD or streaming, thats all.
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10:02AM on 04/03/2014

"Calm down, relax, and try to enjoy the movie for what it will be."

A flaming piece of dog shit? Cause that's honestly what it looks like it will be at this current moment.
A flaming piece of dog shit? Cause that's honestly what it looks like it will be at this current moment.
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1:59AM on 04/03/2014
"Calm down, relax, and try to enjoy the movie for what it will be" is exactly why they still make shit movies like this. Because the masses, even though most complain, in the end end up paying to see these movies. More often than not anyway, unfortunately. Instead of boycotting them.

Here's a little trick if you who really can't wait to see those shot movies, I mean sometimes I want to see them too but here's how to do it: Pay for a more deserving movie that's playing at pretty much the same
"Calm down, relax, and try to enjoy the movie for what it will be" is exactly why they still make shit movies like this. Because the masses, even though most complain, in the end end up paying to see these movies. More often than not anyway, unfortunately. Instead of boycotting them.

Here's a little trick if you who really can't wait to see those shot movies, I mean sometimes I want to see them too but here's how to do it: Pay for a more deserving movie that's playing at pretty much the same time as your shitty shit fest and then go see said shitty shit fest instead. For example, if Captain America The Winter Soldier were to play at the same time (more or less) as TMNT, buy a ticket to Cap but instead walk in the TMNT theater. That simple! That way you give your money to more deserving movie, which you have already seen, and you get to see that bad movie which you cannot not see, because like most (and I'm one of those sometimes) you are weak.
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6:20PM on 04/03/2014
And then the people who paid money and showed up early for Cap dont have seats cuz an asshole like you paid a ticket for TMNT and took their seats in Cap.
And then the people who paid money and showed up early for Cap dont have seats cuz an asshole like you paid a ticket for TMNT and took their seats in Cap.
11:22PM on 04/02/2014

Maybe it's not so bad after all...

At first glance, I really hated their nostril look. I wanted the beaks, yes they are called beaks, to be back. Just like the fan edit. I mean, come on... That;s the way it should be in my heart, it's what I grew up with. Then my wife pointed out a good point. She made the comment that this movie is bringing them to life. Seeing the comic/ cartoon characters be real for our eyes for a few hours. That being the case, if the turtles are realistically humanoids, with more traits toward
At first glance, I really hated their nostril look. I wanted the beaks, yes they are called beaks, to be back. Just like the fan edit. I mean, come on... That;s the way it should be in my heart, it's what I grew up with. Then my wife pointed out a good point. She made the comment that this movie is bringing them to life. Seeing the comic/ cartoon characters be real for our eyes for a few hours. That being the case, if the turtles are realistically humanoids, with more traits toward humans in aspect of walking, talking, fingers etc... Wouldn't their dna be more human than turtle? SO that being said I think I am more at east with this take. Now maybe I will have the chance to watch the movie for what it is.
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11:17PM on 04/02/2014
The film doesn't look as bad as I thought it would be, but for now I'll need another trailer to convince me otherwise that this will be good.
The film doesn't look as bad as I thought it would be, but for now I'll need another trailer to convince me otherwise that this will be good.
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10:27PM on 04/02/2014

actually listening to the words in the trailer...

so the turtles were created by Shredder and April O'Neil's dad? are you kidding me? might as well be Oscorp.
so the turtles were created by Shredder and April O'Neil's dad? are you kidding me? might as well be Oscorp.
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11:12PM on 04/02/2014
I was thinking the same thing about Oscorp as well.
I was thinking the same thing about Oscorp as well.
12:47PM on 04/03/2014
Atleast they aren't aliens anymore...
Atleast they aren't aliens anymore...
9:55PM on 04/02/2014
I'm not sure Bay nose what he's doing.
I'm not sure Bay nose what he's doing.
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11:11PM on 04/02/2014
Nice.
Nice.
8:48PM on 04/06/2014
lol i see what you did there!
lol i see what you did there!
6:50PM on 04/02/2014

That fanedit ... omg

That would literally remove 75% of my reasons for not seeing it. Yeah yeah "what's the difference between this and that?"; but look, the one on the right looks like atleast what is generally considered a 'Ninja Turtle', neither really look like turtles - I get that, but c'mon.
That would literally remove 75% of my reasons for not seeing it. Yeah yeah "what's the difference between this and that?"; but look, the one on the right looks like atleast what is generally considered a 'Ninja Turtle', neither really look like turtles - I get that, but c'mon.
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6:22PM on 04/02/2014

Will still be awful!

As soon as Bay was announced as being behind this the project has been doomed! You can keep this incarnation of TMNT, I'll bust out the VHS player and watch the turtles I grew up with. Also points deducted for no Corey Feldman...
As soon as Bay was announced as being behind this the project has been doomed! You can keep this incarnation of TMNT, I'll bust out the VHS player and watch the turtles I grew up with. Also points deducted for no Corey Feldman...
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5:20PM on 04/02/2014
So fans were flipping out because they nostrils? Give me a flippin break. How else are they suppose to smell pizza?!
So fans were flipping out because they nostrils? Give me a flippin break. How else are they suppose to smell pizza?!
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5:25PM on 04/02/2014
^cased closed!
^cased closed!
6:47PM on 04/02/2014
Don't you try and bring logic in to Ninja Turtles, you piece of shit.
Don't you try and bring logic in to Ninja Turtles, you piece of shit.
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5:14PM on 04/02/2014

SPOILERS OR POSSIBLE APRIL FOOLS JOKE

I read something interesting yesterday about this film: apparently some guy that was fired off this movie came out and announced a few spoilers like the turtles were human first, splinter is Aprils dad, and that the "white" Shredder is really a Krang in disguise. Now this could be true, but doubtful since I did read it on April Fools Day.
I read something interesting yesterday about this film: apparently some guy that was fired off this movie came out and announced a few spoilers like the turtles were human first, splinter is Aprils dad, and that the "white" Shredder is really a Krang in disguise. Now this could be true, but doubtful since I did read it on April Fools Day.
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4:55PM on 04/02/2014

Ugly

The current desig with the flat face, lips, and nostrils is ugly. This is a kids movie and these things are monstrosities. Yes, I know they are mutants, but again, this is supposed to be for kids. That fan alteration looks amazing in comparison. Enough with this realistic nonsense. If they were realistic to begin with they wouldn't be able to hold weapons or speak. Embrace the cartooniness of the idea and fix the faces.
The current desig with the flat face, lips, and nostrils is ugly. This is a kids movie and these things are monstrosities. Yes, I know they are mutants, but again, this is supposed to be for kids. That fan alteration looks amazing in comparison. Enough with this realistic nonsense. If they were realistic to begin with they wouldn't be able to hold weapons or speak. Embrace the cartooniness of the idea and fix the faces.
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4:24PM on 04/02/2014
I don't mind the new facial look of the Turtles. The fan made Turtle looks cartoony and a lot like the 90's TMNT, it doesn't fit well from what they are doing in this film. TMNT, bring it!
I don't mind the new facial look of the Turtles. The fan made Turtle looks cartoony and a lot like the 90's TMNT, it doesn't fit well from what they are doing in this film. TMNT, bring it!
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4:23PM on 04/02/2014

Nose is so Important...

Its crazy to see just how Important the shape of the Turtles noses are to their true design. Without the original ball shaped nose you do not have the turtles... you have giant green penis alien monsters.
Its crazy to see just how Important the shape of the Turtles noses are to their true design. Without the original ball shaped nose you do not have the turtles... you have giant green penis alien monsters.
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4:19PM on 04/02/2014
They look like a frog mated with a Pugg
They look like a frog mated with a Pugg
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