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Michael Bay's Ninja Turtles are now being compared to The Avengers by Kevin Eastman

Nov. 19, 2012by:

I guess, THE AVENGERS is the new DARK KNIGHT.

When it comes to ensemble films with epic action, those close to the production of an upcoming film seem to want to compare it to the success and scale of THE AVENGERS. Which movie is getting this reference now? NINJA TURTLES.

One of the original creators of TMNT, Kevin Eastman is made this comparison while talking to NBC 5 Chicago:

"Jonathan Liebesman is going to make a great film. From what Ive seen of the script, its fantastic. Michael Bay has made some great and intense movies. Were talking about being inspired by movies like The Avengers for scope and roots origin and The Raid: Redemption for fight scenes and Rise for the Apes as far as computer-quality style."

Eastman also referenced THE AVENGERS once more in an interview with The Examiner:

"I like to answer this by basically telling the fans first and foremost not to worry, this will be a great TMNT film. Much like many thirty year old concepts, the TMNTs have been re-invented a number of times, some were stronger than others, but if you look at what Viacom/Nickelodeon has done/allowed to happen with the new TMNT animated TV series, and the new IDW comic series, each has a slightly new and refreshed take on the core concept, the new film with be the same, a film well placed in the TMNT lore the fans will enjoy. If we learned nothing else from one of my favorite comic book based films, The Avengers, that theres a lot to be said about never forgetting that core concept and core fan-base."

I have much respect for Eastman, but why does NINJA TURTLES have to be compared to anything? Shouldn't it stand on its own? May as well have said, "It's definitely not like the old turtles." I'm not going to bitch much on this since I have seen no final product, all I know from a good source is that the script is utter and complete shite. Something that we all already knew. Hence, why a rewrite was commissioned from Michael Bay & Co. Bay has also spent most of his time screaming at the internet and TMNT fans by basically telling them to cut him some f*cking slack and to just have faith that the end result is "awesome".

I'll just spend my time enjoying the new TMNT animated series on Nickelodeon until around 2014 or so.

Extra Tidbit: The TMNT show on Nickeodeon is a fun watch. You should give it a try if you haven't yet, or were maybe thinking about it.
Source: /FilmNBC

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7:17PM on 11/19/2012

I thought this project was dead?

Is Ninja Turtles like Avengers b/c it also throws some plot about aliens into the film without any logical explanation?
If you were looking at any comic-book film as a guide for Ninja Turtles, it should be Hellboy, not Avengers.
Is Ninja Turtles like Avengers b/c it also throws some plot about aliens into the film without any logical explanation?
If you were looking at any comic-book film as a guide for Ninja Turtles, it should be Hellboy, not Avengers.
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8:14PM on 11/19/2012

Enough!

I'm getting fucking tired of Michael Bay destroying the legacy of my childhood heroes. If this were anybody else, I'd be psyched about the idea of a TMNT reboot; but because it's Michael Bay, I'm just pissed.
I'm getting fucking tired of Michael Bay destroying the legacy of my childhood heroes. If this were anybody else, I'd be psyched about the idea of a TMNT reboot; but because it's Michael Bay, I'm just pissed.
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1:29AM on 11/20/2012
You know you'll be first in line on the first day of release. Don't be a hater.
You know you'll be first in line on the first day of release. Don't be a hater.
2:58AM on 11/20/2012
the trolling is strong with this one
the trolling is strong with this one
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11:57PM on 11/19/2012
Just give me dudes in turtle suits, with a dark and gritty story like the original film and then they'll have my full support, that isn't too much to ask for is it?
Just give me dudes in turtle suits, with a dark and gritty story like the original film and then they'll have my full support, that isn't too much to ask for is it?
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12:52AM on 11/20/2012
Just give me dudes in turtle suits, with a dark and gritty story like the original film and then they'll have my full support, that isn't too much to ask for is it?
Just give me dudes in turtle suits, with a dark and gritty story like the original film and then they'll have my full support, that isn't too much to ask for is it?
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7:15PM on 11/19/2012
No.
No.
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10:51AM on 11/20/2012
Your title is misleading.. he doesnt ever compare the turtles to Avengers, he says they were inspired by The Avengers... sounds to me like you are getting your wad in a bunch because you seemed to mis understand what was being said!!
Your title is misleading.. he doesnt ever compare the turtles to Avengers, he says they were inspired by The Avengers... sounds to me like you are getting your wad in a bunch because you seemed to mis understand what was being said!!
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2:43AM on 11/20/2012

"Michael Bay has made some great and intense movies"

Ahahahahahahahahaha
ahahhah, hahahahaha, Ahahahaha

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Anyway, the new show on Nick is genuinely brilliant. The trailers, clips and ads all seem to be going out of their way to make it look like a turd, but after watching one episode I was genuinely hooked. It's now on of my favourite weekly shows, the scripts are so smartly funny and the voice acting is flawless.

This movie can get fucked until Platinum Dunes drops the license though.
Ahahahahahahahahaha
ahahhah, hahahahaha, Ahahahaha

ahem
Anyway, the new show on Nick is genuinely brilliant. The trailers, clips and ads all seem to be going out of their way to make it look like a turd, but after watching one episode I was genuinely hooked. It's now on of my favourite weekly shows, the scripts are so smartly funny and the voice acting is flawless.

This movie can get fucked until Platinum Dunes drops the license though.
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6:49AM on 11/20/2012
I admit that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was intense. It's so intense that I want the movie to be over! Hahaha.
I admit that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was intense. It's so intense that I want the movie to be over! Hahaha.
6:49AM on 11/20/2012
I admit that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was intense. It's so intense that I want the movie to be over! Hahaha.
I admit that Transformers Revenge of the Fallen was intense. It's so intense that I want the movie to be over! Hahaha.
11:48PM on 11/19/2012
I'll wait to pass judgement till I see a trailer
I'll wait to pass judgement till I see a trailer
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3:56AM on 11/20/2012

Keep in mind who Eastman Is

Which is to say, sure he's a co-creator of the franchise, but what he also is, is a guy who loved Heavy Metal magazine so much, he bought the company. Seeing him in person, he has just as much in common with bikers as he has with comic geeks. And while he's endlessly fun to talk to, it should be pretty clear after a few minutes around him that his aesthetic sensibilities begin at "explosions" and end at "boobs". So those quotes in support of Michael Bay are nothing if not honest.
Which is to say, sure he's a co-creator of the franchise, but what he also is, is a guy who loved Heavy Metal magazine so much, he bought the company. Seeing him in person, he has just as much in common with bikers as he has with comic geeks. And while he's endlessly fun to talk to, it should be pretty clear after a few minutes around him that his aesthetic sensibilities begin at "explosions" and end at "boobs". So those quotes in support of Michael Bay are nothing if not honest.
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8:08PM on 11/19/2012

You would think...

there has been enough back lash for this film that Bay and company would just change their plans for the orgins. Script is being reworked right? Take out the space aliens and give die hard fans what they want to see. Going to work better for the studio's wallet that way. Then again maybe I am just crazzzzy.
there has been enough back lash for this film that Bay and company would just change their plans for the orgins. Script is being reworked right? Take out the space aliens and give die hard fans what they want to see. Going to work better for the studio's wallet that way. Then again maybe I am just crazzzzy.
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3:59PM on 11/20/2012
The new TMNT on Nickelodean is AWESOME! I never watched the 2nd animated series, but this one is even better than the original IMO.

With that being said, I think a better premise for the movie would be to base it off the current IDW comic series.
In the comics, the fued between Shredder and Splinter/Yoshi starts in fuedal Japan. Shredder executes Yoshi's four sons before killing Yoshi himself. Yoshi and his sons are reincarnated as a rat and 4 turtles, that eventually get mutated by the
The new TMNT on Nickelodean is AWESOME! I never watched the 2nd animated series, but this one is even better than the original IMO.

With that being said, I think a better premise for the movie would be to base it off the current IDW comic series.
In the comics, the fued between Shredder and Splinter/Yoshi starts in fuedal Japan. Shredder executes Yoshi's four sons before killing Yoshi himself. Yoshi and his sons are reincarnated as a rat and 4 turtles, that eventually get mutated by the ooze.

Much better than aliens...
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8:12AM on 11/20/2012
The four turtles will fight Shredder who is planning to open a portal to Dimension X in New York City, using a cube-like ancient artifact as he was secretly manipulated by a shadowy figure known as 'Krang', who will only show up in the end credits.

Yep. I'm officially stoked!
The four turtles will fight Shredder who is planning to open a portal to Dimension X in New York City, using a cube-like ancient artifact as he was secretly manipulated by a shadowy figure known as 'Krang', who will only show up in the end credits.

Yep. I'm officially stoked!
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12:33AM on 11/20/2012

SURPRISED

I really love the new TMNT's cartoon....I was so surprised at how good it was and funny too....puts me in a good mood to watch plus the writing is pretty darn good!
I really love the new TMNT's cartoon....I was so surprised at how good it was and funny too....puts me in a good mood to watch plus the writing is pretty darn good!
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10:13PM on 11/19/2012

No. NO. NO>

Thank you. Or maybe by the grace of god this'll turn out to be fuckin amazing. but thats a huge long shot. I am keeping hopers down to 0
Thank you. Or maybe by the grace of god this'll turn out to be fuckin amazing. but thats a huge long shot. I am keeping hopers down to 0
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11:43AM on 02/22/2013

respect eastman but...

michael bay is always a real hit or miss

turtles holds a dear place to me for my childhood as im sure most of the sites visitors so im cautiously optimistic about this ill see it because i love the turtles but im gaurding my hopes

Extra tidbit: i agree the cartoon on nick is entertaining and worth a look as my 3 year old son and i watch every sat morning
michael bay is always a real hit or miss

turtles holds a dear place to me for my childhood as im sure most of the sites visitors so im cautiously optimistic about this ill see it because i love the turtles but im gaurding my hopes

Extra tidbit: i agree the cartoon on nick is entertaining and worth a look as my 3 year old son and i watch every sat morning
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9:29PM on 11/20/2012

what exactly is...

Old turtles? Eastman TMNT was gritty, raw and violent. 90't TMNT was absurd and entertaining. No matter what the generation, almost everyone is a fan. This one will have it's fans and haters. I'll look at it and once it's not like the second to last iteration on the CW then it will be fine.
Old turtles? Eastman TMNT was gritty, raw and violent. 90't TMNT was absurd and entertaining. No matter what the generation, almost everyone is a fan. This one will have it's fans and haters. I'll look at it and once it's not like the second to last iteration on the CW then it will be fine.
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10:11AM on 11/20/2012
Your title is misleading.. he doesnt ever compare the turtles to Avengers, he says they were inspired by The Avengers... sounds to me like you are getting your wad in a bunch because you seemed to mis understand what was being said!!
Your title is misleading.. he doesnt ever compare the turtles to Avengers, he says they were inspired by The Avengers... sounds to me like you are getting your wad in a bunch because you seemed to mis understand what was being said!!
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10:32AM on 11/20/2012
This project just needs to die a slow death.
This project just needs to die a slow death.
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12:27PM on 11/20/2012
I'd personally prefer a fast one.
I'd personally prefer a fast one.
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