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Of Mutant Ninjas: TMNT

homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
edited November 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
So, how about those turtles? They sure do have half-shells.

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I went along last night with high expectations, perhaps too high considering that second trailer made it look like a piece of junk.

But I loved it. I loved it as much as my soul would allow.

Some highlights?
- Raph and Leo arguing, then fighting on the rooftop. Definately my favourite scene.
- The Nightwatcher. And his endless supply of chain.
- Splinter's voice acting. Seriously. So fucking good.
- Splinter's trophy wall with the mouser head.

Some gripes, perhaps?
- Not enough battle sequences showing Don and Mikey in action.
- Casey wasn't nearly as bad-ass as I remember him.
- Karai and the Foot seem to be a complete non-threat.

Some turtle images?
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Best scene of my life?

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Raph's all like, "What the fuck am I doing?"

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You, turtle, are ugly.

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Man, turtle, you are hatching so good!

I really liked the last scene too.
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Who would've thought the Boy Wonder would make an appearance?

Anyway, how'd you guys like it?
I would coax your opinions with the promise of free snacks, but I'm pretty hard-up at the moment...

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    TehSpectreTehSpectre Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I will see it soon enough.
    They nerf'd Casey? That's BS.

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    JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Funny, I was about to make a TMNT thread.

    I can't wait for this. Really, I'm pumped.

    So, I guess the reviews are pretty bad-- is that because the reviewers didn't grow up on the cartoon, as I did? They make it sound like every other awful CGI movie, but you seem rather positive. Who should I trust?

    Also, is it only good for nostalgic fans, or is it a good movie in its own right? I'm thinking of taking a friend of mine who didn't watch the show back in the day.

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going tomorrow. My hopes are high.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going to see it.

    I pretty much have to.

    I still have an original issue #17 somewhere.

    TRICERITONS, man.

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    TaximesTaximes Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    small_rotten.gif24% TMNT

    But I remain hopeful. It's not like I'm expecting the greatest piece of cinema ever...I'm expecting some fucking turtles who have mutated into ninjas.

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I would have a lot more hope for this movie if I hadn't seen the 100-man fight scene with the shitty rap music in the background where you can hardly tell what's happening at all.

    Also, if April weren't a ninja for no discernible reason.

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    IncenjucarIncenjucar VChatter Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    So April really is a Ninja?

    I was hoping the toys were lying.

    Ah well.

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    MikestaMikesta Registered User regular
    edited March 2007

    Also, if April weren't a ninja for no discernible reason.
    That makes this movie sound ten times more awesome. I think it'll be great fun, even if it's not really a great movie.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    You are all going to be disappointed. The only reason I can tell the OP liked the movie is because he grew up on the cartoon. Wow, I did too. This still looks like complete shit. I'm not surprised that it's getting terrible reviews, and I won't be seeing it. I don't want to ruin the memories of something that made my childhood awesome.
    There's no way nostalgia is going to save this thing.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2007
    Aren't we just a shining beacon of optimism and hope?

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    Target PracticeTarget Practice Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    On the upside, the GBA game is getting good reviews.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Aren't we just a shining beacon of optimism and hope?
    Maybe if it didn't look like ass, I'd be more inclined to think it wouldn't be ass. Go and waste your money though, it's not like I'm paying for your ticket. Just remember that I warned you when you scratch out your eyes.

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    The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I would have a lot more hope for this movie if I hadn't seen the 100-man fight scene with the shitty rap music in the background where you can hardly tell what's happening at all.

    Also, if April weren't a ninja for no discernible reason.

    Didn't she get training in the comics/newer cartoon, since she kept getting attacked?

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    homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Jimothy wrote: »
    So, I guess the reviews are pretty bad-- is that because the reviewers didn't grow up on the cartoon, as I did? They make it sound like every other awful CGI movie, but you seem rather positive. Who should I trust?

    Also, is it only good for nostalgic fans, or is it a good movie in its own right? I'm thinking of taking a friend of mine who didn't watch the show back in the day.

    Honestly, it's probably not such a great movie as far as movies go. But Tax is spot on. It's the Ninja fucking Turtles. There are some genuinely shit-awesome scenes, but also plenty cringe-worthy moments.
    The movie's target audience are children, so it can't escape the trappings of a G-rating.

    Turtles fans will love it, but your friend probably won't.

    Let me reiterate: The new TMNT movie fucking rocks. It pays homage to the old cartoon, the old movies, and updates the story really well.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    At least her hair is better than in the old cartoon.

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    MikestaMikesta Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    On the upside, the GBA game is getting good reviews.
    Turtles in Time all over again. And the new cartoon, from what I've seen, is pretty neat.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Do they go with the old "The foot don't actually die" route, or does Leo actually get to use his blades?

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they go with the old "The foot don't actually die" route, or does Leo actually get to use his blades?

    They're all robots. Duh.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they go with the old "The foot don't actually die" route, or does Leo actually get to use his blades?

    I also wish to know this.

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    homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they go with the old "The foot don't actually die" route, or does Leo actually get to use his blades?

    Do you really want to know...?
    Leo and Raph get their shit out and use them, but there are no Foot soldiers getting cut down. The fights are choreographed very well, and as such, you don't notice there is a distinct lack of blood and limbs.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do they go with the old "The foot don't actually die" route, or does Leo actually get to use his blades?

    Do you really want to know...?
    Leo and Raph get their shit out and use them, but there are no Foot soldiers getting cut down. The fights are choreographed very well, and as such, you don't notice there is a distinct lack of blood and limbs.
    That's better than nothing, I guess. Although if they went the "realistic" route, there would be lots of blood, shattered limbs,etc, which I don't really want to see in my Ninja Turtles.

    Do the foot stay down, or disappear once they are cut down?

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    homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Do the foot stay down, or disappear once they are cut down?

    I don't want to spoiler too much, but..
    There's only one real fight with the Foot. They're not the main enemy, although it's strongly hinted at the end that they will be in the sequel. So in this one big fight with the Foot, the direction is really dynamic. The 'camera' is always moving from Don to Raph to April to Casey etc. So you see the Foot get knocked down, and the 'camera' moves on. I guess it's implied they stay down.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Okay, that's enough. Thanks.

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    BlackDog85BlackDog85 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I will be seeing this ASAP.
    The entire movie could be shit, but I just need to finally see Leo and Raph go at it. It's been long enough!

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    TroubledTomTroubledTom regular
    edited March 2007
    As a piece of film design, the movie is first-rate; on sheer aesthetics alone, it rivals Triumph of the Will for astonishments.

    Stephen Hunter
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    Godwin'd

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    wait what
    Aesthetically, it looks terrible

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    homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Aesthetics will always be in the realm of subjectivity, but I thought the movie was superbly animated. The turtles themselves are incredibly detailed, right down to the tiny wrinkles around their.. snouts? Action is handled really well too. They convey the stealth and speed of the turtles perfectly.

    In my opinion, there was nothing ugly about this game. Even the whole 'lol splinter chester cheetah' jokes are unfounded.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    In my opinion, there was nothing ugly about this game. Even the whole 'lol splinter chester cheetah' jokes are unfounded.
    Oh come now, he does look like chester cheetah.

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    homo wolfushomo wolfus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    If Chester Cheetah looks like a robed ninjitsu-trained rat then, yeah, I guess you're right.

    EDIT: cheezysplinter2ih9.jpg

    Yeah, maybe I'm in denial.

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    KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2007
    very very much so
    and that picture is awesome

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    ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    wait what
    Aesthetically, it looks terrible

    See, now you're really just digging for things to bitch about. I'll concede that Splinter and the humans look kind of so-so, but everything else has a pretty awesome style.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Zeromus wrote: »
    Kusuguttai wrote: »
    wait what
    Aesthetically, it looks terrible

    See, now you're really just digging for things to bitch about. I'll concede that Splinter and the humans look kind of so-so, but everything else has a pretty awesome style.

    And everything is animated pretty well from what I've seen. That's important.

    Personally I'm looking forward to the next project from this studio even more:

    Remember Battle of the Planets and G-Force?

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    So basically a CGI PG-13 movie with bird-themed ninjas beating the shit out of people.

    Imagin sure does love the 80's.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I saw it last week and it was pretty awesome. It's not quite as gritty as the movie was, but it plays very nicely. The plot line is stupid but the underlaying story of the film plays out really well so you don't really mind. Yes Don and Mikey don't get enough screen time, but honestly Raph vs Leo ftw! And aesthetically it looks very nice imo.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm taking my daughter to see this tonight. Should be fun. She doesn't know a damn thing about the ninja turtles, aside from having seen the trailer and said "I wanna see ninja turtle movie!"

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Don is still the best, right?

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    My friend saw it the other day. He said it was totally fucking awesome.

    I really should see it.
    I wonder how it will do at the box office.

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    TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm going to have to find someone to drag to this. I was debating holding out for the DVD but I MUST see the Leo vs. Raph fight on the big screen. Personally I think the turtles look really well animated, even if I have no love for Splinter or the humans.

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    RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I was a big TMNT fan when I was a kid.

    On the other hand, I don't think I'll have the guts to ask someone to come see a Ninja Turtles movie with me. So I guess I'll be seeing it alone.

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    Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Richy wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I was a big TMNT fan when I was a kid.

    On the other hand, I don't think I'll have the guts to ask someone to come see a Ninja Turtles movie with me. So I guess I'll be seeing it alone.

    This is the advantage of having a child. I can go see it with her, and no one will suspect how much *I* want to see it.

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    drhazarddrhazard Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    Don is still the best, right?

    Uh, duh.

    And Kusu... what? Just, what?

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