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graphic_content
07-22-2017, 08:12 PM
http://i.imgur.com/RNJoDFe.jpg
(screenshot from teaser trailer)

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AV CLUB - "Freddy Krueger, Ninja Turtles, and the Iron Giant collide in the Ready Player One teaser" (http://www.avclub.com/article/freddy-krueger-ninja-turtles-and-iron-giant-collid-258449) <--- link to article

Powder
07-22-2017, 08:30 PM
There's no way that's a ninja turtle, it has no shell & the limbs are too long.

sdp
07-22-2017, 09:39 PM
Yeah, that's not a Ninja Turtle but wow, if not for this thread I would've missed this trailer and it's right up my alley.

Utrommaniac
07-22-2017, 10:19 PM
Yeah, that's no Ninja Turtle BUT I'M DOWN FOR SOME IRON F*CKING GIANT!

Shark_Blade
07-22-2017, 11:06 PM
Too skinny.

Eh, the trailer looks boring. Might pass.

snake
07-22-2017, 11:11 PM
Not a turtle.

GoldMutant
07-23-2017, 12:21 PM
FAKE Ninja Turtle!

(Curious on the film anyways)

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
07-23-2017, 04:14 PM
Fake, but anyway, it looks nothing like a Steven Spielberg film.

If Steven Spielberg directed TMNT, it would probably be like ET, April (and maybe also Irma) being a child (early primary-elementary school or whatever) befriendind the turtles...

Ninjinister
07-23-2017, 06:33 PM
If Steven Spielberg directed TMNT, it would probably be like ET, April (and maybe also Irma) being a child (early primary-elementary school or whatever) befriendind the turtles...

I could see that if every one of his films were literally the same thing, but since they aren't, this is a ridiculous notion.

DevilSpooky
07-24-2017, 03:30 AM
Fake, but anyway, it looks nothing like a Steven Spielberg film.

If Steven Spielberg directed TMNT, it would probably be like ET, April (and maybe also Irma) being a child (early primary-elementary school or whatever) befriendind the turtles...

This is no fake, it's a real movie and it's a Steven Spielberg one too booth, but that things is 100% not a Ninja Turtles nor it's even meant to be one.

Powder
07-24-2017, 04:48 AM
It's only the TMNT he's calling fake.

plastroncafe
07-24-2017, 09:44 AM
Yeah I went looking through that trailer for The Ninja Turtle that even the Nerdist said was in there, but I couldn't find it.

I'm curious to see them translate the book to the screen, especially given the fact that the book has the ability to name drop a wider variety of geek properties than the movie will ever be allowed to.

TigerClaw
07-24-2017, 09:58 AM
Yeah I went looking through that trailer for The Ninja Turtle that even the Nerdist said was in there, but I couldn't find it.

I'm curious to see them translate the book to the screen, especially given the fact that the book has the ability to name drop a wider variety of geek properties than the movie will ever be allowed to.
If one of the Turtles is in the movie, It'll probably the 90s version.

Andrew NDB
07-24-2017, 11:01 AM
If one of the Turtles is in the movie, It'll probably the 90s version.

Probably. The Fred Wolf show needs more homage.

AquaParade
07-24-2017, 11:19 AM
Probably for the best. If Spielberg were to even touch a TMNT in one of his turtle films, I'd proably cry myself to sleep at the unused potential of it all.

TurtleWA
07-24-2017, 12:33 PM
There's no way that's a ninja turtle, it has no shell & the limbs are too long.

It won't let me post the same image in two threads. Anyway if your interested the photo I attached in post #14 of this thread shows a slightly different view and it looks like a little more shell is showing. Reminds me some of a 2007 movie turtle.
http://forums.thetechnodrome.com/showthread.php?t=51566

Powder
07-24-2017, 01:47 PM
It's not a TMNT.

IndigoErth
07-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Got my hopes up. But Spielberg would have my 'permission' to do TMNT, so long as he'd try to stay true to the heart of it.

If Steven Spielberg directed TMNT, it would probably be like ET, April (and maybe also Irma) being a child (early primary-elementary school or whatever) befriendind the turtles...
Eh, I doubt it. Although if they want a kid in it, I'd love for the Turtles to finally be older and maybe a child involved in the film could be April's daughter (or someone else's) instead. (Along for the ride with her four mutant uncles... Actually that sounds fun.)

FredWolfLeonardo
07-24-2017, 02:36 PM
Even if it was a ninja turtle, I think it would have a role as big as Michealangalo did in the Lego Movie.

Andrew NDB
07-24-2017, 02:40 PM
Who is that supposed to be that the kid walks by on the left near the beginning? With the mask and the 2 swords across his back? Is that supposed to be Deadpool or Deathstroke or something?

FredWolfLeonardo
07-24-2017, 02:42 PM
Who is that supposed to be that the kid walks by on the left near the beginning? With the mask and the 2 swords across his back? Is that supposed to be Deadpool or Deathstroke or something?

Pretty sure its deadpool. The videos description states that deadpool will be in the movie while theres no mention of Deathstroke.

DevilSpooky
07-24-2017, 05:34 PM
Who is that supposed to be that the kid walks by on the left near the beginning? With the mask and the 2 swords across his back? Is that supposed to be Deadpool or Deathstroke or something?

It's Deathstroke, and next to him is Harley Quinn.

About that "Turtle" it's not a Turtle, it's one of the main character's Avatar, it's just a generic Ninja, nothing more.

Andrew NDB
07-24-2017, 06:02 PM
It's Deathstroke, and next to him is Harley Quinn.

Yeah, I thought that was Harley. Kind of a... Arkham Knight Harley, though.

SwiftNinjaFox
07-25-2017, 10:57 AM
Yeah I went looking through that trailer for The Ninja Turtle that even the Nerdist said was in there, but I couldn't find it.

I'm curious to see them translate the book to the screen, especially given the fact that the book has the ability to name drop a wider variety of geek properties than the movie will ever be allowed to.

When Spielberg was announced to direct, it made me super happy because he's the only guy in Hollywood with the clout to get even half the Easter egg cameos into the film.

plastroncafe
07-25-2017, 10:58 AM
When Spielberg was announced to direct, it made me super happy because he's the only guy in Hollywood with the clout to get even half the Easter egg cameos into the film.

Thaaaat is an angle I hadn't considered!

SwiftNinjaFox
07-25-2017, 11:00 AM
Who is that supposed to be that the kid walks by on the left near the beginning? With the mask and the 2 swords across his back? Is that supposed to be Deadpool or Deathstroke or something?

Neither, I don't think. Just another gunter (egg hunter) in the OASIS rather than an intended reference.

However, http://www.cbr.com/ready-player-one-every-easter-egg-reference-in-the-first-trailer/ I could be wrong. It says it's Harley and Deathstroke and their image it definitely does look like Harley, so Deathstroke would make sense.

slingtheory
07-25-2017, 06:47 PM
Neither, I don't think. Just another gunter (egg hunter) in the OASIS rather than an intended reference.

However, http://www.cbr.com/ready-player-one-every-easter-egg-reference-in-the-first-trailer/ I could be wrong. It says it's Harley and Deathstroke and their image it definitely does look like Harley, so Deathstroke would make sense.
I'm thinking maybe it's both. Two gunters who designed avatars to look like their favorite comic characters. Might be the same for the freddy Krueger and duke nukem looking guys in the trailer too since I don't remember the book mentioning any a.i. versions of characters roaming around outside of their simulated world's but I could be wrong its been awhile since I read it.
About the original post that's definitely not a turtle. My guess is its a random avatar or either shoto or daito two characters that are important to the story. In one of the breakdown videos I watched a dude did say he saw a tmnt floating in the anti gravity club scene though but I couldn't make it out myself. That's actually why I clicked on this thread I thought maybe someone had a clearer picture

pferreira
07-27-2017, 03:56 PM
Probably. The Fred Wolf show needs more homage.Sarcasm? :lol:

dragonside
07-27-2017, 11:16 PM
starchild anyone? LOL

Shellington
07-29-2017, 06:31 AM
Probably for the best. If Spielberg were to even touch a TMNT in one of his turtle films, I'd proably cry myself to sleep at the unused potential of it all.
So, maybe Spielberg should try a TMNT film?

pferreira
08-03-2017, 10:06 AM
Spielberg's films today aren't really kids films. A Spielberg TMNT of today wouldn't be kiddie orientated. It would probably be political and violent.

The Deadman
08-03-2017, 10:10 AM
Spielberg's films today aren't really kids films. A Spielberg TMNT of today wouldn't be kiddie orientated. It would probably be political and violent.

Thats what we need more than anything.

eskater
08-04-2017, 01:12 PM
Yeah, that's no Ninja Turtle BUT I'M DOWN FOR SOME IRON F*CKING GIANT!

The Iron Giant really does need more attention paid....it was pretty dope back in the day.

Andrew NDB
08-04-2017, 01:19 PM
The Iron Giant really does need more attention paid....it was pretty dope back in the day.

Are we certain that the trailer didn't show us the totality of the Iron Giant's screentime in the movie?

It seems like people are setting themselves up for disappointment in this.

Powder
08-04-2017, 04:26 PM
Yeah, we've already seen all we're gonna see of 95% of these characters. Anyone thinking otherwise is a fool.

plastroncafe
08-04-2017, 04:51 PM
Show of hands, who's read the book?

NinjaPug
08-04-2017, 11:03 PM
Are we certain that the trailer didn't show us the totality of the Iron Giant's screentime in the movie?

It seems like people are setting themselves up for disappointment in this.

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/steven-spielberg-ready-player-one-iron-giant-1202503684/

Show of hands, who's read the book?

I have. Probably going to do a re-read closer to the movie release date.

snake
08-04-2017, 11:24 PM
Show of hands, who's read the book?

I have. It's f*cking terrible.

Original TMNT Cartoon Fan
08-05-2017, 06:37 AM
Thats what we need more than anything.

Even political?

TigerClaw
08-05-2017, 09:44 AM
Show of hands, who's read the book?
I listened to the Audiobook, It was really good, its read by Will Wheaton.

sgtfbomb
08-05-2017, 11:36 AM
Show of hands, who's read the book?

I have. Eh, it's okay. I liked it, but it's nerd porn. It panders heavily to its audience. Whether that's intentional, I'm not sure. The author, Ernest Cline, seems to really enjoy throwing out references to the things he loves and if it works, it's because it is part of the story, but his writing style was a little too brisk for my tastes. It's more casual and descriptive during the references, but I can't even remember what happened at the end because he just rushed right through that. All of that kind of works because it's written in first person, almost like a memoir or auto-biography.

However, his second book, Armada, didn't have the veil of the easter egg plot to hide under, and so you had the same kind of characters, making mostly the same kind of references, with that speedy "let's just get this thing over with" pace, with the same kind of almost non-descriptive "I go here, I go there, I do this, I do that" writing and it's just wish-fulfillment. I've nothing against authors writing wish-fulfillment material, but the main character has to earn it.

Having said that, I love Steven Spielberg. I have full confidence in him. A lot is said about the Spielberg references in the story, but I feel like the biggest reference in the book is a John Badham film. I wonder if that scene will be in the movie.

pferreira
08-10-2017, 09:21 AM
Thats what we need more than anything.I'm happy if extreme violence and politics are left out of movies by him. We have enough of that already both in Hollywood and the real world thanks.