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Old 10-16-2014, 02:22 AM   #1
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So has Peter Laird watched and reviewed the 2014 movie yet? If not, when?

With such a divisive reception on the 2014 movie, I'm curious what the original creators of the franchise think. We know that Eastman has approved of this film and its direction, but I'm curious what Laird thinks of it. Have any of you read any of his commentary about the film? If he hasn't yet commented, do any of you know when he will?

I haven't been paying too much attention to the movie forum, and searched through the threads, but nothing came up. On that note, has he watched and commented on the Nick series either?

It's a little odd we haven't heard anything from him about either one though. Hmmm... (Or maybe I haven't been paying much attention about it. )
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Not yet, according to his blog dated 9th October this year. Maybe he wants to see it privately to avoid being spotted and bombarded with questions. Or maybe he's hinting at how he really feels.

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Old 10-16-2014, 10:31 AM   #3
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Not yet, according to his blog dated 9th October this year. Maybe he wants to see it privately to avoid being spotted and bombarded with questions. Or maybe he's hinting at how he really feels.



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Old 10-16-2014, 04:22 PM   #4
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Old 10-16-2014, 05:29 PM   #5
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I've been wondering this myself. Thanks for the update.
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When he does I'm sure he'll chew it to pieces.
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Old 10-16-2014, 06:08 PM   #7
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No worries guys, well since he is such a great writer as well as an artist and the fact TMNT is still a part of him whether he sold them or not I'm sure he will go to town on it

Man the things that he did as a creative director for the 2K3 series, especially his notes for some of the original scripts are just poetry to read, the guy's attention to detail and honesty is masterful...The only thing is will we ever see his 'real thoughts' of the new movie...
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When he does I'm sure he'll chew it to pieces.
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No worries guys, well since he is such a great writer as well as an artist and the fact TMNT is still a part of him whether he sold them or not I'm sure he will go to town on it

Man the things that he did as a creative director for the 2K3 series, especially his notes for some of the original scripts are just poetry to read, the guy's attention to detail and honesty is masterful...The only thing is will we ever see his 'real thoughts' of the new movie...
Seeing how the members' responses about Laird's comments on the mere 2014 trailer caused the thread to locked, I wonder who's going to be the one to unleash the climactic, explosively-reactive information. ...Since he is a co-creator of TMNT after all, and the reception to this 2014 movie has been so divisive.



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Old 12-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #9
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Not yet, according to his blog dated 9th October this year. Maybe he wants to see it privately to avoid being spotted and bombarded with questions. Or maybe he's hinting at how he really feels.



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Is he just not interested in or happy with the current stuff? He even mentions not watching the current season of the cartoon (Season 2?) and not reading the IDW comics despite Eastman's involvement with that.
Maybe I'm just not updated in his current stance or friendship with Eastman now. I remember Laird did contribute to the 30th anniversary special issue but I was surprised to see his name only credited to one image and partnered with another artist. Was hoping for classic Eastman and Laird team-up.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:28 AM   #10
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Is he just not interested in or happy with the current stuff? He even mentions not watching the current season of the cartoon (Season 2?) and not reading the IDW comics despite Eastman's involvement with that.
Maybe I'm just not updated in his current stance or friendship with Eastman now. I remember Laird did contribute to the 30th anniversary special issue but I was surprised to see his name only credited to one image and partnered with another artist. Was hoping for classic Eastman and Laird team-up.
I assume he's refering to season 3, which started around that time.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:47 AM   #11
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Will always be grateful to him as co-creator, and of course he could go to town on the film if he views it and hates it. However, he sold the rights to Viacom. He knew there was a chance they might stray from his vision so he can't really put the boot in too much.
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Old 12-06-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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He won't like the movie just like most of us didn't.
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Is he just not interested in or happy with the current stuff? He even mentions not watching the current season of the cartoon (Season 2?) and not reading the IDW comics despite Eastman's involvement with that.
Maybe I'm just not updated in his current stance or friendship with Eastman now. I remember Laird did contribute to the 30th anniversary special issue but I was surprised to see his name only credited to one image and partnered with another artist. Was hoping for classic Eastman and Laird team-up.
they Did do the cover for the 30th anniversary together..and there is this poster to promote the turtle power documentary dvd..peter inked kevins old pencils,,,so that is kind of a colaboration..well, it IS, but only one half of it was done nowerdays...
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:05 PM   #14
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Man the things that he did as a creative director for the 2K3 series, especially his notes for some of the original scripts are just poetry to read, the guy's attention to detail and honesty is masterful...The only thing is will we ever see his 'real thoughts' of the new movie...
Original scripts? Can they be found anywhere?
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:32 PM   #15
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If he ever does(and I won't blame him a bit if he doesn't) I cannot wait to read any write up he does of it.

Even that interview he did before it came out about things we knew thus far was just solid gold.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:30 PM   #16
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Original scripts? Can they be found anywhere?
His script notes and correspondence with the show runner are posted on his blog. I'm too lazy to paste a link, but it's easily found on Google. Interested reads if you dig that sorta thing.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:31 AM   #17
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Laird doesn't really like any TMNT he wasn't involved with, so I doubt he'll like the new movie, irrespective of quality.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:59 PM   #18
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Peter Laird has a love/hate relationship with TMNT, I know he hates it but at the same time he cares for it. So odd. I really wonder what he thinks of the movie though. I am guessing there is gonna be mixed feelings about it.
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Peter Laird is more "conservative" I think about the turtles. He likes them in the continuity of the Mirage comics. It is the dichotomy of the duo Laird / Eastman. One wants to stay on the bases and the other wants to change the rules everytime.
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Peter Laird is more "conservative" I think about the turtles. He likes them in the continuity of the Mirage comics. It is the dichotomy of the duo Laird / Eastman. One wants to stay on the bases and the other wants to change the rules everytime.
I'd agree with that. Considering the fall out from NM, and Lairds fastidious nature, I'm betting he'll keep quiet for a long time. I can't imagine he's waited this long to watch it. 30 years of your life is now a 100 million dollar film?

Would you wait for a DVD?
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