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Old 07-04-2018, 06:32 AM   #61
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I can do without the masks essentially serving as a mood ring. Thereís no good explanation, so donít give one, is how I currently feel about it.

Iíd really like to see red masks being the standard, with other details to help the audience. Mikey sporting an orange jacket/vest, Ralph ditching the mask altogether, Leo with blue, we can assume as some sort of honor given by Mastef Splinter, etc

Thatís probably asking too much, and Iím not completely against the different colors coming into play. I just wouldnít worry too much about how or why.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:29 AM   #62
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The colors easily go along with their personalities, but imo I think it's best left to giving fans something to think over rather than just making it set in stone or wasting precious screen time of a film trying to explain it.

I prefer the separate colors because it does suit them and would rather they mainly stick with that, though I still think the use of all red masks in certain battles could be used as a cunning trick, causing a bit of confusion for an enemy (largely those who aren't yet familiar with the Turtles), throwing them a bit off balance, not knowing how many of them there really are in the heat of a crazy fight. A film could certainly do that to touch on Mirage without having to waste time trying to explain it.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:40 AM   #63
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I'm happy assuming the mask colours are just their preferences.
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:43 PM   #64
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Alright, so how about this? Combine issues 1, 2 and the Return to NYC arc with Baxter's arc in volume 2. Remove Zog and replace the Foot Clan's defences with Cyber Stockman and some MOUSERS.

Here's the rundown:
  1. Establish Baxter and Shredder as Partners in Crime.
  2. Give us the backstory regarding Yoshi, Shredder and the Turtles.
  3. Have them break into Stockman's Lab and save April.
  4. April gives them info on how to take them down.
  5. Battle to the top and a final showdown with Shredder and Baxter.

Keeps the action going.
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:17 PM   #65
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Anyway, I think if they did do a reboot, I'd like it if they made it be a bit more 'serious.' Less goofy, no pizza puns, and try to keep the Fred Wolfisms to a minimum.

If they do have Bebop and Rocksteady, I really hope they make them intimidating bad guys, not idiots, because smart bruisers sound like they would put up a better fight then morons played for 'the laughs.' Plus, the Turtles will beat them hard eventually (and to make it serious) maybe the Shredder should threaten to kill them if they fail too much, and actually follow through with his threat. That would make him look hardcore legit evil, so the audience takes him seriously and not as just some crazy ninja guy wearing spiked metal on his body. He will need 'replacement' mutants but ones far more tougher and dangerous, so do some horrific experiments on one or two of his 'loyal' henchmen to create super mutants?

I'm just spitballing with the mutants, but they do need to diversify them beyond just always showing Bebop and Rocksteady. They are a bit... overdone, and we have others in canon now for directors to take inspiration from. At least adding new mutants (or super mutants) escalates things, and gives us something new to see.

And finally, they need to add back the ninja fighting and the urban grittiness, and New York at night and in the shadows. It's been missing lately, and it would help with the 'serious movie' feel.
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Especially if we're dealing with a Splinter who was human, it would make that much more sense that he would want to someday show the Turtles where he came from and the area where he grew up.
I would like to see the more of turtles in some modern-day Japan environment (like a car of a Shinkansen high speed-train rushing across the railway tracks, or Tokyo skyscrapers swaying during an Earthquake). But necessarily in a film, it could be a cartoon episode or comic issue.
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Old 07-18-2018, 07:15 PM   #68
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Something I'd thought of the other day came back to mind and figured I'd put it out there...

If - and that's a BIG IF - they ended up deciding to bring back the actors and use the same existing Turtle character models again - because lets face it, they still have a TON of time to decide down the road what any part of this is even going to look like and what version they're going with - they need to be wise and promote the hell out of it.

And I don't mean just slapping them on product labels, toys, and showing us lots of clips, trailers, and sneak peeks. That's the laziest option possible and it doesn't make people connect to it/them. And don't just rely on trying to do "new" things to old material or adding characters just to try to draw interest.

Maybe I'm not in 'the biz,' but it's damn well obvious that if they use the same designs then they have GOT to focus on drawing people back in. Have to give people a reason to CONNECT with them and love these guys. Maybe some people never will because they aren't pretty enough for them, the same producers are involved, or because pants. (I mean... Nick Leo can change personality and turn into an asshat for a series that could run for years, but god forbid the guy wear a pair of pants for 90 - 120 minutes.) But plenty could still be drawn to these guys if given REASON to like them.

Do additional fun stuff to promote it. In particular, record/create "fourth wall breaking" things with the Turtles.

One thing I thought of initially with this is how cool would it be to do the usual old clips of actors sitting and talking about the film and their individual characters... but use some old basic 'movie magic' and have the Turtle actors record this twice - once as themselves, and again as the Turtle they play. Then mesh it together so that you then have both actor and his respective Turtle seated beside each other, both discussing the film together and to the audience. Things like this would be a lot of fun (prob for both the viewers and the actors alike) and help people connect with the characters because it humanizes them a bit, so to speak, and tears that fourth wall down. (If it costs money, so what... You want reason to get more of it, don't you?)
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:01 AM   #69
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I’d be surprised if they used the same designs/continuity. The designs never bothered me but they’re associated with 2 so-so movies. I don’t think any retooling will make those against them like them. Oots would have been the time.

Even if a new movie was better written and promoted just seeing them will make people assume we’re getting more of the same. It’s best to start over with new designs and storyline.
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Old 07-19-2018, 01:05 PM   #70
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Yeah, and is why I said it's a big IF, and you're right of course, but I figure, it's Platinum Dunes... I wouldn't put it past them. Reboot or not.

Not until we have a direct, more detailed statement from PD themselves; rather than just one batch of limited articles, many of which aren't even sure if it's a full reboot, or a soft reboot.

I don't think this set is without the ability to be redeemed, and at this point I want that for them, but would take a miracle these producers probably wouldn't bother putting the right effort into pulling off. (Let alone have the smarts to.)
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