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Old 07-03-2019, 02:45 AM   #81
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I liked it for the most part. I liked the art style and colour design - some of the recent DC animated movies look a little rushed and unpolished, but I can't complain about this one. I like blue Batman too, and the odd Mignola-like character designs.

How good is Troy Baker BTW?!

It's weird to say, but the end credits were probably my favourite part. Hit me right in my soft nostalgia glands.

Unfortunately, I thought the writing let it down. Not even the plot necessarily; I've read the comic so I knew it wasn't going to be Hamlet exactly, but the dialog was pretty stinky at times. Too many cliche, copy/paste lines, too many DOA jokes, and weird phraseology that lead me to question if the writer was a native English speaker.

You get that a lot nowadays; dialog that is probably supposed to sound hip and quippy, but comes out like it was written by Yoda's dyslexic younger brother.

I will applaud them for pulling off a version of Damian Wayne that I didn't wan't to throw off a roof. He was a twerp, but a pleasantly endearing one for a change.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:12 AM   #82
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Bought it last week and two days ago I finally mustered up the courage to watch it.

As others have said, it's way more violent than I thought it would be, making it clear from the get-go that these aren't the Nicktoon 2012 Turtles, although it also was very obvious that looks-wise they were based on them. (Stocky Raphael, Lanky Donatello) A shame though that they hadn't used more familiar voice actors but I guess that's just budget issues making decisions here.


"EEYAAARGH! THIS HURTS, IT HURTS WAY MORE THAN I EXPECTED!"

One thing I always loved about the 2012 series is that they didn't pussyfoot around with how severe a mutation must feel to the one who's mutating. Another good example of that is in "City at war" where Karai changed into her Snake form and is seen convulsing as if going through a grand mal seizure.

So, I was going "They better not pussyfoot around in this movie" and I was not disappointed when seeing the mutations and hearing the persons who mutated screaming and crumpling up in pain.

I was laughing out loud with the mutated Elephant but when the T-rex appeared I was going "They overstepped it here."

The highlight would be Shredder, I loved the brooding, scheming quality they gave him and the fight against Batman was awesome.
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Old 07-04-2019, 01:34 AM   #83
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One thing I always loved about the 2012 series is that they didn't pussyfoot around with how severe a mutation must feel to the one who's mutating. Another good example of that is in "City at war" where Karai changed into her Snake form and is seen convulsing as if going through a grand mal seizure.

So, I was going "They better not pussyfoot around in this movie" and I was not disappointed when seeing the mutations and hearing the persons who mutated screaming and crumpling up in pain.

I was laughing out loud with the mutated Elephant but when the T-rex appeared I was going "They overstepped it here."

The highlight would be Shredder, I loved the brooding, scheming quality they gave him and the fight against Batman was awesome.

I'm glad they had that aspect in the 2012 version as well. I mean the Original Turtles the most painful and disturbing looking Mutation was the one used with Symore Guts AKA Mutagen Man. But most of the time the mutations just happen. The same thing with the 2k3 (and the original Movies), while the mutations are more gradual since Splinter mentioned in his explanation of their origin that he had carried the Turtles to his burrow for the night. Then the following morning he noticed that both he and the Turtles had grown bigger and that he also found himself growing more intelligent as days passed.

In the 2014 movie, we see their transformation take place. But the way the garbage around them shifts during the transformation suggests that their mutation took place over a matter of days rather than having it be sudden. And the whole thing sort of looks like it may have been painful, particularly since all four turtles are shown crying once the transformation was complete.
As in they felt weird and they were too young to understand why, so their natural reaction was to cry about it.

Even Bebop and Rocksteady when they transformed commented they felt strange.

I always saw the Mutations as painful since the bones, muscles, tendons, organs, and everything is stretching, shifting, realigning, or in some cases just melting back into the body. That naturally would be fairly painful...think something like an extream form of phantom limb crossed with the pins and needles feeling you have as a broken limb resets and knits back into place.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:22 PM   #84
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Any idea why Kevin Conroy wasn't asked to voice Batman? This would have been the cherry on top.
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Old 07-13-2019, 04:24 PM   #85
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Wonderful movie, reminded me of Batman TAS. I hope they make a tournament fighter game based on this.
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Old 07-29-2019, 11:26 AM   #86
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Did anyone pick up on the "Brundle-Fly" voice of Baxter? Clearly he was imitating Jeff Goldbloom!
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:17 PM   #87
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Damn this movie was good. Had great action and humor, and I loved all the nods and Easter eggs in it.
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Old 07-30-2019, 03:45 PM   #88
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Just saw the movie. I enjoyed it, Iíve never seen any Batman tv shows or movies but it was still cool seeing them together.
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Old 07-30-2019, 04:38 PM   #89
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This movie is the pinnacle of the franchise since 2016. I'm also surprised how improved it was over the first IDW/DC Batman crossover. They kept all the best parts and left out the worst parts and then made it even better.

If they do a loose adaption of the second they could probably fix that too.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:51 PM   #90
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I finally got around to watching this today and it was awesome. It started out a little slow at the beginning and I'm not a fan of Donatello's and Shredder's designs, but the ending battle totally makes the movie. I love how each of the Turtles is able to pair with each member of the Bat Family and even learn from each other along the way.

The level of violence totally took me by surprise because we rarely, if ever, see graphic deaths and blood in TMNT on the screen.

I watched the behind the scenes bonus features afterwards, and it's evident that this movie was a labor of love while giving homage to the source material. I definitely wouldn't mind a sequel.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:25 PM   #91
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Is a sequel more of a question of "when" than "if?"
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #92
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Do we know sales numbers? If it did much better than their normal DTVs then yeah it'll happen. If it's the same # of units sold then who knows since they have to share revenue with viacom. If it was worse than that then no.

They usually do share data of how each of the DTVs sold so we should know eventually if it did well or not.
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #93
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Do we know sales numbers? If it did much better than their normal DTVs then yeah it'll happen. If it's the same # of units sold then who knows since they have to share revenue with viacom. If it was worse than that then no.

They usually do share data of how each of the DTVs sold so we should know eventually if it did well or not.
https://www.the-numbers.com/movie/Ba...9)#tab=summary

Seems to me it's probably on par with the recent DC DTV animated films.

You raise a decent point about revenue sharing, although it's possible they paid an up-front licensing fee in lieu of profit-sharing.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:44 PM   #94
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They most likely greenlit a sequel as soon as this came out given they need nearly 2 years to get it out.
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