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View Poll Results: Do You Want A New TMNT Film To Be Current Or In The 80's/90's?
Current/Modern 18 40.00%
80's/90's 27 60.00%
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:42 PM   #41
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If anything, technology makes it easier for them to operate. It's totally feasible that these guys can make money over the internet and build stuff. They can watch youtube tutorials, all this wealth of knowledge at their finger tips.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:46 AM   #42
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As long as they do the franchise justice is all that matters. The 90s movie is untouchable and also a product of it's time.

The 2 newest movies sucked so bad. Not only were they bad TMNT movies, but they are some of the worst movies I have ever seen. (I couldn't even watch the second one all he way through) Utter trash.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:22 AM   #43
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They're not vigilantes.
Doesn't matter, Ninjas going around NYC is less plausible the more technology there is and when anyone can take out their phones and record anything.

It can be made to work but it's definitely more difficult and requires a different level of suspension of disbelief. Sure it would still have been impossible in the 80s/90s but it's easier to take in.

It's also why a show like X-Files can't work as well today as it did when it began or why Batman works better if we believe there isn't that much tecnology, BTAS while retconned into "modern" times had a sort of "timeless" feel because of the cars and clothing and whatnot that it felt it took place many decades before the 90s.


TMNT in the 80s vs modern times is not something I'll lose any sleep over, I'm just saying it's not because of "nostalgia", it's just a bit easier to get into.
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Old 12-13-2017, 11:54 AM   #44
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Tech can cause pros and cons (easier to get caught) but they don't need to make too much of a thing out of that. It wouldn't bother me if it was 80s/90s but I don't need it to be, happy with new.

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Old 12-13-2017, 12:16 PM   #45
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Doesn't matter, Ninjas going around NYC is less plausible the more technology there is and when anyone can take out their phones and record anything.
Arguably the more technology increases, the more this actually helps ninja sneak around NYC. Unless you believe ninjas would refuse to use anything other than feudal Japanese weapons and tools.

I think it'd be kind of neat to see ninja deploy little micro-EMP bursts that fry all nearby phones, stuff like that.
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Old 12-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #46
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Arguably the more technology increases, the more this actually helps ninja sneak around NYC. Unless you believe ninjas would refuse to use anything other than feudal Japanese weapons and tools.

I think it'd be kind of neat to see ninja deploy little micro-EMP bursts that fry all nearby phones, stuff like that.
It's an interesting debate. I can see points for both sides.

If technology has anything to do with it, I'd also like to see the turtle's make their way out of the Sewer. I think it makes sense for them to start out there, but I think they'd try and figure something else out pretty quickly. I wonder what other location/home could be suitable, yet still iconic in some way.

Not sure it's a "old vs new" debate, but it could be.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:01 PM   #47
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Well in sci-fi heavy shows the more modern setting actually works better since the tech is more plausible.

TMNT being heavy sci-fi at times it works for it, the stuff donnie invents in the OT is far more crazy than when say 2k3 donnie did so in those cases it helps to have a more modern setting.

I voted for 80s/90s but I prefer to get a TMNT show set in modern times just to see how they adapt to it and change things.
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Old 12-13-2017, 04:11 PM   #48
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In the kids stuff they fight a lot of crime, sure. For no reason.
It's usually to stop Shredder, save their friends or assist April in covering a good story.
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Old 12-14-2017, 01:41 PM   #49
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80s/90s all the waaayyyyyy.

There is just something very special about the 80s setting in turtles which makes it work. Its one of the reason why tmnt (1990) worked so well, it took full advantage of its setting.
The big problem I have there is that the filmmakers would be tempted like a lot of 80s set TV shows and movies to go overboard on the period references. This self-referentialism is both heavy handed and distracting. Setting it in present day means it can still be TMNT but without the endless references to today.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:54 PM   #50
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The big problem I have there is that the filmmakers would be tempted like a lot of 80s set TV shows and movies to go overboard on the period references. This self-referentialism is both heavy handed and distracting. Setting it in present day means it can still be TMNT but without the endless references to today.
I think that's an issue that stems from the writers/directors/producers rather than the time period. You could have modern pop-culture references that get tiresome as well.
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Old 12-21-2017, 03:28 PM   #52
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I think that's an issue that stems from the writers/directors/producers rather than the time period. You could have modern pop-culture references that get tiresome as well.
Yes but 80s movies back then did keep putting blatant nostalgic references to the 80s in their movies. Most of those films weren't sold on nostalgia of the 70s for example. Self-referentialism is something from modern movie making and the problem is restraint. Selling a TV show or film on it's period setting feels somewhat shallow I feel.
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