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Old 06-08-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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My interview with Kevin Munroe

Yesterday I got my interview with Kevin Munroe. This time (his words) a sane interview

Thanks again Kevin!!

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rgret/munroe%20interview.html
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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NICELY DONE!

Congrats on the interview!
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:36 PM   #3
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"When you first started the project were you going for an R rated movie in the lines of Spiderman"

Huh? Since when is there R-rated Spider-Man movies?

And I'm not sure where the "overzealous fans" he's referring to hungering for R-rated Turtles are. We just want PG-13 -- it's an amicable middle ground, and just ensures that the movie is actually geared toward a minimum of teenagers (yes, scary thought... a teenage ninja movie actually for teenagers and up, heaven forbid).

Pretty good interview, but I'd have grilled him a little more (not impolitely, of course).

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Old 06-08-2007, 04:40 PM   #4
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Nice... So what's this I read about TMNT 2? How recently did Kevin respond to your interview?
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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Nice... So what's this I read about TMNT 2? How recently did Kevin respond to your interview?
It was a one go interview
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Old 06-08-2007, 05:14 PM   #6
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Yesterday I got my interview with Kevin Munroe. This time (his words) a sane interview

Thanks again Kevin!!

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rgret/munroe%20interview.html
So, like... what with all your awesome autographs and now this...


You know you're my hero, right?
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:07 PM   #7
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Sweet interview.

3rd installment! Don't tease me. I'm in a good mood now. I love how he flirted with the sequel talk!
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:03 PM   #8
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Very insightful Q&A, can't wait for another one after the next flick.
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Old 06-08-2007, 07:17 PM   #9
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Ah, yes...I liked the interview. Good stuff!
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Old 06-08-2007, 08:08 PM   #10
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So, like... what with all your awesome autographs and now this...


You know you're my hero, right?
Thank you. if you are surprised by the interview, you should check the other ones on www.autograph-artifacts.tk
then on the EVENT page are more TMNT interviews

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Old 06-08-2007, 08:22 PM   #11
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Great interview, Raph.

Yeah, Mako is cool. I'll miss him in Avatar the Last Airbender season 3. T.T

So a Casey Jones movie is a good idea. That'd be interesting. And wow, hints for a definite sequel! Good news.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:33 AM   #12
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It was a one go interview
As in it was completed in one sitting/typing? As in, he actually looked at it and answered your questions yesterday?

This makes me like the interview even more (sequel talk, despite the odds). Thanks so much!
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:28 AM   #13
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As in it was completed in one sitting/typing? As in, he actually looked at it and answered your questions yesterday?
THATS A YES
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Old 06-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #14
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Very cool. Thanks for asking him about Rat King & Casey Jones.
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Huh? Since when is there R-rated Spider-Man movies?

And I'm not sure where the "overzealous fans" he's referring to hungering for R-rated Turtles are. We just want PG-13 -- it's an amicable middle ground, and just ensures that the movie is actually geared toward a minimum of teenagers (yes, scary thought... a teenage ninja movie actually for teenagers and up, heaven forbid).
check out movies sites and message boards where people keep saying they want to see the turtles drinking beer, killing folks, getting into bloody fights and swearing up a storm. I'm pretty sure that is what he is reffering to.
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So this means that a good sequel is definitely possible.....and it would "ground" the Turtles....as in getting back to the urban awesomeness of New york evident in the first season of 2k3 and the first live action movie....?


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check out movies sites and message boards where people keep saying they want to see the turtles drinking beer, killing folks, getting into bloody fights and swearing up a storm. I'm pretty sure that is what he is reffering to.
Which movie sites or message boards? I've never seen any people seriously championing an R rated TMNT movie to those specifics.

Should they kill folks and get in bloody fights with a couple of swear words in there, though? Absolutely, and you can get away with this even in PG-13.
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Great interview.
Tnx indeed.

A Live-Action Casey movie... That's what i really want!!!
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Which movie sites or message boards? I've never seen any people seriously championing an R rated TMNT movie to those specifics.

Should they kill folks and get in bloody fights with a couple of swear words in there, though? Absolutely, and you can get away with this even in PG-13.
dude look around at message boards for various movie news sites you can find plenty of people talking about wanting R-Rated turtles and more blood, guts and violence when the new film was brought up.

and yeah they could do all those things, but thats not neccessarily what it takes to make a good Ninja Turtles film. You can make a perfectly good Ninja Turtles film without bloody fights and casual swearing and glorified killing. look at TMNT and the first Ninja Turtles movie. neither one goes overboard with swearing, death and bloody battles like many folks have called for. its all down in a very subtle way. for example its more then implied in TMNT that Leo killed that man in the forrest in the beggining of the film (heck the entire film is set up under the idea that the turtles offed the Shredder and are a bit directionless afterwards when they don't have anyone to fight). Its subtle and won't alienate the fact that the turtles have fans of all ages.
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dude look around at message boards for various movie news sites you can find plenty of people talking about wanting R-Rated turtles and more blood, guts and violence when the new film was brought up.
Maybe. I haven't seen any, really.

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and yeah they could do all those things, but thats not neccessarily what it takes to make a good Ninja Turtles film.
Of course not. But they shouldn't be shyed away from either.

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You can make a perfectly good Ninja Turtles film without bloody fights and casual swearing and glorified killing.
But why self-censor, why stop short and sell ourselves short of the original vision of the TMNT in the Mirage source material? For what reason?

In any case, the TMNT comics hardly revolve around casual swearing and glorified killing (and I'm not sure there's any "glorified" killing in the comics... it's handled quite subtly/tactfully when we see it, and always as only a necessary evil).

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look at TMNT and the first Ninja Turtles movie. neither one goes overboard with swearing, death and bloody battles like many folks have called for.
The first movie is as close as we've gotten (still stopping short of the original vision... but it has the fortune of being an otherwise great, uplifting movie in its own right), the new movie is a backwards Pokemon mess, its only compelling aspect being the bits of brotherhood/family that are there.

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its all down in a very subtle way. for example its more then implied in TMNT that Leo killed that man in the forrest in the beggining of the film
I didn't get that impression at all. Probably hog-tied him somewhere for being the obviously evil Hispanic he's supposed to be an empty self-caricature of.

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(heck the entire film is set up under the idea that the turtles offed the Shredder and are a bit directionless afterwards when they don't have anyone to fight).
But the Turtles didn't off the Shredder (he offed himself) and nothing in the movie gives anyone any reason to make us believe these are suddenly Ninja Turtles that kill.

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Its subtle and won't alienate the fact that the turtles have fans of all ages.
Aren't there plenty of kids out there of all ages that like X-Men and Wolverine and such? There's killing and the like in that... should only 18 year olds be allowed to read/look at that stuff? Would a 13 year old feel alienated by seeing Wolverine kill an enemy?

Egads, they're ninjas, not a barbershop quartet!
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