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Old 01-04-2017, 09:26 PM   #41
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This classic definitely doesn't work for the kids of today. Little kids want their movie characters to be bright and colorful, constantly making lame jokes or farting or whatever. And teens care more about explosions and gratuitous sex, than actual plot.
Yeah, thats why Zootopia or Coraline bombed in box office. On Topic I can see kids liking the 1990 version, I mean sure there are some slow scenes here and there but the action can keep them satisfied
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:35 AM   #42
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My 4 year old loves the first 2 films

She was pretty bored by the 2014 film but she really enjoyed the 2nd one when I took her to the cinema to watch it
Wasn't that film rated higher than 4?
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:32 AM   #43
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All I can contribute to the conversation is that my kids prefer the 1990 movie to Michael Bay's movies. But, to be fair, as is implied by my current avatar and signature, their daddy is a little biased...
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:19 AM   #44
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The 1990 movie was good for its time, But the problem it was a product of the 90s.

Today's generation is all about smartphones and social media, something the original didn't have because we didn't had those back in the days.

In order for TMNT to appeal to today's kids, It needs to be more modern, which is what the Nick series has been doing.
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:28 AM   #45
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Today's generation is all about smartphones and social media, something the original didn't have because we didn't had those back in the days.
Good point! A kid might question why April doesn't just call for help via a mobile or use Twitter followers to help locate Splinter after he's captured. Crazy but true.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:48 AM   #46
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Good point! A kid might question why April doesn't just call for help via a mobile or use Twitter followers to help locate Splinter after he's captured. Crazy but true.
and the T-Phone in the new series is more like a smartphone.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:16 PM   #47
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and the T-Phone in the new series is more like a smartphone.
Then the original films should maybe have Turtlecoms?
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:20 PM   #48
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I donno, maybe not having smartphones and social media is a plus, especially when you see how awful old people try to write those things are in movies and TV shows.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:34 PM   #49
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Yeah, the Skype product placement in the first Bayfilm for example... Subtle.
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Danny's Sony Walkman would be unheard of to today's kids.
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:38 PM   #51
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But don't Sony Walkman CD-players still exist?
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:39 PM   #52
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I don't think kids would be too confused about it, it's a old movie set in a different time period. With context it shouldn't be a big deal, I'd recon few kids question the usage of maps and swords in The Hobbit instead of desert eagles and gps apps on iphones.
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I don't think kids would be too confused about it, it's a old movie set in a different time period. With context it shouldn't be a big deal, I'd recon few kids question the usage of maps and swords in The Hobbit instead of desert eagles and gps apps on iphones.
It's easier to differ the Middle Ages from today than comparing 1990 (or 1989, since that's the year it was recorded) to 2016.
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Hyperbole, dude.
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Danny's Sony Walkman would be unheard of to today's kids.
For today's audience, Danny would just have a smartphone to listen to all that music.
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I could probably weigh in on this experiment eventually. Right now, I have no idea.

My daughter (9 now) has only seen glimpses of the 1990 movie. She did remark that "Oh, they're real in this one!" She's seen the 2014 movie and said it was "kind of too violent."
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IShe's seen the 2014 movie and said it was "kind of too violent."
That's an interesting perception. Even an on off day, the Nick show is 100 times more violent than that movie.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:04 PM   #58
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Other dated elements in the original film is April saying, "Why can't I dream of Harrison Ford?"

1990 era Harrison Ford was still fairly young and attractive. Now Harrison Ford is old enough to be your grandfather.
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Other dated elements in the original film is April saying, "Why can't I dream of Harrison Ford?"

1990 era Harrison Ford was still fairly young and attractive. Now Harrison Ford is old enough to be your grandfather.
Yeah, the line would take on a whole different context now.
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In film school, whenever they would show an older movie, 80% of the class would walk out. I would face palm every time and think "what a bunch of tools," imagining film school students in 50 to 70 years walking out of The Avengers because it was "old, boring and had outdated visual effects."

Even as a kid, I never cared if things were "dated" or "old."Not even my age was like that. I've always found it kinda babyish to not watch a movie or play a game or listen to a song that is "old," like refusing to eat the vegetables your mother was trying to feed you. And I find it a little naive whenever I hear someone use the word "dated" as a criticism. No freaking d'uh. Everything made in any era is a product of its era.

Actually, often I find it easier to watch a movie from a different era because then you don't have all the trailers, hype, and so on working against the film, and I get to look at it with fresh eyes. But that is just me.
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