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TigerClaw 08-03-2014 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1320972)
6 out of 10? Wow that set a new record for Johnathan Liebesman's directed films lol

a 6 ain't bad at all, To them, That's saying its Good, Who watches a TMNT movie for oscar caliber performances? hah

Addison81 08-03-2014 10:40 PM

It's sounding like what I was expecting, a fun popcorn movie. Which is fine with me. I wouldn't mind a smarter script but at the end of the day I want a fun TMNT movie.

Xiewin 08-03-2014 10:41 PM

Is there a reason why the film had to be limited to a 100 minute runtime?

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Addison81 (Post 1320981)
It's sounding like what I was expecting, a fun popcorn movie. Which is fine with me. I wouldn't mind a smarter script but at the end of the day I want a fun TMNT movie.

Yeah, Just like the original movies were, Fun popcorn flicks, Not to be taken so seriously.

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1320982)
Is there a reason why the film had to be limited to a 100 minute runtime?

We still dont have an official runtime, Rotten Tomatoes is still showing it as 2 hours.

Warhorse 08-03-2014 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1320982)
Is there a reason why the film had to be limited to a 100 minute runtime?

Word is, they can get more showings in a day with a shorter movie. In this day and age where the majority of the movies are so front loaded, I guess each hour in the day counts for money earned by the studios. Not to mention, there is also this thing about movies being marketed to kids that shorter is better, considering we are dealing with smaller attention spans and bladders.

Of course, this is all hypothetical with no concrete evidence.

Puddinpop 08-03-2014 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1320972)
6 out of 10? Wow that set a new record for Johnathan Liebesman's directed films lol

I think this will undoubtedly be his best film to date

Jester 08-03-2014 10:46 PM

Can I say that I loathe the argument "Who watches ________ for Oscar-caliber performances?" Is it really so terrible to expect decent acting in any movie, especially one you have a vested interest in? Besides, Heath Ledger earned his posthumous Oscar for a dopey super hero movie role....so it just seems a bit disingenuous. Then again who really takes the Oscars seriously anymore anyway?

Warhorse 08-03-2014 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1320985)
We still dont have an official runtime, Rotten Tomatoes is still showing it as 2 hours.

Didn't the director confirm on twitter that the movie was going to be under 100 minutes?

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 10:49 PM

It'll be interesting to see where this film lands in the Rotten Tomato Meter.

TMNT 1990 = 45%
TMNT 2 1991 = 36%
TMNT 3 1993 = 27%
TMNT 2007 = 34%

Xiewin 08-03-2014 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1320988)
Word is, they can get more showings in a day with a shorter movie. In this day and age where the majority of the movies are so front loaded, I guess each hour in the day counts for money earned by the studios. Not to mention, there is also this thing about movies being marketed to kids that shorter is better, considering we are dealing with smaller attention spans and bladders.

Of course, this is all hypothetical with no concrete evidence.

Even so it's still an terrible move. I wonder how much story and other extra scenes were cut from this movie? It kind of frustrating when this could have easily been 2 hours. It also could have probably gotten higher ratings.

Bmaga123 08-03-2014 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1320992)
It'll be interesting to see where this film lands in the Rotten Tomato Meter.

TMNT 1990 = 45%
TMNT 2 1991 = 36%
TMNT 3 1993 = 27%
TMNT 2007 = 34%

My prediction is around 40%.

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bmaga123 (Post 1320995)
My prediction is around 40%.

with the 1st film having a higher rating at 45%, It'll be interesting to see if it can top that.

Addison81 08-03-2014 10:55 PM

A blogger I follow just tweeted TMNT>GOTG. He is going to get people outraged haha.

Warhorse 08-03-2014 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1320993)
Even so it's still an terrible move. I wonder how much story and other extra scenes were cut from this movie? It kind of frustrating when this could have easily been 2 hours. It also could have probably gotten higher ratings.

Yeah, someone is going to get short changed in the end. It will probably be Donny.

DioLeo451 08-03-2014 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Vulkanthekrusader (Post 1320955)
Jo-Blo Review. 6 out of 10.


'' It's going to piss off the hardcore fanbase'' You mean the hardcore fanbase you just Misinformed dude?:x

Jester 08-03-2014 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by DioLeo451 (Post 1321010)
'' It's going to piss off the hardcore fanbase'' You mean the hardcore fanbase you just Misinformed dude?:x

Say what now?

AquaParade 08-03-2014 11:20 PM

Yes. Say what.

CyberCubed 08-03-2014 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1320992)
It'll be interesting to see where this film lands in the Rotten Tomato Meter.

TMNT 1990 = 45%
TMNT 2 1991 = 36%
TMNT 3 1993 = 27%
TMNT 2007 = 34%

The fact that even the first film only has a 45% on rottentomatoes shows their bias against TMNT movies.

Purse Grabbin Puke 08-03-2014 11:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Vulkanthekrusader (Post 1320955)
Jo-Blo Review. 6 out of 10.


I can't stand critics who use snarky reasons like "Whoopi Goldberg is in this for some reason". And he said William Fichtner is one of the greatest badguys of all time but not in this movie? What other movie is a bad guy in, let alone IN. I only know him from The Dark Knight as the bank manager who yells "YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAD". The main theme of every review, critic or regular viewer, that I've seen is that the Turtles are great in this. That's all I need to hear.

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Originally Posted by CyberCubed (Post 1321014)
The fact that even the first film only has a 45% on rottentomatoes shows their bias against TMNT movies.

The fact TMNT III has 27% shows we shouldn't care what the scores are. TMNT III should be 0%.

Jester 08-03-2014 11:26 PM

That also neglects the "audience scores":
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 81%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: 68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: 35%
TMNT: 61%
Back then critics weren't ready for comic book movies then...and TMNT as a franchise was only 5 years old when the 1st film hit. There are variables. Now critics could be Turtle fans. I mean....I'm 30. If I could figure out how to make the leap to that career field, I'd totally do it.

DioLeo451 08-03-2014 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Jester (Post 1321012)
Say what now?

He's telling people that the film will piss you off if you're a hardcore fan but I'm willing to bet he doesn't even know what that truly means

Warhorse 08-03-2014 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by floydbanks7 (Post 1321015)
I can't stand critics who use snarky reasons like "Whoopi Goldberg is in this for some reason". And he said William Fichtner is one of the greatest badguys of all time but not in this movie? What other movie is a bad guy in, let alone IN. I only know him from The Dark Knight as the bank manager who yells "YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAD". The main theme of every review, critic or regular viewer, that I've seen is that the Turtles are great in this. That's all I need to hear.

William Fichtner is known to play bad guys, so I can see why he said that. He was the villain in last year's The Lone Ranger, he was somewhat of a bad guy in Pearl Harbor, he was quite the dick in A Perfect Storm, he was really good at playing both sides in Invasion, and he was a crazy ass villain in Prison Break.

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Originally Posted by DioLeo451 (Post 1321019)
He's telling people that the film will piss you off if you're a hardcore fan but I'm willing to bet he doesn't even know what that truly means

What is a hard core fan when it comes to TMNT? Is it the ones that are the comic book fans? The ones that are the Fred Wolf fans?

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jester (Post 1321018)
That also neglects the "audience scores":
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 81%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: 68%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: 35%
TMNT: 61%
Back then critics weren't ready for comic book movies then...and TMNT as a franchise was only 5 years old when the 1st film hit. There are variables. Now critics could be Turtle fans. I mean....I'm 30. If I could figure out how to make the leap to that career field, I'd totally do it.

I'm 41 and still a Turtles fan.

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321022)
William Fichtner is known to play bad guys, so I can see why he said that. He was the villain in last year's The Lone Ranger, he was somewhat of a bad guy in Pearl Harbor, he was quite the dick in A Perfect Storm, he was really good at playing both sides in Invasion, and he was a crazy ass villain in Prison Break.



What is a hard core fan when it comes to TMNT? Is it the ones that are the comic book fans? The ones that are the Fred Wolf fans?

I think a Hardcore fan means, You like all versions of TMNT that they throw at you, Comics, TV, Movies, Video Games, Whatever.

DioLeo451 08-03-2014 11:37 PM

What is a hard core fan when it comes to TMNT? Is it the ones that are the comic book fans? The ones that are the Fred Wolf fans?[/QUOTE]


Dude anything Let's take the new film off that subject anything from the Comics,cartoons new and old ,original movies, tv shows,toys you name it

Warhorse 08-03-2014 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1321030)
I think a Hardcore fan means, You like all versions of TMNT that they throw at you, Comics, TV, Movies, Video Games, Whatever.

Then what are the TMNT fans who are not liking the new movie because of white Shredder, the Turtles being grown in a lab instead of being completely unknown, April having possible blood connections to Baxter, the Turtles not being short, at all of that other stuff (mind you, I'm not one of them, I'm just not a fan of the clothing, some of the faces and Raph's too big of a size, and the fart and subtle sex jokes, I wasn't OK with it in the past, and I'm still not ok with it today)

And so, if hard core is considered anyone who liked all of the comics, shows games and whatnot, what would it be about this new movie to piss those people off?

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321037)
Then what are the TMNT fans who are not liking the new movie because of white Shredder, the Turtles being grown in a lab instead of being completely unknown, April having possible blood connections to Baxter, the Turtles not being short, at all of that other stuff (mind you, I'm not one of them, I'm just not a fan of the clothing, some of the faces and Raph's too big of a size, and the fart and subtle sex jokes, I wasn't OK with it in the past, and I'm still not ok with it today)

And so, if hard core is considered anyone who liked all of the comics, shows games and whatnot, what would it be about this new movie to piss those people off?

I guess there are different levels of hardcore fans, Some are very deep into the lore of it.

Jester 08-03-2014 11:45 PM

Just because it's Turtles doesn't mean I should turn a blind eye to its quality.

Next Mutation has it's moments, but for the most part it's lousy. Turtle Tunes and Turtle Christmas are the worst....

Warhorse 08-03-2014 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Jester (Post 1321043)
Just because it's Turtles doesn't mean I should turn a blind eye to its quality.

Next Mutation has it's moments, but for the most part it's lousy. Turtle Tunes and Turtle Christmas are the worst....

I was lucky, and missed out on all of the Next Mutation. (I think I was entering highschool at the time, and that wasn't a pleasant experience) but what is Turtle Tunes and Turtle Christmas? Never heard that one before.

TigerClaw 08-03-2014 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321047)
I was lucky, and missed out on all of the Next Mutation. (I think I was entering highschool at the time, and that wasn't a pleasant experience) but what is Turtle Tunes and Turtle Christmas? Never heard that one before.

Here you go.




Artist 08-03-2014 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321037)
Then what are the TMNT fans who are not liking the new movie because of white Shredder, the Turtles being grown in a lab instead of being completely unknown, April having possible blood connections to Baxter, the Turtles not being short, at all of that other stuff (mind you, I'm not one of them, I'm just not a fan of the clothing, some of the faces and Raph's too big of a size, and the fart and subtle sex jokes, I wasn't OK with it in the past, and I'm still not ok with it today)

And so, if hard core is considered anyone who liked all of the comics, shows games and whatnot, what would it be about this new movie to piss those people off?

I think he was talking about the, " the origin has to stay the exact same or else" hard core fans IMO. Evidence: he states it right after talking about the origin story not being the same. I think hard core fan is a TMNT fan in general. Some one willing to be on this board and talk TMNT. Was wondering if you laughed at the Jizz joke in GOTG or did you also find that kinda wrong?

Warhorse 08-03-2014 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1321050)
Here you go.
Spoiler:




Now I know why I skipped this sh!t!

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Originally Posted by Artist (Post 1321055)
I think he was talking about the, " the origin has to stay the exact same or else" hard core fans IMO. Evidence: he states it right after talking about the origin story not being the same. I think hard core fan is a TMNT fan in general. Some one willing to be on this board and talk TMNT. Was wondering if you laughed at the Jizz joke in GOTG or did you also find that kinda wrong?

I honestly don't remember that in GOTG, but there were several jokes that me and the rest of the audience just didn't laugh to. That joke might have been one of the jokes that flew over our heads, or we didn't quite understand because the actors were mumbling. Some of the dialogue from Drax was hard for me to understand because he mumbled more than talked.

DioLeo451 08-03-2014 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by TigerClaw (Post 1321050)
Here you go.
Spoiler:




Oh God No The Horror (Dramatic female scream)

Artist 08-04-2014 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321057)
I honestly don't remember that in GOTG, but there were several jokes that me and the rest of the audience just didn't laugh to. That joke might have been one of the jokes that flew over our heads, or we didn't quite understand because the actors were mumbling. Some of the dialogue from Drax was hard for me to understand because he mumbled more than talked.

When Gamora tells him (starlord) the ship is dirty, and he says, " If you took a black light to this place it would look like a Jackson Pollock painting." I laughed my a$$ off, and so did the audience, with one of those ewwwww laughs.

beeshaw 08-04-2014 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Warhorse (Post 1321057)
I honestly don't remember that in GOTG, but there were several jokes that me and the rest of the audience just didn't laugh to. That joke might have been one of the jokes that flew over our heads, or we didn't quite understand because the actors were mumbling. Some of the dialogue from Drax was hard for me to understand because he mumbled more than talked.

Jizz joke in GotG-

Spoiler:
Gamora tells Quill his ship is filthy then she heads up stairs (butt shot!). Quill looks over and says 'You have no idea... if I had a black light this place would light up like a Jackson Pollack painting.'


It honestly got the 2nd biggest laugh both times I saw it. Other biggest being Groot's smile during his big fight scene.

Warhorse 08-04-2014 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Artist (Post 1321060)
When Gamora tells him (starlord) the ship is dirty, and he says, " If you took a black light to this place it would look like a Jackson Pollock painting." I laughed my a$$ off, and so did the audience, with one of those ewwwww laughs.

Yeah, don't remember this one.

DioLeo451 08-04-2014 12:07 AM

[QUOTE=beeshaw;1321061]Jizz joke in GotG-

Spoiler:
Gamora tells Quill his ship is filthy then she heads up stairs (butt shot!). Quill looks over and says 'You have no idea... if I had a black light this place would light up like a Jackson Pollack painting.'

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...es/b/b9/Ew.gif :lol:

Artist 08-04-2014 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by beeshaw (Post 1321061)
Jizz joke in GotG-

Spoiler:
Gamora tells Quill his ship is filthy then she heads up stairs (butt shot!). Quill looks over and says 'You have no idea... if I had a black light this place would light up like a Jackson Pollack painting.'


It honestly got the 2nd biggest laugh both times I saw it. Other biggest being Groot's smile during his big fight scene.

That was funny. And going through art school, boy did it hit home ha ha

beeshaw 08-04-2014 12:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Artist (Post 1321068)
That was funny. And going through art school, boy did it hit home ha ha

Most people started laughing as soon as he said blacklight, but then that second level of laughter kicked in for those who got it. lol

ANYWAYS..Ninja Turtle Reviews.... :tcouch:

LeoRaph 08-04-2014 12:21 AM

Found this one on imdb from The Wrap

http://www.thewrap.com/teenage-mutan...bay-megan-fox/

At least the story sequence in the spolier thread is bang on and megan fox isn't all that bad...


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