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Artist 08-04-2014 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321073)
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...

Well that dude is really hard to please ha ha He even gave a pretty bad review for Dawn of the planet of the apes. But knowing Megan Fox was ok(ish) is kinda pleasing.

rufus 08-04-2014 12:59 AM

http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/entry/view/id/406741


http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews...es-1201274733/
"Neither a particularly good movie nor the pop-cultural travesty that some were dreading."

Bmaga123 08-04-2014 01:08 AM

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Originally Posted by rufus (Post 1321087)
http://m.hollywoodreporter.com/entry/view/id/406741


http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews...es-1201274733/
"Neither a particularly good movie nor the pop-cultural travesty that some were dreading."

Nice, so the top review says 2 hours and 2nd says 101 minutes which I assume is accurate.

Purse Grabbin Puke 08-04-2014 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321073)
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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Now Rafael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are back — along with their rat mentor Splitter and their evil nemeses The Shredder and his deadly Foot Clan — and I wish I could say this big-budget reboot was more fun than it actually is.
This review is disqualified...Splitter....haha

Warboss74 08-04-2014 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by floydbanks7 (Post 1321089)
This review is disqualified...Splitter....haha

It was a typo as he correctly spells Splinter later in the review.

Purse Grabbin Puke 08-04-2014 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Warboss74 (Post 1321090)
It was a typo as he correctly spells Splinter later in the review.

I was kidding...but in all seriousness, these people are paid to hate movies. I don't know why anyone listens to what they have to say, I bet they have most of their review written out before even going to see it. I'd rather listen to a person who paid to see something, and has a quick answer if they liked it. I don't need a 1000 words for a movie review.

LeoRaph 08-04-2014 01:20 AM

We Finally HAVE Shredder according to Variety

Spoiler:

Warboss74 08-04-2014 01:37 AM

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Originally Posted by floydbanks7 (Post 1321091)
I was kidding...but in all seriousness, these people are paid to hate movies. I don't know why anyone listens to what they have to say, I bet they have most of their review written out before even going to see it. I'd rather listen to a person who paid to see something, and has a quick answer if they liked it. I don't need a 1000 words for a movie review.

They're not paid to hate movies, but to be analytical in most cases. They certainly have their biases with what they deem good cinema, and that should always be factored in when read in the reviews. The review is there to explain why the film did or didn't work for a particular reviewer although some use it as open Mic night at the comedy club.

From what we're hearing/reading from the people who have seen the film, it's exactly like I expected it to be which is a train wreck of a TMNT film. It sounds like there might be some entertainment value if I can shut out the issues I already have. Guardians was as good as I thought it was going to be, and it has me contemplating buying another ticket for it to see this train wreck without financially supporting it.

Artist 08-04-2014 02:37 AM

It is funny how some of his grips (Variety reviewer) is just opinion based. Nothing solid is established of why, but only hey I didn't like it. The looks of the turtles are ugly. Why? Bc they don't look as engaging as the 90's rubber suits do? Why? Bc they are ugly. Its not funny. Why? Bc it is not sophisticated? Why? Bc it is not funny. He went to this movie looking for Bayisms. O look an explosion, that must be Bay. O look an action sequence with innocent bystanders, must be Bay. The guy from the wrap I believe more. This guy just sounds like a Bay basher.

Werecat 08-04-2014 02:39 AM

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Originally Posted by floydbanks7 (Post 1321089)
This review is disqualified...Splitter....haha

So peeps are just gonna ignore the obvious Rafael typo too? Already that critic proved to be inept.

Candy Kappa 08-04-2014 04:03 AM

Rafael was the official spelling in Norway.

Bry 08-04-2014 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Warboss74 (Post 1321097)
lGuardians was as good as I thought it was going to be, and it has me contemplating buying another ticket for it to see this train wreck without financially supporting it.

That's my plan if I bother seeing this in the theatre. Though I may just decide to see Guardians again at the last minute instead. ;)

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Originally Posted by Werecat (Post 1321108)
So peeps are just gonna ignore the obvious Rafael typo too? Already that critic proved to be inept.

Misspelling a character's name doesn't invalidate everything else they write.

Glados 08-04-2014 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Candy Kappa (Post 1321120)
Rafael was the official spelling in Norway.

This! I never flinch when I see his name spelled like that...

Candy Kappa 08-04-2014 06:15 AM

Ralph on the other hand :lol:

Or Mickey... or Leon.

LeoRaph 08-04-2014 06:27 AM

Another one

http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/t...075865.articlehttp://www.screendaily.com/reviews/t...075865.article

Ralph....I still don't get how people get that wrong

Leon - Variation of Leonardo, Mickey just another Variation but Ralph??? Boggles the mind...

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321092)
We Finally HAVE Shredder according to Variety

Spoiler:

Interesting, But it looks like hes not being credited for it?

LeoRaph 08-04-2014 07:02 AM

Secret Credit to give the fans a surprise for the final movie because of last minute reshoots. I'm sure he has the credit in the movie otherwise how did Screen Daily and Variety find his name? He was also at the Red Carpet event.

Bry 08-04-2014 07:06 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321146)

Solid review. Confirms some of my fears, but also takes care to explain and justify its criticisms. I liked this bit in particular:

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In the past, the Turtles’ appeal has been their lovable outcast status: These four oddballs are as insecure as typical teenagers, but because of their mutant strangeness, they’re even more outsiders, only having each other to rely on. Additionally, as the property’s title suggests, the material wielded a goofy, crowd-pleasing tone, delivering kung-fu fun while also acknowledging the grinning absurdity of the whole endeavour.
He really seems to get and respect what makes the TMNT work, which gives his whole analysis more weight, IMO.

Also, he made sure to credit Pete Ploszek and Danny Woodburn as the primary actors in their roles, which I feel like a lot of people are going to forget or gloss over. That was nice to see.

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 07:17 AM

Normally I don't go by whats in the reviews, Cause they often get too technical and deep about the films they review. All I care about, Is the movie fun and enjoyable? These are stuff reserved for Film Snobs, Which I am not.

One of these reviews, The JoBlo review says that, Its a Fun Popcorn Movie, That's all I needed to hear. :)

DioLeo451 08-04-2014 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321146)
Another one

http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/t...075865.articlehttp://www.screendaily.com/reviews/t...075865.article

Ralph....I still don't get how people get that wrong

Leon - Variation of Leonardo, Mickey just another Variation but Ralph??? Boggles the mind...

wow so this movie lacks both the charm and heart of the franchise because bay has his fingerprints all over it...I'm done:ohwell:

Xiewin 08-04-2014 07:20 AM

I don't get why people go by what critics or other online reviews say. There are ton of movies that are repeatedly bashed by critics and I enjoy them very much.
Critics aren't always right lol, it's the same mistake I made with GOTG or any other over hyped film.

NinjaPug 08-04-2014 07:21 AM

So the reviews are averaging out at around a C grade or 6/10 with the consensus being it's not as terrible as originally thought but not close to being good?

That's just great.

Didn't see this review posted yet:

http://www.slashfilm.com/teenage-mut...urtles-review/

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The biggest problem with Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is how disposable it is. If the movie was silly and goofy, but entertaining and engaging even on the lowest level, it might be something worth talking about. But this movie is a cinematic flatline that shows rare blips of life only to crash back down again into nothing.

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 07:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Xiewin (Post 1321182)
I don't get why people go by what critics or other online reviews say. There are ton of movies that are repeatedly bashed by critics and I enjoy them very much.
Critics aren't always right lol, it's the same mistake I made with GOTG or any other over hyped film.

Exactly, Critics hated the previous TMNT movies, So this is no different.

fridaynightdestination 08-04-2014 07:34 AM

IGN Review:
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/...ource=facebook

I can't deny all these negative worries me, but hey, I liked Brick Mansions, I, Frankenstein, Transcendence, and Transformers: Age of Extinction, some of the worst reviewed movies of the year so far. So I think I' might like the new movie.

Purse Grabbin Puke 08-04-2014 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Bry (Post 1321126)
Misspelling a character's name doesn't invalidate everything else they write.

It should. One of the most important parts of their job is spelling. If you can't take the time to proof read something you're publishing, and don't take the time to make sure you're spelling is correct, and your thoughts are coherent, then how can you be trusted? They don't even care about how they represent themselves. This is a common theme on the internet, get your blog post out there first don't worry about spelling or making sense.

Like I said I bet these people go into a movie with a nearly completed review, and just add a little more detail as soon as they run out to their car from the theater.

Someone said they're not paid to hate movies. Ok well they're there to critique them. I'm speaking for myself here, but most of the time I want to go in with a clean slate and decide for myself, and I must say I enjoy a lot more movies now that I don't take other opinions in with me. The TMNT movie is going to be interesting, because I've gone against my normal way of movie viewing and basically read what happens in the whole movie.

Radical Raph 08-04-2014 07:43 AM

Honestly, was anybody expecting this thing to get good reviews? I don't mean that in a nasty way either. I've been a fan of this thing all along, but I was never expecting great reviews.

The old turtle movies didn't exactly impress critics either. It's just something you have to be a fan of going in.

graphic_content 08-04-2014 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by DioLeo451 (Post 1321181)
wow so this movie lacks both the charm and heart of the franchise because bay has his fingerprints all over it...I'm done:ohwell:

I gotta ask, you're done bc one review said that?

These critics are no different than any of us, save for the fact they get paid to post their opinions.

Critics, like us, are divided about this film...I've reading glowing reviews about the charm, the action, and humor...and others who hated it for the very same reason.

What some call a straightforward, uncomplicated storyline, others refer to as shallow...it's all relative.

pannoni1 08-04-2014 07:55 AM

Speaking of TheBostonNinjaTurtles, here is the Boston Herald's review. I'd much rather prefer a middle of the road critique to keep the media under control, and I sort of agree with it. It nicely gives the Nick show its due:

http://bostonherald.com/entertainmen..._ninja_turtles

Since the original 1990 film had similar reviews in terms of verdict at the time, I feel that there is still some potential, but ultimately, we as fans are our biggest enemies and contributors to the franchise. If we enjoy ourselves and share our good experiences, others will be determined.

DioLeo451 08-04-2014 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by graphic_content (Post 1321199)
I gotta ask, you're done bc one review said that?

These critics are no different than any of us, save for the fact they get paid to post their opinions.

Critics, like us, are divided about this film...I've reading glowing reviews about the charm, the action, and humor...and others who hated it for the very same reason.

What some call a straightforward, uncomplicated storyline, others refer to as shallow...it's all relative.

No I meant I'm done with what these critics have to say I haven't seen the film yet so there is still that but at the same time if history is indeed repeating itself then that's sad tmnt 1990 personally I would give a 8/10 just for being what it is if this new film does the same thing then these critics words of ''wisdom'' and fact mean absolutely nothing to me that's all I'm saying

LeoRaph 08-04-2014 08:00 AM

Comic Book Movie's

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/teenag...news/?a=105151

I love this part right here...
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I’m a huge fan of Fichtner, back to the Prison Break days, but his role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t quite work for me at the end of the film. I thought the performance was decent, but something was lost in the final confrontation. I can’t quite put my finger on it…
And this...
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Shredder was severely lacking in regards to backstory and character development. He’s the main villain, but we don’t know much more than that.

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321206)
Comic Book Movie's

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/teenag...news/?a=105151

I love this part right here...

And this...

That review seems positive

Bry 08-04-2014 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321206)

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You might as well call it soul, and without it, any deeper viewer connection to these Turtles remains firmly at bay.
http://media.giphy.com/media/VdA713I3sYinC/giphy.gif

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Originally Posted by LeoRaph (Post 1321206)
I love this part right here...

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I’m a huge fan of Fichtner, back to the Prison Break days, but his role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles didn’t quite work for me at the end of the film. I thought the performance was decent, but something was lost in the final confrontation. I can’t quite put my finger on it…
And this...

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Shredder was severely lacking in regards to backstory and character development. He’s the main villain, but we don’t know much more than that.

Yeah, I guess it's pretty obvious what happened there. Major plot/character changes during last-minute reshoots are never a good sign.

NinjaPug 08-04-2014 08:26 AM

Yep, it's fairly obvious they changed what they wanted to do with Sachs/Shredder during filming based on the backlash from originally having a white Shredder. Of course there will still be people that think this was all part of their plan from the beginning.

jenna 08-04-2014 08:32 AM

I'm not too disheartened by poor reviews - fantasy / action films tend to score quite poorly amongst critics, but can do brilliantly with audiences. However, I am getting the distinct impression that this film is going to suffer from the 2007 film effect... that it doesn't really know what it is.

That sounds crazy. Let me expand... The 2007 film seemed intent on satisfying 2 distinct and incompatible audience groups: fans that hungered for something dark and gritty with character conflict and that all-important showdown between Raphael and Leonardo (ie me) and, well, kids. As a result it was neither a dark and gritty film, nor a kids' film, it was just a chaotic mish-mash.

It seems that this film has created a look that is designed to have a darker impact than, say, the OT, with giant, hideous, bad-ass turtles which might be in keeping with a grittier tone, but mixed it with childish humour and an over simplistic plot, more in keeping with something that would entertain a younger audience.

Creators of TMNT films need to define their audience from the outset. 'Everyone' is too broad a term for property as specific as TMNT. As long as film makers are trying to cater for everyone, there is going to be missed potential.

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Originally Posted by NinjaPug (Post 1321216)
Yep, it's fairly obvious they changed what they wanted to do with Sachs/Shredder during filming based on the backlash from originally having a white Shredder. Of course there will still be people that think this was all part of their plan from the beginning.

I don't see how anyone could successfully persuade us that it was all part of the plan. The name Eric Sachs is clearly an attempt to Westernise the name Oroku Saki. They may have been able to backtrack with on-set rewrites, re-shoots and pick-ups but the name Eric Sachs will be a lasting legacy of their original intentions. That and a weak principle villain with no depth or backstory.....

voltron80 08-04-2014 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by The Boston Ninja Turtle (Post 1319730)
haha :lol::tlol:

http://i.qkme.me/3qcstj.jpg

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 08:41 AM

we'll have to keep an eye on rotten tomatoes as more reviews pop up, So far it has 4 reviews with one only being positive. And its the reviews some have posted here.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teen..._2013/reviews/

The 1990 film did not get enough good reviews either, Yet, It became a beloved classic among TMNT fans. for this new film, Since this is being marketed towards children, Critics arent usually kind to Kids movies.

Radical Raph 08-04-2014 08:45 AM

Honestly, is a bad RT score going to change anybody's mind about seeing it?

TigerClaw 08-04-2014 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Radical Raph (Post 1321234)
Honestly, is a bad RT score going to change anybody's mind about seeing it?

Not at all

Whatswiththeheadbands? 08-04-2014 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Radical Raph (Post 1321234)
Honestly, is a bad RT score going to change anybody's mind about seeing it?

The opposite. Rotten Tomatoes is that Website where I don't care about what they say.

Transformers Age of Extinction got 17%, and I loved that movie. And I'm a die hard Transformers Fan.

DioLeo451 08-04-2014 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Radical Raph (Post 1321234)
Honestly, is a bad RT score going to change anybody's mind about seeing it?

No not at all:(


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