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Old 10-03-2022, 10:53 AM   #1341
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This information isn't true. They got it from the "idea wiki".

On an unrelated note, I've seen some concept art for splinter, he's got brown fur, a red robe like the '87 toon, & a chunk of his left ear is missing, like the 90's film trilogy. Pretty conventional design.
I'm getting flashbacks to when you sketched out the Platinum Dunes Mikey design for us, based on a description, I believe. It was insanely accurate, if I remember correctly, and actually had me excited at the time.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:02 AM   #1342
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Whoever got the idea to give Don glasses needs to be fired. How on earth do we have such an outdated stereotype of the "nerd" wearing glasses in 2022? This is crazy. I can't believe this is a thing.
Yeah, agreed. And what are the odds, the one Turtle that's "the nerd" is the one that ends up with myopia? How?

It's honestly just as if not even more insulting as putting the damn letters on the belts.
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:55 AM   #1343
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I'm constantly pushing back against the archetypes that the TMNT fall into.

I'm not saying it's bad to give characters identifiable traits. After all, that's part of what makes them characters. I do think it's dangerous territory when you lean into it too much, because you risk making them seem one-note, like cardboard cut-outs.

That's something I love about the 1990 film. None of the characters are fully static.

You have Leonardo taking Splinter's teachings, as well as the safety of the family, the most seriously, but he is also caught goofing around with the others.

Donatello is thoughtful, shows his brainy side, but can also act as goofy as Mikey.

Raphael is highly emotional, showing both a lot of compassion for others, as well as rage. You can see his pain and his anger are all mixed up.

Mikey is pretty much a goofball, but he's the most likeable Mikey there is, for my money. His humor is actually charming. And they did touch on his pain of losing Splinter in deleted scenes, so there is that.

I'm not saying Donatello having glasses negates the possibility of this, but it definitely feels like a big step into relegating him to "the nerdy one".
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:59 AM   #1344
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I'm constantly pushing back against the archetypes that the TMNT fall into.
Of course. It's always been stupid and I've always called the reinforcement of these things stupid. Utterly stupid. I've seen years and years of middle-aged women around places like this forum lecture how it is out of character for Leonardo to make a joke ("that's Michelangelo!"), or Donatello to be really upset ("oh, that should be Raph getting upset"), and so on, and it's always struck me as monumentally stupid and for reasons that should be obvious.

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Mikey is pretty much a goofball, but he's the most likeable Mikey there is, for my money.
But then they went and cut the little bit of footage of him sulking around the farmhouse getting violent and upset. He's as layered as a brick in the finished movie.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:03 PM   #1345
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Of course. It's always been stupid and I've always called the reinforcement of these things stupid. Utterly stupid. I've seen years and years of middle-aged women around places like this forum lecture how it is out of character for Leonardo to make a joke ("that's Michelangelo!"), or Donatello to be really upset ("oh, that should be Raph getting upset"), and so on, and it's always struck me as monumentally stupid and for reasons that should be obvious.
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But then they went and cut the little bit of footage of him sulking around the farmhouse getting violent and upset. He's as layered as a brick in the finished movie.
True. I think I mentioned that.

But wait - bricks are layered aren't they?
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Old 10-03-2022, 06:29 PM   #1346
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The glasses thing wouldn't bother me if they weren't using them for a character trait stereotype like everything continues to do. Film/show makers keep wanting to be original a different, yet they repeat that kind of crap? You want to be different and give someone glasses? Okay cool... then do something original and give Leo or Mikey reading glasses they occasionally use at home; then ya put glasses on someone without using them to make anyone the nerd.

I'd be indifferent on April being a reporter, but if she was at least that would ensure she was a big sister-type adult again.
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Old 10-03-2022, 09:18 PM   #1347
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Mikey is pretty much a goofball, but he's the most likeable Mikey there is, for my money. His humor is actually charming. And they did touch on his pain of losing Splinter in deleted scenes, so there is that.
Well, at least we got the angsty emo Mikey in “The Last Ronin”.
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Old 10-03-2022, 10:09 PM   #1348
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Well, at least we got the angsty emo Mikey in “The Last Ronin”.
Which is arguably the best thing made after the Viacom purchase.
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Old 10-03-2022, 10:38 PM   #1349
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Well, at least we got the angsty emo Mikey in “The Last Ronin”.
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Which is arguably the best thing made after the Viacom purchase.
Presumably we would have eventually gotten some version of "Last Ronin," sale or no sale. Probably it'd be even more likely and/or would have happened even sooner without the sale.

(i.e., one day Kevin feels like doing it, gets his buddies at IDW to print it, Pete says whatever, only difference being that Viacom/Nick doesn't have any say on it and they don't get to give sticky notes)
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Old 10-03-2022, 11:32 PM   #1350
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(i.e., one day Kevin feels like doing it, gets his buddies at IDW to print it, Pete says whatever, only difference being that Viacom/Nick doesn't have any say on it and they don't get to give sticky notes)
Kevin wouldn't be involved creatively if Peter never sold. And Peter wouldn't have licensed the book out to IDW.
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Old 10-04-2022, 01:16 PM   #1351
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Presumably we would have eventually gotten some version of "Last Ronin," sale or no sale. Probably it'd be even more likely and/or would have happened even sooner without the sale.

(i.e., one day Kevin feels like doing it, gets his buddies at IDW to print it, Pete says whatever, only difference being that Viacom/Nick doesn't have any say on it and they don't get to give sticky notes)
Nah, they get the credit, just like the get the blame for the Platinum Dunes films, despite those being something that were actually in production before the buy out.

Who knows if Kevin would have ever had this opportunity, had Peter retained the license. I'm betting not.

In fact, it's interesting that Kevin's sudden re-interest in the property coincided with Peter's stepping away...
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Old 10-04-2022, 01:19 PM   #1352
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Kevin wouldn't be involved creatively if Peter never sold. And Peter wouldn't have licensed the book out to IDW.
I'm not so sure. Kevin still would have sold Heavy Metal and eventually Peter would most likely lose interest in TMNT. Kevin was definitely interested in being involved in new TMNT comics as of 2009 and I know that because I was helping him shop around to different studios, getting him conference calls. It wasn't like IDW called him up and pulled him out of retirement, no, it was the opposite.

All I'm saying is, probably eventually Kevin would have tapped Peter on the shoulder and gone, "Hey, remember that synopsis in the drawer from 1987? Do you mind if I make it into a TMNT comic finally?" and Peter wouldn't have said to f*** off.
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Old 10-04-2022, 03:48 PM   #1353
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In other words... "The only people who genuinely give a sh*t about Ninja Turtles"? Yeah, that's kind of my point, thanks for reinforcing it.
Speak for yourself, im only 28 but the 03 version will always have a special place in my heart.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:13 AM   #1355
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I hate to be the one to break it to ya, but if you haven't already noticed, TMNT fans may be physically 40-something but emotionally and mentally they're still very much young children.
Should I consider this to be a confession?

Not judging. I’m not one to judge since I am a bit immature for my age so for the most part I agree, lol
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Old 10-15-2022, 09:29 PM   #1356
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the do you all think we will see more character designs?
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Old 10-16-2022, 12:11 PM   #1357
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Some new details about the CGI movie.
https://twitter.com/TheCartoonBase/s...73012781867008
What did it say? It was deleted.
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What did it say? It was deleted.
Nothing, it was a made up quote. It was apparently taken from some fan movie pitch site or something, it just wasn't official info.
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Old 10-16-2022, 03:43 PM   #1359
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Yeah, agreed. And what are the odds, the one Turtle that's "the nerd" is the one that ends up with myopia? How?

It's honestly just as if not even more insulting as putting the damn letters on the belts.
At this point, they might as well go all the way. Give Don an inhaler and make him a germaphobe as well.

As well as making Mikey a dumbass that makes fart jokes and gets baffled with a question like 1 + 1,

Leo a kiss ass and a douchey leader that reminds you 50 times throughout the movie that HE'S THE LEADER,

and Raph that tool you had in your classroom in the 6th grade, instead of a badass lonewolf. They should take that **** to a whole new level.
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Looks like Playmates will be releasing toys based on the movie during the upcoming summer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CgFAQ1NO...YmMyMTA2M2Y%3D
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