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The New TMNT Movie Still Looks Awful

Michael Bay’s big screen reboot for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is making its way to the big screen. It’s got a huge budget, snappy dialogue, and a cast of pretty humans running around doing pretty human things.

You know what it doesn’t have? Humanity. Quality. A basic understanding of what the fans want to see in a TMNT movie.

Oh, and dudes in suits. Although that might just be me, not the wider fan base. I really, really like practical suits.

So, you’ve watched the trailer now. So we can talk about it a little bit. How awful are the Turtles designs? I know this has been well covered…. pretty much everywhere. But they’re really bad.

The biggest thing that this trailer gives away plot wise is that Shredder is a samurai-robot. Because that’s what you want to see right? A huge robot samurai? I mean, maybe you do. I don’t know. But it’s definitely not what I want. I got enough of that in The Wolverine, thank you very much. I want an awesome evil mastermind who is a badass cult leader who dresses like a samurai. I want the dude to be actually asian, which he’s not in this movie obviously.

The tone isn’t that far off. The writing could work in a good TMNT movie, but the visual landslide of VFX and CG creatures is just too much. There’s no restraint. There’s not a real sense of dynamism to the footage because none of the things flying/punching/kicking are real.

But that’s a qualm I’ve had for a while with the current crop of big budget films.

Long story short, TMNT looks mas no bueno. For a myriad of reasons.


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Dave Baker, originally from the drug-infested wasteland that is Arizona, lives in Los Angeles. He has a degree in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Illustration. Logically, he makes a living as a writer. Dave has written comic books and the moving pictures. Dave also enjoys talking about himself in the third person, not cooking, and taking long walks around his apartment. If you'd like to read more of his writing or comics they can be found at http://theactionhospital.com

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