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July 17, 2008
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Live Action Movie
— Posted by Rodney
You know, when something is a success and you want to repeat it, you have to look at what worked and keep that the same. Which is why I find this announcement a little strange. The really successful animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie last year has made them want to do another. But this time it is live action!
“Following the success of the ‘TMNT’ theatrical release in 2007, Mirage licensing and Imagi studios have begun work on a new live-action TMNT film for 2010. It’s the turtles like you’ve never seen them before! Shellalicious!”
I think this is the wrong way to go.
Someone needs to sit these guys down in front of the first three live action Turtle Movies. Sure, they were great for the time, but they are seriously hokey. Just because it worked back then, doesn’t mean it will now.
I loved the new Turtles movie. And CG was certainly the best way to go with it. The visuals were amazing and even the styling suited them. They still had a bit of gritty edge but still shiny enough to capture the kiddie audience. I was really hoping they would have made a sequel to THAT film.
But I found it very strange that he says it’s the turtles like you’ve never seen them before and then says “Shellalicious”?? I didn’t mind the shell puns in the original live action movie, but seriously man, a grown adult should never be caught saying “Shellalicious”. We make fun of Fergy for trying that shit but forgive her because she’s got the humps.
Maybe they will make it all live action but CG the Turtles? Tech has come a long way and they could make some awesome things look so real.
That is the ONLY way I can see this working.
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