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Aug 13

9 Things You Might Have Missed in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' | Zimbio -

Possible SPOILERS ahead!

Many outlets, including yours truly, seem to be pointing out number 4. And while number 8 seems a little far fetched, we’ll take it.

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Aug 12

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Aug 11

TMNT: Shredder Actor Tohoru Masamune Talks Fandom Expectations & Michael Bay's Involvement | Comic Book Movie -

Tohoru Masamune, as quoted by ComicBookMovie.com:

For all I know they were working three different version of exactly where they were going to go with the character. I just kind of came in as an actor, and of course, if you’re offered Shredder, you’re not going to question it.
Shredder’s brief unarmored screen time was a strong point for the film, aside from one bit of cringe worthy fan-service. I hope to be seeing lots more from Masamune.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Movie Review

SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Aug 09

Megan Fox: Meet the Actor -

Actor Megan Fox talks about her new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and her role as the fearless reporter April O’Neil.

Megan Fox nods to Ernie Reyes, Jr., ponders the sequel, and shares an Easter egg at the Apple Store, SoHo TMNT Movie event.

Aug 08

TMNT 2014 Movie Review | The Sewer Den -

The Sewer Den:

Seeing our green heroes on the big screen is a gift. This silly franchise could have easily been abandoned as their popularity waned. But, TMNT is once again a phenomenon.

My thoughts exactly.

This is exactly how you become the guy who writes 'Ninja Turtles' movies | The Verge -

Evan Daugherty, as quoted by The Verge:

You definitely don’t wanna get too granular with the action. It’s always a challenge — when I was starting out, because I’m a nerd, I would describe action sequences in detail, like down to the punch. One of the biggest challenges of writing a movie is juggling it being a big Michael Bay type of movie, but also never taking yourself too seriously because it’s four ninja turtles at the heart of it and everything is kind of funny to them. Even when it looks like New York can be destroyed, you wanna have Mikey be able to come in and make a quip. You could argue there’s a bit of a problem in some Hollywood movies — taking things too seriously. Like, the Batman reboot for instance. I love the [Christopher] Nolan stuff, The Dark Knight, but you don’t wanna do that to the turtles.

Very fun interview. Some minor spoilers here and there.

Aug 07

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The new 'Ninja Turtles' movie is actually fun | Polygon -

Danielle Riendeau, Polygon:

So, I went into an advance screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the franchise’s big screen reboot, with both a deep love of the turtles, and enough space from my actual childhood to check out what is ostensibly a kid’s movie and not scoff. Both of these instincts served me well.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is kind of a mess, but not an unpleasant one. The script is all over the place, with some surprisingly smart scenes, solid action and a profoundly dumb retconning of the turtles’ origin story. There are eye-rolling lines aplenty and a gruesome pizza-related fart joke. It’s not the smartest movie ever made, nor is it the wittiest. And it doesn’t have the same charm as the 90s live action films (at least, the first two). But it is action-packed, more than a little funny, and it never takes itself too seriously.

This about summarizes my pre-viewing thoughts. Exactly what I’m expecting. Fun review from Riendeau.