We’ve had a long time to wonder what a Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film would look like. Now that the film is in theaters we can see the results: pumped-up, violent, a bit over-sexualized, and simple but not exactly faithful to either the early comics stories, or the animation that made the turtles insanely popular.
Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans), the film stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett as humans who end up in the company of four giant mutated humanoid turtles. The cast also features Pete Ploszek as Leonardo (voiced by Johnny Knoxville), Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello.
We’ve reviewed the film in print and podcast. Now that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is out, we want to know what you think. Spoilers are encouraged in the open comment thread below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 by David Chen
Jeff and David discuss the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie by director Jonathan Liebesman (produced by Michael Bay). Read about how Guardians of the Galaxy represents the rise of post-plot cinema.
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In my recent review of Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I said the following:
There’s one fantastic scene of the four Turtles. Together in an elevator, they start beat-boxing. It’s dumb, but also funny and charming. That’s what this movie is missing.
And I’d like to think Paramount listened to me, because that scene is now online. It’s the perfect juxtaposition of what’s right, and what’s wrong with the film. Watch the best scene in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 by Angie Han
The phrase “epic fail” may not be as fashionable as it once was, but sometimes it really is the only way to express just how horribly something has gone wrong. Case in point: Can you come up with a better way to describe a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster that combines exploding building imagery and a 9/11 release date? Yeah, didn’t think so.
Gawk at the controversial Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 9/11 poster the jump.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters very soon, but Paramount still wanted to prove to Comic-Con that after years and years of controversy, they’ve made a winner. According to co-creator Kevin Eastman, the movie is “absolutely fantastic” and to prove it the producers (Andrew Form and Brad Fuller), director (Jonathan Liebsman) and stars (Megan Fox and Will Arnett) showed up to present not one, but two extended clips from the film. Each one was a big action sequence that gave a much better idea than the trailers of the look, attitude and tone of the movie, and the Turtles themselves. Below, read about the two Ninja Turtles scenes with some impressions. Read More »
With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in theaters August 8, Paramount is pulling out all the stops to get fans excited for the film at Comic-Con. Plus, we have the opportunity to exclusively tell you about one of the coolest events which ends with free Ninja Turtles pizza presented by Pizza Hut.
On Thursday July 24, fans at Comic-Con can send a tweet with the hashtag #PizzaHutTMNT and be selected to get a free slice of pizza in a collectible box designed by frequent Gallery 1988 artist Scott Derby. They can also jump up and ride a 16 foot long tank called the “Pizza Thrower.”
Read the full instructions, and find out a few more of the cool Ninja Turtles activities, below. Read More »
Ever since the release of the popular ’90s cartoon, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were characterized as party guys. They were a wild bunch of teenagers who loved pizza and music, who just happened to be both ninjas and turtles. In 1991, the group was forever linked to pop rap thanks to Vanilla Ice. At the climax of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, then super-popular rapper was featured with a song called “Ninja Rap.” Almost 25 years later, the song endures as a guilty pleasure and a window into a very specific moment in pop culture.
So it makes perfect sense (maybe? sort of?) that the filmmakers want their very own rap anthem for the new, rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That song is now out. It’s called “Shell Shocked” and its by Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign featuring Kill The Noise & Madsonik. Does it reach the status of “Ninja Rap?” Listen to the new Ninja Turtles rap below.
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The next few days are going to be filled with more “Cool Stuff” posts than usual because of the awesome items hitting the floor at San Diego Comic-Con. You’ve probably already seen this Jurassic World poster, Marvel’s cool hoodies and more, but we’ve yet to hear much from Mondo. That’s going to change. At the convention they’re finally revealing something that has been teased for a few months. The company is getting into toys.
Starting later this year, Mondo will begin releasing officially licensed toys based on popular properties. They’re kicking it off with an official license for The Iron Giant (a property that has been something that has been illusive to collectors for years) as well as some new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stuff as well as Alfred Hitchcock. Read more and see images of the Mondo Iron Giant toys below. Read More »