Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were all the rage when I was a kid. Not only was there the live-action film adaptation from 1990 that I could rewatch on VHS every day, but there was an animated series that I could watch when there were still cartoons playing all over the place every Saturday morning. And while there were plenty of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures that I collected over the years, I was always disappointed that none of them looked like how the turtles appeared in the movies. If you felt the same way, the good news is we don’t have to feel that disappointment anymore.
NECA has announced another one of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusives, and it’s a four-pack of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, sculpted and styled exactly how they appeared in the 1990s live-action movie. They even come inside of a package that looks like the original VHS slip case for the video tape. These might be the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie action figures ever made. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, John Mulaney and Nick Kroll‘s characters from their Oh, Hello show on Broadway stop by Portlandia. Plus, take a look back at the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from 1990, and watch as the cast of Pacific Rim Uprising tries to answer the most Googled questions about kaiju. Read More »
The first film in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise may have gotten everything wrong about the heroes in a half-shell, likely thanks to Michael Bay’s involvement, but Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon tried to make it better by delivering a sequel that was more faithful to the animated series.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows included villains like Krang, Bebop and Rocksteady, the Technodrome, cut down on Megan Fox‘s screentime and more. Unfortunately, as the folks at Honest Trailers so astutely points out, they also forgot to write a story that makes some goddamn sense.
Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows Honest Trailer below. Read More »
San Diego Comic-Con is just a month and a half away, and as usual, /Film will be there to get all the big news that comes out of the convention. Along with all the big announcements that will be coming about the movies and TV shows on the way over the next couple of years, the next best thing about the convention is all the limited edition exclusives that you have wait in line to get your hands on. And the collectible toy company NECA just unveiled one hell of an bodacious exclusive.
NECA will be bringing a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure box set inspired by the original animated series to San Diego Comic-Con this summer. The set not only includes Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, but also Shredder, Krang, and two members of the Foot Clan. Plus, all of the figures come with a plethora of cool accessories.
Check out the NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figure box set after the jump. Read More »
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If you didn’t like the most recent big screen adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the many fans who preferred the original franchise iteration from the 1990s. The original movie from the beginning of the decade was surprisingly dark and gritty for a movie that ended up being a favorite of kids, but that tone changed a bit when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze was made the following year.
Since there were millions of kids who became obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, largely because of the popular animated series that came out even before the first movie did, New Line Cinema decided they needed to make the franchise more child friendly. You may never have realized this before, but that’s why the turtles rarely use their signature weapons to thwart bad guys. In fact, there was one key moment in when Michelangelo uses a pair of sausages strung together as some makeshift nunchucks. However, even that was deemed too much for audiences in the United Kingdom.
Find out about the offending Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 sausage nunchucks after the jump. Read More »
Even though the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014 was a success at the box office with over $493 million worldwide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows did not perform nearly as well, making less than half that with only $245 million worldwide. Producer Andrew Form recently sat down for a chat to talk about the disappointing box office reception and what might have went wrong, not to mention predicting that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 probably isn’t in the cards. Read More »
This past summer brought us Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, for everyone who didn’t learn their lesson from the awful first movie in the rebooted comic book franchise that is now in the hands of producer Michael Bay and whatever director is looking for a paycheck. And now Honest Trailers is taking it to task.
While the sequel brought all of the characters into the mix that they were hoping to see, there’s still no accounting for an awful screenplay that makes no goddamn sense and the same old rehashed plot that we’ve seen at least half a dozen times this decade already. Watch the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Honest Trailer after the jump to see the movie get skewered. Read More »
The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
In this edition of The Toy Box, there’s quite a bit of new stuff coming to San Diego Comic-Con. The good news is that some of those items will be available for sale after the convention after first being sold at Comic-Con. There’s plenty of new Star Wars figures, a couple new Ghostbusters items, goodies for fans of Transformers, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Warcraft, Breaking Bad and much more.
See everything in this edition of The Toy Box after the jump. Read More »
Whether or not you like the design of the most recent big screen iteration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you can’t deny that the visual effects and motion capture technology used to bring them to life is extremely impressive. If you’re curious as to how a movie like this is shot when the four main characters are created entire with visual effects and motion capture performances, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 featurette reveals how it was done. Read More »
Last weekend, a new TV spot for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows revealed the full form of Krang, the fleshy, brain-like alien from Dimension X who bosses Shredder around and builds his own bionic suit to take on the heroes in a half-shell. Now the final trailer has just been released, and we get an ever better look at Krang knocking the turtles around.
Watch the final Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 trailer after the jump. Read More »