TMNT 2014 Rant

The 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the best adaptation I’ve ever seen… today… because I didn’t watch Next Mutation today.
Ok THAT might be an exaggeration.


  • likalaruku
    Completely Useless Now
    Comments: 935

    Bay caved in & revoked making them aliens. If we’d seen the turtles’ designs early enough into production to complain, he probably would have caved in there too.

    I’ll forgive reviewers for paying to see Bay movies, since it’s there job, but anyone else should just wait till they can watch it on TV for free.

    People in movies want Megan Fox. People in the real world want Megan Fox to go away. & the movie manages to turn April into Black Hole Sue.

  • EpicFish
    A Real Turtles Fighter
    Comments: 25

    It’s not a Bay movie, not technically anyway. He stayed on as a producer, but Johnathan Liebsman (the man behind Battle Los Angeleas, Wrath of the Titans and Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning) was in the director’s chair for this movie.

    And as for them being aliens, it’s said that the ooze that turns them into mutants is an alien substance, and apparently Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird are all for this idea.

    For everyone I hear complaining about how bad this movie is, and how out of character the turtles, Shredder and Splinter seem to be in this movie, apparently this film is following the turtles of the short-lived 2003 cartoon. You know, the one that was the most serious out of all TMNT adaptations, and was the one the resembled the comics the closest. Depending on who you are, that could make the film better, or worse.

    • likalaruku
      Completely Useless Now
      Comments: 935

      True, the blame for a bad movie really falls on 3 sets of shoulders; the scriptwriter, the director, & the producer. Scriptwriters get very little credit for  movie’s success & equally little blame. The director of course can be responsible for ruining a good script as much as salvaging a bad one. The producer isn’t just responsible for making it possible with his money, be he also has a say about script rewrites as well, plus shoving in shameless advertising & giving one of his girlfriends who can’t act a big acting part.

      Movie producers are like game publishers. Think about how much of an impact publishers have on video games. How much say they have over what stays & what goes. You think the developers wanted to stick product placement in their games?

      It made it worse for me…I really didn’t like the 2003 cartoon. The crossover cartoon that mocked the 80s series only made it worse. & Raphael didn’t need to be any more of a little bitch than he already was.

    • Dunes
      Robert Cop
      Comments: 188

      Actually the changed origins for some of the characters are based on the IDW comic (the one not connected to the new show).

  • Lermont
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 91

    And now we sit tight for another 20 years and hope the next adaptation will be better. Still, I expected some sort of Turtle Week from a big TMNT fan like Phelous, or at least a turtle related review. I guess even he couldn’t get excited for Teenage Alien Pugilist Ogres.

  • Jaimas
    Comments: 17

    Why the hell does Megan Fox keep getting pushed so hard as an actress?

    Who the hell keeps thinking this is a good idea? Who’s asking for this?

  • Ultratech94
    End Of Transmission
    Comments: 381

    I’m avoiding seeing this film as much as possible. this movie has had numerous problems since day 1 which is never a good sign. and from most videos I’ve seen, the reviews have not been favorable to say the least. what’s sad is that this heavily criticized movie is being claimed as “successful” just because it made a lot of money. I can’t stand bad movies making the most profit, it should be the other way around. it just seems to me that ever since the original 2 TMNT films came out, Hollywood hasn’t been able to make a decent follow up since. similar to the first 2 Terminator films, you can’t out do the original 2 no matter how hard you try.

    sure, the 2nd film is not as good as the first, but it’s still fun and entertaining. it’s stupid, yeah, but it’s harmless. while you get the best of both worlds with the original 2 films, that can’t be said for the films that came after. and the worse part is that it’s only the beginning. I can’t help but think that a franchise such as this should of ended with Turtles Forever since there’s nothing new to tell after this point. just because TMNT is a popular franchise, doesn’t mean that we should continue to milk it for all it’s worth like some kind of prized heifer.

    on an off topic question (just for a brief moment), what are your thoughts and/or opinions on the revival of Killer Instinct and the games that came before it? and would you say if I told you that there might be a strong possibility that a KI character (possibly Fulgore) might show up as a console exclusive for Mortal Kombat X? I personally think it’s a really cool thing to see both Killer Instinct 3 & Mortal Kombat X on the market at the same exact time and both Ed Boon & Ken Lobb enjoying each others new games. now if only we can see a return of Primal Rage or a revival of more obscure fighting games like Clayfighter or the the 3 lesser Midway fighters (Wargods, Mace The Dark Age, & Bio Freaks). who knows, maybe we can eventually see some KI characters on Mortal Komedy even?

  • IronJustice
    Just might make the CUT
    Comments: 43

    I can proudly say they didn’t get a cent from me.

  • Codythesickdog
    Bat Hero
    Comments: 82

    Any plans on reviewing the whole movie on Phelous and The Movies?

    I know not anytime soon though, because you your recent Turtles related review on both Bootleg and PTM, but i’m just wandering.

  • ss2kid
    Old Man
    Comments: 4

    I actually liked the movie. Yeah, it wasn’t great, but there were enough things they had that I liked than I didn’t like. If there’s one thing I thought it had over the original movie it was fight scene, I thought they were a lot better.