These arrived yesterday! They are so perfect! I ordered these as a custom order from Bunny Beads UK an Etsy shop. I messaged 3 shops to make earrings like this for me, 2 replied, and only one agreed to make them. Now you know who I’m going to go back to for any more custom orders.
I recommend watching the movie before continuing reading.
OMG! Where do I begin? I didn’t like it. I saw two movies today, Turtles and Into the Storm. Into the Storm was better than Turtles. I saw the movies for the similar reasons, I have had a crush on Raphael since 1987. I currently have a crush on Richard Armitage thanks to the Hobbit. My phone tries to predict words for me, I’ve written the term, “hot dwarves” so many times that when I Swype ‘hot’ it suggests ‘dwarves,’ but that is another story.
In watching Divergent I made a comment to my brother-in-law asking if it was wrong to think that trailers shown before a movie were a harbinger of the movie. The trailers in front of Turtles were nothing I wanted to see. Should’ve taken that as a sign. The movie wasn’t bad, it was just lame. They should’ve called it April O’Neil and the Turtles. Megan Fox got the most screen time of all the characters, and April was the only character that had any development through the movie. Karai was practically invisible and only a step up from Stunt Ninja #3 because she gets addressed as Karai I think once in the movie.
Over the years in watching the 1987 cartoon, 1990 movies, 2003 cartoon, 2007 TMNT CGI movie, 2012 Nickelodeon TV Show, they’ve always tweaked the lore a little bit. This wasn’t a tweak, it was a complete screw over. I know I put spoilers but I cringe just writing about this bullshit. Which in a discussion with my brother-in-law, I mentioned I spent most of this movie cringing. There was no mention of Hamato Yoshi or Oroku Saki (Yes, Shredder is in the movie but they never refer to him as Oroku Saki). Splinter wasn’t even the pet of Hamato Yoshi, he was… (I still can’t deal with this…) … April O’Neil’s pet. Yup, Splinter and the turtles belonged to young April and was injected with mutagen by April’s father. How did they become ninjas? Splinter found a book in the sewer about ninjitsu. Which means that Shredder had absolutely no reason to have a beef with Splinter.
Then when you get to Sachs’ big plan, all I could think was: My Gawd this is the plot to The Amazing Spiderman. It was like they borrowed the script for it. The movie doesn’t really start until April goes down in the sewers and I swear it felt like twenty minutes in. So if you went twenty minutes late to the movie, you didn’t miss shit.
The relationship between the turtles themselves weren’t well defined. Usually in the movies and TV shows they’ve always paired them up. In 2012 Nick TV Show, Raph and Mikey have this great relationship. In the 2003 series, its Raph and Leo. In the 1990 movie, Donnie and Mikey. The only thing they touched on was Raph was rebel, and didn’t like taking orders from Leo.
Now lets talk about the good stuff, the reason I’ll buy this movie when it gets released (probably around Christmas) on Blu-Ray. I own all the other movies on Blu-Ray. I own all the other turtle movies. I really love the turtles, Raphael especially. The turtles themselves in the 2014 movie were incredibly well done. I liked and agreed with the changes. Donnie should by all means have gadgetry, the toothpick and the sunglasses suited Raph. Mikey was adorable, I loved his dialogue. The action scenes (when they did happen) were excellent. It was like they shot their entire writing budget on just the action scenes, cause the plot was so badly written. The best sequence in the movie was the snow fight. There was a sewer battle that was okay, but even the final battle wasn’t that great. It was more dumb luck than actual battling.
I guess I should stop ranting. I just can’t believe how impotent this movie was. It wasn’t good but it wasn’t bad enough to be cult following bad.
Oh and the funniest scene in the movie is a blip in the credits. *headdesk*
Now these are the Nickelodeon CGTV Turtles, who I am currently addicted to. Probably my favorite incarnations, however that is said prematurely because I have yet to see the new Michael Bey movie.
I avoided the comments because I’m thin skinned. (Which I think that translates into: Here troll, troll, troll, oh dinner is served!)
The above is an article on io9.com, one of my favorite websites. I don’t care about spoilers, I read an article about the new Hercules movie that was full of spoilers without warning that basically they explained the entire movie in the blog post. Before reading my take on that article, you should read the article.
Okay. I watched TMNT as a kid, I was 5 in 1986 when the cartoon released. As I’ve said in another post I basically grew up with them. I was 9 in 1990 when the movie came out, I was 22 in 2003 for the next incarnation of cartoons. I’m now 33 and I’m pumped to see this movie, except for the fact I’ve gotten older and the turtles haven’t. They’ve always gone back to being 15 in every reincarnation. I really enjoyed the CG TMNT movie because the turtles didn’t seem 15 anymore. Donnie had a job in tech support, Mikey had a job dressing up as a giant turtle for birthday parties, Leo was playing Ghost of the Jungle, while Raph was being badass vigilante solo. We’re given the impression that at least a couple of years have passed.
So if in this new movie if the turtles seem older I’m okay with that. I am taking my daughter to see it, but it is me that wants to see this movie. I want to see Raphael again, and being an adult, well I’m all for the “adult humor.” Take the Nickelodeon TV CG TMNT, I totally love it, can’t get enough of it. I wanna send gift baskets to the writers, well anyway in the episode “Pizza Face,” Mikey sings ‘Kitty Kitty,” to the Ice Cream Kitty in the freezer. The song, “Kitty Kitty,” is by a group called the 69 Boyz. Yup, exactly. That made me grin from ear to ear. Or Mikey sings, “Go Ninja Go Ninja Go!” From the song “Ninja Rap,” by Vanilla Ice whenever he does something cool.
I’m pretty sure I’ve rambled here, what I think I’m trying to get at, is the new Ninja Turtle movie isn’t just for the next generation of kids, it is also for us old folk who watched the cartoons in 1986 and sat at the cafeteria table singing:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Heroes in a half shell
I can’t wait to see it, and thank you Nickelodeon for making the CG TV show so spectacular.