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Here Is Everything Wrong With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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You had to know that this was coming. The Jonathan Liebesman-directed, Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a big hit, finishing 2014 as the 14th highest grossing movie domestically, and raking in more than $477 million worldwide. It was such an instant triumph that Paramount greenlit a sequel damn near the moment the film opened. But despite how successful it was, it got shit on all over the place by critics and many fans, and so of course you had to expect Cinema Sins to give the film one of their patented “Everything Wrong With…” videos, and this is an extensive one.

There are, admittedly, a lot of problems with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ranging from those weird humanoid faces to the fact that it’s more about Megan Fox’s April O’Neil than the actual title characters (out of all the issues, this is my biggest gripe). But damn, this video is almost 23 minutes long, which is a bit excessive for a movie that is only runs 101 minutes in total.

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Check Out This Insane Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Concept Art

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teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-new-images-02Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a movie that has a lot of problems. One of the big ones, perhaps the one that fans of the franchise were the most vocal in expressing their displeasure about, is the look of the title characters. Since the release of the film, which became such a hit that Paramount Pictures almost immediately gave the green light to a sequel, various pieces of concept art have hit the wire, showing what they could have looked like. And now there’s more. We even came across some renderings of what fan favorite villains Rocksteady, Bebop, and Krang might have looked like, were they included in the film.

What you see here in these pieces by artist Jerad S. Marantz is more in line with the traditional rounded faces that the Turtles have always had in their previous incarnations. Though there are some interesting textures in play in these images, gone are the more humanoid features of the Heroes in a Half Shell that pissed off so many people

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The 2014 Razzie Nominations Include These Notable Sci-Fi Films

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transformers: age of extinctionWe’re smack in the middle of awards season. The Golden Globes will be announced a week from yesterday, and the Academy Award nominations come down shortly after that. But for every great film currently earning props and acclaim from various guilds and critical groups, there are those that, well, lets just say they’re not very good. And there’s one annual award that celebrates the absolute worst cinema has to offer in a given year: the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies. A ton of sci-fi movies have won widespread critical acclaim this year, but there are also a fair number on the opposite end of the spectrum, those that have been roundly panned.

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas and the controversial James Franco and Seth Rogen-starring The Interview topped the list, but don’t there’s also a ton of genre fare for voters to jeer. Notable inclusions are films like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Transcendence, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all three of which were nominated for Worst Picture of the Year.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Gets An Honest Trailer Thrashing

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You knew that this was coming, and that it was going to be all kinds of mean, but now that the movie is out on Blu-ray and DVD, here is the Screen Junkies’ “Honest Trailer” for the Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

To be honest, this isn’t actually quite a brutal as I expected. Sure, they do their shtick of pointing out all of the obvious flaws and problems, but the issues all so apparent that you’re already well aware of them, and they either bother you or they don’t. There are some funny moments, however, like referring to the newly designed Turtles as “roided-out nightmare versions of Shrek,” or talking about how the “nerd rage of 1000 fanboys” led to changes in the story and obvious reshoots.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Will Feature These Three Fan Favorite Characters

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesWhether you’re a fan of last summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or not, it doesn’t matter, because there’s already a sequel on the way. Hell, it got the green light from Paramount and Nickelodeon before the film had even been out a week. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 recently got a new director thrown into the mix, and we’re hearing reports that we can expect to see three fan favorite characters from the franchise appear in the next film.

Building up to the first movie, there was a lot of hope that fans might see characters like Rocksteady, Bebop, and Casey Jones make and appearance, but that never panned out. There was concept art for the first two actually commissioned, but they didn’t show up in the finished product, unless you count that Easter Egg hidden in the background. But, it does sound like all three of these familiar faces will be in TMNT 2, at least at this stage of the game.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Just Hired This Unexpected Director

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Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesI didn’t hate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles nearly as much as a lot of people did. I won’t go so far as to call it a good movie, there is far too much Megan Fox as April O’Neil for that to happen, but even though they’re weird looking, the actual Turtles captured the feel and spirit of the original characters. Out of many complaints, the lack of screen time for the titular heroes is by far the biggest, something that, hopefully, the upcoming sequel will address. And speaking of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, the film added a surprising piece, naming David Green as director.

Released back in August, TMNT had a massive opening weekend, actually unseating Marvel’s juggernaut Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office. The rousing success astonished some, and Paramount Pictures wasted no time in green lighting a sequel. In the wake of this announcement, there was a ton of talk about the future of the franchise, possible characters (Rocksteady and Bebop) and storylines (Dimension X), that sort of thing. Much of this came from, or at least involved, director Jonathan Liebesman, and even though it wasn’t official, it sounded like he was going to be back for the second go round, which is why the Green report from Variety is something of a surprise.

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