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Take Your Turtle Power And...

By TK Burton | Industry | April 23, 2009 |

By TK Burton | Industry | April 23, 2009 |

OK, let’s get the geek stuff out of the way right off the bat. Way back in the day, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was actually a pretty gritty, badass, kind of subversive little comic. Originally created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, they were surprisingly violent and very, very dark.

And then that goddamn cartoon came out, and things went to shit from there. Next thing we know there’s cereal boxes and toys and horrible, horrible video games and Turtle-mobiles and …


Regardless,a reboot/origin story is being filmed by Mirage Studios, who own the property, set to release in 2011. And it’s going to be a live-action film, which I pretty much think is a horrible idea, but who the hell ever listens to me? Actually, the animated film that came out in 2007, TMNT, wasn’t half bad. It softened the darkness of the original series, but it was reasonably intelligent and not-annoying. Better for the producers to build off of that, but…

Ah well. At least we know it can’t get any worse:

I’m so, so sorry.

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