Noel Fisher

TMNT

Fans can have very different ideas of what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are supposed to look like, depending on how old they are. Old fogies may have first come across the team in the pages of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s gritty, twisted comic book, and like them that way. Slightly more spry gray hairs could remember them from the wisecracking, late ’80s cartoon series. If your memory doesn’t quite go back to the ’80s, maybe your first introduction to the Turtles was from their 1990 live action film, that split the difference in tone and presented the team as actors in foam rubber costumes. And then there are whole groups of young kids who may have been introduced to them in their 2007 computer animated feature, TMNT, or babies who know them from the almost claymation-looking TV series that started airing on Nickelodeon last year. The point is, though there are slight variations in how the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been presented down through the years, they’re well-known characters at this point, and there are several generations of fans out there who could potentially be horrified by the upcoming Michael Bay-led reboot of the film franchise. And seeing as the Turtles in this movie are not going to be played by stuntmen in cumbersome costumes, but are instead going to be brought to life through motion capturing actors in a method that we keep getting reminded will look quite a bit like what James Cameron did to […]

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published: 12.19.2014
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