MrSotoMans PREDICTIONAIRE!: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES!

MrSotoMan here with a new special I will be doing every year or so on upcoming movies, and nothing is more appeasing to the fanboy eye then predicting what the final outcome of the movie will be. Good or bad, predictionaire is here to figure it out just for you!

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By MrSotoMan - 7/2/2014

I want to start off by saying by the way

And yes.....it is me. Bale has dissipated along with Bateman. Now it just....Spacey. 
ANYWAYS!

As the summer rolls on by as we near the end of big summer blockbusters. We really can't predict Dawn of The Planet Apes, since we are near release, what we can do though is predict movies ahead of schedule. I'm talking of course
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Releasing August 8th a week after Guardians of The Galaxy, its time to go over some of my predictions for what the future holds for us as moviegoers, critics, assholes, dirtbags, bitches, sluts, HOOKERS, and of course....all of the above. So let us carry on. Don't exit yet, I'm only getting started.

PREDICTING: STORY

Story is now the biggest part of blockbusters in todays age. Without a good script, you get a bunch of raving lunatic fanboys going online and raging about the certain moment you do not like or exact story. What is important to know about this story is predicting what moment will this have a message for us, the answer is....NONE. As for story though, we can expect this to be a plot-driven movie. Now before all you detractors go bonkers, a plot-driven movie isn't always good as somethings the movie could be so high on the plot that it might just fall asleep like your average pothead watching his favorite Saturday night porn, I digress. The story, will probably have a connection with April & the Turtles and more importantly the new character to enter TMNT mythology, Ed Sachs. As for his turn in the movie, it is obvious he is the villain of the movie along with Shredder. April is an investigating reporter down on her luck. She loses her job, nobody takes her seriously as a journalist or even a reporter and is most likely laughed at. She will most likely have a moment in her past that reflects this very moment where she might need this certain character or might admire this certain character who might be the focal point down the road in the movie.

As her night goes, THE FOOT CLAN, is at a subway doing god knows what, where we are greeted to our main 4 heroes in an all out battle with them. April, decides to follow them through the battle to a rooftop, where she tries to take photos of this, because of course, what do journalists do or reporters, THEY REPORT! As such as being greeted to them, she probably faints and is taken back to the Turtle lair where she greets Splinter and is introduced to who they are, name by name in a cheesy manner or probably comedic manner that might make you smile....or frown....whatever floats your emotion during the showing. As for Sachs being the focal point, he is probably responsible for the murder or shall I say "CONNECTION" with the the Turtles and April. As April reports back, she tells our supporting cast about the Turtles. As for Sachs who finds out about the Turtles or hunts them because he is probably paying The Foot Clan or supplying them with weapons, our main villain supposably Oroku Saki will most likely be a HENCHMAN, that is right folks, a henchman. A henchman who is given the Shredder armor to attack the Turtles whereabouts and destroy them or bring them to the Foot Clan, in the process they end up severly injuring Splinter, or most likely DEATH. It is then when the Turtles are captured by the Foot Clan and taken to Sachs, where the secret diabolical plan from Sachs is to unleash something deadly.

April, being the good ol' reporter that she is, tracks down the Turtles only to find Splinter in his last words dying. It is then she tracks down Sachs, lets the turtles loose, and ensues our climatic battle with the Foot Clan and with Oroku Saki and April stopping Sachs. As for the ending on what type of message we will be seeing, this might be a message about the importance of family. No matter what happens in family, we stick through together no matter what upsets or throws us off. 

As for the Turtles being in the snowy mountains and what not, my guess is flashbacks of some sort.

PREDICTING: THE CHARACTERS

As for the characters, the characters will most likely be cheesy and probably more for children. We are looking at a movie about Turtles now who have ninja abilities (despite their giant sized shape) and since the show is at an all time high with children of young ages. The characters will have dilemmas that will probably have the usual typical shit that you see.

Losing a job

Brotherly love

Brotherly arguments

Past enemies

Big climatic battle that puts everything together

Pretty much in a nutshell what big blockbusters, but not all, typically tend to do with characters they really have no interest in adding sort of layers to make them more interesting. We will most likely, get the Turtles we all know and love, and they happen to fit perfectly as a movie team. The brave, and courageous leader, the rebel anti-hero, the smart strategic scientist, and the dopey loveable idiot (comedic side to the heroes) and of course let us not forget the human characters to which they happen to be all some sort of comedians in the past, well at least on the good side. Like Will Arnett & Whoopi Goldberg. As I don't expect much and neither should you from those two, I feel they will add only levitation for Aprils progression and nothing more but sequels. Oh and of course, COMEDY.

PREDICTING: LOVE OR HATE IT?

As for the outcome, it really is a ballpark when it comes to the exact outcome of how the movie will unfold on audiences, and most likely the audiences who watch this will not be newcomers but will most likely (the majority) will be Ninja Turtle fans. If you are a fan, there is a huge chance that there is a direction that you would like for the TMNT characters to go, that you would feel morally obligated to voice an opinion on and state where they should go. Not talking about the acting, but the story and characters, primarily which is why I have only two predictions to begin with. It is a movie like this that might ruffle some jammies and jimmies, but might ruffle them in a good way? 

From the beginning, this movie had no hope. From alien blue door scripts, to rumors of a new Shredder being white and now that we are finally itching closer to the movies release, one is to wonder how optimistic you want to go with the movie. That is where it leaves you entirely to figure out on your own on whether or not this will be an intriguing movie or possibly a fun action romp for fans to enjoy, which honestly, IT LOOKS TO BE JUST THAT. Of course this isn't the animatronic age where animatronics were used for the Turtles, and even though the looks do seem out there, for some reason, the previews are beginning to capture the spirit of the Turtles more then we actually know.

Transformers movies for example, of course can be better, along with GI Joe, but then again, these are toy movies where toys themselves for some reason by fans are beginning to be taken seriously. As they move to TV and then to comics, the seriousness elevates within our minds to think these characters deserve the proper treatment from big Hollywood writers that actually know what RESPECTING the source material actually is. Whether or not it does they still seem to follow the spirit of what made them famous to begin with and that was that they were entertaining and fun. Fun meaning you could transform a robot into a Ford Mustang, or have a bunch of soldiers up against super villain terrorist group all in your bedroom. Which is what many kids who had grown up past these stages developed with their sane minds to do. The turtles, fall into this category.

Of course they have a different background then the other toys that developed into cartoon shows, but to be honest would you take them serious as a Nolan movie would take a man dressed in a bat-suit with a horrible past, or would you take the fun route with the characters? So I strongly believe with the tone, characters and humor with this movie is that it will be well recieved in general, what won't be well recieved is most likely the handling of certain characters (Shredder, April) or story itself which seems to always be the focal reasoning for fans to determine whether a movie is good or not. 

PREDICTING: BOX OFFICE

As for the box office of the movie. I predict it will overthrow Guardians of The Galaxy for the number 1 spot for the weekend and most likely take the number 1 spot again for the second weekend. Not saying Guardians will fail at the box office, but what they are going up against is a juggernaut franchise that has had its in and outs with the crowds since the 80's, where as Guardians is a movie that is centered on using Marvel Studios label, as a means for people to give a chance and hopefully build upon that. 

Most likely opening weekend TMNT will make 50-70 million opening weekend, anything below will be a smack in the face, and obviously would need a tremendous amount of word of mouth to follow through. Given that it will be up against three movies such as Let's Be Cops, which looks to be a huge comedy with general audiences, Expendables 3, a sequel with a PG-13 rating which means more asses in the seats, and The Giver with Jeff Bridges which by the looks of it has no intention of making it as good as the book is even with Bridges as The Giver due to marketing the movie as a Twilight/Hunger Games esque movie for teens (big fail!) Other then that, I suspect a healthy box office draw for TMNT that will ensure probable sequels in the future. Maybe 400-600 million worldwide, which by my calculations, would surpass the first three Turtle movies. 

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Mrcool210 - 7/2/2014, 6:31 PM
i could actually see all of this being true, good job, you get a thumb from me pal.

RedNTheHood - 7/2/2014, 6:51 PM
Didn't read, will read later, but it was leaked online and the people who watched it said it was good and much better than they expected.
DrKinsolving - 7/2/2014, 6:56 PM
MrBlackjack - 7/2/2014, 7:16 PM

I don't have much hope for this film. Part of me is saying "Well, you never know." and the other half is saying "The only thing worse than a Michael Bay film is a knockoff Michael Bay film". As per the BO, I think it'll depend on how the handle the marketing really. GOTG has had a solid marketing campaign so far (even though it's early on), and TMNT has been on the safe side as of now. I doubt the reviews will do much to improve it's BO, so they better pray the marketing and name value gets the job done.

And dat Interstellar poster...
DeusExSponge - 7/2/2014, 8:49 PM
All I can is I hope that movie doesn't butcher the Turtles like Transformers did with any transformer that wasn't named Optimus Prime or Bumble Bee (shout out to Lock Down as well). Not really expecting much from the plot, although I'll admit that I was wrong if it turns out to be great.
SauronsBANE - 7/2/2014, 10:04 PM
Just came here to say that while I literally couldn't care less about TMNT, you certainly grabbed my attention with that Interstellar tease haha. Looking forward to reading your editorial on that!
AlexanderLykins - 7/2/2014, 10:31 PM
This is all sadly true.
loki668 - 7/3/2014, 12:26 AM
How soon until the "Who Wants To Marry A Predictionaire" article appears?
mgeoff88 - 7/3/2014, 12:35 AM
I predict that this TMNT reboot will be garbage.
RobtimusPrime - 7/3/2014, 1:30 AM
I'm with, mgeoff88 on this one. Epic fail in the waiting.
Agree that it will overthrow, Gotg at the #1 spot. But as a Turtles fan I really hope I'm wrong & this blows me away.
RobtimusPrime - 7/3/2014, 1:31 AM
Leonardo FTW!!!
BenjiWest - 7/3/2014, 2:44 AM
This is a good Soto, nice writing. I think your box office is probably spot on. And DONATELLO!!!! tho, I hate his look for this movie, he reminds of John Salley from bad boys, the guy that helped them do some "hacking" I guess...
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 3:13 AM
Thank you for the thumbs up, please let it continue!

@SaurronsBane1- I think I have a lot to say about Interstellar, tune in next week!

@loki668- Next week

brokenexcitement - 7/3/2014, 8:54 AM
@TheReddestHood, any links to that leaked vid? lol
DurtyTalynt - 7/3/2014, 2:39 PM
"these are toy movies where toys themselves for some reason by fans are beginning to be taken seriously."

Hhahahahaaha!
RedNTheHood - 7/3/2014, 4:52 PM
I read and it's a nice write up, but I completely disagree with you about the Oroku Saki henchmen thing. I think Sachs is Oroku Saki's bitch and he'll end up being killed at the end, only to have Oroku Saki come out as the big boss villain in the second movie or 3rd, with Karai maybe being the main villain in the sequel if all goes as planned.

Another thing I disagree with is the snowy mountain thing. I think that might be where Leo, Donny, and Mikey are rescued or the place where they're kidnapped. At first I thought it was them having fun, but after the 2nd/3rd trailer it seems like they're having a battle.

@brokenexcitement. The site makes you go through the offers and after downloading every one it wouldn't work. So unless the people in the comment section of YouTube and the actual site were lying just to get people to go to the site and download unrelated programs, the movie is good enough for us to go out and see in Theaters.
MrSotoMan - 7/3/2014, 5:21 PM
@TheReddestHood- Well for Oroku Saki being the main baddie, it seems completely right out of left field to make this actor that they have to be the main bad guy, which is why I theorized he is a henchman and why I said a lot will be changed for the movie to fit the story to fit in new audiences and new audiences.

William Fincher, who has signed on for 2 more movies leads me to believe that he will in fact be ready for a sequel. Even then, I highly doubt we will see Shredder again, in my opinion we might see a completely different story in the sequels with other TMNT villains (Baxter Stockman, Krang, Bepop & Rocksteady) instead of seeing Shredder as the new Megatron, which is why I have a feeling they will not go this route with the character but instead make him a big bad henchmen instead of the main villain.

As for the snowy mountains scene, you could be right, it was a complete guess at that point, but I never said I was right in these, just predictions.

Whether I am right or wrong will be counted for opening day. Either way, I do think the strongest prediction I have is Oroku Saki being a henchman given his demeanor does not make me for one second believe he could be a main villain compared to someone like Sachs.
MightyZeus - 7/3/2014, 9:29 PM
Great stuff man. I could see it all playing out the way you described and predicted about the film. Thumbs up, bud.
RedNTheHood - 7/4/2014, 5:42 AM
@MrSotoMan

I think his demeanor made him look more like the boss. He was in the shadows, physically imposing compared to Sachs, a little more intimidating, and yes these can still apply to a henchmen, but remember this script went through rewrites. The leaked script was found online and not only were the Turtles aliens, but Shredder was a U.S. Army General. This also gained massive backlash and maybe they changed Shredder to Eric Sachs. The movie was pushed back, everyone seemed to hate the idea that Shredder was a white guy, so they added the scenes with Oroku Saki. Even if this was in the script from the beginning I think they now that making Shredder, the Turtle's biggest villain since their creation, a henchmen to a guy who they made up for the movie would gain ULTRA backlash.

All of this is 51% speculation and 49% hope. I love the turtles (my first interactions being the 2003 series and the movies. At that point I thought the 80's cartoon was pretty cheesy, but I still respect it as a classic and it introduced so much stuff that is synonymous with TMNT now. I hope the movie blows us all away and that Megan Fox is recast just like the original live action April O'Neil.
vinnyhunk - 7/5/2014, 8:09 PM
TheReddestHood's were did u here that the tmnt movie leaked

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