Description Of Footage From Michael Bay's TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Earlier today, some members of the press were invited to a special screening of footage for the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Hit the jump for details.

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By nailbiter111 - 7/15/2014
"It’s a true action comedy" - Collider
Collider was fortunate enough to be invited to a special screening of footage from Paramount Pictures upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. One of the film's producers, Andrew Form, introduced the footage, and cautioned that even though the film opens in three short weeks it is not complete. We'll assume that the VFX crews are working at a fever pitch to get the CGI as close to perfect as possible.

Below, is a description for 8-minutes of footage. This is the first chunk of footage that was shown. It is light on spoilers as Collider tends to keep things vague with material of this nature.
“It’s 2014, it’s New York City, there’s a lot of crime in the city and Shredder, the leader of the Foot Clan, they are responsible for all the crime.  The movie opens, Megan Fox who plays April O’Neil, she is investigating a crime that has happened at the docks at the Brooklyn Navy Yards, and you think she’s this, you know, journalist and then you see the trail who is her cameraman and he yells at her and says, ‘April, we’ve gotta go.  We’ve gotta get to work!’  And then you cut and you realize that April O’Neil is a lifestyle reporter who wants to be a journalist.”

“She is covering a gala that we shot – you guys are all from New York so we can say our locations, at Cipriani’s – and Eric Sachs who’s played by William Fichtner is giving this big speech, and Eric Sachs and April O’Neil’s father worked together 15 years ago.”

“This is the scene right after the speech Eric Sachs has given that really inspires April to really try and work harder at her reporting because she just doesn’t want to do the lifestyle stuff.  She really wants to be a journalist.”



The next portion of footage featured the subway platform scene that you've briefly scene in the trailers and the television spots. No real details were provided, but Collider noted the "humor and the incredible detail on the turtles." While some have not embraced the new look of the Turtles, Collider had this to say, "every single second the turtles were on screen, they were downright fascinating to look at."

Of all the Turtles, Collider seemed most impressed with Michelangelo (portrayed by Noel Fisher). They say, "The way he moves, his facial expressions and the intonation of his dialogue makes his material remarkably natural and truly laugh-out-loud worthy."

The last bit of footage included the action sequence on the snowy moutainside. Collider describes it as "a full-blown race down a mountain yet the turtles are constantly dishing out zingers, and that’s a big part of the reason the material is fun to watch."

The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES directed by Jonathan Liebesman ("Wrath of the Titans"), and produced by Michael Bay ("The Rock"). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. It lands in theaters August 8, 2014.
Source: Collider
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MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 6:22 PM
So... There was no footage of the actual turtles?
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:24 PM
the article also says that this will also be the footage they show at the Paramount panel at Comic Con
nailbiter111 - 7/15/2014, 6:27 PM
MrCBM56 - there was. article ain't done yet.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:29 PM
they say the movie is an action comedy and both the action and the comedy work really well and that the detail on the turtles and personality of the turtles is really well done, they the humor comes from the banter and in the show chase sequences,it comes from quieter,more talky moments ,it sounds surprisingly good
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 6:29 PM
@Nail Ohh okay. My bad.
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 6:30 PM
Yeah, the movie looks wicked. I'm actually excited. It's still not something I'm going to rush to the theaters to see, but if I have the time, sure. Seems like a lot of fun.
AlexanderLykins - 7/15/2014, 6:42 PM
@MrCBM56

BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:43 PM
Lol......... We know you guys are going to keep watching the shit out of GOTG hoping it stays in the number 1 spot....
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:44 PM
MrCBM56- yeah,i still probably wont see it in theaters, the two films left this summer that i want to see in theaters are Dawn of The Planet of The Apes( which i am going to see tomorrow,so excited!!!) and Guardians of The Galaxy!!!
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:45 PM
Banesmash-so what?, if this was a dc film going up against TMNT, u would be doing the same
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:46 PM
Lmfao!!!!
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:48 PM
What ever dude!! I am a fan of films and I don't give a rats ass how much money movies make........if it's not going in my pocket I don't give a shit.
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:50 PM
Ezio

No I wouldn't! When MOS came out weekend 2 my ass was in the seat watching WW Z..........
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:50 PM
You Marvelites are pathetic...........lol
0megaDaGod - 7/15/2014, 6:52 PM
It must suck to have to ride TMNT's dick raw just because there are no DC movies coming out this year
0megaDaGod - 7/15/2014, 6:53 PM
Like, the article is actually about the FOOTAGE of the MOVIE

Take your insecurities and your inferiority complex elsewhere
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:54 PM
BaneSmash-oh ,really,i see you shit on Marvel on every thread that i am on.. plus i actually like the dc tv stuff,i really like Arrow and i am really excited for The Flash and Constantine etc..so i am not a Marvelite ,my friend
AlexanderLykins - 7/15/2014, 6:55 PM
@BaneSmash


SuperCat - 7/15/2014, 6:55 PM
Must admit, I was a skeptic at first. But this movie looks like it will be enjoyable. I know it's going to clean up at the box office.
MrReese - 7/15/2014, 6:56 PM
2 stream or not 2 stream? :)
AlexanderLykins - 7/15/2014, 6:56 PM
@BaneSmith





thewonderer - 7/15/2014, 6:57 PM
Movie actually looks surprisingly great as does Guardians.

Omega is just bitching cause he can.
Jollem - 7/15/2014, 6:57 PM
bring it on

AlexanderLykins - 7/15/2014, 6:57 PM
I won't even watch this on Putlocker. I'll be there opening night and I'll probably like a scene or two.
EzioKenway1225 - 7/15/2014, 6:57 PM
i think that the only competition left is between Apes,Turtles and Guardians,i dont see or feel the hype for Expendables or Sin City..could be wrong though
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:57 PM
Omega

Please bitch....... I've been a turtles fan since day 1.
Jollem - 7/15/2014, 6:58 PM
"Omega is just bitching cause he can."

that's what he does
Superior - 7/15/2014, 6:59 PM
I won't set my expectations too high and I won't set them low. This does look good, though.

BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 6:59 PM
Alexander with his gifs again............ How Original!!
oNosferatuZodd - 7/15/2014, 6:59 PM
@BaneSmash

That's because MOS was a piece of shit. The film to kick of the DCCCCU is rotten on rotten tomatoes.
3DWitchHunt - 7/15/2014, 7:00 PM
[frick] me, you guys turn anything into a Marvel vs Dc thread.
Embarrassing...
AlexanderLykins - 7/15/2014, 7:02 PM
@BaneSmash

BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 7:02 PM
Don't worry Omega GOTG going to make coin opening weekend............. Put a smile on that face!
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 7:04 PM
3d

Blame it on Omega...... :) he brought up dc.
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 7:04 PM
Oh shit. Lmao. 0mega was no where near bitching but I can't wait to see his response.
ALegendaryPanda - 7/15/2014, 7:04 PM
You people are ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous.


ANYWAY, this movie seems like it's going to be a lot of fun! Unlike Shitformers 4
MrCBM56 - 7/15/2014, 7:04 PM
Who brought up Marvel though?
BaneSmash - 7/15/2014, 7:05 PM
Nos

I don't speak idiot....... Sorry;)

Have a good night all. You too omega.
NovaCorpsFan - 7/15/2014, 7:06 PM
I'm gonna give this a go. I'll be watching GotG over and over again, but I'm certainly being swayed to give TMNT a watch.
BlackestKnight - 7/15/2014, 7:06 PM
Bane


Improve your grammar before bashing
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