FAN MADE: The New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Get A Classic Makeover

One of the things from the TMNT trailer that came in for the most backlash was the (kinda creepy) new designs for the awesome foursome. Well, now a fan has given Leo and Mikey a bit of digital plastic surgery to make them look more like the classic incarnations. See what you think after the jump.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/1/2014
The new human-like designs for Leo, Mikey, Raph and Donny may look a bit more realistic (as in, what 4 turtles would look like if they were ACTUALLY mutated into talking human hybrids), but the added nostrils, lips and overall face shapes also makes them look ever so slightly..unnerving. Well now a Reddit user has altered the faces of both Mikey and Leo from two of the shots from the trailer. I don't know if they look better exactly, but they definitely look more like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we know and love.




What do you think? Would you prefer if the Turtles looked more like this in the movie?
"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 is directed by Jonathan Liebesman. It stars Megan Fox, Pete Ploszek, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Alan Ritchson, Danny Woodburn, William Fichtner, Will Arnett, Whoopi Goldberg and opens August 8.
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Blanka1212 - 4/1/2014, 6:25 PM
yeah, that would have been much better.
MrCBM56 - 4/1/2014, 6:26 PM
Yeah, I think the new versions look better.
Nick56 - 4/1/2014, 6:27 PM
Im cool with the new versions, but those look better
MrCBM56 - 4/1/2014, 6:27 PM
A big complaint (As stupid as it is) was that they look weird. Tell me, does this not look creepy?
MrMartinMarvel - 4/1/2014, 6:27 PM
They're still terrifying.
StarYeezus - 4/1/2014, 6:27 PM
The middle Leo pic is a perfectly middle ground between the old and new looks. They should've leaned towards that instead of making them look like "alien" turtles.
SpiderFraud - 4/1/2014, 6:27 PM
I rather have Michael Bay direct this movie, it would be better than the hack they got. These images are way better than the final version.
StarYeezus - 4/1/2014, 6:28 PM
*perfect
batmanvsuperman - 4/1/2014, 6:30 PM
I like them now but I cant lie they look better fan made
ALegendaryPanda - 4/1/2014, 6:30 PM
I think I like the new versions better.
GenerationX - 4/1/2014, 6:31 PM
No...please no. Just stop already
Indy - 4/1/2014, 6:32 PM
definitely better. oh well, to bad.
IronAsgaardian95 - 4/1/2014, 6:34 PM
I...I dunno...I like the new versions honestly, they're fine by me.
MrCBM56 - 4/1/2014, 6:34 PM
There's nothing alien about them. lol. They're [frick]ing anthropomorphic.
ManofSteel23 - 4/1/2014, 6:38 PM
I think the reasons behind the weird faces is the same reasons they didnt give a snout to the lizard in the amazing spider-man, just simple talking and expressions,but I dolike the original style better than the shrek looking stuff
Ramiel - 4/1/2014, 6:40 PM
Those fan mades look so much better.
MrCBM56 - 4/1/2014, 6:42 PM
Yeah, the reasons the turtles have a much more human structured face is probably to show more emotion; especially considering how they used mo-cap.
TheCaptain - 4/1/2014, 6:42 PM
I like the classic look better. They must weigh half a ton though. The giant "thud" they make when they land must defeat the purpose of being stealthy and ninja-like.
BboiBlack - 4/1/2014, 6:46 PM
This site is pretty stupid. In the mean time the official Turtle trailer on youtube is nearly doubling that of GoG in views. Looks like it's going to be a dog fight for august.
Chewtoy - 4/1/2014, 6:47 PM
The fan paint-over is miles better than the trailer versions. It's not even close how much more appealing the characters are without those creepy human faces.
antoineflemming - 4/1/2014, 6:48 PM
I'm sorry, but am I the only one who looks at the second michelangelo pic and immediately thinks of that dumb hunchback from 300?
OneBadDay - 4/1/2014, 6:51 PM
I like the middle Leo. They should have done something similar to that. The ones in the movie look way too human.
SuperCat - 4/1/2014, 6:51 PM
Like the fan made much better. Great job!
bluedude - 4/1/2014, 6:53 PM
LOOKS SOOO MUCH BETTER
they look like the toads rather than turtles in this new one
AutobotNance - 4/1/2014, 6:54 PM
NOW THATS MORE I LIKE IT! That's how they should look like. Take notes Bay!
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/1/2014, 6:55 PM
Too cartoony
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/1/2014, 6:55 PM
But great manipulation
ForeverPowerful - 4/1/2014, 6:57 PM
Those look [frick]ing retarded. Not that I care that much about this movie to begin with, but I couldn't take the newer versions seriously if those were the final designs. It looks like their faces were shot full of helium.
Shaq - 4/1/2014, 6:58 PM
Great redesign by the Reddit user... Much better
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/1/2014, 7:00 PM
They don't even look like turtles in this movie. They look like deformed humans. This would have been so much better:

Ancar - 4/1/2014, 7:00 PM
Honestly, the TNT new design looks like they are a bunch pf black guys. I don't know if this wrong or right, but I've felt myself unconfortable with this - mutant aberrations equals black people, I don't know...
pucrepeap - 4/1/2014, 7:00 PM
WAY BETTER!!!
BuckyCap - 4/1/2014, 7:02 PM
They SO much better.
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/1/2014, 7:02 PM
Or this
TheCaptain - 4/1/2014, 7:03 PM
Who cares if they look cartoony! They are giant [frick]ing turtles! That's about as cartoony as it gets.
ChiliConCarney - 4/1/2014, 7:03 PM
Dear Michael Bay,

DO THIS!!!

Sincerely,
Everyone
MrCBM56 - 4/1/2014, 7:03 PM
LOL @ GOLDENONE! That's so obviously fake.
SupermanFan - 4/1/2014, 7:05 PM
Gonna cry .....this..so..much....BETTER .
SilenceIKillYou - 4/1/2014, 7:06 PM
Mikey looked like a woodchuck or something when he took off his mask. Kinda weird. I like these designs more, not because they look exactly better but because they look more classic.
DCeddie - 4/1/2014, 7:08 PM
The classic melded versions look sooooooooo much better!...the weird, as is new movie designs look so, well, weird...the lips are so incredibly off putting, but the nostrils aren't helping either...

@Ancar...I agree, it's like they made them black guys for some reason...like that was their reference material...even down to the clothing they've put them in...like they made them thugs or gang members or something...
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