Raphael and Donatello Revealed in New TMNT Trailer

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Raphael and Donatello Revealed in New TMNT Trailer

Same trailer as before, now with red and purple

Fans and critics weren't exactly bowled over by the first teaser-trailer for the live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, with much of the negative critique focus on our first glimpse of the new character designs for Leonardo and Michaelangelo. Now, a slightly-revised version of the teaser has now debuted, featuring brief shadowy looks at The Shredder (William Fichtner) and Master Splinter (Tony Shalhoub); but the big news will likely be the clearer-than-previous looks at the new Donatello and Raphael.

Donny gets the more prominent of the new spotlights, confirming that the Turtles' resident tech-genius now "does machines" on the go with seemingly an entire workshop's worth of tools and electronic equipment strapped to his shell and a pair of taped glasses. Raph is seen briefly, but apart from looking significantly larger than his brothers appears to be the least re-designed of the four, with only some leather straps on his arms and legs as "new" accessories. It cannot be determined, at this time, whether he will remain "cool, but rude."

Produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan Liebsman, TMNT will hit theaters in August. A new adaptation of the characters, the film is not connected to any of the previous installments or the new animated series currently airing on Nickelodeon.

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Splinter was in there somewhere?

I couldn't tell. Maybe he was hiding amongst all the "terrible" and "bad"

Seriously... can someone tell me were to pause in order to see splinter?

Is he just a giant sliver of wood in this reboot?

Edit:

Never mind, I found him.

Granted all we see of him is his back... but he looks to be the more faifully recreated of the gang.

Though I don't know how I feel about him twirling a sword the way he does. I've always felt he was too wise for show boating.

Oh god, I thought Micky ugly mug was frightening enough but seeing Don scream at 1.08 was a stuff of nightmare (mainly the open mouth and his glasses)!

Scarim Coral:
Oh god, I thought Micky ugly mug was frightening enough but seeing Don scream at 1.08 was a stuff of nightmare (mainly the open mouth and his glasses)!

For some reason, when I saw that shot, the one thing that came to my mind was "Urkel?"

Turtles with lips = Horror movie.

Seriously, why did they make their faces flatter and give them lips...freaking LIPS? It looks horrendous. Let's see how they deal with the story. I'm not expecting much, but let's see the reviews.

I don't know, I think I might give this movie a shot just to see. I have to say that I am not a fan of Donnie's new look. At all. Too much going on, and I can't help but think that all that gear would get in the way of the fighting that he does. Unless that stuff is bolted down tight, it's going to be smacking him in the face a lot. All the other Turtles I can accept, but him, I'm going to have problems with. And please tell me the glasses aren't permanent.

Donatello, the turtle, doing a duckface. I'm officially done with this movie. I'll watch it, sure, but only as a disaster tourist.

WOW literally the same trailer, plus more footage of Fuck ugly designs :(

Poor Donatello, that looks terrible. Teenage Mutant Tech-Marine. The Fifth Ghost-buster is a Turtle?!?! Donatello is developing for Occulus Rift on the Fly??? No I get it, it's a custom Pip-Boy!

I would like to know HOW THE HELL these turtles are going to fit down a man-hole cover to get to the sewers. 0_o

Thumbnail for the article makes Donatello look like a Gungan. Symbolism?

The faces are an issue but if the movie is good and the characters are right, this will be a good movie. An this is from a person that made a Michelangelo pillowcase in school over 20 years ago. Wow i feel old.

You've seen it! You can't unsee it!

I'm just going to pass on this one. The character designs are actually sickening to look at.

Scarim Coral:
Oh god, I thought Micky ugly mug was frightening enough but seeing Don scream at 1.08 was a stuff of nightmare (mainly the open mouth and his glasses)!

Kmadden2004:

For some reason, when I saw that shot, the one thing that came to my mind was "Urkel?"

All i could think of was this;

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Does Donatello really need those taped up glasses? It's bad enough he has glasses to make him look nerdy, but the tape just says super dork. So much for being subtle...

I'm super tempted to watch this movie just to see how much of a trainwreck it is.

Waaghpowa:
I'm super tempted to watch this movie just to see how much of a trainwreck it is.

Wait till netflix so you wont support it in the box office.

That's one way to satisfy your morbid curiosity without supporting the project.

Eh, I'm not mad at it. I don't really care if they changed a bunch of shit. It was never like the comic. If I have nothing else going on, I'll see it. I think all the complaints about the physical changes of the turtles are mostly unfounded. The most recent animated shows were nothing like the comic or even the original TV series. I just do find it funny that the general attitude towards this negative. As someone who loved the Ninja Turtles growing up, I'm excited to see a new live action movie.

Don't worry guys! Thanks to our old friend Denial, this movie doesn't actually exist!

Wow even with Micheal Bay merely providing the clout to give the movie the go-ahead just his name existing has tainted the film beyond repair for most of you.

I'm going to be the Devil's advocate and look at the information made public and the released trailer with no bias and give you the run down.

But the masses say " you forgot to mention the original script rumors of Alien turtle origin story and their designs man, just look at them!"

Okay, but they've since scrapped/debunked that script and the characters don't look immediately terrible to me at all personally. The attention to detail is top-notch as it was in the Transformers movies (not condoning the script here) and from the glimpses that we've seen of them in the trailer in this film they've become far more personalized in their designs and body sizes.

Raph does indeed looked a lot more bulked up than the others (not in a Knuckles Sonic Boom way though) at the 1 minute mark. Leonardo does appear to be wearing some make-shift tribal(?) type armor on his chest while Don is going the full on Scavenger Techie, tagging along his doodads at the 1:02 mark. Mikey appears to have carried over his "Cowabunga" personality with several examples of that being shown in the trailer. You can see him skating on a supped up Skateboard (probably Donnies doing) at the 1:03 and most notably his introduction to Ms. O'neill with the mask joke.

Looking at the trailer with a close eye to detail (and several repeats) you can see that Leonardo's not the only one with subtle tribal/primitive decorations on him. They've all got little touches like monk bracelets, sea shell necklaces and what not lingering on their persons. WHICH I THINK IS AWESOME! We can speculate from those items, that the turtles may not have been lingering in the city the entire film but may have been raised/trained in a rural forest or jungle with Splinter who is shown twirling his blade at the 1:06 mark. The scavenger look they seem to have going on is real cool and hopefully may emphasis their na´ve outlook at city life (seeing as how I myself am not buying that they're teenagers in this one well maybe minus Don I guess) that we'd have gotten if they still had/have the teenage mentality.

My feelings are further cemented in the fact that one of the original creators has been on board with the film from the get go and if you follow interviews and what not you'd know following the success of the semi-sequel(for the original live trilogy) cgi film they opted to go the Cgi/live actor hybrid and this film has been in planning for a while now. So your concerns of the script due to MB being attached are noted but If you liked the 2007 film and the wonderful development it had for Raph and Leo (Don and Mikey got the stick on that one) this one might follow suit.

So I'd recommend either letting this one go, or enjoy in speculating how this film will play out. But don't continue to prattle about aesthetics and presumptions. That's no fun for any one.

There's so much more to speculate and discuss but it's already a wall as it is, and I've got no real stake in it either, but if someone's opened their mind a little more to the possibilities my work here is done.

Sniper Team 4:
I don't know, I think I might give this movie a shot just to see. I have to say that I am not a fan of Donnie's new look. At all. Too much going on, and I can't help but think that all that gear would get in the way of the fighting that he does. Unless that stuff is bolted down tight, it's going to be smacking him in the face a lot. All the other Turtles I can accept, but him, I'm going to have problems with. And please tell me the glasses aren't permanent.

If you take a look back at the trailer around the 51 second mark you see a very quick glimpse of Don fighting some thugs. Watching the reaction of his gear from the swing shows they're either bolted or solidly belted on.

Ronack:
Donatello, the turtle, doing a duckface. I'm officially done with this movie. I'll watch it, sure, but only as a disaster tourist.

I always find statements like this to be hilarious. You're basically saying, "Sure, I'll help make it one of the most successful movies of the Summer, but I reserve my rights to complain about anything and everything the producers do and get mad that they do it."

You are the problem in this situation. The reason stuff like this gets made is because of people having attitudes like this.

I'm not a fan of Ninja Turtles, but I wish people would realize that the reason they keep making horrible crap out of stuff we love is because we give them ALL the money. Nothing will ever change.

I'm going to skip on this. Michael Bay will not continue to destroy my childhood (at least to my eyes) anymore.

To me this looks like another poor acting reboot of an otherwise perfectly fine 80's/90's cartoon that DID NOT need to be rebooted. But it will make millions at the box office because sheep will flock to see it. No thank you. IMO if you are a regular on this website then you would be doing the opposite of what this site aims to do (IMO). And that is shed light on entertainment bullshit and make a stand against it.

Besides, it'll be on DVD in 3 months anyways to cash cow in. Redbox it for $1.

Transformers all over again...Fanboys screaming "THIS WILL SUCK" before the film has even been released.

TMNT has always had weird and silly designs, hell the original live action versions of these guys were just horrible. This really doesn't look all that bad, plus this is just a teaser trailer, things are undoubtedly going to look...off and unfinished.

I honestly think this looks decent. Fantastic? no. But good? Yeh kinda. As long as they stay true to the Turtles in how they act ect i honestly don't see the problem.

dragongit:
Does Donatello really need those taped up glasses? It's bad enough he has glasses to make him look nerdy, but the tape just says super dork. So much for being subtle...

You are forgetting TF2 already or do I have to remind of of those ghetto-fied robots with gold buckteeth?

Stereotypes! Because Michael Bay can't produce 3 dimensional characters.

XenoScifi:
I'm going to skip on this. Michael Bay will not continue to destroy my childhood (at least to my eyes) anymore.

Hey look! I found an example!

How has he "Ruined" your childhood? I'm assuming you mean Transformers? Yes?

You still have all your childhood memories of it, Michael didn't come out with "We are recreating G1/Armada/Beastwars" etc He was hired by Hasbro to create a live action representation of a franchise. Which he did, Honestly without his designs i think Transformers would of hit a brick wall hard. And this is coming from someone who loved Transformers at the age of 5.

TMNT will be no different, it will bring new people into the franchise (possibly myself, TMNT sounds awesome on paper but the cartoons bore me to death) and will probably see a new growth in the franchise. Hell i hope this film just gives a big back hander to everyone who thinks this will flop. It's about time one of these reboots did.

Baresark:
Eh, I'm not mad at it. I don't really care if they changed a bunch of shit. It was never like the comic. If I have nothing else going on, I'll see it. I think all the complaints about the physical changes of the turtles are mostly unfounded. The most recent animated shows were nothing like the comic or even the original TV series. I just do find it funny that the general attitude towards this negative. As someone who loved the Ninja Turtles growing up, I'm excited to see a new live action movie.

The newest show's biggest shift from the earlier animations is making the two prominent human characters teens rather than adults. And nothing is going to be much like the comics, because as a whole the series has moved away from that and towards a more kid-selling friendly image.

And sorry to say buddy, but the differences between the earlier version of the cartoon to now is far less different than it is from the newest cartoon to this. There's something called "subtlety" if you've never heard of it. Adding a crack in the shell here, or bulking the body up a little more than the rest, or a little gap in the tooth there helps show individuality amongst what was shown before as just 4 color swaps of the same character. It also got about defining them, even if just a little, as their role much better.

Micheal Bay has no sense of subtlety, and aside from the sheer idiocy of the look for Donny to have all of his gadgets strapped upon him as if it was safe, or for Leonardo to be wearing bamboo armor just because, doesn't work. He also humanizes the faces for no reason whatsoever, when the Jim Henson ones from the original movies (or the first movie, if you like) worked as a great bridge between realism and cartoony.

It just does not look right animated like it does. People's eyes are naturally trained to notice discrepancies, its why we have the "Uncanny Valley" effect, and its no surprise people aren't fond of the way the faces appear or are animated like.

However, I do find it funny. Funny that people want to be so dismissive of others responses to the movie, and feel the need to point it out as if they are some unique flower, completely ignoring the fact that this is all subjective (including their own view). Nothing is unfounded here, except for your own lazy dismissal.

And I say this as a major Ninja Turtles fan whose watched most, if not almost all, of the series released for them aside from the original comics. I will not see this movie because frankly, just like the third live action movie, this looks like utter trash. All this one has going for it is that no one can definitively say it's trash at the moment, seeing as it's not out yet.

Are their shells made of adamantium or somthing? Because that impact towards the end would be deadly from sheer kinetic energy never mind that turtle shells ain't that hard.

Baresark:
Eh, I'm not mad at it. I don't really care if they changed a bunch of shit. It was never like the comic. If I have nothing else going on, I'll see it. I think all the complaints about the physical changes of the turtles are mostly unfounded. The most recent animated shows were nothing like the comic or even the original TV series. I just do find it funny that the general attitude towards this negative. As someone who loved the Ninja Turtles growing up, I'm excited to see a new live action movie.

Same here. This looks to be a decent action flick. I don't get all the hate.

"Waah! It's different!"

Of course, I have to wonder if this hate stems from fans of the (creator-dispised, IIRC) 80's cartoon, or the much more faithful 2003 series?

Hey look! I found an example!

How has he "Ruined" your childhood? I'm assuming you mean Transformers? Yes?

You still have all your childhood memories of it, Michael didn't come out with "We are recreating G1/Armada/Beastwars" etc He was hired by Hasbro to create a live action representation of a franchise. Which he did, Honestly without his designs i think Transformers would of hit a brick wall hard. And this is coming from someone who loved Transformers at the age of 5.

TMNT will be no different, it will bring new people into the franchise (possibly myself, TMNT sounds awesome on paper but the cartoons bore me to death) and will probably see a new growth in the franchise. Hell i hope this film just gives a big back hander to everyone who thinks this will flop. It's about time one of these reboots did.[/quote]

You found nothing. It's a figure of speech. All of these reboots are a complete lack of creativeness. It's a way for Hollywood to cash in and what better way to do it than through nostalgia? Producers and publishers have found a way to fist in cash real fast with minimal creative effort. Granted a lot of production goes behind these movies, but for what? Just because something looks good does not mean we should be spending money on it.

This is rather horrifying.

Just...creepy as heck.

Hey that's really impressive! I didn't think that they could make it look any worse, but they topped themselves with this!

cursedseishi:

Baresark:
Eh, I'm not mad at it. I don't really care if they changed a bunch of shit. It was never like the comic. If I have nothing else going on, I'll see it. I think all the complaints about the physical changes of the turtles are mostly unfounded. The most recent animated shows were nothing like the comic or even the original TV series. I just do find it funny that the general attitude towards this negative. As someone who loved the Ninja Turtles growing up, I'm excited to see a new live action movie.

The newest show's biggest shift from the earlier animations is making the two prominent human characters teens rather than adults. And nothing is going to be much like the comics, because as a whole the series has moved away from that and towards a more kid-selling friendly image.

And sorry to say buddy, but the differences between the earlier version of the cartoon to now is far less different than it is from the newest cartoon to this. There's something called "subtlety" if you've never heard of it. Adding a crack in the shell here, or bulking the body up a little more than the rest, or a little gap in the tooth there helps show individuality amongst what was shown before as just 4 color swaps of the same character. It also got about defining them, even if just a little, as their role much better.

Micheal Bay has no sense of subtlety, and aside from the sheer idiocy of the look for Donny to have all of his gadgets strapped upon him as if it was safe, or for Leonardo to be wearing bamboo armor just because, doesn't work. He also humanizes the faces for no reason whatsoever, when the Jim Henson ones from the original movies (or the first movie, if you like) worked as a great bridge between realism and cartoony.

It just does not look right animated like it does. People's eyes are naturally trained to notice discrepancies, its why we have the "Uncanny Valley" effect, and its no surprise people aren't fond of the way the faces appear or are animated like.

However, I do find it funny. Funny that people want to be so dismissive of others responses to the movie, and feel the need to point it out as if they are some unique flower, completely ignoring the fact that this is all subjective (including their own view). Nothing is unfounded here, except for your own lazy dismissal.

And I say this as a major Ninja Turtles fan whose watched most, if not almost all, of the series released for them aside from the original comics. I will not see this movie because frankly, just like the third live action movie, this looks like utter trash. All this one has going for it is that no one can definitively say it's trash at the moment, seeing as it's not out yet.

I'm not being dismissive so much as saying that people are going out of their way to be pissed about this. We don't know anything about it besides what a few trailers have shown. You are using some bullshit excuse of "subtlety" to justify your feelings. Your feelings about it are just fine. My whole point is that I will simply wait to see that it's a bad movie rather than just assuming because some cosmetic changes have been made, the movie automatically sucks.

If we were gonna be reasonably mad about something, it probably should be that the Shredder is played by a white guy. At least the turtles are turtles. At least April O'Neal is girl, even if the hair color is all wrong. But no. We all get so hung up on the Turtles not being like they "should" be, we kind of miss one of the most obvious disparities with any of the previous material.

You do you, but don't sit there and try to justify a complaint that you have. It's Ok if you don't like how it looks. I'm simply saying that I don't think it looks so horrendously bad. No "uncanny valley" effect for me. I do not feel a strong sense of revulsion because of the way they are animated. But, that is me.

The funniest part is that I simply said I find the hatred and negativity towards the Turtles new look to be unfounded. In that I meant that it goes against nostalgia and that, more than anything else, seems to be what all the hatred is about. But I don't share you coveted opinion, so you accused me of being dismissive because I don't see the same thing as you. Get over yourself, your opinion doesn't matter that much. Hell, no one's opinion matters that much. Don't see the move or see it so you can see how "fail" it is. You aren't going to hurt or justify anyone's feelings by acknowledging that a thing you don't like is allowed to exist.

kyosai7:

Baresark:
Eh, I'm not mad at it. I don't really care if they changed a bunch of shit. It was never like the comic. If I have nothing else going on, I'll see it. I think all the complaints about the physical changes of the turtles are mostly unfounded. The most recent animated shows were nothing like the comic or even the original TV series. I just do find it funny that the general attitude towards this negative. As someone who loved the Ninja Turtles growing up, I'm excited to see a new live action movie.

Same here. This looks to be a decent action flick. I don't get all the hate.

"Waah! It's different!"

Of course, I have to wonder if this hate stems from fans of the (creator-dispised, IIRC) 80's cartoon, or the much more faithful 2003 series?

Amen to that. I have to be honest though. Everyone who is going to sit here and hate this thing are going to claim OG anyway. And by that I mean they are gonna be like, "I have watched everything ever having to do with TMNT, and this is insulting."

It's all just opinions in the end. You and I are actually going to wait to see if it sucks, and bunch of others have already decided it sucks because of some arbitrary model they created as soon as the name, "Michael Bay", came into the equation.

I'm of the opinion that you can't sit there and say it sucks from a few quick shots of actions scenes in a movie. It may suck really bad, but at least we are sitting here acknowledging that we should wait to see before we make a decision. Part of me will love all incarnation of the Turtles. I just loved them growing up. They are one of the coolest... teams of ninjas I guess... that have ever been. I'm happy to see them come back again, even in a form that may not be perfect. The way I see it, if the personalities are intact and action is well executed, it'll be as a Ninja Turtle movie that there ever was. Which I don't see as a bad thing.

So now Micheal Bay is going to ruin CG Mutants for people like he ruined giant robots. Seriously quite a few people in my community gave Pacific Rim a pass because Transformers was such shite, and they figured it would be more of that.

Ugliest possible TMNT design... I pray this fails and Michael Bay stops making shit movies about my favorite childhood toys.

Taped glasses. Because it's always a good idea to insult your stated target demographic.

Seriously, is that stereotype still hanging around? I hang out with a lot of nerds and I've never met anyone with taped glasses.

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