The ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Comic-Con trailer.

I got one legit question: will the kids like this?

I mean, to me the new Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show looks like crap. I don’t like the animation, I don’t like the exaggerated physical characteristics of the turtles to distinguish them, I’m not liking the conceit that Shredder is Gargamel, and I really don’t like how Master Splinter looks*.  But I’m not actually the target audience.  So I guess the question is: will the target audience think that this looks like crap?

I dunno. teenagers, you know what I mean?

Moe Lane

*Making April O’Neill into a teen-aged Action Girl martial artist I will not quibble over. I might have, if the rest of the show wasn’t giving me more to be immediately concerned about. But since they did, chalk it up to ‘Tis the custom of the country and have done with it.


  • Mad Italian says:

    Apparently each turtle is a different type of turtle. The only thing that concerns me about the characterizations is where is Casey Jones and do they play him close to type or not?

    I have the first editions of the original black-and-white comics and it was damn near impossible to figure out which turtle is which.

  • Belcatar says:

    Someone needs to be fired. This is absolute garbage. It’s less than two minutes long and I couldn’t watch the whole thing. Maybe little kids will like it. But little kids also like picking their noses and eating the boogers. This is the television equivalent.

    • Mad Italian says:

      It’s standard horrific cut editing, makes my head hurt. They are doing it to hide stuff, forcing people to go still by still and discuss. But that only works if there is buzz. It won’t generate buzz on its own.

      Cargo cult advertising.

      I think a new turtles show is the equivalent of the start of a new groundhog day. Someone has discovered TV show equivalent of perpetual motion.

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