Just a heads up, if you don't like any type of spoiler, even the tiniest amount of info...even possible, predictable in the future, spoilers...you should leave.
This would've been up sooner, but...everytime I thought I was done, new news came up. xD
Pre-CGI Turtles: [link]
Videos: Turtles in Distress: [link]
Abby Elliott ( SNL <3)as Irma?: [link]
April Gets Fired?: [link]
William Fichtner: Shredder or Stockman?: [link]
Foot clan are looking kinda intense there...like...scary, no eyes to the soul, intense. Although, they did say this would be a 'grittier' and 'modern' version, I would've liked the more...well, these guys: [link] [link] [link]
Can't say I like the new Foot designs too much though, I feel like...their change was unnecessary; it was like they changed it...just to change it. I do think they look good and all, just...not like the Foot |D More like...the Mandarin...or an...army of Mr. T's. I feel that a more ninja like approach would've been more...respectable? I think? They could've just made a crazier version of their already existed design. I mean, again, it fits. Given what they've told us about the movie so far, it does fit. But, with all the Col. Schradder junk that was brought up with the abomination script from before...cos the Foot clan have guns now--and I'm pretty sure they had a strict...no firearms policy. Soooo...does this mean Schradder's coming back? ._.
The Foot clan have guns and tasers, they even have catch poles. CATCH POLES. What dog catchers use...on DOGS lmao xD In all seriousness, this does sound like an invitation for Col. Schradder. But, I'm going to have to say no, just because if it were Col. Schradder...I don't think he'd have men in masks working for him. He'd be more organized, more military, more professional, etc. It seems sketchy to be some highly respected authority in military and be unloading mutant turtles out in the open...in broad daylight... into an alley. Plus, after all they've been through, I'd think that they'd be smart enough to never even look back at Col. Schradder. So, I'm thinking the Foot are more like a...cult now, instead of a feudal clan? Or maybe a less...traditionally Japanese gang? Now, I do believe that the Foot will still fight like ninjas, hand to hand combat-wise. I do get what they're trying to do though, the whole...Snow White/Alice in Wonderland stunt where they re-imagine something, usually for the darker and somewhat more believable(whatever sense you can make out of giant turtles anyways xD), I do get it. Maybe it'll make more sense in the movie. I really sincerely hope that if William Fichtner is playing Shredder...it's SHREDDER, Shredder. Not Schradder. Although, he may be playing Baxter Stockman, the one from the '87 series and the Archie comics, who knows?
Now, what I'm guessing happened was...Raph's out rescuing April from the other bunch of Foot in the subway, while Don, Leo, and Mikey are being captured. Either they get out on their own and there's some sort of big scuttle between him and Leo about how they need him there oorrrr Raph shows up and helps bail them out.
But I am beyond happy to see some turtle action, finally--my wish came true~ Even without the full CGI done, jeez, it's so good to actually...SEE them. Those shells, those beautiful faces covered in tiny dots ;w; Can't wait to see their final renderings. Concept art...it's so close, I can feel it. But, just look at them!!! Aaaah, they look so cool!
...they do look pretty hilarious, I'm not gonna lie, but...still, they look so hilariously amazing.
--and oh my God, that video. Mikkeeyyyyy...his noises--Leo's voice...n'awww, he sounded so worried D': Awwwww...you guys are playing with my emotions too much. Stop. Oh man. My little babushkas. It's okay, Leo, Mikey's okay ;^; I You can really see their personalities already...Don's just kinda...walking with his hands all tucked to his chest, some struggle here and there, but....|D Not much of a rebel, are ya', Don? Mikey's thrashing around, calling out to Leo about where Raph is, Leo's just trying to get back to Mikey and trying to pull the wires away from his own neck.
RAPH, YOU HAD ONE JOB. ONE JOB.
While, the whole Raph saving the day thing is up for grabs; Raph...could actually just sit this one out, he's probably oblivious to what's going on anyways, there's probably gonna be a strife about it at home, or their daddy shows up and bails them out, or again...they could get themselves out. I, honestly, can't remember when Raph came in to 'save the day, like in the others'. I remember Raph having his ass beat by a bunch of Foot and being thrown through a rooftop, but...ya know, never saving the day. In the second movie, he was the one that needed to be saved, sssoooo. I do wonder why Mikey is the only one wearing kneepads though, maybe it's so that...when his stunt double does his thing...they have accurate default mark for his leg length in the computer, cos they're not the same height? I dunno. But I do know that the other guys, that I'm unfamiliar of, with the mo-cap suits, are stunt doubles.
As I am still reserving final judgement till I see the trailer...I'm actually...really, really looking forward to this movie--still gonna see it no matter what, regardless of the reviews. I'm...pretty excited here. That video.