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@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.


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#801 (Deactivated) BB Shockwave

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

So, yeah, I am back from Adult Mutant Brawler Ogres! Saw it with my half-brother and his girlfriend.They enjoyed it as an action movie, but not as a TMNT movie - and they still find the designs horrible. Me?  I wish I could say I hated it, but... nah. It was just a wasted 90 minutes of my life I am never getting back. It was so pointless and boring, and went by so fast, I barely noticed what happened.
 
In Transformers we had Sam and the human cast taking away the time from the CGI (and expensive to show) robots. Here... none of that, actually. The Turtles have just as much screentime as April. Therefore it is saddening that they still are very forgettable and boring, or sometimes just "trying too hard" levels of annoying.
 
The designs are still butt-ugly (though, Donnie and Leo are the most tolerable) - Raph looks like he was mutated from a whole different species, maybe a snapping turtle? Mikey has the face that will haunt your nightmares. Splinter has weird black orbs for eyes and a fu manchu, but he is not that bad when viewed from the side. Just wish they have kept his iconic robe color. Shredder... is Bayformers 2007 Megatron crossed with a Swiss Army knife and given some parts of a samurai armor. He, like all the designs, is too busy and detailed and hence, doesn't work well when viewed from afar.
 

The new origin is just... too much to take in. And that's in a movie about ninja humanoid reptiles with an attitude...

- April named the Turtles and Splinter when she was a kid

- They painted their bandana colors on their backs to mark them - and they adopted these colors
- April used to feed them pizza, that's why they like it
- April saves them from a fire when the lab burns down and his dad dies, and throws them in the sewer
- Splinter oddly, remembers all of this!
So yeah, Splinter is neither Hamato Yoshi, or his rat, and ... sit down for this - he learned karate from a book called "Ninjitsu in X easy steps". That he found in the sewer... Facepalm.
 
Back on Megan Fox, she switches between Shia Lebeuf annoying spaz attacks where she stupidly tries to explain the turtles to a distraught (an HUGE! what has she been eating?) Whoopi Goldberg, instead of 'yknow, showing her the photo she took that she shows Fichtner 2 minutes later... Or just running around with her mouth open and breathing heavily. She does a LOT of heavy breathing in this movie... dunno why. Is that a fetish? Her character is one-note and so bland you soon forget to even care for her safety.
Oh yeah, they added "Vern", her cameraman as a love interest, who is some weird mixture of Vernon and Burne played by Will Arnett. He is also one-note and has annoying habits, but he is at least not much in the movie.
 

The Turtles are... also one-note. Everyone spouts their catchphrase and acts like his stereotype - Donny is the nerd so he talks in technobabble and needlessly shows off his gadgets, Mike goofs around and (disturbingly) wants to bang April, Raph is angry and wants to leave the team but he is a softie inside, and Leo... Leo is just there, boringly. But, to be frank... we barely see them interact much. They have a lot of banter in battles, but it's one-note.
 

Oh yeah, battles... shakey-cam is so-so, but the action IS hard to follow. However, what annoyed me the most is that the Turtles are basically, bulletproof Ogres. They have super-strenght (they can throw a full container and topple a HUm-wee!), they shrug off machine gun fire, and they are built and move like a tank. Ninjas? Pffft. There is no stealth useage in the movie apart from the cargo container scenes. They jump around a lot, yes, but barely fight using their weapons, they just punch people and throw things.
Shredder, instead, was pretty awesome in fights - he moves very fast despite his size and really fights like a ninja or samurai. Splinter fights oddly, often punching and scratching like a real rat, and sometimes using his tail as it it was a prehensile whip.
The Foot... are boring. Just makes soldiers with guns and shock batons. At the end they are just locked into a warehouse and... that's that. The whole army, just locked out.
 
Fichtner / Sachs... I love the actor, and he is the high point of the movie, but he is totally unnecessary and is knocked out easily in the final fight. Shredder is a non-entity... he has no reason to hate Splinter here, and is just on a quest to ransom the city and make the Foot relevant again - despite, y'know, holding New York in his grip already. At least he is played by a japanese actor.
Oh, and yeah, Karai is in this too. Blink and you'll miss her. She has like, 5 lines and is utterly useless in a fight. No mention of being the Shredder's daughter, also. Then again, no normal human can fight these guys. They can punch through walls! They are super sentai turtles.
 

And much like in the 2007 Transformers, here too it's the human lead who kills the villain. Granted, they do a cop-out with the mutagen and indicate Shredder might come back...

 
Oh, and if you thought the turtles look disturbing here? Wait until you see them as youngsters in a flashback. The horror! Also, they were skinny... did Splinter feed them steroids or what?
 

All in all, rather boring movie. Raph gets the most character development, but all that only comes through in the last minute of the movie. If you want to watch a good TMNT movie, watch the 2007 one... or Turtles in Time. :)

 

 

Look at the Samurai mural on the wall when April is talking to Sachs. 

http://img1.wikia.no..._that_krang.jpg

 

Huh,.. interesting! Yeah I noticed that too and wanted him to move closer so I can get a better look. :) Might be a power suit in samurai style, indeed.

 

 

I noticed the credits showed Baxter Stockman. Where did I miss THAT in the movie? 

 

And where was the aforementioned allusion to Dimension X? 

 

So that was him then! Yeah, they show footage taken by kid April (because of course, what company working with dangerous alien mutagen won't allow a kid into the building with a camera to feed the lab animals?) - and where Fichtner and April's dad explain what they are doing, there is also an african-american scientist standing behind them. He has no lines, though, but I guess that was Baxter.


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#802 Doin It To Ham

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:25 PM

Ah, that explains Baxter then. Thanks.



#803 Cheetimus Primal

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:46 AM

Nailed it.


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#804 MrBlud

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

This movie is garbage. It has no reason to exist, absolutely none, and does nothing new with the characters that wasn't done infinitly better in the first film. I'm sorry, I know I'm on a Transformers forum where this is the standard operating procedure for its movie adaptations, but jeez people, develop some standards! People didn't accept "The Last Airbender" as a faithful adaptation of the Avatar series and neither should you just because its the only Turtles thing in theaters right now.

 

If you buy garbage, all people will sell you is garbage. Don't settle. Dare to demand better.

 


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#805 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 06:34 AM

Finally got to see it on Tuesday. I enjoyed it well enough. Not my favorite version of Turtles, but I didn't hate it.

 

I did like how brisk it was, and that it pretty much kept up a good pace. That's probably AoE speaking to me, though.

 

Going to try to do a full review on PMO soon.

 

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#806 Maruten

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

I enjoyed it. It wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better than any of the Transformers movies.

 

The April-centric origin, no thanks. Inevitably every new iteration will put its own stamp on the origin but this was just waaay too much.

 

I didn't have any issues with the Turtle designs. I'd been worried when we first saw them, but they really aren't that bad, although there is something vaguely unsettling about Mikey's face that made him much less appealing than his brothers. But Splinter! Oh my, so ugly. Not a fan.

 

I was pleasantly surprised by Fox's portrayal of April. It was... watchable. I didn't, y'know, hate her. I wish they hadn't gone with the reporter version, but I guess that's the one that most of the nostalgia centres around. :/

 

Hoping for Casey and Utroms in the sequel. And for Leo to demonstrate actual personality.


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 03:27 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady



#808 Sabrblade

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Posted 10 December 2015 - 11:48 AM

Here's the trailer for the 2nd movie! Bebop & Rocksteady

 

There's already a thread for that.


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