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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles the CGI Movie: So looking forward to it!

update_tmnttrailer.jpgComing this March, TMNT: The CGI Movie seems to have most things done right. With a new continuity script (meaning no remakes from the original series) and the choice to go for CGI instead of foam mascot costumes, we’re expecting to see another “new menace and new internal conflicts” plot with manga-like kung fu.

When I was in gradeschool, I remember always wanting to get in front of Friday night television as they would show The Real Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back to back. TMNT had so much appeal as pet turtles were the most common thing in the metro during that time. I had four of them and named each one after the famous painters ninjas.

Hopefully Kevin Monroe will be able to pull this one off adding just a bit more depth and eye candy to old skool action. Come to think of it, you can’t get any more “old skool kool” with the descriptives “teenage” “mutant” and “ninja” put together to form an entirely solid concept. I imagine if the ninja turtles idea was conceived in this decade, it would be booed as something downright dumb. That’s the generation time capsule phenomenon right there. In those days, an alien pet, mutant turtles and a robot sister were the epitome of entertainment in the 90’s.

Here’s a comparative poster of the old and the new. Note the 90’s references to the “surfer dude” slang, big teeth and mascot material costumes and compare that to sleek 21st century minimalist CGI art.


After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Struggling to keep them together, their rat sensei, Master Splinter, becomes worried when strange things begin to brew in New York City. Tech-industrialist Max Winters is amassing an army of ancient monsters to apparently take over the world. [SOURCE]

Here is a link to the theatrical trailer and another trailer that shows off a bit more of the plot.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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