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TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2 finds a director to raise shell

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Guys, I’m probably going to be hated on for this, but…I dug Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The film that is. What had the potential to be an unbelievably stupid exercise in Baysplosions and remixed spitting on the source material, actually turned out to be a rather fun film. Sure, it had some completely ludicrous moments, but I was happy with the end result. And dat Shredder who ran around like a robo-samurai on all kinds of Elysium exo-steroids. You can thank Jonathan Liebesman for a pretty rad film. But he won’t be back for the sequel. Instead, it’ll be David “Earth To Echo” Green who’ll be directing the halfshell heroes.


For those of you who hated the film, you might be wondering why Paramount is making a sequel. And I can give you $478 million worldwide worth of reasons. TMNT did damn good numbers at the box office internationally, so a sequel starring mutated turtles who look like the bastard ninja children of our dear president was inevitable.

Michael Bay will produce once again, with a script from Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec being used for Green’s direction. Megan Fox and Will Arnett are expect to return, as are fan-favourite mutants Bebop and Rocksteady. Which is coincidentally the name of the DJ act that Kervyn and I perform under on weekends. We’re available for weddings folks.

It’s a big score for director Green as well. TMNT has become one of Paramount’s new big franchises, and after the director managed to turn his $13 million Earth To Echo film into a $45.3 million hit, he clearly has the chops to handle a bigger project. There’s a couple of things I’d dig to see in the sequel. More Shredder obviously. The Shellraiser. More ninja action. And more elevator beatboxing of course.

Last Updated: December 8, 2014


  1. Turtles was all kinds of fun.


  2. RinceThis

    December 8, 2014 at 10:38

    I actually also liked the movie.


    • James Francis

      December 8, 2014 at 11:02

      Same here. It was exactly the film that the Saturday morning cartoons deserved. My girlfriend, who was a big Turtles fan when she was a kid, was practically bouncing off the walls with enjoyment. It didn’t even matter that the story really didn’t add up and I even enjoyed Megan Fox in this. If anything I’d have liked the Foot Clan to be a little more ninja, but as someone pointed out: they are fighting six-foot tall goddamn turtles.


      • Skyblue

        December 10, 2014 at 00:59

        Very cool


  3. Rock789

    December 8, 2014 at 12:51

    I finally got to watch this over the weekend. It really has little-to-no-relation to the original series, but that wasn’t the point… It was a fun movie – I honestly enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Was really fun to watch.


  4. Mossel

    December 8, 2014 at 12:54

    Meh, I fell asleep. After I woke up I told my girlfriend what I thought happened and it turns out I guessed everything. Also Megan Fox can’t act for shit, she’s still beautiful though. And I hate her for that. Damn you Megan!


  5. Skyblue

    December 10, 2014 at 00:58

    So I wake up on a Sunday morning a few weeks back with a decent rugby babbelas when my youngest son reminds me it’s TMNT day. I am in no mood but ask my older son if he would like to join us. After a few minutes of deliberation I get a “(sigh) yeah okay.” So we’re off to the cinema and we (my older son and I) were both pleasantly surprised by how much fun the movie was. When my youngest son started clapping during the credits I felt like I was 11 years old again and watching Return of the Jedi for R1,00 with Movie Club movies at Ster Kinekor.

    Great day.


  6. Ghost In The Rift

    December 22, 2014 at 06:20

    The movie was alot of fun, in a teenage kind of way,cuz yeah,the turtles are teenage,so i get it when some of the stuff they say and do seems immature,cuz i think its the point, i think we gonna see them evolve in the next few movies, until they start milking the shit out of it,but anyway,i watched the movie knowing its not gonna have any relation to the cartoon, it was something fresh in this reboot era,even if its ironically a reboot.


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