TMNT Should Be Made With Practical Effects for 5 Reasons

TMNT Should Be Made With Practical Effects for 5 Reasons ...

The animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987) influenced how audiences saw the Turtles and established a kid-friendly tone for the franchise, revealing a shift in its grittier comic book roots. However, it also faced controversy over its depictions of crime and violence.

The sequel, Secret of the Ooze (1991), was a bit kid-friendly, but it landed with around half the box office draw and a significantly worse response. Nevertheless, the childlike tone would remain strong, and each installment of the Turtles, whether on TV or on the big screen, followed suit.

The Practical Feel

The Turtles' mouth and eyes were controlled remotely, powered by computer technology hidden inside their shells that freed the performers to move around the set and execute the stunts. Yet, fans continue to express how physical subjects can aid in the film's development.

The Turtles will appear real, and their abilities will appear more plausible to the viewer, despite the fact that they were used in Hellboy (2003). The film is one of the best-known films of its time.

Opportunities For Innovative Stunts

Practical Turtles are complemented by practical stunts. The live-action 90s trilogy included many fantastic sequences that involved stunt performers in full costume, performing fight choreography. TMNT's Ninja is a game that is played by professional stunt performers, including those from Daredevil (2015).

Again, the Turtle technique used in the original films permitted free movement of its stunt performers, so there is no reason why that cannot be replicated. There is just something about practical stunts, especially shot in long or wide takes, that grabs attention.

The Turtles Already Have A Toe In Gotham

Batman is a well-known dark tale, and TMNT's early days are also quite moodier than many modern depictions. In Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the animated film depicts the four teenage turtles confronting the mysterious Batman and eventually collaborating to stop Shredder, as well as a fierce fight scene between Batman and Shredder that any TMNT fan would like to see reproduced into live-action.

The addition of these martial arts-inspired heroes makes the Turtles stronger than Batman. This is enough to entice fans to envision them entering Reeves' version of Gotham.

Comic Book Roots

Respect for the source material is heavily scrutinized in the age of comic book movies, and deviation may result in public outcry. The original TMNT comics, created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, were in black and white, and had a darker tone, but the Turtles remained strong and developed into a phenomenon known as Turtlemania.

There are horrific assassinations, massive amounts of blood, and even main character deaths in the 2020 story, "The Last Ronin." This is a step beyond the cartoonish surfer-dude images or live-action films, but it's nonetheless incompatible with them. This time, the Turtles' ability to enter darker territories is demonstrated, along with complex emotional narratives and real-life stakes.

Aging With The Audience

Turtlemania peaks from 1989 to 1991, so those kids are in their 30s and 40s. However, nostalgia can play a role in the longevity of the 80s cartoon or the 90s films; it can also indicate that the fan base is matured as well. Between the MCU explosion or the recent embrace of the Star Wars Prequels, it goes to show that every franchise has a moment when the fandom is ready for something larger, more intimate, more mature.

The kid-friendly TMNT needs to be preserved. This animated film, focusing on the Teenage in TMNT, is just around the corner, and there are plans to add Michael Bay to the mix. Despite the fact that many people still like pizza and a good old-fashioned "Cowabunga!"