Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – SR Underground Ep. 156

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred fifty-six of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw as we review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and discuss the Batman V Superman release date change, what we’d like to see in Arrested Development season 5, as well as which female hero should get an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off movie.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 156 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

We review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and discuss the Batman V Superman release date change, what we’d like to see in Arrested Development season 5, as well as which female hero should get an Amazing Spider-Man spin-off movie.

[0:00] News: ‘Arrested Development’ Season 5 Happening: ‘Just A Matter of When,’‘Spider-Man’ Female Superhero Movie & ‘Venom’ May Arrive in 2017, and Justice League’ & DC Superhero Movie Release Dates Revealed.

[1:18:04] Rants and Raves: Oldboy 2013, Need for Speed, A Brony Tale, The Purge: Anarchy, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Into the Storm, and The Killing.

[1:57:34] Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (read our full written TMNT review).

[2:26:39]  SPOILERS: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (read our TMNT New Origin Story Explained post).

[3:05:53] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



Next Week: The Expendables 3

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Guardians of the Galaxy opening): Sal reports that PeterGecko2 won with a score of 11 points.

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • The Expendables 3 - 3,000
  • The Giver - 2,800
  • Let’s Be Cops (on Wed.) - 3,000

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. Rest in peace Mr. Robin Williams, you will be sorely missed.

  2. Ben you have to post these practice podcasts from 2011. You’ve teased us for months and even said you were considering posting them a few weeks ago. What happend? I took a week off work so I could listen to them and they never appeard. It broke my heart it broke all of our hearts. Please release these practice podcasts. They are probably the most sought after works In your whole band’s catalog.

    I speak for the whole internet when I say let us hear the goods!

    • You probably will never hear those practice podcasts. Kofi tweeted a few years ago that rights issues prevents them from releasing them. They had other hosts that were later fired from the site and they never signed agreements to have their part of the podcasts released. It’s sucks but screenrant doesn’t have the resources to get the full rights or to digitally remove the uncopyrighted portions of the track

      • LOL! If only that were the case.

        In all seriousness, the other two practice podcasts were earlier on in the planning process – whereas the GL one was pretty close to our finalized format. I’m not sure as many people would be that excited to hear our thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 or Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

        Still, I am going to relisten to them to find out if they’d be an entertaining listen.

        • Your fans live and breathe you guys. We’d listen to anything you guys released. The practice podcasts are bigger then the missing who episodes, they are bigger then unreleased Beatles songs. I would have everyone single one of your babies if you let me.

        • Are you kidding? We are dying to listen to your thoughts on those flicks, especially Dark of the Moon. I’m sure I’m speaking for everybody when I say that it doesn’t matter that these test podcasts aren’t in your finalized format. It’s the content that counts, not the structure.

          Please… pretty please with sugar on top of it… make them available to us! I beg you, Obi Ben Kendrobi. You are our only hope!

        • I’m dying to hear you guys talk about Dark of the moon! It would be like opening up a little time capsule! I asked about it several times leading up to Age of extinction, and would still be interested in listening to it. Probably will be more entraining than seeing either of the last several transformers movies were!

  3. I agree. It has taken an absolutely singular effort to destroy the Spiderman franchise the way Sony has. Bravo Sony.

  4. Yeah, calling it, Spiderman is going back to Marvel, whether Sony likes it or not, because if WB/DC proves successful with their film universe, along with Marvel Studios, and Fox films, there won’t be any room for Spiderman alone. They might as well give up, otherwise they only serve to lose money, and hurt Spiderman’s credibility.

  5. Kofi, going back on your thoughts on Assault on Arkham, I think Sinister Six should look to that film as a great blueprint. If you noticed some of the best Superhero movies of this year, actually strongly resembled great DC animated features. Winter Soldier resembled Batman: Redhood, while Days of Future Past resembled Flashpoint Paradox. I think the same can be done for Sinister Six taking on a similar structure to Assault on Arkham, by having it focus on a team of villains getting something done, and having Spidey in the background, much in the way Batman was.

  6. Well if the Sinister Six movie isn’t a complete flop, there’s no way the female movie will be anyone other than Black Cat, there’s no reason they would introduce her in TASM 2 only not to use her. As for Spider-Woman, I’m pretty sure Sony does not have the rights to the Jessica Drew or Julia Carpenter Spider-Women as they are not actually affiliated with Spider-Man, They might have the rights to Mattie Franklin as she is J. Jonah Jameson’s honorary niece. The only one they have for sure is the Ultimate Universe version of Spider-Woman who is the opposite sex clone of Peter Parker, like X-23 is for Wolverine, but I don’t think they would do a Spider-Woman movie as that would be way too similar to Spider-Man.

  7. I hope everybody listens to the BVS part.

    No one cares if you prefer DC or Marvel. Plenty of us like both. The bickering between the two sides make you look like stereotypical comic book nerds.

  8. Well…I wouldnt call myself a “serial” killer…

  9. Rob says a Robin Williams quote on a podcast that’s released the day Williams dies…woah everyone!

  10. I still say Transformers is still horrible and needs to be more fun, needs simpler designs and changes, a better writer… but I like these new Ninja Turtles and even GI Joe is alright or at least retaliation is.
    In the new cg ninja turtles, donatello has a crush on april.
    I think the vernon stuff was unnecessary
    I like they use their weapons
    This film does what amazing spiderman shouldve done. Explain the origin fast, the skip forward.
    I loved all the Splinter stuff, makes sense in this version and hes actually “the master”.

    • Also Id have to say I have to go with Kofi on this one, With Marvel appealing to Teens and Dc appealing to Adults, kids need their own hero films.
      And some kids like farts…they just do.

      • Marvel appeals to teens? So there were no teens watching MOS or Nolan’s films?

        I swear man, people are something else.

        • Agree with you Tay…

          If anything the movies differ in tone not in appealing to kids or adults. I am an adult and love both. I know plenty of adults who like both. Examples would be my brother (an adult) likes more Nolan’s stuff (except MOS) and less Marvel stuff whereas my dad likes more of MCU stuff.

          I would say DC does more serious and dark stuff recently (MOS and Nolan’s Batman trilogy)

          Whereas Marvel does a little more comedic and fun.

          Both companies do well with character development for the most part and both companies pull at your heartstrings. However, I’d say that Marvel movies have tended to pull at my heartstrings a little more than MOS and Nolan’s batmans. That could also be because MCU has a lot more movies out to compare to WB/DC.

          • Tone is a part of appeal/demos.

        • I didnt say they werent, its the demographic theyre aiming for.
          The reason Disney bought Marvel in the first place was because they had nothing to appeal to male teenagers or young boys.
          Man of Steel, like the Dark Knight was aimed at an older audience, young adults or older.

          I swear man, some quick to undermine and argue commenters need to think more.

      • Marvel appeals to little kids in a BIG way. Half the movie tie-in toy lines are for the very, very young.

    • This movie was basically Transformers. The turtles were sidekicks. Splinter is supposed to beat Shredder. But because there’s no history between the 2 of them, due to the absence of Homoto Yoshi, Anyone can be the hero that beats the Shredder. So, April does it. She has more of a reason to hate the Shredder in this adaptation of the turtles franchise. Shredder was the Master of Eric Saxx who was responsible for her father’s death. Which leads me to my original statement, the turtles WERE sidekicks. This movie was the same format as the Transformers. We never see the Ninja Turtles in this movie for the most part unless their fighting (just like the transformers). There’s no real character development besides little hints (just like the transformers). The turtles are basically just in the background until things heat up at the end (just like the Transformers). And what was with the footclan having explosives and guns? They weren’t real ninjas, they weren’t a clan, they were just terrorists with no culture whatsoever that would even separate them from your average extremest militia, or a gorilla army. The Foot are supposed to be secretive as to not attract attention, and get caught. But this was a terrorist group that was clearly visible by everyone. By making this change to The Foot, they also diminished the need of the Ninja Turtles, because if a terrorist group is as obvious as the Foot, our military would have dealt with them almost immediately. Then NSA would’ve traced the Foot to Eric Saxx and nipped his plan in the bud. The only thing I enjoyed was seeing the turtles. But April O’neil killing Shredder with some weak kick? C’mon, give me a break.

  11. I flucking love these podcasts!

  12. Yes my dude Kofi comes thru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDMQjY2_hhs

  13. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a hot mess that failed to recapture the fun mix that the first one somehow achieved. It was basically Spider-Man 3 all over again. Too many characters, half of which were just a preview for the next film, and a lame antagonist for the main plot. Max/Electro way too goofy, and I’m saying that as someone who really liked the Lizard. Give me self-contained movies and not ones that just serve as a teaser for the next one that I have to wait for for three years. Movies aren’t TV shows.

    That DC/Marvel fan war is just dumb. I really wonder what must have gone wrong in those people’s childhoods to even get the idea. I watch and love everything. The DVDs/Blu-rays of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, The Avengers, Batman 1-4, Green Lantern, Man of Steel, Superman 1-4, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight Trilogy, the X-Men movies and even Howard the Duck, The Phantom and Spawn all happily share the same shelf in my collection. They don’t even explode when their cases touch, imagine that!

    Yup, Need for Speed is fun. An atrocious C movie story and characters, but the car action rocks!

    That Shellshocked song is a terrible POS. Who signs off on stuff like that?

    I know what you mean about the “eyes glaze over” thing. It’s the no stakes/no realism/no physics over the top stuff that makes it next to impossible to care about what happens. I consciously experienced that the first time when I saw the Hugh Jackman movie “Van Helsing”. I just didn’t care about any of the action scenes.

  14. With Sony owning the rights to Spiderman on film does that only include characters that were a part of the Spiderman family at the time the rights were signed over or any characters that appear in Spiderman then, now and in the future? If Sony owns everything then maybe the new character that debuted last month called “Silk” might be the female solo film.

    Sigh. I love Spiderman and this reboot series had so much potential considering the talent involved. I hate to be one of those people, but I really want Spiderman to go back to Marvel. Im happy with Fox having X-men because they are doing wonders with my favourite comics, but Spiderman deserves better.

    Also, isnt Spiderwoman more of an “Avengers” character? can Sony even use her?

  15. @ Anthony

    That’s not the way to go to stop the stupid Marvel vs. DC debate…

    • Which way did I go?

      • Well, Ben and Kofi were playing it down and then you came in a bit strong with:

        “Marvel has been playing essentially in the playground by themselves and these guys walk in and say “I am f*cking Batman, I am f*cking Superman, deal with it”, because you know what [then some funny derogatory comments on MCU movies], when you get someone like DC, when we talk about comics and animated movies, they don’t f*ck around, they do great sh*t, they got their sh*t together because WB knows how to deal with it and Disney wants to play all these money games, so when you have Marvel that is like making sh*t up as they go, literally making sh*t up as they go, and then you have Batman and Superman walking in saying move over b*tch, this our playground now, Marvel is gonna have to react in some way, in the way they produce and market their movies. It is going to be interesting to see as a business how Marvel adjust to what DC does”

        Which way do you think you went?

      • And now you have done it again with Gotham… [nodding my head]

  16. Kofi, those dubbed turtle videos are hilarious! honestly watching those videos was better than seeing Ninja Turtles in theaters! haha reminds me of that Juggernaut video from back in the day, thanks for recommending them!

    Not only was Splinter horrifying, the effects just didn’t look finished to me. They should have saved what they spent on new voices and just finished more effects shots. I would have liked to see more of the lair, and the van!! that little bit at the end seemed tacked on just to appease the old-school fans, I hope to see more van, lair and turtles in the sequel! I loved my man Thad Castle from Blue Mountain State as Raph, and the guy doing Mikey was good too, but Donnie sounded a little whiney to me. I thought it was kinda funny the shredder kept asking people questions in Japanese, and everyone responded to him in english…

    At the end of the day I lowered my expectations, saved money and saw it as a matinee non-3d (which was kinda hard to find… they must be pushing 3d on this one…) and I’m not that disappointed, theres potential here.

  17. So is AS2 Sony’s Catwoman?

  18. They should have been smarter about that whole shared Spidey universe approach right from the start, for instance introduce Harry in the first movie, show a news snippet of Cassidy getting either locked up or interviewed in prison, nothing but a BUDDING romance between Peter and Gwen; then in the second one, their relationship could have grown and deepened, Harry struggles with his diagnosis but only transforms into GG by the end of the movie; and the third (which should by all means have been released before all of those spin-offs)should have protrayed the workplace rivalry between Parker and Brock – that way, it wouldn’t all feel that rushed.