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Top 5 Questions On The Minds of TMNT Fans

TMNT 30th AnniversaryIt is a very divisive time in the history of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most fans are loving the new series from Nickelodeon, but some are still unimpressed. Regardless of the positive information we've received about Jonathan Liebesman's new Ninja Turtles film, many fans remain fervently opposed to the very concept of the movie. In addition to these two major issues, there is a litany of other concerns on the minds of many Shellheads out there. Today, we'll be taking a look at five of the biggest questions on the minds of TMNT fans and wondering just why they have yet to be answered.


5. Will We Ever See Another Good TMNT Game?

The sad fact is that we just haven't seen any really good Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games in a long time. Sure, Out of the Shadows was a pretty good game, but it also came with its fair share of bugs. It's been a long time since we've truly seen anything as excellent as the arcade games of the early 90's, and the fans are getting a little antsy. When we found out that Activision received the license to produce three new TMNT games, our hopes got a little higher, but it would appear that those hopes were misplaced. When will we see another excellent Ninja Turtles game?

4. Where is the Trailer for the Movie?


Jonathan Liebesman's new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is set to be released in just 7 months. Most major motion picture releases have a trailer prepared a year in advance, but we have yet to see much of anything for the new Ninja Turtles movie. What's the deal, Paramount? It's usually not a good sign when a studio waits this long to release a movie trailer, as it tends to reflect a lack of faith in the picture. That being said, a studio's faith in a project doesn't always coincide with the actual quality of the film, so it's probably a little early to get worried about the lack of a teaser trailer.


3. Why Hasn't Nickelodeon Released Blu-ray Sets?


Although Nickelodeon has released a few DVD sets of their new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, they have yet to release anything on blu-ray, let alone any full season sets of the wildly popular show. Given the popularity of the new TMNT series, one seriously has to wonder why Nick would snub the fans so badly? Sure, you can rent each episode in High Definition on Amazon, but that's not the same as owning the show on physical media. Perhaps the most perplexing aspect about all of this is that the series has been produced in HD since it began, meaning that it would be relatively simple to put onto a blu-ray and perfect for the format. Regardless of this, Nickelodeon has yet to show any sign of producing a full season set or a blu-ray for the much beloved show. What's up with that? It's almost like we're living in the 90's again with our 3-4 episode VHS tapes from FHE! Come on, Nick – get on the ball!


2. Why Hasn't the 2003 Series Been Released in Full?


Similarly to the lack of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on DVD and blu-ray, we still have yet to see a full and proper release of the 2003 series. Being that 2014 is the 30th Anniversary of the Ninja Turtles, you would think that the companies involved would be trying to profit off of the TMNT franchise by putting out some new DVD or blu-ray releases, but so far we have yet to see a proper release of this TMNT show. There are many fans who feel that this particular series was one of the better representations of the Ninja Turtles that we've seen, but right now they're stuck collecting OOP releases that are poorly organized and incomplete. When are we going to finally see a proper release of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show? Well, it doesn't appear to be on the horizon, that's for sure.


1. Will the New Movie Be Any Good?


Needless to say, the number one question on the minds of Shellheads everywhere is whether or not this new film will be any good. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and produced by Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes, this film has been kept under wraps for quite a long time after several issues came up at the beginning of the production. First there was a leaked script, then there was the whole “aliens” debacle, and of course the concerns over Megan Fox playing April O'Neil came up as well. This whole sordid ordeal has left many fans with a sour taste in their mouths, but what little we have been able to discern about the film since all of these revelations came to light has actually been fairly positive. After all, now we know that the turtles are not going to be aliens, Megan Fox might just pull off a decent April, and the leaked script was old and not to be trusted. We also have a better idea of what the TMNT are going to look like in the movie thanks to leaked pictures on the net. Although we have yet to see a trailer for the film, many fans have become cautiously optimistic about the new Ninja Turtles. Still yet, I think we're all left wondering whether or not our optimism is misplaced. Will Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie be any good? Only time will tell.

The Author

Justin W

Justin W

My name is Justin Wren and I love to write about the TMNT! I've been a big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan since the late 80's. Back then, I would watch the original animated series and play with the Playmates toys all the time. I have been following the boys ever since I was a kid, and I'm very happy to see them back in the limelight after all these years. Needless to say, I'm proud to be a member of the team on this awesome TMNT Fan Site!

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