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The 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Reboot is Really Just a 'Transformers' Remake

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by Nick Schager August 6, 2014 @ 1:45 PM
Paramount
If something seems strangely familiar about the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' reboot opening Friday, that’s not too surprising, since Jonathan Liebesman’s film is little more than a thinly veiled remake of the 'Transformers' movies. Sure, the nominal source material for this latest ninja-turtles adventure is Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s 1980s comic books, as well as the cartoon series and three live-action films from the early ‘90s, all of which led to a merchandising bonanza built around the characters’ good-natured valor, love of pizza, and fondness for exclamations like “gnarly!”, “radical!” and “cowabunga!” Yet a closer inspection of Liebesman’s adaptation reveals that, far more than those predecessors, the real inspiration for this wannabe-blockbuster is its producer Michael Bay’s four robot-centric extravaganzas. As proof, here’s a rundown of the many clues that 'TMNT' is nothing but 'Transformers' in a half shell.

'Transformers 4' Deluxe Blu-ray Comes With Optimus Prime Riding Grimlock

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by Damon Houx June 30, 2014 @ 6:27 PM
Paramount
Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' won this weekend at the box office, and is the first film in 2014 to cross the hundred million dollar mark over its opening weekend. And now, as is often the case, Paramount has teased their limited edition Blu-ray for the film, which has a collectable that recreates one of the film's best images: Optimus Prime riding a dinobot!

R.I.P. Lucas Flannery, The Most Interesting Person in a 'Transformers' Movie

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by Mike Ryan June 30, 2014 @ 12:17 PM
Paramount Pictures
PARIS, TX — Local seemingly well-liked mechanic is killed by Transformer death bomb. Lucas Flannery, 33, by far the most interesting person in this town and possibly this entire Transformers populated world, died last week after showing up for another day at his unpaid job working for a local "inventor" named Cade Yeager.

Trying to Understand the 'Transformers' Franchise: What Is the Meaning of All This?

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by Britt Hayes June 27, 2014 @ 9:28 AM
Paramount Pictures
After watching the first three ‘Transformers’ films and sitting through the fourth -- ‘Age of Extinction’ -- it becomes less and less clear who these films are really made for and what Bay’s grand cinematic purpose is beyond cashing in on brand recognition. The films are too mature and crude for children, yet too infantile for adults.

'Transformers' Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura On Film Critics, 'Transformers 5' and 'G.I. Joe 3'

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by Mike Ryan June 26, 2014 @ 2:35 PM
Paramount Pictures
Lorenzo di Bonaventura gives us a peek at what 'Transformers 5' may look like, and addresses if we may see Unicron in the next film. Di Bonaventura is also the producer of the just-announced third 'G.I. Joe' movie and reveals just how close that movie came to not happening.

Does ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Make Any Sense Whatsoever? (And 25 Other Urgent Questions)

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by Mike Ryan June 25, 2014 @ 9:33 PM
Paramount Pictures
So, a fourth ‘Transformers’ movie is coming out this week. It will make a ton of money. This ‘Transformers’ movie, titled ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction,’ stars Mark Wahlberg (‘The Big Hit’) as an inventor… You know what, it doesn’t matter! But we still answered every question that you could possibly have about ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction.’

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Trailer: Time to Fight a Robot Samurai

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by Nick Romano June 24, 2014 @ 9:55 AM
Paramount Pictures
After a brief marketing stint that revealed a batch of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' posters, the new trailer for the Jonathan Liebesman-directed, Michael Bay-produced, live-action 'TMNT' movie has hit the web.

New 'Transformers 4' Photos Roll Out, Plus More TV Spots

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by Britt Hayes June 17, 2014 @ 12:35 PM
Paramount Pictures
We're just a little over a week away from the release of 'Transformers: Age of Extinction,' the latest in Michael Bay's action-packed robot saga, and we've got a whole set of new photos and TV spots to hold you over until then -- featuring your favorite Transformers, some puny humans (except for Mark Wahlberg, who is anything but puny), and yes, a really awesome Dinobot.

'Transformers: Age of Extinction' IMAX Poster Unites Man and Machine

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by Britt Hayes June 12, 2014 @ 3:48 PM
Paramount
In just a couple of weeks, we'll get to see the fourth installment in Michael Bay's 'Transformers' saga when 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' hits theaters, and today we've got the new IMAX poster featuring Mark Wahlberg, Optimus Prime and one very awesome-looking Dinobot.