Friday, April 15, 2011

Favourite Interpretations of the TMNT 2

So for this second look at my favourite interpretations of the TMNT, I chosen the recently animated film. While I wasn't blown away by the film as a whole, having some problems with the story, I really did enjoy the turtles themselves. I thought the characterisations and relationships between them were really well done. And the scene from which I grabbed these stills is one of my favourite scenes from any movie, I think it's that good. Excellent atmosphere with the rain and the neon, great character momnets as Leo and Raph have a confrontation about where they all stand now, and a pretty good fight to boot. What's not to love?

(Sorry about the quality of the pics, I was grabbing them of a small file size)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Favourite Interpretations of the TMNT 1

I've recently been re-reading some old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, and reading some stuff I hadn't, and I've kind of been struck with the fun and imagination of these comics. They're just cool, full of crazy adventures and sci-fi concepts and ninjas and soap opera aspects, it's a pretty good time. So I just thought I'd share some of my favourite iterations of these characters by different creators.
First up is Michael Zulli. I was lucky enough to find his 2 issue run from Volume 1 series in the backbins of Comics Etc ages ago, and it really blew me away. His interpretation of them is much more realistic and detailed, and that series is also much more tied up with the kind of mystic side of the ninja. Zulli's turtles look like turtles, giant swamp creatures from a nightmare perhaps. It was a very different way of looking at these familiar characters.
These few panels below are from a 4 page story in an anthology volume of the TMNT, and I suspect it came a bit before the series I bought, as it the head shape is more in line with the traditional TMNT look, but you still get a sense of his detail and linework. I reckon people just saw this and demanded more, so he was given a larger platform, but I don't know if that's true.

Click on the image to enlarge (in case you don't know) for a better view.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bansky Angry Birds

I'm essentially just putting this to push the below post down the page a bit, since the video is too big as in wide and pushes into the side script.

Indian Kids Movie Trailer=Weirdness

I don't mean to be culturally insensitive, and maybe this makes sense if I spoke Tamil or whatever dialect of India it is from, btu I'll let you judge for yourselves.

Tony Jaa/Sammo Hung Collaboration?

No details confirmed, just reports and rumour, but as I've kind of posted Tony Jaa news before here, I thought I should continue to share. Especially as it concerns Sammo Hung.
So the word is that Tony Jaa is shopping a movie around Hong Kong, and Sammo Hung is attached to choreograph. If this works out, that's good news, providing the director is competent. Ong Bak proved we don't need a complex story, so just as long as Sammo can put Tony through his paces, and it's filmed competently, should be a good return for Tony Jaa and a step in rebuilding his career.
Details can be found at Twitch.

Tyler Stout's Kill Bill Poster

I thought I was in with a chance at buying this poster, but no, it sold out before I could refresh the page, so I just thought I'd show you here, since I can't show you the copy I couldn't buy.