Impulse hating on the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is hard to resist when the production keeps showing us one visually disturbing character realization after another. The latest reboot bungle to incite finger pointing, snickering, and jokes galore, is this new look at the films Chief villain – Shredder. Hit the jump to check out Shredder in all his High-Tech-Ginsu-Knife glory.
Here’s the tweet that started this rant:
— TMNT (@TMNT_Fansite) June 17, 2014
And here’s a little closer look:
So what vehicle does he turn into? Maybe all that hardware’s for making quick and easy coleslaw. Seriously, this flick features four walking talking human-sized turtles who learned martial arts from a mutant rat… and that’s more believable than this ridiculous costume!
I am reminded of the 90’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Secret of the Ooze, where Shredder takes a shot of mutant ooze and morphs into a behemoth SUPER SHREDDER (little know fact: Wrestling Superstar Kevin Nash was under all that armor). Maybe it was the 90s and shit just made sense when I was 10 years old, but as stupid as he looks in retrospect, that still only makes him half as stupid as this new modern design. Go ahead and check the math, we’ll wait.
I know in the film Shredder (played by William Fichtner) says the suit is Japanese:
How do you know that?
Because I bought it in Japan.
Now we all know there are plenty of wacky things that come out of Japan, but this has zero inspiration from the original source material. It’s damn near blasphemous! I picture the concept art going from the original artist to the director who says, “Add more knifes.” to the producer, “Add more Sharp things.” to the Fight Choreographer, “Add more Swords.” to the Caterer, “Add more pointy things.” to the Intern, “Needs more things sticky out of it.” until it finally gets the the costume fabricator who just throws up his hands.
I dunno what’s worst; Shredders Liefeld-ian in design type suit, or this films severe lack of Ninja Rap.
Via: TMNT Fan Twitter