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First Sort-of-Look at New TMNT Look Reveals You Probably Went to College with a Michelangelo

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To be clear, one really shouldn't judge a film's costumes and effects by the cheap children's Halloween get-ups they result in. If we did that, we'd have gotten so worked up that Iron Man looked liked this, when, in fact, Tony Stark did not have bare hands, red women's slacks, and an eight-year-old's eyes peering from behind his mask.

That said, it's hard not to throw at least a little judgement at this Michelangelo kids' costume seemingly from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Would you look at this thing?

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Operating under the assumption that the Halloween costumer has not arbitrarily added a bunch of personal effects to this thing, it would seem that now Michelangelo is going to wear sneakers and some kind of tattered, piped, one-legged pants cinched at the waist by a sweatshirt. He is also going to have metallic sunglasses, beads, and a cool tribal neckless to match his cool tribal tattoos. In short, the designers stopped just short of making his nunchucks out of linked Natty Light cans.

On the one hand, it's pretty atrocious to see such a childhood-beloved character slathered in the accoutrement of a guy who posts mirror selfies of his abs. On the other hand, if we're talking about modernizing the idea of a teenage "party dude," this is, miserably, probably not too far from the truth. Except for the ragged X-Men pants. Those are still pretty weird.

Good thing this is just a Halloween costume, and that we're just adults worried about a film about turtles becoming cool teenage ninjas. But I bet Donatello is going to have a scarf.

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