Some of you wanted me to weigh in on what I thought about Michael Bay changing the origins of the turtles from “sewer mutants” to “space aliens.” Since I’m from the 80’s, when the Turtles were immensely popular.
I’m not in favor of it, but I wasn’t exactly going to go and see it, either. See, I avoided the other Transformer movies in the theaters because Michael Bay tricked me into seeing the first one at full price and it sucked. I don’t like Michael Bay movies, period.
I am sure as Hell not going to go see Teen-Aged Mutant Ninja Turtles by Michael Bay in theaters. Maybe on video long after the price is $5.
As for the whole alien fiasco thing – it has nothing to do with the shitty little 80’s cartoons for me. I’ve been reading TMNT since they started as a comic book. I actually enjoyed fine art and good stories. To me, they always will be mutant turtles from the sewers and not some aliens that Michael Bay thinks he can launch into the spotlight. I stopped collecting TMNT comics in the 2000’s when they became rather stale.
I think we have to blame this kind of behavior on JJ Abrams. See, Mr. Abrams started redoing popular franchise movies (like Star Trek) and getting good reviews. He made the “remake” with a twist popular. Now, Michael Bay thinks he’s JJ Abrams. He’s not. He’s a semi-decent director and a shitty producer.
Stick to movies with lots of explosions, Mr. Bay – you’re good at that. Re-inventing old 80’s cartoon movies in CG is not really working for you. You seem to produce shitty versions of those in an attempt to steal my money. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, not happening.