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#1 Posted by crazyspace (3 posts) -

They are now "aliens" according to Michael Bay who is producing the reboot. Fan reaction has been tense & Bay just responded in the Washington Post saying, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” fans need to chill." Even the voice actor of Michealango from the original 1990 film has condemned this tragedy. You are not supposed to take what is considered a 'cult' franchise now, & make it into Transformers. But you must admit, the 2007 CGI film sucked, so I guess one more can't hurt.

#2 Posted by Infinityslimit (121 posts) -

Bay is an idiot.

#3 Posted by jking47 (1209 posts) -

Just looked this up to confirm it, but yeah its true.

Can hollywood just stay the fuck out of my childhood please?

#4 Posted by Psykhophear (939 posts) -

OMG! I can't believe this. Michael Bay really doesn't appreciate the fan base and the source material. What an asshole.

And yes, all his Transformers movies sucked real bad.

#5 Posted by big_jon (5710 posts) -

lol

#6 Posted by Lukeweizer (2619 posts) -

Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles.

Sigh.

#7 Posted by Schatzy23 (159 posts) -

You beat me to this forum post!!

I saw the video of Michael Bay announcing it would be aliens and i wanted to instantly walk out to my car, drive to where ever the hell he was at, then beat him over the head with a lead pipe. ITS TMNT, not TANT. Jackass Bay. I will not "chill out" when you fuck with the core fundamental of something. Batman's parents are killed in front of him, Superman's parents launch him in a spaceship from their dying planet, Spiderman is bitten by a spider, and the fucking turtles were normal earth turtles that were mutated in the awesome 4 they became.

#8 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

So aliens, right? So this is now Michael Bay's "Teenage Alien Immigrant Ninja Turtles." Yeah, Michael Bay's TAINT. Buy a ticket.

#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14415 posts) -

Sigh.

#10 Posted by alexl86 (620 posts) -

Honestly, I'm not so up in arms about that change. TMNT has played fast and loose with space before, it could be a lead in for Krang, and if you look at the state of the franchise, it's not like another movie is gonna hurt it any (let's face it, all but the first movie have been terrible).

Of course, since Bay is the director, this isn't likely to be any better, and I generally find changes like this to be unnecessary.

#11 Posted by GunstarRed (5047 posts) -

I'm not usually the type of person to get outraged by minor changes hollywood makes to comic book/cartoon stuff... for the most part it's fine (yeah, even the flames on Optimus), but this change is so fucking idiotic. I get that the turtles are pretty hard to sell to a new generation as TMNT (which was awesome) didn't really do for the franchise what I think they hoped it would. It amazes me that someone somewhere thinks this was the answer, edgy, hip, cool aliens because thats what they think the kids want. The part where they are NINJA ANIMALS should be enough. Bay telling the fans to chill is the fucking worst..

#12 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

It's really frustrating when an idiot makes idiotic decisions and then thinks he's in the right.

#13 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -
#14 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3805 posts) -

I don't get why. It's not like any of us need a plausible explanation. Here, I'll do it right now.

*movie opens with truck carrying toxic waste leaving a facility*

*cut to pet store delivery truck*

*toxic waste driver is dicking around on a cell phone, swerves, collides with pet store truck*

*crash, turtles fall in sewer, get oozed, throw a rat in there somewhere i guess*

That's literally all the explanation I need. Michael Bay is a bum jockey.

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#15 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I didn't know people took Ninja Turtles seriously.

#16 Posted by Landon (4130 posts) -

Fun Fact: The Ninja Turtles and Daredevil live in the same universe.

#17 Posted by Slag (4080 posts) -

is there anything Michael Bay can't ruin?

#18 Posted by sickVisionz (1268 posts) -

Doesn't bother me. Mutants and saying shit like "gnarly" and "radical" was cool back when TMNT first came out. Unless they were going to make it a retro comedy where these goofy sewer turtles didn't realize that it was 2012, not 1991, I don't see a big issue. This is actually a minor and pretty irrelevant change compared to what the movies and cartoon was vs. the comic. If anything, throwing the source material out the window is a hallmark of the franchise.

#19 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

I didn't know people took Ninja Turtles seriously.

They take things they enjoy seriously because it's the entertainment they fall on when they aren't working or dealing with other issues, so when those basic memories of a good franchise are being pooped on, I can see why people have a problem with it. I am not even a TMNT fan, and I can see the hurt, man I never even liked transformers and was pissed off by the bay movies.

#20 Posted by BeachThunder (11724 posts) -

Well, to be fair; they would be middle-aged by now, they probably aren't real ninjas, and they're actually tortoises instead of turtles...

#21 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4307 posts) -

@BestUsernameEver said:

@PeasantAbuse said:

I didn't know people took Ninja Turtles seriously.

They take things they enjoy seriously because it's the entertainment they fall on when they aren't working or dealing with other issues, so when those basic memories of a good franchise are being pooped on, I can see why people have a problem with it. I am not even a TMNT fan, and I can see the hurt, man I never even liked transformers and was pissed off by the bay movies.

Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis.

It's like all the changes exist because he thinks they sound cool.

#22 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

@jking47 said:

Can hollywood just stay the fuck out of my childhood please?

Agreed.

#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (4652 posts) -

    

It says mutant in the name. IN THE NAME! 
#24 Posted by GooieGreen (453 posts) -

So basically, Michael Bay wants to be the show runner for Doctor Who.

#25 Posted by FengShuiGod (1478 posts) -

I just don't understand why. I mean, I'm no TMNT fan and have no vested interest in the series, but why? Changing their origin story so fundamentally just seems totally superfluous and uncaring and alienating and stupid. Whatever, it's a Michael Bay film, I'm sure it will be a classic anyways, amirite?

#26 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1005 posts) -

There's an entire generation out there that desperately needs to put aside childish things and grow up. Michael Bay is helping make that happen, and I support him.

#27 Posted by crazyspace (3 posts) -

Grow up? The original 1990 TMNT film was a very Adult-Themed movie. There was adult language, April wasn't wearing a bra, & the turtles actually used their weapons. Bay's film will be under "Nickolodean".

#28 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

Who would put Michael Bay as the head for a TMNT movie. TMNT don't have tons of explosions. So dumb.

#29 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

I don't even like tmnt much. Oh I mean tant.

#30 Posted by BoG (5185 posts) -

Mr. Bay, please retire.

#31 Posted by Dalai (7004 posts) -
@BeachThunder said:

Well, to be fair; they would be middle-aged by now, they probably aren't real ninjas, and they're actually tortoises instead of turtles...

Middle-Aged Alien Fake Ninja Tortoises doesn't have a good ring to it... although there must be some MAAFNT fans around here.
#32 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Dude, fuck Micheal Bay. All good will he created with Bad Boys is now revoked. He is steadily approaching Uwe Boll levels or terrible

#33 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto said:

There's an entire generation out there that desperately needs to put aside childish things and grow up. Michael Bay is helping make that happen, and I support him.

No, he's just making it so you actually can't go home again.

#34 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1005 posts) -

@crazyspace said:

Grow up? The original 1990 TMNT film was a very Adult-Themed movie. There was adult language, April wasn't wearing a bra, & the turtles actually used their weapons. Bay's film will be under "Nickolodean".

It's kind of adorable that you think there's that much of a difference. "The movie was aimed at thirteen-year-olds, this'll be more like for ten-year-olds!"

Look guys, I liked the Ninja Turtles when I was thirteen too. But I'm thirty-two now. I really don't understand why anyone would give a shit about something like this anymore. Either you're too young to have grown up with it, or you're too old to have any reason to care. I don't understand it at all.

#35 Posted by JJOR64 (18916 posts) -
#36 Posted by EmuLeader (558 posts) -

When he says fans "need to chill." He means "when this is done, I'm going to make so much money I won't have to care about your opinions on your beloved franchises." His formula:

1) Find popular older franchise with huge potential fan base

2) Make more explosions and slo-mo more important than the actual plot

3) Laugh as sales spit in the faces of terrible reviews

4) Repeat

#37 Posted by Ketchupp (672 posts) -

They're probably allergic to pizza as well.

#38 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@Kevin_Cogneto said:

@crazyspace said:

Grow up? The original 1990 TMNT film was a very Adult-Themed movie. There was adult language, April wasn't wearing a bra, & the turtles actually used their weapons. Bay's film will be under "Nickolodean".

It's kind of adorable that you think there's that much of a difference. "The movie was aimed at thirteen-year-olds, this'll be more like for ten-year-olds!"

Look guys, I liked the Ninja Turtles when I was thirteen too. But I'm thirty-two now. I really don't understand why anyone would give a shit about something like this anymore. Either you're too young to have grown up with it, or you're too old to have any reason to care. I don't understand it at all.

That reasoning doesn't make any sense. That's like saying, "They changed the recipe for the chocolate ice cream you liked as a kid so it tastes like pine needles! I don't see what the big deal is, you're either so young you don't remember when the ice cream was good or you're so old, you shouldn't care that the ice cream is bad because you have other things to do as an adult"

Even as an adult, things you like as a kid don't suddenly change. Most shows I watched when I was a kid are still pretty fun to watch today. I just finished rewatching Reboot again and that show, absurd as it is, is still totally entertaining. So yeah, while I'm not saying you should go out and petition against it, it's totally valid when someone tries to take a dump on something you remember fondly.

I grew up watching transformers. The most disappointing thing about Bayformers is that the first 20 minutes of Transformers 1 is perfectly fine. It's everything after that point, pissing robots, breakdancing robots, robots sneaking through gardens, repetitive minstrel comedy, catering to Chiwawahs because "AREN'TTHEYHILARIOUS?!?!?!?!?!" that's what makes it suck. It's not the premise or the action, those things are fine. It's the fucking idiotic slapstick meant for little kids that even little kids roll their eyes at. My 6 year old nephew Guffah'ed at how retarded Transformers 2 was.

Micheal Bay should be consulted for 1 thing and one thing only, action scenes. He cannot do anything else and when he tries, the results are disastrous.

But this movie will make more than all 3 transformers movies combined, because people will pay for anything these days.

#39 Posted by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

Because 'alien' is much more credible then 'mutant'. Also, telling long time fans to "chill" is a great way to win them over. Great job Bay. Keep up the good work.

Dumbass.

#40 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Michael Bay has no more integrity than Uwe Boll when it comes to source material.

#41 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1741 posts) -

How does it help? Can they not tell the story without making them aliens? Work with the franchise, not against it. Damn.

#42 Posted by YukoAsho (2001 posts) -

You know, I've just realized something.

Michael Bay is what Uwe Boll would be with unlimited money.

And we still pay attention to him.... Why?

#43 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

wow that is stupid of him. it is ruining my childhood :(

#44 Posted by Hailinel (23973 posts) -

Reading about this news today just made me sigh in disgust. The characters are a part of my childhood more than the Transformers are, and it would be a shame to see them bastardized by Bay's utter incompetence.

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#45 Posted by Xeiphyer (5597 posts) -

They take popular franchises from our childhoods, then turn em into movies, nostalgia and curiosity pull everyone to the theatres. People hear the movie is bad and then want to go see for themselves. In the end he makes like $500 million. Hollywood has done it for years and years.
 
Vote with your dollar, Bay doesn't give a fuck about anyone complaining on the internet. 

#46 Posted by Willtron (243 posts) -

He needs to get fucked in the ass with sai, katanas, a staff, and nunchaku.

#47 Posted by Marz (5646 posts) -

wtf :(

#48 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@Lukeweizer said:

Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles.

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#49 Posted by Vorbis (2749 posts) -

As a medically diagnosed mutant I find this offensive against my people.

#50 Edited by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

LOL, what if the teenage mutant turtles were really just time travelers. The turtles just think they're from another planet, but they're really from earth's distant past. Then at the end of the movie michelangelo would be like: " YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL".