Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TMNT Aliens?

You may or may not know (or care), but next year a new live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie will be hitting theaters! I was so excited until I learned that Michael Bay will be producing. This news irked me some what. Then Michael Bay opened his month on the subject. Now I'm super mad. Here is the comment he made: "These Turtles are from an alien race," What? Aliens! What! Aliens? What... ALIENS!

He later post this on his official message board (why does he have an official message board?) to TMNT fans:
Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.

No Michael, I won't chill. Did no one else here see what he did to the Transformers? The last thing I need in the new TMNT movie is huge explosions that make no sense in a ninja movie; shaky, vomit inducing camera work and Shia Labeouf. But Aliens? I'm all for expanding the back story of the turtles. I'm also aware there is precedence in the TMNT universe for aliens, but the turtles themselves are turtles, from earth. I don't care if the Ooze comes from Uranus, the turtles are mutants from earth.

Big thanks to Ninja Pizza for all their up to date TMNT news including this topic. Great blog, go check it out.


  1. Not that I watched Bay's movies anyway, but now I'm on official boycott. This man clearly didn't understand what Transformers was all about and he obviously doesn't get the TMNT.

    If they're aliens does that mean we'll take the 'M' out of TMNT? Also, if they're aliens would they really be ninjas? That's a martial arts style developed on Earth so how would they know it? Honestly that's half the name taken out right there. We're just left with Teenage Turtles.

    Michael Bay just needs to be stopped and the only way to do that is to stop paying for his movies, both in the theater and on home media. Sadly he makes mindless explosion-porn that the masses feel is great to take the kiddies to and marketers love because they can shill the crap out of toys, hats, etc. In short, Michael Bay cannot be stopped and we should all just read books instead.

  2. This invalidates my childhood. Also, go ninja, go ninja go!