I’m coming to think that there are several ways in which Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles could be a success. If he weaves the story intricately and logically, there might be a way to get it done. He did say that the elements of the story we love will be in play (somewhere he said that). He also didn’t mention Master Splinter from what I’ve read. Perhaps he could still be a mutant rat from Earth? I have no idea, but I’ll hold onto that ray of hope until I’ve heard confirmation otherwise. Plus, several people have pointed out a valid point - a planet full of Mikey’s, Don’s, Leo’s, and Raph’s. This seems like a good thing.
My approval of the film still hinges on three things, however. First and foremost, Master Splinter must be believable and badass, and as true to the 90’s and 2K3 story as possible.
Secondly, Casey Jones must be present, and he must be of the same level of competence and skill as his counterparts from TMNT I, III, and 2K3.
Lastly, April O’Neil must be portrayed by a competent actress. Megan Fox, while attractive, will not cut it for me. Auditions are required for her character, and ideally I’d like her to have an actress that has worked successfully in films for a notable time. April O’Neil is an amazing character and deserves at least that much respect.
If any of these three qualifications remains unmet, I shall consider the movie a massive failure.
“These turtles are from an alien race…”
NO. NO. NO.
They are teenage MUTANT ninja turtles. MUTANTS AND ALIENS ARE DIFFERENT THINGS!!@$@#!!! SCREW YOU MICHAEL BAY!
Your success with the Autobots and Decepticons can’t save you this time, Mr. Bay.
Your first name is too close to ‘Mikey,’ a name which you do not deserve, so I’ll leave it off. If you change your mind, I’ll use your first name again. If you don’t change your mind, I’ll get Raph to come after you. Hell, Master Splinter’d probably kill you. You’re messin’ with his kids.
Okay, I HAD to squeeze in this idea by muttcutts.
THIS. THIS is how I feel. Hahaha. I might have to do more Bay inspired butt kicking now…
Next thing you know, he’ll be trading in their bandanas for fruit hats.
“Meet Michelangelo, and his lovely bowl of oranges. Next to him, the strawberry-laden Raphael, the grape-covered Donatello, and Leonardo the Blueberry Boy.”
WHAT THE CRAP?!?!!?!?
SPREAD THIS AROUND
EVERY TMNT FAN
YOUR CHILDHOOD IS AT STAKE
Not the Teenage ALIEN Ninja Turtles.
Michael Bay, if you were serious about making them aliens, I’m going to boycott all your films (except Transformers because I already own them).
Surprisingly enough, it hasn’t been that long since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been on the big screen. Last seen back in 2007, the fully CGI movie somewhat ushered in a new era for the Turtles, which was capitalized on by an all-new TV series coming later this fall, all stemming from their return to the small screen just a past decade ago. Now, it seems the films will be following most Hollywood products, and be gaining a reboot. But, it’s who the director will reportedly be that has people talking.
“Remember when I said I’d only do three Transformers films? Neither do I?”
So it looks like Michael Bay is eating his own words with a nice side of cash. He is officially set to helm the film franchise’s fourth installment which is set for a June 29th, 2014 release.
It’s strictly a business move, and I can understand that, but please do a prequel, not a reboot. We don’t need a reboot. I’m much more interested in finding out how the war started.
The one amazing Bayformer character design, AND THEY DROP IT.
They really should have brought Jolt back in the third movie… but, no. Of course not.