Michael Bay responds to the TMNT outrage
Michael wants us to "chill" over him crushing all of our childhood memories.
So Michael Bay has said that the new Live-Action TMNT movie is going to have the Turtles star as Aliens. That’s right, FUCKING ALIENS.
Obviously, the internet freaked out and there are numerous blogs and videos on it already. Recently, he replied to fans outrage, and this is what he has said:
This is complete bullshit and just a cheap move to try to get fans to back off. But they won't.
Mike, if you ever read this, which he obviously won't, but if you do, please take this with a grain of salt.
You aren't making a new franchise. You are making a REMAKE. Read that again. REMAKE. You don't need t create a new world, because it’s already there. Also, "creating a new background"? You're not "creating" a new background, you’re completely throwing out what has been set in all of our minds as kids, and completely changing it.
There is no possible way to try to keep everything we liked about the Turtles with them being from outer space. Remember the movie "Secret of The Ooze"? The main plot of that movie was based on the stuff that made the Turtles Mutants!
I should also mention how mad I'm getting and I'm a new age Turtles fan. (I watched the early 2000's show.) I can only imagine how mad original Turtle fans are getting...
Now, some questions. Why are they are called the TMNT? Doesn't TMNT Stand for Teenage MUTANT Ninja Turtles? Now with your "brilliant" idea, they are now the TANT. TANT. Doesn't sound too good. Also, if they are from outer space, how did they learn Kung-Fu? Wasn’t Kung-Fu created on, I don't know, EARTH? And how does Splinter fit into all of this?
You can read the forum post yourself, with all of his idiot minions going along with him. Such geniuses are saying, "I trusted you with Transformers!" If this actually happens, I don't know what I'll do.
I really want to see a petition end this. Because this is wrong, Michael Bay.
Thanks for reading my extreme rage.
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Since when does Michael Bay know anything about "making a richer world"? I thought he was only good for cheesy one-liners and blowing shit up
I don't care I'm still gonna see it just like the Transformers movies XD Some movies can be so shallow it's entertaining
I'm curious as to who this "one of the original creators of TMNT" is.
You completely misunderstood my point. I wasn't saying it's the fans fault for caring about TMNT. I'm a fan of TMNT myself. I'm saying that if this news bothers you, it's your fault for caring about this film in particular. If this really bothers you, and you really are a fan of TMNT, don't watch it. I can see being upset with someone making changes if it was going to become the benchmark to which everyone would follow, but it's Michael Bay. You can't possibly have expected this to be at all accurate to the series, nor will it most likely be received well.
Unlike Lucas, the old TMNT stuff will still be readily available. The reason people hate Lucas so much isn't specifically because he's making changes, but because he's basically trying to erase the originals. Bay isn't doing that, so relax.
>Creates account on gaming website
>Calls people nerds
you know what. if this pisses everyone of so much just boycott the fucking movie. but this will go on to be a block buster cuz all you nerds are just full of shit
Its called being a fan of something.get the fuck out.
Being passionate about something is cool. I hope you have something in your life that make you FEEL the same way, even if it's not as important as TMNT.
So yeah, maybe Michael Bay just said it wrong...
...at you. It's a work of FICTION. Get the fuck over it.
Well... I never liked Transformers, I liked Beast Wars and that's about it, but I still haven't watched any of the 3 Transformer movies, I just don't care about them... meh. But the story of TMNT hasn't really changed that much, I mean, the comics follow one line, the 80 cartoon doesn't even count, the first live action movie followed the comics with some twists, the second movie was kinda following the first, and the third is total crap. The 2003 TV series did a great work staying close to the comics and the CGI movie kinda ruined what happened on that story in a way, but still was nice.
EVEN SO, the story has always been somewhat close to this: "4 little turtles (5 if you care about that "next mutation" stuff... which I don't ¬___¬) fell on the sewer and landed on a weird ooze which mutated them and the rat (or japanese hobo, if you give credit to the goofy 80's cartoon) that saved them into humanoid animals, they got named by the rat and they also were taught ninjustu from him and now they're super heroes and do cool stuff and appear on videogames and movies and so on..." you can look at ANY of their versions on any medium and I'm pretty sure that the story never changes this. Bebop and Rocksteady only appear on the TV show and Hamato Yoshi was human and Splinter was his pet on the comics, also Shredder was human and got killed on the very first issue and then it turned out he was an alien and stuff... yeah, some things changed, but the nature of the turtles and their origin always has been the same. You see why we get kinda mad about this? it's like suddenly saying "you know what? Iron-Man 3 will be a reboot and now Tony Stark will be a cyborg super model that came from the future to save the world from alien chocolate bars from outer space" or "Spider-man 5 will feature Peter Parker, a young artificial intelligence which became conscious and altered his body to have 6 arms and move like a spider to combat crime in New York"... you can change some things, but you got to draw the line somewhere.
Yeah I don't know all of my stuff sadly, sorry about the bushido thing. When I read this whole post I was kinda, and still am, upset about the fact that no one is giving this a chance. I mean the history of the Turtles has changed quite a bit since they were made and I'm not even close to hardcore, I just watched the awesomely done 4Kids on. (This is my opinion and is only awesome cause 4kids didn't seem to ruin it.) Micheal Bay didn't really ruin Transformers so why is he going to ruin TMNT, GRANTED it seems that way now since he's changing something quite important. I still think ranting about something with little info/cause is annoying and there's too much on the net :( I guess I'm just weird though.
maybe the alien is krank...
o.o huh? Dude, "Bushido" is not a fighting style, is a way of life, is the moral code of conduct of the Samurai, you don't go to a dojo to learn to fight with Bushido and become a "bushidoka", bushido literally means (if I remember correctly) "Way of the warrior", "bushi"=> "warrior" and "do"=> "way", same as "karatedo" means "the way of the empty hand" or "kendo" => "way of the sword".
Anyway, I don't consider myself a super TMNT nerd that knows everything about them, but at least I've read the original comics and I know that the 80 show is a joke, as well as I know that the 2003 is a lot more true to the comics. I know that there are comics based only on Casey Jones and Raph kicking ass on bars, I know that Casey marries April and stuff, that Raph became the Shredder one time to do like the Daredevil when he became the Kingpin and some more bits like those, I really like TMNT and didn't come here just to rant without having a basis for it. I really think that taking out the "mutant" and making them just "alien" is silly, they were kinda both to begin with... I mean, the ooze was a byproduct of the stuff the Utrom (aliens) did here on Earth, so they already have a link with aliens, why take that out? if Bay's reasoning is, as you say, "aliens make things real"... well... ok... they were already in the equation... so, what's the problem? I just don't get it. Why fix it if it's not broken?
What's important is that we both know that Michael Bay's idea is fucking stupid and we can be better human beings by sharing that knowledge with the universe and stuff.
Yeah i realized about the ninjitsu thing, but i cant edit the post :(