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Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles… No Joke.

by Ryan SmithMarch 20, 2012

When we heard Platinum Dunes was in charge of the next installment of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, some of us became a little worried with Michael Bay being associated. Well, it seems out worst fears are coming true. At the recent Nickelodeon Upfront event, Michael Bay graced the state to announce that the upcoming, live-action reboot would not only take the story back to it’s beginning, but it would change the story entirely. Bay announced that the film would be simply titled Ninja Turtles and that the Ninjutsu crew would no longer be mutated by a radioactive ooze, but rather an alien race from another world.

“When you see this movie, kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable.”

Fan backlash has been very strong the past few days, with some sites garnering hundreds of comments on the subject. Robby Rist, who did Michelangelo’s voice in the first movie, spoke out on his Facebook in an angry response, telling Bay that he was “sodomizing” the series and causing “the rape of our childhood memories.” The backlash eventually fell upon Michael Bay’s ears, to which he put out this response:

“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.”

Needless to say, myself and millions of TMNT fans are not amused. Expect Ninja Turtles in theaters in December 2013.

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  • Alejandra Fleishman

    These Days I found the details that Michael Bay will return to the Transformers 4. Is it correct information? Does anyone of you can have current info on this topic.
    I enjoy the response.

  • 540337

    Oh God…

  • Marcie Thach

    Michael Bay has directed his share of intensive acting films so I feel at the minimum the story and the specific results would have been vastly improved upon even if the character development remained shallow. He directed Bad Boys II and Transformers so I assume Blade would have been so brilliant – the opening scene in the nightclub would have been jaw dropping! I believe it would have served to demonstrate the vampire attacking Blade’s mom in the prologue. That would have created the story a little bit a lot more touching.

  • Serena Frieden

    On imdb it displays Michael Bay operating on anothers Transformers movie, or is it a reboot?
    Just search at the hyperlink if you do not think me.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843316/

    And itwill be actual lifestyle again I hope. I dont care what anybody says but I adore the transformers franchise.

  • Desmarais

    On imdb it reveals Michael Bay operating on anothers Transformers movie, or is it a reboot?
    Just search at the link if you do not imagine me.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843316/

    And itwill be actual existence once more I hope. I dont treatment what anybody states but I enjoy the transformers franchise.

  • Anonymous

    the ooze is created by aliens trying to make fuel to get home, people need to read the comics.

  • LN13

    Michael Bay has directed his share of intense acting films so I think at the least the story and the special effects would have been vastly improved upon even if the character development remained shallow. He directed Bad Boys II and Transformers so I think Blade would have been so awesome – the opening scene in the nightclub would have been jaw dropping! I think it would have helped to show the vampire attacking Blade’s mother in the prologue. That would have made the story a bit more touching.

  • encyclopath

    What makes michael bay so good at directing?
    Okay, so I heard nearly everything that can be done in a studio is done practically? And thanks guys! :)

  • josh12rox

    The director of Transformers, Michael Bay, fired Megan Fox from the 3rd movie (Dark of the Moon) because apparantely she called him Hitler. Please give me a truthful answer because I really want to know what people think about this.

  • Chester

    I did some research on google but I’m not getting enough info. I only know that if its true the film will be out in July 2011 or sometime next year. In addition I can’t find a trailer. I don’t know what do you guys think?

  • supernerd567

    How can I take the biggest $h!t and win the biggest crap competition. I’ve been eating prunes for practice. Michael always takes his crap and puts it on his shelf. I wanna do that!

  • Thomas A

    It seems that ever since Michael Bay started directing, the ability of anyone in Hollywood to come up with decent film plots has sharply diminished, replaced by a colossal overdose of special effects. How could any benevolent god allow such blasphemy!?!?!?!?!?!?
    Lol… In my rage against Bay, I forgot about Bruckheimer. Good one!

  • Death Knight

    so i’m watching transformers 3, and it suddenly occurs to me. Michael Bay not only pisses on us and calls it rain, he wants us to pay for the privileged.

  • Franklin Bluth

    it is confirmed. the original cast will not be back but Michael Bay will be directing Transformers 4 and 5.
    i love the transformer films but michael bays crappy humor kinda ruins it for me. hes not funny at all.
    what do you guys think?

  • sethburger

    I need to do a Persuasive essay on the similarities between these movies that make them a Michael Bay Film. And I don’t have the films or time to get them. can you please help?

  • skillz

    http://En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bay

    The director of the 2007’s Transformers.

    Opinionate about and Brazilian greetings for all here!

    I want Answers!

  • ConfusionnaJob

    He did it to Transformers, but the first one is alright with me.

  • Mark

    I think of Michael Bay had directed either Street Fighter film (1994, 2009) they would have turned out a lot better than they did. Better action, better plot, much better dialogue, and better character development especially after seeing how Bad Boys II and Transformers turned out!

  • ouch

    Today I found the information that Michael Bay will return to the Transformers 4. Is it true information? Does anyone of you can have current information on this topic.
    I appreciate the response.