Thursday, March 27, 2014

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Must All of My Childhood Be Destroyed?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:17 PM

There's finally a teaser trailer out for the new reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by the explosion-happy Transformers dude, Michael Bay.

Megan Fox captures the facial expression of everyone watching this trailer
  • Megan Fox captures the facial expression of everyone watching this trailer

Check it out:

According to io9, the turtles' origin story has been revamped. Instead of the turtles starting out as an accidental genetic mutation because of radioactive ooze in a sewer, they're now a result of genetic experiments by Shredder (the original baddie) and reporter April O'Neil's dad. Hmm. 'K. I recall April O'Neil being smart alec and cool in the movies, and I'm worried that Megan Fox's version will be wimpy. And I don't even want to get into the redesigned turtles. I get that it's hard to anthropomorphize turtles, which highlights how the original comics and movies were done so well. But to make them giants with baby-Shrek faces? Ugh.

As someone who grew up loving the TMNT movies and cartoon—Michelangelo was my favorite—I remain concerned that Michael Bay is going to crap all over my childhood.

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(Okay, I'll concede that the original turtles look goofier than they do in my memory.)

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