Fan World Calls For Michael Bay's Head Over Planned Adaptation Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay recently announced he's reviving the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, with a film that he'll produce through Platinum Dunes. When he announced the project, he said these turtles will be "from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.”
Cue the outrage from the fan community. According to the cartoon and movies, the turtles were imbued with their powers because of a toxic ooze spill in the New York City sewer system.
The outcry has been so great that Bay himself weighed in:
“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.”
There's two things to note here. First, the people who complain that things like this "ruin their childhood" scare me. This is what you choose to be upset about? And you can't ruin something that already happened. If I eat a bad cheeseburger for dinner tonight, it doesn't sully or devalue all the other great cheeseburgers I've eaten in my life.
Oh, and, guess what? Alien involvement is canon, from the original comic on which the cartoon and show were based (and which, I'm sure, none of these "real fans" have read). As pointed out by Devin Faraci at Badass Digest:
Because if you were a real Turtles fan, you would know that TCRI, the place from whence the mutagenic ooze came, was actually a secret base for alien Utroms. And the Utroms were represented in the cartoon show by Krang, the little pink squishy guy in a big robot exoskeleton.
Can someone please explain to me why this is such a big deal? It's not like he's making them into frogs or badgers.
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