Monday, March 19, 2012

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
For those of us who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a big part of our childhood. However, everything we have grown up to know could be turned upside down by a new live-action movie adaptation.

Michael Bay an American film producer has taken on the role to direct a new movie titled “Ninja Turtles”. But wait a minute… there is no mention of “mutant” in the title. That is because Bay revealed that the characters will be aliens in the new film.

At the Lincoln Centre in New York for Nickelodeon Upfront 2012 he stated, “these turtles are from an alien race and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely lovable”. 

                                              Michael Bay at Nickelodeon Upfront 2012

There is an uproar because the characters are turtles, they have always been turtles and now there going to be aliens? I don’t understand Bay’s reasoning for this, but he is sure getting a lot of backlash for the decision. In my opinion you can’t change the origin of where characters came from, we all know they were baby turtles who got splashed with a mutagenic ooze, and that their NOT aliens.

The movie is set to release Christmas 2013, so don’t have your expectations to high if you’re a die hard fan.


  1. AHHHHH NO! My heart just snapped in half. Next thing you know he'll be turning ET into a turtle... Thanks for the heads up, Sam. I'll be steering clear of the movie theatres in December of 2013.

  2. yeah this is super devastating... Don't mean to be hatin' but they shouldn't be allowed to tie in the ninja turtles that we know and love with this crapola. I'm going to design "Save Splinter" shirts

  3. What is this abomination! Words cannot describe how crazy this is!

  4. I can't really understand the move, other than creating publicity (what has been a resounding success I suppose). I never even knew they were making a TMNT movie until this "controversy".

  5. Not looking forward to this movie at all! Aliens wouldn't eat pizza, surf, or use sweet ninja weapons. Michael Bay is slowly ruining my childhood.