Michael Bay Reinventing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Origin Story for Movie
What is this horseshit?
Being born in 1980, I'll admit I'm a purist when it comes to TMNT (well, it doesn't come up too often anymore but I've been known to yell "Go Ninja, go ninja GO!" when I'm drinking) so this? This kind of ticks me off.
It should be noted that I don't really think that any origin story should be rewritten in general though...that takes balls. You know who has balls? Michael Bay has balls.
You see, Bay's live action redux of the turtles is changing it up mofos! His origin story for the turtles involves them being spawned from an alien race. Um, it's not called Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles, idiot...Krang was the alien!!!
Obvi, the OG story is that the turtles came into contact with radioactive ooze in the sewer and were then trained in ninjutsu by the incomparable sensei rodent Splinter. They were named after four renaissance artists.
Not believable at all but at least it's more original - Back in the day, we didn't fuck around.
Well, the new back story is just celluloid-washed to all hell and they took the easy way out...
Pfft! 30 years of TMNT history blasphemed! Boo!
(And no, I don't have any word on if Michelangelo is still a party dude.)
UPDATE 20/03/12: Michael Bay says everyone needs to chill the hell out > LINK.
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