Michael Bay has once again decided to take to the internetz to try to do some damage control on the incredible amount of attention and backlash regarding the purported changes to our 4 favorite turtles. He gives some insight about the name change and once again re-affirms tha the movie will be made with the best intentions in mind for the fans. So Chill.
Source: Coming Soon
“Paramount marketing changed the name. They made the title simple. The characters you all remember are exactly the same, and yes they still act like teenagers. Everything you remember, why you liked the characters, is in the movie. This script is being developed by two very smart writers, with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles. They care VERY MUCH about making this film for the fans. Everyone on this team cares about the fans. Just give them a chance. Jonathan the director, is a major fan of the whole franchise. HE’S NOT GOING TO LET YOU DOWN. MICHAEL”
And there you have it. I honestly didn’t expect this much backlash for the changes to the origin but I do understand why. I honestly believe that they might try to preserve the main characteristics of the characters and have the potential to deliver something enjoyable. Hell, they’re all fans of the series too! Liebesman, at the tender age of 35, might actually be within the age bracket of those who watched the cartoon and film series as a kid so there honestly is potential for some truth to the statement. Plus the premise isn’t too far outside his ‘lane’ of filmmaking.
Either way when this film finally gets past all this insane internet hate and makes it to theaters there will still be internet hate from those nutso people with too much time and a keyboard who will try to rationalize why the mutagenic properties found in the inGen canister that leaked into a sewer to transform 4 random reptiles and a rat into 5 walking talking humanoids who practice martial arts and gorge large amounts of pizza is a much better/rational explanation than 4 walking talking humonid turtles from outer space who practice martial arts and possibly gorge large amounts of pizza. Seriously?
Personally I think if you’re old enough to have watched this stuff as a kid than you’re old enough to realize that you shouldn’t care about the origin of characters aimed at children.