Michael Bay’s TMNT from Outer Space?

James / March 20th, 2012

My inbox has been getting slammed the past couple days about the news regarding the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. All the outrage is over a comment producer Michael Bay made about the turtles being from outer space. My thoughts?

I watched the video clip and laughed out loud. I thought he was making a joke or it was a slip up. Do I care much? No. It’s Michael Bay. What did you expect? The Transformers movies had barely anything to do with Transformers, so I’ve always been foreseeing him giving the same sort of treatment to TMNT. Changing the turtles origins I’m sure is only the beginning. Wait until you see Krang is a 20 foot slug or something. We can only guess.

Why does Michael Bay have to be involved with every horror reboot and every reboot of our favorite 80’s cartoons. Because you all keep going to see his movies! The last Transformers movie made over a billion dollars worldwide! Sure I thought the Transformers movies were entertaining enough, though I wish they were called something else. The title was the bait and we were the fish. You have the choice to see the new TMNT or not. My suggestion is if you don’t like the concept, avoid the bait and don’t see it.


  • gold163

    March 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    you’re preaching to the choir. The people who don’t like the Transformers movies didn’t go to see them; they made money because of Michael Bay’s and Transformer’s name and because people wanted popcorn summer blockbusters where shit blows up and giant robots fight each other. It couldn’t matter less if the movies had nothing to do with Transformers. Michael Bay knows how to make the kind of trash people will pay to see.

  • likalaruku

    March 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Only masochists watch Micheal Bay & Uwe Boll movies. If you want to spend money to be punished, rent a dominatrix.

  • likalaruku

    March 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Hey guys, if you just want explosions & robots fighting eachother, Samurai Pizza Cats is finally coming to DVD.

  • March 20, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Download A Free torrent instead! It’s free and legal under the I can say whatever the fuck I want act

  • CaseySeymour

    March 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Quite the uproar over this and for good reason…this puts a lot of TMNT fundamentals at jeopardy. Personally I dont think Bay’s Transformers broke away from the fundamentals this much. At least the transformers were aliens. This kind of break from the TMNT conventions would be equal to say if bay changed the story that Transformers were robots made by human scientist or something…

  • mickdrew_99

    March 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I don’t care how flashy Michael Bay’s movies are, he’s a bad director and epitomizes all that’s wrong with modern cinema. 

  • Inspector Butters

    March 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Good points as always, James. Don’t have much to add myself, but this clip from The Critic pretty much sums it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnHfWdlCaQk

  • Watt2159

    March 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    When I watched the 2nd transformers, I imagined Nelson Shin on the set of the movie saying,”Okay who gave Michael the camera?” 

  • CaseySeymour

    March 20, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I will wait for the reviews and if it turns out they changed the origins to some ridiculous alien shit I simply wont go….furthermore, if the movie is filled with explosions and shit, i wont bother. Ninja Turtle Movies need no explosions for action elements, just good old ninja action…if this turns out to be shit thenyou can be sure I will be boycotting it all the way which includes not allowing my 6 year old nephew to be subjected to it….

  • CaseySeymour

    March 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    wouldnt it be great if Jackie Chan was directing this?

  • nowhere4321

    March 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm


  • TwistedSpeech

    March 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Never have I seen the atrocities that is Michael Bay’s Transformers. They looked horrible in the trailers and from what I’ve heard my suspicions came true. Now this hack of a director is going to be involved in a new TMNT film? I will most definitely pass.

  • ThomasSeanCassidy

    March 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    a simple solution to checking a movie out without paying for it is torrenting it.  Honestly, if it’s a movie like this from a mega producer like Michael Bay, who cares if you rob him of the $15 it’ll be to see the movie on a normal screen? I’m sure he doesn’t.

    • March 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

       @ThomasSeanCassidy I either download it or check out the spoilers at TheMovieSpoiler.com before I pay money to see something.  Unless I’m going with my family.  Then I expect the movie to suck.

      • edbradshaw02

        March 20, 2012 at 7:04 pm

         @KenSmellsGood  @ThomasSeanCassidy  But Ken, if you check the spoliers first then if the movie is good you just screwed yourself. 

  • samspr

    March 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    frist off i like 2 of bay’s tranformers, i enjoyed the frist and cgi tmnt films and only liked the 2003 i think cartoon, and have read some of the orginal comics. the idea of them being from space dont bother me (but i think they should now do tmnt vs biker mice from mars)  at all, its how the finally product looks, if bay is good at one thing its producing or manging large scale action so this gives me hope.

    • Kanta_Mizuno

      March 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm

       The main problem a lot of people have is that … if it’s an alien race. Well, they aren’t really mutants now are they? And, being an alien that looks like a humanoid turtle doesn’t really make you a turtle either (compared to being an actual turtle “mutated” into human form). So, basically, in a single pitch, Bay has basically made half of the TMNT title a lie basically. It’s Teenage Alien Ninjas.

      • KevanGant

        March 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm

         @Kanta_Mizuno he said “from an alien race” and in the comics and the 2k3 series they make it clear that the mutagen was made by the Utroms….there was even a scene planned for Ninja Turtles 2 where Jordon Perry was going to turn out to be an Utrom…so the Ninja Turtles have always had “alien” backgrounds.

  • KenSmellsGood

    March 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Fuck Transformers.  Transmorphers is where it’s at.

  • ShannonStamey

    March 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Michael Bay is like the kid in your neighborhood whose parents buy him all the toys that you want, but can’t afford, then he shits on them in front of you and asks if you want to play… 

    • samspr

      March 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm

       nothing is like making you see itt

  • FernandoSuastegui

    March 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    i can imagine the Angry Nerd yeling stuff like  “what kind of shithead son of a motherless goat would make TMNT into aliens? Michael Bay you’re a sick fuck-diarrhea eating-motherfucker

  • ToddEnrico

    March 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    This movie is going to be a shitload of fuck. I’d rather lick the pus from the boil on a boar’s ass. This is gonna be so fuckin’ bad…*drinks Rolling Rock to numb the pain*…the next Twilight’ll win an Oscar, only Robert Pattinson won’t be able to attend because he’ll be too busy cleaning up the massive shit he took when he saw this movie.

  • Swevicus

    March 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Michael Bay has only done two films that can actually be considered decent by any intelligent life form’s standards: The Rock and Armageddon. 

  • LukeMartinEvancoe

    March 20, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Well said, James.

  • Dantheman11281

    March 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Actually, I am eagerly anticipating this movie.  If I want to see the exact same thing I did in the 80’s, I will bust out my dvds and watch them.  I have no problem with someone changing it up a bit and giving the public a fresh taste of something people care about.  I don’t want the SAME EXACT THING I have seen before.  I personally did not like the transformers movies, but that is just me.  I can appreciate a very different take on an existing franchise and am waiting for it with, altho no expectations.

    • DemonDaze

      March 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm

       @Dantheman11281 Of course don’t want the EXACT same thing, but we also don’t want them to change anything too drastic. “Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles?” He’s changing a major plot point of the story and the characters. Even the voice actor who played the original Michaelangelo has expressed his disapproval. It’s alright to slighty change things from a story as it progresses, but change it too drastically and it becomes something entirely different. In which case it should have a different title all together. Imagine if a band like Coldplay started making death metal music like Slayer; It wouldn’t be the same.

    • DemonDaze

      March 20, 2012 at 7:44 pm

       @Dantheman11281 Of course we don’t want the EXACT same thing, but we also don’t want them to change anything too drastic. “Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles?” He’s changing a major plot point of the story and the characters. Even the voice actor who played the original Michaelangelo has expressed his disapproval. It’s alright to slighty change things from a story as it progresses, but change it too drastically and it becomes something entirely different. In which case it should have a different title all together. Imagine if a band like Coldplay started making death metal music like Slayer; It wouldn’t be the same.

  • JasonScottFord

    March 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    My thoughts exactly, the little fish should not feed the shark, or he will get bigger and fatter.

  • DrGrim

    March 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I don’t need these movies. There’s a 1986 Transformers movie and the original TMNT film. Those were both great and are two of my favorite films ever. This stuff Bay is putting out are only knock offs.

  • March 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Yeah, whatever he does to the franchise… could it really be worse than TMNT III?

  • RyanCazzNoggle

    March 20, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    could be decent, too early to say…..may not be what you think….have faith

  • ShannonStamey

    March 20, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    The only way this atrocity can be undone is to get Del Toro to do Inhumanoids..

  • JesseBrown

    March 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    But to be fair, in the movies  at least the Transformers were actually giant alien robots and not something else all together; unlike the Turtles being referred to as aliens. This is a new and greater violation than what James is saying. 

  • JamesRichards1

    March 20, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    i felt the same about transformers.  i wanted to see more robot on robot action and story.  the humans should have been the side story, but it was vice versa in all 3 movies

  • seaweedsalad

    March 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Why is it even called tmnt? what even makes them mutants? now they are aliens, not muatnts. Why are they ninja? the art of the ninja is an art form created on earth. Why are they even turtles? turtles are earth animals. This whole concept is so stupid. I will not watch it.

  • Cheerio

    March 20, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    He is calling most of you idiots because you keep watching those damn remakes.
    Which is so true.
    Why are you movie watchers so lost?

  • megadellter

    March 20, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I rather make my movie of TMNT with my action figures then the scope out his crappy concept! 

  • mcb01

    March 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    We don’t know for sure what Bay meant, it could have been a slip up and he doesn’t really know their actual origins. But that right there is a bad sign. It means it’s a director who is clearly not familiar with the original source material.

  • DashWilkinson

    March 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I wonder. I saw the thing he said on stage, and i wonder if he means it’s “alien” to the audience?  That could be true if he is making it the way the old comic books were. Just saying….

    • DashWilkinson

      March 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      By the way, have you seen the new ninja turtles rehash by Nickelodeon? They have three toes…. the rest looks legit, but I’m just saying…

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

         @DashWilkinson Yeah man! I totally saw that and had to make double look cause I thought I was seeing things! But nope! They have three toes! Makes sense since the have three fingures so I totally respect that. The two toes were given to them to make the TMNT look like they’re wearing Ninja Tabi (Which is a neat idea none the less).

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

         @ClaudioPaola Hell, think of all of the older comics were they would have other artists do comics for the tutrles in Mirage days and they had 4 fingers lol

  • OfficialJab

    March 20, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    The facts that they’re ‘teenage’ and ‘mutant’ is just flavour anyways, as long as they’re turtles that are ninjas it will pretty much be the same. Origin stories are just the words behind it, it doesn’t matter a whole lot. People using the word ‘rape’ are embarrassing the fans by acting like crybabies.

  • rossb83

    March 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    If I remember correctly all the TMNT series took place on different timelines and in different dimensions (this includes the 80’s series, the 30’s comic strips, and the 00’s). All the versions of all the turtles all met each other in one episode! I say, this is a new dimension, a new timeline, and yet a new group of turtles; sure they can come from outerspace. The important thing is the “80s turtles” were born on Earth and were actual turtles and transformed by being mixed with mutagen and ooze. As long as Michael Bay doesn’t touch them, I am full game to see what he has done to the ever evolving and mutating series.

    • DashWilkinson

      March 20, 2012 at 7:57 pm

       @rossb83 It is true, the old 80’s comics did do that. They crossed over with other characters that would not add up, but in the end, followed the crazy “space” adventure later in both Mirage and Archie comics. Still, even in space, they were still always mutants from earth in the end, …always, 

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      As long he keeps the orgin story the same, I’m game. The Turtle “multi-verse” has always been Turtles and should always remain turtles. Not Aliens. Turtles are from Earth. The Ooze is from Earth. Splinter, Shredder, the cast are from Earth. Thats it, thats all, thats all there is. No aliens. No abominations to what we’ve grown to love.

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

         @ClaudioPaola Exactly

  • ClaudioPaola

    March 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Bay clearly has not spoken to a TMNT fan. Bay clearly has not read any of the TMNT comics. Bay clearly has no idea what he’s doing. Obviously he’s out to ruin one of the greatest memories we have just to implant his insulting ideas into the minds of modern kids. TMNT were if not are one of the main reasons why we do what we do and like what we like. They were on TV, on our walls, in our toy chests and most of all, in our hearts and Bay is trying to take those memories and manipulate them. Well, I have some news for you Bay, you can’t and never will hear a true TMNT fan appreciate your film. If anything, Bay should appologize to Eastman and Laird for his abomination of an idea.

    • DashWilkinson

      March 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

       @ClaudioPaola  But on the other side, if you watch the video, did he mean that? look at this, we might have hope still… or they are testing the webs for reaction… http://io9.com/tmnt/

      • decacerata

        March 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

         @DashWilkinson http://www.mercurynews.com/movies-dvd/ci_20216178/michael-bay-tells-ninja-turtles-fans-chill

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 8:36 pm

         @decacerata Reply a few up bud 🙂

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

        He’s telling fans to chill. What does that say about his initial idea? He knows most people disliek his idea so I bet he’s now re-writing his draft lol Great article! Thanks for sharing!

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm

         @DashWilkinson You know what? I let my anger get ahead of me. Bay says, “These Turtles will be from an alien race”. Therefore, I think he does mean that the Turtles will still be Turtles, but from an alien race. Ok after rewatchign that with an open mind (thanks to you) I can calm down and appreciate the idea a little more. 🙂  AND by the way, the second link for the TMNT comic you gave me works perfectly! This is going to be my “morning newspaper” for a while! lol   <:D

  • GuilhermeBonatti

    March 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Perfect, James!

  • razid

    March 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Is Michael Bay starting to turn into Uwe Boll 2.0?
    Keep making movies of nerd-loved video games and/or cartoons and somehow manages to shit all over it…

  • Kenshiroh

    March 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I bet Raphael will be turned into a Mexican stereotype, and will fight with a leaf blower instead of sais.

  • DashWilkinson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Trust me, I understand the outrage. A lot of things are changing for TMNT on Nickelodeon. I think what they are going for is not so bad with making them more “teenage like” and whatnot.  But the Micheal Bay thing is a mystery. I still wonder if he meant “alien” to the audience, or “aliens” in general. 
    Being a kid born in 1979, I was there, front and center for Ninja Turtles. Old enough to read the first black and white comics , while mom tears them away from her… and yet also old enough to get to enjoy the later animations and collect the wonky action figures. 
    Because of TMNT, I became a special effects artist and later video game designer. I owe a lot to the franchise as silly as it was with its cereal and creme pies (which were delicious) Video game nerd was only a few years younger than me, and got in to it after the comics. He’s what we call, the cartoon age. He discovered the Mirage series probably much later in life, and that happened a lot for anyone born later in the mid 1980’s. 
    But, being the pre cartoon genre, I want the old comics, and there might be a chance for this. They gave us a tiny reflection in “Turtles Forever”, which I wish nerd or nostalgia critic would give more cred to. Back then, there were only red bananas… things were gritty, but also funny. It was a good time. 

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

      I really appreciate your comments and do agree with you. As a kid born in the 80’s, I to read, watch(ed), collect (still do) TMNT everything. I played most of their games and watched I’m pretty sure every TMNT episode made. I’m not saying I know everything about the TMNT, Im just saying Im a huge fan and it hurts everytime someone bashes them. I think the number one issue alot of people (including myself) have is letting go of the past and entering the future. I didnt like the way the TMNT (2007) looked but they really (and I mean really) grew on me. The Next Generation TMNT looked very silly but I look at them today and say to myself, “man they are bad a** “. “Turtles Forever” touched upon many TMNT multi-verses but the thing is is that they were always turtles. I’m sure you’d have to agree that making them “aliens” is a little ‘looking too far into the future’. he may as well call them and title the film something completely different. I never in my entire life would have thought someone would take an icon like the TMNT and completely change their meaning. I have pet turtles named after the four. I had a pet mouse named “Splinter”. Throughout my time in film school, I looked to the TMNT as inspiration for my own stories. I even made a Casey Jones orgin short film. Its ironic how you and I have persued our future career because of the TMNT. Whats that got to say for how inspirational they are?  

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

         @ClaudioPaola Well then Claudio, you and I have a similar passion. I agree the 2007 series was actually pretty damn amazing, (until they did that future crap with them). But I must say it is stall all a mystery and in the hands of a few select people that we have no control over. 
        But as a big fan, I will share a very cool fan comic that I think you would appreciate. Not many know of it, but I think it’s the best I have ever seen,… give it a shot and you will be happy. It’s about the turtles in their 30’s. 

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

        WOW! OMG Man! This is the coolest thing I’ve seen in forever! And Im just talkign about the artwork so far! It weird though cause when I click on the ‘next’ button to flip the page, its refreshes the current page. Perhpas its just my browser so I’ll definately check it out home (I’m at work, ironically working for a television station editing old re-runs of 80’s cartoons like Thundercats, He-Man, GIJoe and of course, TMNT lol). I really really appreciate you sharing thins link Dash. It actually made my day! lol

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

         @ClaudioPaola No problem! They guy that made this manga is very talented. The thing is, he started doing this as a kid! So as episodes go on, the artwork and story progresses in such a way I was floored! Really good stuff. I am happy you like it. Been trying for years to get nerd to read it, but you know… he prolly did not even see the link. Ninja Turtle fans would flip out if only they knew about this comic. 
        I’m personally hooked. I guess if you know anyone else, pass it along. Don’t really know the kid that made this series but I must say, he’s a genius. Also, look me up on FB if you have it. I have a feeling you and I would get along lol! https://www.facebook.com/Dashwilkinson

      • DashWilkinson

        March 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

         @ClaudioPaola Oh, heres a link that might work better for you:

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 9:07 pm

         @DashWilkinson PERFECT! Thanks again! You’re a life saver! lol

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

        And… Accepted lol Yeah you can bet I’m going to be telling everyone about this comic! Its going up as my status right now! lol its too good to not know about! Its unfortunate James didnt get to see it but hey, he’s a busy guy these days. Though, Im sure he has lots of time to read a few pages a day while driving to his film location lol Thats a lie, I know from being an experience film maker that when you’re on the road, you’re reading your scirpts and storyboards. Rinse and repeat lol And we wouldnt want James getting too hooked on TMNT comics when he has the greatest film of all time to shoot lol Maybe we should just constantly send him emails regarding the site lol now you have one more person trying to tell him to read these comics!

  • ClaudioPaola

    March 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    James, the first time I saw that article, you were the first person I thought of. I thought, “Man, I cant wait to hear what James has to say about this!”.  When I read your thought regardign the issue, I found it very incomplete. Perhaps it is too early to evaluate the situation regarding Bay and his idea but you said, ” if you don’t like the concept, avoid the bait and don’t see it.” but thats a hard decision. Sure, we can avoid temptation but if you’re deeply passionate about the TMNT as I am and as you are, how can you not take the bait and see it? I absolutely love the Friday the 13th franshise and when I heard about the 2009 remake, I said to myself, “Oh man, I really don’t want to see my childhood masked killer who I’ve grown to love get butched by his own hand” and when I saw it, I was a little pleased but mostly angry. Jason was not who he originally was and nor will the new TMNT (If they’re aliens). I’m not targeting just Bay. It doesnt matter who is remaking the TMNT. Anyone that thinks the TMNT should be aliens should think not for themselves, not for their production company, but for the fans. I know what I want to see and you do to, James.

    • DashWilkinson

      March 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm

       @ClaudioPaola He’s probably thinking in the same matter I am, not enough information. Watch the video and you will see what I mean. I am not clear yet on this either if in fact he means “alien’ to you, or “aliens”

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm

         @DashWilkinson Yeah I agree. Its a little early to assume anything. We’ll have to wait the fate of the TMNT I guess, lol

  • decacerata

    March 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    You said this much better than I ever could.  Not sure if you’ve seen this response from Bay:
    “”Fans need to take a breath and chill,” Bay said in a statement posted on his site Monday night. “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.””
    “Including everything that made you become fans in the first place” except, you know, the story.

    • DashWilkinson

      March 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

       @decacerata Yeah, just read it. So i think, he might be inciting the “alien” being TCRI or TGRI (if you are only movie fluent) in this statement, being an alien fluid, aka mutegen,… which in the comics it is?

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

         @DashWilkinson  @decacerata You know what? That s not that bad of an idea. If the TGRI/TCRI is an ‘alien’ then it could possibly make sense. I’ll thumbs up that idea. Then again, ooze was just bio waste the happen to be under the poor turtle’s and rat’s feet lol but the emotion the Turtles convey regarding the ooze being an ‘alien’ will differ completely then the emotion they feel now from just ‘ooze’. It could be hit-or-miss.

  • Benny McLean

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    They displayed Turtle POWER!!!

  • Alberto Garza

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i knew you were going to do something like this.

  • Tyler Tiberius Kirk

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    ” Wait until you see Krang is a 20 foot slug or something.” LOL

  • Dan McCarney

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    we should dress up as ninja turtles and jump michael bay

  • Leonel Andres Sepulveda

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    There’s going to be a wrap rap involved in that movie somehow.

  • Peter Samir Ek

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    That’s enough, Michael Bay!

  • Roberto Gonzalez

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    ANGRY MOB ASSEMBLE take down Michael Bay

  • John Elle

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I had the same response. Just don’t go to see it.

  • Josey Mayne

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Teenage Alien Intergalactic Ninja Turtles. TAINT. TMNT is a lot more dignified.

  • Ricky Rei Vega

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Ugh, Michael Bay, of all people…

  • Adam Sims

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    No explosion jokes?

  • Ronnie B. Goode

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I actually was thinking “what would James think about this?”

  • Ashley Miller

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm


  • Justin Desorcy

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Somebody should start a change.org petition against Michael Bay.

  • Lawrence Williams

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    How does michael bay keep getting work? He hasn’t been involved in one good movie…

  • Aaron Wells

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Only Michael Bay would fuck up such an easy concept like TMNT

  • Christopher J Baker

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    April O’Neil will be washing that mans car soon.

  • Martin Williams

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Lawrence: it’s like Uwe Bole, maybe they both have tax loopholes.

  • Anton Johansson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Just don’t see his movies, less ticket sales for him means less money for him to make crappy films.

  • John Boden

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Michael Bay is the anti-christ!

  • Scott Anderson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    April will be replaced by KITT.

  • Devin Bocka

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Michael Bay feel the rage of 1 million fans.

  • Felix L Ricardo

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Ever since I heard this I was all “Yeah, James’ got this” Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles.

  • Casey Smith

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

  • Sean Sabry

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    i havent seen this review but im all ready lol’ing

  • Danny Kuester

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    now its a UK tour. not a european. dammit…. he spoiled again..

  • Levi Youngs

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    I feel that this movie will be horrible, but aliens is what Bay knows best. Yea Transformers was bad, but I hope it’s not a CGI fest like them. The turtles should be live puppets.

  • Blake Barrett

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Cowabunga? Cowaf***ing piece of dog sh**

  • Bimmy Lee

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Mass Effect 3 has been out for a couple of weeks so could everyone who’s been bitching about that maybe shift their focus to Teenage Alien Ninja Turtloids now? That’s something that could potentially be changed. And if it can’t be changed we can all just avoid the movie once it is out

  • David Farr

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    *smh, good grief…..just leave it alone. The 1st two live action were good, it started going downhill with 3, but it’ll be better than whatever MB has got planned. :/

  • Todd Enrico

    March 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This movie is going to be a shitload of fuck. I’d rather lick the pus from the boil on a boar’s ass. This is gonna be so fuckin’ bad…*drinks Rolling Rock to numb the pain*…the next Twilight’ll win an Oscar, only Robert Pattinson won’t be able to attend because he’ll be too busy cleaning up the massive shit he took when he saw this movie.

  • Jesse Tyler

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Michael Bay is a smart guy. Take something popular that people have already heard of, and make a movie out of it. People are going to go see it just because of the name, regardless of how bad it’s going to be.

  • The-Illusive Man

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Bimmy haha classic. Maybe alien ninja turtles will be the new me3 ending!

  • Richard Deane Langworthy

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    As if it weren’t bad enough that Nick€lod£on are behind this new TMNT movie! This new TMNT movie will be SO bad it’ll make Turtle Tunes/We Wish You A Turtle Christmas seem good!

  • Stefano Pavone

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Oh… smeg.

  • Calrissian Foxx Steele

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    can we kill him yet? We need to before he ruins the Snorks!!!

  • Micheal Cross

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    The mutagen that changed the turtles was created by aliens in the comics. Not a large leap.

  • Luis Lopez

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I knew the Nerd would comment lol

  • Rodolfo Lazo De La Vega

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Michael Bay is a talentless hack.

  • Josh Theodore Knapton

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    So the the turtles are aliens. Bet Master Splinter is a black guy, with plenty of stereotypical racial hilarity

  • Philip Patrick Johnson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Let Stephen Spielberg direct it or something,that would be awesome.

  • Edwin Peña

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Great, he ruins shit again like Transformers.

  • Travis Owens

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Well said James. I’ve not seen a Michael Bay film in theatres, with the exception of the first Transformers, which is terrible. It was a CGI mind fuck with Shia Labeouf and Megan Fox photo shopped on a green screen. Post Last Crusade, and Willow, Lucas has fucked the art of film making. Michael Bay is the new Lucas, with no talent. Lucas after he shelled out his great ideas. Return Of The Jedi, I would still love to see David Lynch’s doesn’t make sense style had he directed it. Michael Bay, George Lucas post 1995, please eat a dick, stop making movies. I won’t buy Star Wars on DVD, stick to Laserdisc and VHS

  • Travis Owens

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Side note: It is so sad that Jim Henson is discredited to the new generation for his ground breaking puppeteering and animatronic work, in contrast with CGI scenes that have nothing to do with how awesome it originally was.

  • Ryan Moody

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Simple answer I won’t see it but I’ll watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gPBytlBKIE

  • William Edward Brick

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Im so ready to act with Avgn but its hard to act when I live in Alaska

  • Adam Abramowicz

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Thats a load of shit!

  • Alex Veres

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    There’s an old saying that goes, “NEVER mess with a good thing” and making the Ninja Turtles into aliens is doing that in the worst way. What in blue blazes was Michael Bay smoking when he thought of making the Turtles into aliens?

    He should stay with the source material and make a movie of that. Not smoke some weed and simply come up with a far-fetched way to humiliate the turtles.

    My biggest hope is that Bay’s involvement with the turtles is just a rumor and that it will NEVER HAPPEN!

  • Niiko Darío La Porta

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    So he wants to make a movie with alien antropomorphic animals that’ve come to Earth and fight evil guys, WHY NOT CHOOSE BIKER MICE FROM MARS THEN? Also, there’s the Thundercats option (just that they’re not in Earth) For fuck’s sake, why do directors feel the need to just change shit as they want and piss people off??? Why is it so hard for them to respect the original stories when doing movie adaptations??? Or, at least the minimum concepts behind characters…it’s like Dhalsim being a scientist all over again…

  • Keith O'Neil

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Gotta say James, when you take away the MUTANT part of the Ninja Turtles, they simply aren’t the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I’m all for creative freedom, but when you tinker with the basics of a character, it’s a disaster. Just look at Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He was NOTHING like his comic counterpart.

  • Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    NO NOT HIM!!!!!

  • Germano Pontes

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Nothing is sacred anymore…

  • Ryan Keck

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck you Michael Bay, you sonuvabitch! You do NOT fuck with TMNT, leave it the fuck alone! O, and Nickelodeon wants to change Donnie and Mikey’s weapons for their new cartoon?! No no no no no no no no no!!!!!!!

  • Jesus Edgardo Shadir Herrera

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Michael Bay = Shitty Movies

  • Jake Anderson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Makes so much sense. We went to see Transformers, giving the studio so much money, making them think we want Michael Bay to make more movies.

  • Thomas Maner

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I did not see the 2nd or 3rd transformers movies and I won’t see the new TMNT. I hope the Nick cartoon show does not mess up like that.

  • Merang K. Lemtur

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    so im guessing its going to be named Teenage Alien ninja turtles…. O.o and april O neil is going to be Megan Fox and casey jones will be played by Samuel L Jackson, and Splinter what about Splinter will he be an alien Mouse… (BIKER MICE FROM MARS) … >??? the Fuck is going here .. what part of MUTANT doesnt michael bay understand

  • Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    im not seeing tthis tmnt movie, i hope south park rips michale bay apart

  • Merang K. Lemtur

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    seems to me michael bay has become so obsessed with aliens … that he needs Ridley scott to make this movie

  • Steven Parker

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Why does Michael bay get to keep on making, cause pearl harbor sucked and I miss you

  • Merang K. Lemtur

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    HMMMMM if michael bay is so into aliens JUST MAKE A MOVIE Based on BIKER MICE FROM MARS… Yeah that’ll suit him.. bet thats going to be one hell of a movie…

  • Chris Stevenson

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    What’re they gonna do, ride around in cars? Bay’s only decent in one thing, shooting car commercials. And even those aren’t good.

  • Merang K. Lemtur

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I STILL SAY Michael Bay Just make .. BIKER MICE FROM MARS and add Master splinter to it to even ruin it more… yeah master splinter is part of the Biker mice from mars who shall be the turtles master

  • Tim Fischer

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I hate Michael Bays films. They almost have no plot to them!

  • Joseph Shai

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    The Super Mario Bros. Movie: Still a better movie concept than Michael Bay’s TMNT reboot.

  • Jrad Tiran

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    yeah ill most likely pass…almost everytime they try to reboot some nostalgia tv/ movie it turns to crap and ruins it for the rest of us that remembers the original version

  • S Jude Perera

    March 20, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    mobilize the forces! we got to stop this!

  • Pierre Aurelius

    March 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    was für´n scheiss alter die ficken meine kindheit !!

  • Herobizkit

    March 20, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Here’s the problem.
    If we go and see the movies, we feed the monster that is Michael Bay.
    If we don’t go and see the movies, producers will assume there in no interest and the idea will fade back into nothingness for another decade.
    It’s a lose/lose situation, and the fans are the ones who have to suffer.

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

       @Herobizkit But like I said, what TMNT fan won’t go see his film just for the simple fact thats its a TMNT film? I mean if you’re a huge fan, its an extremely touchy topic. I know I’ll (unfortunately) see it for that reason, just as I saw Friday the 13th 2009 cause well, I love the franchise. I guess Bay and Plantinum Dunes is targeting people like myself who will pay anything to see something with a pop culture label on it lol You’re right, its the fans who have to suffer. ~Props~

      • Devil_Rising

        March 20, 2012 at 11:58 pm

         @ClaudioPaola *raises hand* I won’t. I haven’t liked anything Turtles related since II came out and the old cartoon. I didn’t care for the new CGI Turtles movie, so I didn’t bother wasting my money to go see it in theaters. It’ll be no different with this film. Just being a fan of something, doesn’t mean you are obligated to waste your money on something terrible because it bears the same name.

    • NoisyPanther

      March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm

       @Herobizkit Yes, but, if fans go see the Michael Bay movie, producers will assume that fans are happy with the Michael Bay movies, and there’ll be more shitty Michael Bay movies. Either way, there won’t be a legit TMNT.

      • ClaudioPaola

        March 20, 2012 at 9:17 pm

         @NoisyPanther  @Herobizkit Oh I totally agree with you Noisy! No doubt will there be more shitty Bay films lol but some people will see it because it has TMNT in the title. For example, Im not a C.O.D fan ut when I played the new Goldeneye for the Wii (Which is 90% like C.O.D), I couldnt stop playing it. Companies target people who have a weakness for labels (like myself (sometimes)) lol  ~Sigh~ 

  • Doogrisa

    March 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I wish James could be the Director for the new TMNT movie.

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

       @Doogrisa BOOM! Now why the heck have I not read this in the earlier feeds! Now we’re getting somewhere!

  • EschiaMousehold

    March 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve never seen any of his movies, but he thought of what his scripts contain makes my mind shatter. Someone needs to put a curse on him so every time he changes something about a existing franchise, a burly old bald biker hippy gives him a tommyknocker in the ball sack.

  • schafdawg37

    March 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    So they will be Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles. That’ll get abbreviated to TANT. Then it’ll be pronounced as “taint.” Oh God Michael Bay! What hath you wrought?!?!?!?!?

  • Haive135

    March 20, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    This should have been posted in the “You Know What’s Bullshit” section of Cinemassacre.

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 9:31 pm

       @Haive135 You know what? I want to hear what crazy thinks Mike has to say about this idea! Cause yu’re right, its BS lol  

  • TheProfessor

    March 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Fellas, I normally EVER spam links. But after hearing this news yesterday I started a facebook page called “STOP! Michael Bay” – feel free to go there and give it a like. I might be dreaming, but I’m hoping it might get big enough for someone to notice…..

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      LMAO Done and Done sir! Thanks for the link!

    • TheProfessor

      March 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      meant to say ” I normally NEVER spam links”

  • Prophet Wing

    March 20, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I suspect that Bay is making these films just for kicks, and whether or not we actually take the bait means nothing to him.  (Although, thinking about it in retrospect, Bay may be doing the same thing to us `80s kids as Michael Haneke did to horror audiences when he made Funny Games.)

  • xXbigboi99Xx

    March 20, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    What will be in this movie:
    and turtles

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm

       @xXbigboi99Xx Don’t forget slow motions shots of a helicopter(‘s) underbelly!!!

  • Snejku

    March 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Ah, I was the discussing the same thing with a buddy today when I heard that he was involved. Personally I’ve decided to boycott Michael Bay’s movies because it’s exactly like you say James, it’s gonna continue to be like this because people pay to go see these movies.
    Hollywood doesn’t care about your nostalgia or directors passion for filmmaking, which is why we all here should really look fordward to the AVGN Movie and personally I’m really excited about it judging from what I’ve seen so far, that is.. your production bloggs.
    Now as for Michael Bay, I really hate that guy.. if I personally would ever be offered to work in the movie industry, I’d never work with him.. I also read that after Armageddon (which I actually find decent due to a great cast – Ben Affleck) Bruce Willis stated that he would never work with Michael Bay again, now I don’t know if this is true or not but it kinda speaks for itself that not only the fan world is looking down on him.
    People, here’s what we gotta do: Stop going to see movies like these and I’m not just talking about Michael Bay’s movies, I mean this whole genre of films in general.. y’know, the movies that are obviously just out there to make a buck, because then.. and only then, will Hollywood be forced to try new ideas and give other directors with a true passion behind filmmaking a chance. So long as Hollywood make top dollar on movies that are infact just loosely based on some classic element, it’s not gonna get diffrent. I’ve tried to explain to my buds about how terrible this kind of thing is, without much luck but perhaps the crowd here is more mature about understanding what makes films good, I believe we are and that’s why we come here to cinemassacre.

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 11:35 pm

       @Snejku Couldn’t have said it any better! Though, these days, Hollywood’s creativity has expired! This generation is the generation of remakes. Theres alot of creativity out there still but I feel that people only want to see the old. We just have to force ourselves out of our bubble and take a leap of faith. We’re going to have to take a leap of faith with this new TMNT anyways. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy remakes (for the most part). It makes you appreciate the original much more! Its these remakes however that kids these days see without even realizing that there was an original to begin with. I actually told someone the other day that Scarface (with Al Pacino) is a remake and he thought I was lying! Can you believe that? Next thing we know will be that kids won’t even see the original Total Recall cause “its too old and looks cheesy” when clearly it still lives up to today’s standards in film. Look at Cameron’s “Aliens”! It is absolutely amazing compared to most film today! Kill me if they remake Aliens, please lol Remakes have always existed but these last ten years has just been remakes (a good chunk of them anyways) and what else, CGI is taking over everything (thanks to Mr.Bay once again). To me, Cinemassacre is a reminder to all visitors and fans that although we need to embrace the new, we should never let go of the old. The past is what made us who we are today and it is future that makes us appreciate what we had growing up.

      • Snejku

        March 21, 2012 at 7:23 am

         @ClaudioPaola Yes, however. Like I’ve been saying, if Michael Bay is even going to have any part in the creation of this movie I won’t have a single qualm about refusing to go see it.

  • Funeralfog

    March 20, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    i’d honestly rather pay to see you and your friends make a ninja turtles movie. i’m sure it would be better because it’d have fuckin’rocksteady and bee-bop in it

  • Snejku

    March 20, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Ah I should have mentioned in my long entry that this would be a good time to revisit the Casey Jones fan film that is budget-limited, and ultimately ten times more awesome than Bays film is likely to ever be whatever the majority of mindless moviegoers might think, it’s gonna be the Batman Begins all over again I think, just adding another crappy director into the mix.

  • Snejku

    March 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Ah I should have mentioned in my long entry that this would be a good time to revisit the Casey Jones fan film that is budget-limited, and ultimately ten times more awesome than Bays film is likely to ever be whatever the majority of mindless moviegoers might think, it’s gonna be the Batman Begins all over again I think, just adding another crappy director into the mix.

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

       @Snejku I watched that a while ago and man, it kicks ass! I made my own Casey Jones orgin fan film but this one is just amazing! This is how a TMNT film should be. Gritty, dark and violent. The way TMNT were intended to be.

  • BrandonReese

    March 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Umm He’s just a producer so he had nothing to do with making them aliens. Everyone gets their panties in a wad at the mention of his name because it’s a stupid fad.  What I’m seeing here are a bunch sheep blaming Bay because all the cool kids are doing it. He’s not to blame but a whiny minority just loves to bitch about the guy because it’s “cool” 

    • Devil_Rising

      March 20, 2012 at 11:56 pm

       @BrandonReese Calling “Shit” what it is, namely “shit”, is not being a “whiney minority”, nor is it trying to be “cool”. It’s pointing out a fucking fact. Bay’s movies blow, and even if he wasn’t involved, there was pretty much zero chance that this new live action Turtles movie would be any good anyway. It’s not surprising in the least. We have the original film, and to a lesser degree, Turtles II. And the classic show. People have only themselves to blame for supporting these remakes and sequels and reboots that keep coming out, by forking out their money to see it. If they don’t want to see more shit, then don’t GO see it. It’s as simple as that.

      • BrandonReese

        March 21, 2012 at 2:53 am

         @Devil_Rising If they didn’t like it they wouldn’t see it. You don’t like it and can’t accept that there are those that do. So you and others like you complain and whine and go way overboard with it to try to shove your opinion down everybody’s throats.

  • kuksoolwon

    March 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Michael Bay to these Reboots is like JLN to Videogames.

  • Dano Angelo

    March 20, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I am gonna work on my first long play movie next year. I hope I can evolve in time, and show you what a REAL TMNT movie is about.

  • OmegaCoriel

    March 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Turtles in space?!  WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS BULLSHIT!!! I haven’t been keeping up in the news about this.  I was imagining an awesome story-line with enjoyable characters I remember from the original cartoon.  But this.. this is fucking bullshit!!

  • AndreasPerssonFondell

    March 20, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Michael Bay can fuck himself up the ass. He makes horrible movies that are 100% CGI and gets credit for being a great director. Fuck him and his movies. He couldn’t use his “skills” to make a decent action movie without CGI even if the entire existence of the universe depended on it. That’s how much that guy sucks at making movies. They should scrap his name in the credits of EVERY movie he’s been directing and just write “THANK YOU [insert animation studio name here] FOR MAKING THE ENTIRE MOVIE!”
    God I hate Michael fucking Bay!

    • ClaudioPaola

      March 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

       @AndreasPerssonFondell ~Props~

  • RichardCarlJr

    March 20, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I’ll go on the record and advocate a “fuck michael bay” campaign =) May he never make another movie.Him and Uwe Boll.Boll needs to be sodomized like Hitler, …I’m just sayin.

  • metalmonkey666

    March 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Michael Bay can suck my balls. No, wait… No he can’t. Because if he did suck my balls, he’d probably go that into a movie about balls that came from outer space to fight evil on his chin while things explode. And that would just ruin any feeling of nostalgia I might have about the original.

  • Johnthegamer

    March 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I think James has the right idea, TMNT fans of the world need to unite and boycott this crap, it’s time to put a stop to Michael Bay movies once and for all!

  • JordanHobbins

    March 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I actually like the Michael bay transformers movies but I don’t like the fact that he changed the turtles origin. Still the movie has only taken it’s baby steps and we don’t know much about it, so let’s just ride it out and complain whenever possible.

  • metalcommand

    March 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    When CGI wasn’t so prominent in movies, Michael Bay used to make decent movies. I recall that ‘The Rock’ was a movie from him, and it’s one of my favorite movies ever! Michael Bay actually responded to this commotion. He said to have faith and don’t believe all that’s said, because the script is half – finished. Also, one of the original creators of TMNT will be involved in the making of this movie.  

    • Devil_Rising

      March 20, 2012 at 11:53 pm

       @metalcommand That doesn’t mean much. Terry Goodkind, the writer of the Sword of Truth series, was directly involved in that “Legend of the Seeker” show, and yet look what happened. It turned out being some bastardized piece of garbage that had a totally different plot, and bared very little resemblance to the first book it was based on. So original creators being involved isn’t always an indication that things will be good. You’re right, The Rock was a good movie. But Michael Bay does not make good movies anymore, so why is anyone even surprised?

      • metalcommand

        March 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

         @Devil_Rising True to that, but I guess that even Michael Bay wouldn’t dare to f*ck up TMNT…right?*whispers* right..??

  • evil stewie

    March 20, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Heh itll just as bad as the third one since bay is making it…..

  • JordanHobbins

    March 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    I am a huge fan of the transformers movies, even the 2nd one, because of what was there: and it is transformers. But i don’t like the way bay is going on the new turtles movie. Nonetheless I believe that we should wait a bit before going on a nerd rage as we don’t know anything about the movie yet.

  • Devil_Rising

    March 20, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Yup. That pretty much nails it. All the haters, whiners, and complainers out there, who HATE Mike Bay…..and think his movies are garbage, well…it’s YOUR fault he’s so successful, and YOUR fault his shit keeps coming out. Did he ruin your favorite cartoon series from the 80s? Well you’re partly to blame, for watching and supporting it. If no-one went to see this shit, then there’d be no more crap to follow. Me? I DO think he’s a hack, and consequently, I don’t waste my money going to see his movies. So I’m happy to say I’m NOT part of the problem. Cheers.

  • ChrisJamesBudgell

    March 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    while this is true, we have to understand that there are more of them out there then there is hardcore turtle fans, that got no assurance that all of you wil go see it to make them enough money, so this appeal to everybody is whats best for money makersand a saying goes, if you want something done right do it your selfif it was me id probably make a sequal to the first turtle live action movie because the follow ups doesnt count in my mind lol

  • metalmonkey

    March 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Michael Bay can suck my hairy balls. No, wait… No he can’t. And not only because that is gay, but also because if he did he might go turn that into a movie about big hairy balls from outer space coming to earth to fight evil on his chin while things explode or something. And that would just ruin any feelings of nostalgia that I may have had for the original.

  • RoperFDF

    March 21, 2012 at 12:02 am

    At least it won’t actually be TMNT. It will have to be called Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles (TANT if you will)
    ps. Bay can suck Devastators nuts 

    • metalmonkey

      March 21, 2012 at 12:20 am

      They could change the name of the franchise all together really. It could be “Pubescent Extraterrestrial Ninjas In Shells” (PENIS) Cause Michael Bay always wanted to make a movie about the PENIS.

  • FloridaBoy

    March 21, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Michael Bay BRINGS MY PISS TO A BOIL !!!!!

  • Christian Lopez Gil

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I don’t watch his movies, can’t stand them

  •    Dave

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Michael Bay isn’t really that great a director, his films where moderate but that’s it, for example the transformers films where over-hyped for what they where and each film seemed to feel like I was watching the first one.

    In all honesty I think if James have directed any of the films he did it would have been 100x more exciting and entertaining not to mention true to the original.

  • Morbid Thrasher

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am


  • Rob Williams

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I agree with you. If you dont watch they wont keep making it. Simple.

  • Rob Williams

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I agree with you. If you dont watch they wont keep making it. Simple.

  • Delevan Tam

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Aaron Abram’s: King of improv. directing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=D0Vm-EZYVZE
    Spread the word!

  • William Smith

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Fucker is trying to Mutate the turtles into aliens … what a CockSmith

  • Michael P. Wunder

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    An open letter to Michael Bay:

    Dear Michael Bay,

    Please, please do not do this to me. I already have nearly all of my (Hollywood) hatred aimed toward George Lucas and I like it that way. It was my hatred of Lucas that allowed me to watch Transformers 1 and be like “Eh, it was alright, but not as bad as the Star Wars prequels.” Then you released Transformers 2 and that was truly bad. Once again, thanks to my hatred of Lucas, I was able to avoid seeing a horrible 3rd film in a series. But now, now my dear Mr. Bay you have gone and done this to me. Why? Was it not enough for you to be a mild annoyance? Why can’t you let me keep hating just Lucas? I do not think of you the same way I think of Lucas, so please stop trying to force yourself on me in that way. It’ll never work between us the way it works between me and George. So just stop trying.

    Another Mike that also has a last name that is a common word in the English language.

    Stop giving bad names to those with the name of Michael with a common word in English as a last name.

  • Jordan Payne

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    But James is right

  • Jordan Payne

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I hope Michael Bay dies. That is all.

  • M Michael Metoxen

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    SO…these turtles will come from space, tranform into a turtle van, have gigantic balls, watch dogs hump and be mostly focused on their friend from the Disney channel. I can’t wait!!!!

  • Randy Shultz

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    do we call it teenage alien ninja turtles.

  • Manuel Koehler

    March 21, 2012 at 12:29 am

    He rapes my childhood heroes only for money. My he drown in ooze and mutate into a big, fat, one eyed, hairy pig. *Grr*

  • IonianBlue

    March 21, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I probably would end up seeing it out of morbid curiosity. I did with all three Transformers movies and while I thought the first was actually pretty good, I found the last two to be lackluster. The third should come with an enlistment form. 😛 Having said that, Bay also said, to paraphrase, that he’s not going to leave out what we love about the Turtles. So, my idealistic hope is that by aliens he means something to do with the Utroms. But then, I also wish that I was two inches taller, junk food was actually good for me and that I could buy a time machine from Amazon for $14.95 and have it not be that stupid Hyperdimensional resonator brain-fryer thingamabob.

  • March 21, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Michael Bay has become our country’s Uwe Boll…

  • BrandonReese

    March 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

    As a lifelong Transformers fan I enjoyed the movies. Sure there were things I would have done differently, but that’s true of EVERY movie. You guys are acting like a bunch of fucking babies though, they’re just movies and if you don’t like them then don’t see them. All your whining and crying isn’t going to change anything.
    The irony of this is the TMNT cartoon that introduced most of us to the turtles had about as much to do with their original incarnation as the Transformers movies had to do with G1. Yet I don’t hear anyone making death threats  against the people who made that. However I do think that making the turtles aliens in a bad idea, on par with what was done to the Mario Bros. movie. As it stands now though we don’t know jack shit about it or who even came up with that idea. So breaking out the “fuck Michael Bay” torches just shows how immature and fucking insane you people are.

    • Dano Angelo

      March 21, 2012 at 2:23 am

       @BrandonReese The issue here is the nostalgia that is being destroyed. We knew the TMNT in their form that was being aired in the 80’s. And it’s succes made it what it  is still today. Same for the Transformers. Transformers were robot’s that were self-conscious and aware. Now, the movie shows a whole different picture. I rememberd after the movie, my friends could not stop talking about that hot chick! So the focus on the concept changed. And that terrible CGI makes me feel that those robots (I don’t call them Transformers anymore) were weightless, CGI just fucks up the laws of physics. The movie itself maybe “good”, but it has nothing to do with Transformers in their nostalgic form.
      P.S. some directors should have a course, how to use CGI! And not how to abuse…

      • Kezd

        March 21, 2012 at 6:54 am

         @Dano Angelo What a horrible night to have a c(o)urse!

    • Johnthegamer

      March 21, 2012 at 2:26 am

      There was only very slight differences for the origins for the turtles between the cartoon and the comic book, at least the cartoon didn’t make them space aliens…. Speaking of immature, you should read your own comment, you couldn’t be a more obvious troll if you tried, people have every right to be upset, Michael Bay is only in the business of getting paid, he puts no effort into these projects and it shows.

      • BrandonReese

        March 21, 2012 at 2:56 am

         @Johnthegamer I was talking about the less violent cartoon approach and the addition of Krang and the Technodrome. Those are some significant changes that nobody gets so upset about they make death threats. The reaction the Transformers movies have gotten is on the level of a severe mental disorder. People actually made death threats against Bay only because of Optimus’ flame decals. The healthy approach would be ” I don’t care for the movies, I just won’t see them” not ” BAY SHOULD DIE IN A FIRE!!!!!!!! WE HAVE TO STOP HIM!!!!!!! RAPED MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(wtf does that even mean anyway?)” And he’s only in the business of getting paid? That’s what all movies are. Every movie ever made was done to make money, but for some reason when Bay does it he’s being an asshole.

      • Kezd

        March 21, 2012 at 4:40 pm

         @BrandonReese  @Johnthegamer Obviously not all movies are made for profits only. But if you’re talking about Hollywood, then you’re probably right. I also don’t see the big deal about the whole thing anymore.
        Sure, Bay’s probably gonna f*ck it all up (once again), but it’s not like the older turtles movies were any good either. I guess fans are only happy if the movie gets nearly everything they know about the universe right. Major changes don’t exactly meet with approval from the fanbase, because something people remember from their childhood is suddenly turned into something completely different. For that reason, many fans will go see this movie so they can nit-pick it apart afterwards; if fans can get some fun out of a Michael Bay movie this way, I say let them have it.
        I myself like Monty Python, so I love something completely different – only I also hate movies that look like crap and make no sense, so I won’t watch the TMNT-by-Bay-schlock.

    • Promontorium

      March 21, 2012 at 3:05 am

       @BrandonReese I don’t really think  to this day that anyone knows what exactly was done to the Mario Bros. movie. 

  • GregoryJonesJr

    March 21, 2012 at 3:02 am

    If Michael Bay is involved, I’m expecting a 19 year old April O’Neil wearing barely legal low-cut jeans and every minority acting either too serious or like a complete idiot.

  • Promontorium

    March 21, 2012 at 3:02 am

    The simple question is, why are you making a film about this, if not for the fans? Is the TMNT story really that compelling? Unlike Transformers which can utilize the most of the things Michael Bay loves doing, technology, big action, breaking things, and chasing. TMNT is none of that. No car chases. No big explosions. Honestly ridiculous looking characters. Everything that is good and compelling about TMNT is NOT MICHAEL BAY. So WHY? WHY would he choose to make a film based on this, if only to then PISS ON the original story and fans. Michael Bay Transformers, makes sense. Michael Bay TMNT, makes no sense. 

    • Kezd

      March 21, 2012 at 6:41 am

       @Promontorium Perhaps Michael Bay is a big fan of 80’s cartoons like so many people here and maybe, by bringing those shows to mainstream audiences, he’s trying to cause a cartoon renaissance? Unfortunately, Bay has the reverse Midas touch.

      • Tetsu Deinonychus

        March 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

         @Kezd  @Promontorium Yeah, everything he touches turns to crap.


    March 21, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I’m sure Kevin Eastman will be bombarded with this at Comic-Con.

  • radicalbeatz

    March 21, 2012 at 3:18 am

    @Swow_tittybang michael bay is starting to become a problem lol

  • JimmyTehFreak

    March 21, 2012 at 3:31 am

    im still not sure michael bay is changing anything with an ‘alien’ origin story – remember before the 1987 cartoon there was a black and white comic – in the comic shredder gets murdered early, and shredder clones show up for like 3 issues – thats it.  the ooze wasn’t created in a lab – it was created by a species of alien living on earth – something that got mention in the 2003 cartoon when it turned out shredder had been one of the aliens.  so if the ooze originates from space – THAT could be the alien origin Michael Bay speaks of.. sounds like he’d be doing it proper justice instead of butchering it.
    ..but dont get me wrong – he will find ways to ruin it – this alien way just isnt it.

  • Ixion Schneider Wallace

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    this is war!, bitch…errr…bay

  • Andrew West

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    and they fucked up G.I. Joe, Duke and the Baroness are dating, in a relationship, she is supposed to be with Destro, Baroness and Cobra Commander are brother and sister? the Joes use accelerating suits that are garbage, the Joes are supposed to be the Elite, best of the best of the Military, they never wore performance enhancing suits, i hate how Zartan uses genetics to alter his appearence, as for Cobra Commander, YOU SEE HIS FACE!, YOU SEE HIS FACE!!!!!!!

  • Dustin Ducky Gussington Wensel

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    I made a video about Space Animals from Outer Space,…I wonder if the movie will be like this?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF4trLFx4SI&list=UU6z9i9PpUy5A31y0fiyLs1A&index=7&feature=plcp

  • Dustin Ducky Gussington Wensel

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

  • Louis S Brujah

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 am

    ass fuck!!!!! XD

  • inkrypted

    March 21, 2012 at 4:33 am

    All three movies kinda swapped mythologies between the cartoon and the comic and had some elements missing from both but were still entertaining. As long as the story is entertaining I think he should be allowed to take some liberties with the story. Having said that if you want to see a real hatchet job that resulted in movies with no entertainment value watch the X-Men Movies.

  • Feklhr2001

    March 21, 2012 at 4:54 am

    Hey James First of all, I like your cinemassacre-project, the whole thing, not only some parts of it. I’m from Germany and find it refreshing. Keep it up! So you said, that you’re displeased with Michael Bay as director for a reboot of TMNT or other 80’s comic stuff, because he would cripple them. But he got its succes with it. Are we responsible for this, like you said? Ya, because we go into the Theater or buying the dvd. Maybe we like this kind of film, but i think you overrate the intentions to watch such a kind of film. I think, that a true fan from this franchise (TMNT or Transformers) try to avoid to pay money for this, but it would do nothing to the 1 Billion income. A normal guy, who liked TMNT in the 80’s, maybe because it was a good show in then and all friends of him liked it too, but not more, would watch this movie. Please dont blame all of the community, that they are responsible for “shit à la Michael Bay”. Michael Bay is a Puppet of a factory, wich tries bath in money. And just like you said, Michael Bay is a name in Hollywood and millions of people know his (kind of) movies and still know what they get, nevertheless of its “irritating” names like “Transformers”, “Bad Boys 2” or “the isle”. I mean, he copied his own action-sequences… You are a fimmaker, a g(o)od one, you know it better than others. I think to satisfy a fan, such a film could only be done by a fan… a real one. (May be you? I would watch it.) have a nice day

  • kaneda_bjf

    March 21, 2012 at 5:05 am

    The first Transformers was passable. I appreciated the fact that there was no attempt to completely reinvent the Transformers in any way – they were pretty much the way they were in the cartoon. Autobots and Decepticons, Cybertron, humans caught in the middle – it was all there. The direction and script were woeful, but as a fan of the cartoon my only concern was the Transformers and how they translated to live-action, and they did so pretty well. Unfortunately by the time the third film came out I was so exhausted by trying to figure out what the fuck was going on that I didn’t even care anymore – “Sam had a fragment of the allspark in his trouser pockets for the last two years? Are you fucking shitting me?!?” Michael Bay’s consistent disregard for logic and logistics just makes his films frustrating to watch. A brief example – in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Sam runs away from Decepticons who were probing his memories, fleeing from an industrial looking area with warehouses and processing plants. Two scenes later he’s in a forested area with snow-capped mountains in the background. What happened to the industrial area? The camera pans in every conceivable direction and you don’t see this production plant anywhere! NOWHERE!?!? Where did it go!?!?!….ahem. I digress. The idea of Michael Bay bringing the Turtles to the big screen for yet another pointless reboot leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. I’m not even okay with the idea of the reboot, regardless of who does it. What’s wrong with the original TMNT live action movie? Even the CG update a few years back was…satisfactory. It wasn’t great, but it was a suitable rebooting of the franchise, much in the same way Sherlock Holmes was – not playing your key villain card early — Sam was on foot!! There was no way he could have made it THAT far from the industrial area in the amount of time that had passed!! What does Bay think we are? Stupid?!?…sorry. The sad thing is that Bay has such clout that whatever he has his heart set on doing will be done. It’s coming, and there’s nothing to do but brace yourself. Fucking forest mere yards away from – okay, I’m done.

    • BrandonReese

      March 21, 2012 at 7:26 am

       @kaneda_bjf Umm, Sam was picked up by Optimus after the factory, he wasn’t on foot. I’ve noticed this a lot actually, people will miss something and complain it’s a plot hole.

  • My1stday

    March 21, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Agree !  Whit most of you guys ,and with you james. The one point i wish to say about , just look at the times ,there is so many new tehnologies so much of everyting I mean WOW! And yet ,there is less and less original ideas in big screen ,same and same ,next chapter  ,remake , sequel ,Prequel ,Bullshit! And i know there is original and unique people ,its just no opportunites for them.

  • Boris Carloff

    March 21, 2012 at 5:25 am

    I agree, but Bay said probably stupidest explonation for that.. He said kids will belive that four mutant turtles fighting like a ninjas are true and also they’re aliens. Seriously, he said that, at least that how my source of information said. Yeah, like four mutants made by alien’s technology (not cauting Splinter and other) is too unreal, but if they’re aliens themselves, that’s okay, that’s realistic.

    • kaneda_bjf

      March 21, 2012 at 5:38 am

       @Boris Carloff Well he’s right. The problem is that alien turtles who are masters in the art of ninjutsu is just such a cliche now. I mean, how many movies have carried that plot? Too many to mention here.

  • JelwynnKain

    March 21, 2012 at 6:08 am

    maybe he talks about aliens because, in the sentence, he says that kids will think the turtles are real actors coming from another planet. I hope so because changing the story would be a great mistake.

  • SolidSteve

    March 21, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Very true words Mr Rolfe.

  • Kezd

    March 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Honestly, I could see the turtle’s origins being changed up a little. Even them being aliens isn’t too much of a stretch for me to care too much. The original three turtles movies stuck a little closer to the original origin story, but let’s face it: they kinda suck if it weren’t for the nostalgia element. So, if a new turtles movie changes things up a little, but ends up being pretty good, why not? Look what happened to Star Trek with the new movie. It wasn’t exactly what Star Trek fans would want in a Star Trek movie, but it still ended up being a really good action movie. It worked on its own terms.
    However, this is Michael Bay we’re talking about and we all know which qualities he values in movies and that he’s going to make it a big mainstream blockbuster, so don’t expect any consideration for the fans from this kind of project! Resistance is futile.

  • Kezd

    March 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Honestly, I could see the turtle’s origins being changed up a little. Even them being aliens isn’t too much of a stretch for me to care too much. The original three turtles movies stuck a little closer to the original origin story, but let’s face it: they kinda suck if it weren’t for the nostalgia element. So, if a new turtles movie changes things up a little, but ends up being pretty good, why not? Look what happened to Star Trek with the new movie. It wasn’t exactly what Star Trek fans would want in a Star Trek movie, but it still ended up being a really good action movie. It worked on its own terms.
    However, this is Michael Bay we’re talking about and we all know which qualities he values in movies and that he’s going to make it a big mainstream blockbuster, so don’t expect any consideration for the fans from this kind of project! Resistance is futile.

  • JasonPicard

    March 21, 2012 at 7:15 am

    James they should of given the new TMNT movie to you to write and direct:) At least you know that the new movie you are making Is going to be better than the new turtles movie!

  • doc_evil

    March 21, 2012 at 8:09 am

    well if michael bay is really serious about making the turtles come from outer space then they should probably change the title to “teenage alien ninja turtles” haha 

  • Glenn Edward Welsh

    March 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

    In defense of the Tim Burton Batman, even Bob Kane himself said that making The Joker the killer was a good idea. But it would have been total heresy if Bruce Wayne’s parents never were killed at all, totally altering the fundamentals of the character like Bay wants to do with TMNT.

  • Steve Fitch

    March 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Exactly! People are mindless sheep. Most here know the movie will be terrible, but yet still give Bay their money and then bitch and complain about the movie. What does he care, he has your money – AGAIN. I am proud to say, I have never watched his transformer movies.

  • gamez

    March 21, 2012 at 9:03 am

    James you’reone of those people who is just as responsible as us. You saw the Transformers movie as well, heck you gave a review about it. You’re one of us here James. so obviously you didn’t avoid the bait just like us.

  • gamez

    March 21, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Of course Michael “douchebag” Bay  is going to cast an attractive lady to play the part of April o’Neil as a gimmick to lure in the guys. So James be like us and avoid the bait.

    • March 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

       @gamez Well, April O’Neil is supposed to be attractive anyway, but yeah, I agree… It’s Michael Bay so he’s going to over sexualize her. April O’Neil’s butt will be the main character, no doubt.

  • TheProfessor

    March 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

    For those joking suggesting they change the name to TANT:This one thing destroys the entire “name” of the TMNT. They are not Teenagers, because years is how we count time on Earth. Not Mutants obviously, because they’re aliens now.Can’t be Ninjas because, again, that comes from Earth.
    Not Turtles because well…. again, they’re aliens. So the movie should just be called “Aliens that resemble Turtles”.
    STOP! MICHAEL BAY FACEBOOK PAGEhttp://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Stop-Michael-Bay/153436531445040

  • mike_guillen

    March 21, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Of course I will not go to see this movie, I didn’t saw transformers on theater or rent it, as a matter a fact I’ve seen only the first one on TV so I have my soul in pace. Whats this obsession to bring back 80s cartoon to the big screen in CGI formats?, why we allow to see our favorites cartoon destroyed by hollywood? Transformers, Dragon Ball, The Smurfs, Yogui Bear, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Inspector Gadget and now the Ninja Turtles, stop promoting this bullshit don’t go to see this movies please.

  • stoney_1

    March 21, 2012 at 10:03 am

    The only movie I care to see these days is the AVGN movie! I’m super cereal! Suck my third nut Hollywood!!

  • sircorvus

    March 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Well said James!

    • JesseBrown

      March 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

       @sircorvus It was a total cop out statement. 

  • tpidgeon

    March 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

    well if they are indeed an alien race, then why would they be called the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” unless there are aliens that happened to have been mutated in some way. Or maybe in the movie people just are not sure what they are so call them mutants. Are they still trained as ninjas by a giant rat? if so, is he an mutant alien as well or maybe just an alien? are they still teenagers in earth years?
    Now many movies change back stories when it comes to adaptations, but with this one it just doesn’t makes sense when the name of the movie clearly explains what the subject matter is. The main characters age should be somewhere in their teens, they have been mutated in some way, they are knowledgeable in the arts of a ninja, and their species is classified as turtle. It could not be simpler, but…
    In short if they are not going to be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, don’t call the fucking movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, call is something else for fuck sakes. Green ass kicking alien fuckazoids from the planet for fuck yourself

    • undertaker91

      March 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

       @tpidgeon its not gonna be called TMNT anymore, its just gonna be Ninja Turtles

  • RasmusVester

    March 21, 2012 at 11:18 am

    This is not true. The writers works close to the creators of TMNT.

  • KyleTonaus

    March 21, 2012 at 11:43 am

    At least the Transformers back-story wasn’t changed much.  They have always been aliens, just as the turtles have always been, well, turtles…earth turtles.  I’m disappointed in your apathy James.  You have a voice and followers.  As someone with such a clear appreciation for the characters (Turtle Tuesday was an indication) I would hope you would at least aid in making people aware of and concerned about this atrocity.  It is possible to change this still.  It’s been done before.  We need leaders to make a stand, to start the revolution.

  • OzzieRay

    March 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The only way I will consider accepting this change is if whats alien is not the turtles themselves, but the ooze that mutates them….if the ooze instead comes from space instead of a lab then that could work.
    However, I still dont see why a change is necessary in the first place
    EVERYONE keep in mind: our childhoods are not being ruined!!  all the shows we all love from that time have not changed!! and will not. Not even MB & all his $ can take away your memories….dont be rediculous

  • FrankCabanski

    March 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I for one want to see exploding pizzas.

    • TheProfessor

      March 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

       That actually might be cool. But please don’t encourage him.

  • Kent Stevens

    March 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    fuck michael bay fuck michael bay fuck michael bay fuck michael bay fuck michael bay fuck michael bay.

  • Iddqd Idkfa

    March 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    why don’t he do a Battletoads movie ? they are aliens, there is no need for destroy TMNT, and i’m sure that the Battletoads rights are way more cheaper xD

  • Lance Earley

    March 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I thought the Transformers movies kicked ass. I was happy with them and I have been a fan of them since childhood. (Iam an 80’s child) The cartoons werent just about the Transformers but, it also involved the humans that they were involved with. Now, turtles from space will piss me off. Is this supposed to be a complete redo or is it a sequal to the last movies? (Though, as you have stated before 3 was horrible, to say the lest.) I get so tried of the movie industry redoing everything. Why cant they just make sequals anymore? I would rather have a sequal than a piece of shit remake that ruins the whole franchise all together.

  • March 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I wouldn’t have a problem with the making of this move except for the one fact

  • Atone13

    March 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Hey James I don’t know if you’ve been informed yet or not, but this TMNT outcry got the Nerd a shout out on TMZ live yesterday.  Robbie Rist, who’m you probably know was the voice of Mikey in the first 3 movies,  was a guest on the show and was going off about the whole origin story change up.  During his convo he brought up your reviews of the movies particularly the 3rd one.   Thought it was cool to be watching the show and hearing my favorite angry nerd get some love.

    • Prophet Wing

      March 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm

       @Atone13 And I missed it too, DAMN!  Where can I find footage of this?

      • Atone13

        March 21, 2012 at 3:11 pm

         @Prophet Wing Well, I got a bit of sad news for ya.  You can watch the episode to see Rists’ segement, unfortunately after it airs live they like to let there editors play and his mention of our favorite nerd was cut out.  So unless you were watching live yesterday it seems have gone the way of the Dodo. 
        Anyway http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_4ebshy22/ theres the link, and the interview starts at 33:50 or so,, but like i said it was edited down and they cut the nerd shoutout.  Bastards.

      • Prophet Wing

        March 21, 2012 at 9:57 pm


      • Prophet Wing

        March 21, 2012 at 9:59 pm

         @Atone13 So I guess my catching this one is completely left to the graces of someone with a DVR… Well, hope springs eternal. 
        (Listening to Rist’s voice in that one, I still can’t help hearing Whiz from “Kidd Video” when he talks… but I digress.)

    • Hastaj00

      March 21, 2012 at 6:07 pm

       Neat, but TMZ is the antichrist and everyone associated with the program should be crucified.

  • JohnnyNightmare

    March 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I think it was pretty smart of James to be classy about his feelings about it. We still have no idea what to expect. Well we do, due to the whole alien thing, but there is so much time to see what they can do with it. If they choose to go down that route so be it. It wont make any changes to my memories of the 80s and 90s turtles, so im fine with it also… We do have to see some live action Crang, Bebop and Rocksteady though, thats something I think we all missed…

  • JesseBrown

    March 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    James what the hell man? how can you call yourself a nerd and not get upset about this? If anybody should be upset its you. You are really disappointing fans and not living up to your self imposed “Nerd” persona.
    Bad PR move. 

    • Rasite

      March 21, 2012 at 1:55 pm

       @JesseBrown The nerd isn’t James. The nerd is a character.

    • ThatDudeX

      March 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm

       @JesseBrown He posted the comment as James,  NOT the AVGN character!! YOU don’t have any fans ya douche bag!!!

  • christburner

    March 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    “Why does Michael Bay have to be involved with every horror reboot and every reboot of our favorite 80′s cartoons. Because you all keep going to see his movies!”
    …and again i SCREAM from the depths of my soul, with every aching inch of my being. FUCK HOLLYWOOD
    best of luck on your movie James. you dont need those pig fuckers to live the dream.

  • cakecookie

    March 21, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I’m not seeing it. I didn’t see the transformers movies either. Spielburg should have directed the first one…

  • MichaelWells82

    March 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    OMG! “Why does Michael Bay have to be involved with every horror reboot and every reboot of our favorite 80′s cartoons. Because you all keep going to see his movies! ” 
    It’s The Shit Rainbow all over again! Maybe Michael Bay was the cult leader of LJN…

    • Prophet Wing

      March 21, 2012 at 10:01 pm

       @MichaelWells82 LJN = Rainbow Dimm.  (If you feel like chucking bricks at me for that pun, feel free.)

  • March 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    The only micheal bay movie i can even stomach to watch is armageddon.

  • Daveclinical

    March 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Hmmm TMNT are from outers space …  They are from a ooze created by the Utromes … Utromes are from outers space … so … TMNT are mutant  created by Alien.  
    Sorry for my bad english 

  • Daveclinical

    March 21, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    But … make no mistake .. I HATE Michael Bay 

  • sc2fighting

    March 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Given it’s Bay, Krang will probably just be an alien that constantly explodes when he talks.

  • Geneve Rogan-Hawk

    March 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    What the hell is that man doing to my childhood!? THEY ARE NOT ALIENS!!!

  • TasosSaroglou

    March 21, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Like i said james my man your hollywood have make it self a dry pond of ideas,and thats hapens because they do not leave younger and brighter minds like for instance you to give some cool new ideas.Do you wonder why they have returned to clasic 80s toon and horror remakes? because the reason is that i have mention above! THATS WHY! i have read something about the new turtles movie but i didn’t give so much attention because i though that was a prank because they said something about a live action movie,and secondly i think that it will be a new cgi crap like the previous one because to tell you the truth i liked better the first two old ones.Don’t you worry man i will not go to see this crap because i honnor the 80s like you and second because i do not own money lately to go out to the movies like i used to (not that if i had i go to those) anyway get ready to make us an angry review with dough about this crapy stuff,can’t wait 😉

  • Hastaj00

    March 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm


  • Hastaj00

    March 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    In a way I feel the Transformers movies sucked….
    In another way I feel like Michael Bay is a visual genius on the level of Terrence Malick, James Cameron or Steven Spielberg.  also felt like Spielberg had a hand in editing and finishing the final product of Transformers 3, as it felt much more coherant and linear, storytelling and action wise, than the first two.  But seriously, I don’t think we’ve yet to see CGI that tops the transformers films in any other movie, period… it’s just pristine.  was nice to see “Dark of the Moon” nominated for best sfx/cgi at the 2012 oscars, though it lost to Hugo (love Scoresese but that pissed me off.. but like they’re going to really give Bay an academy award… like Titanic beating out Starship Troopers in 97 for sfx). 
    I love the original 90 TMNT film, doubt it can be topped in all honesty, which is weird, it was such a fluke of a good movie. Sequels unwatchable, and didn’t bother with the new cgi rendition in 07.  I wasn’t a transformers fan as a kid like I was with TMNT, so I didn’t mind Bay’s (alleged) butchering of the series, and now that’s it’s 2012 I don’t care about anything, so not only will I not care about Bay’s version, I probably won’t even see it.  Bay’s “mentality”, it must be said, certainly served best in the mid-late 90’s (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon), that rock-n-roll, mtv-editing-style, gung-ho attitude glitz and glam.  Pearl Harbor is when it all started to fall apart (frankly though I do think he redeemed himself with the transformers series, if only a little bit, from the catasrophes (sp) of Pearl Harbor, Bad Boys II, The Island, etc.

    • BrandonReese

      March 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm

       @Hastaj00 I’ve been a Transformers fan since I was a baby and I can tell you the only “butchering” Bay did to the movies was giving Optimus those flame decals and changing a few colors and vehicles. That’s the kind of trivial stuff the manchild geewunners(the people who are obsessed with the 80’s cartoon) complain about the most.

  • theretrogamer14

    March 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Just please make Shredder a badass, Krang a badass, and the turtles like TURTLES not HUMAN TURTLES and I will be fine

    • theretrogamer14

      March 21, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      Oh and keep April O’ Neil hot (cast April O’ Neil as April O’ Neil)

  • March 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    And the systematic rape of my fond childhood memories continues…..

  • WilliamMunnyOutlaw

    March 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm


  • CrucifixionoftheVampire

    March 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I like the Transformers movie to. 

  • AndrewFysh

    March 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    the first transformers movie was good.. but the sequels were god awful and very very boring.

  • XhavierQuinones

    March 21, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t know why people hate on Transformers or Michael Bay. Yeah, he’s not Martin…but I mean c’mon. Everyone is just following the crowd on this one. And I mean EVERYONE. When people heard that a Transformers movie was coming out, everyone was up in arms about it. Then when they heard MB was directing, people were crying and crying and crying.
    Then it came out and people were shitting bricks. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE was amazed. But then the bad reviews started coming out, and people just wanted to hate on it because it was popular or it was the opposite opinion that everyone else had at the time. So people who honestly wanted to see it but couldn’t right away, got bad reviews and expected for it to be bad the moment they saw it. And even though they might have liked it, they wanted to fit in, in whatever circle they were currently in, and hated on it as well.
    Say what you will about the movie or MB, I still enjoyed them fully. I enjoy MB’s work, and I don’t go into the movie going “OMG EXPLOSIONS AND SHIT AND NO STORY AND HATE HATE HATE MB HATE HATE KK HATE”.
    Also, for those of you who don’t know….MB is rebooting Transformers. Yes, the franchise he just got done with, he’s rebooting.

    • Snejku

      March 22, 2012 at 4:49 am

       @XhavierQuinones Everyone was certainly not amazed, when I first watched it on DvD or whatever I thought it was an ok film but I was never amazed with it. And if you’ve watched James review of it, you’d know he wasn’t amazed either. To be fair it had ok moments, the visuals were indeed good but it all got smothered in terrible music choise and cluthered scenes where you couldn’t tell one robot from the other because they looked way to similar, the autobots were for the most part just really stupid and stereotypically, I liked Optimus I suppose.. didn’t feel “raped” over the decisions they made with him. But Shia Lebouf and his family got on my nervers like a raging insanity, and megan fox is only there because she’s hot which I feel is completely unecessary.. it doesn’t help that she’s portrayed as a stereotypical female douche either. We were supposed to have a movie about the transformers but what we got instead felt more like some kind of overproduced feature lenght linkin park music video. The second one pretty much flat out sucked and I take pride in not even bothering with watching the third one on DVD or anything.

    • metalmonkey

      March 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

       @XhavierQuinones Reboot. Ha. Isn’t reboot like, latin for “fuck in the ass” or something?

  • Hanglyman

    March 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    YES. Just don’t see it, people. It’s Michael Bay. Even if he didn’t change everything, it still wouldn’t be good and you know it. Take a stand and just pretend it doesn’t exist. Most of the people who will be seeing this movie are fans of the shows or comics who should know better by now. Without its shallow name-recognition draw, it’s nothing. Stop seeing these and they’ll eventually be forced to stop making them, it really is that simple.

  • NewQuinn

    March 22, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Boycott Mikey Bay.

  • schloss_ritter

    March 22, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Hopefully this means he’s done raping the Transformers canon now.

  • laughs

    March 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

    It’s like getting an anonymous email containing a link that supposedly contains your mother in a porn clip… You don’t want to see it, but you just have to… TMNT is my mother, and Michael Bay is her hairy 6’4, 320 pound co-star. 🙁

  • stalepie

    March 22, 2012 at 1:43 am

    (shrug) The Transformers movies were good. I enjoyed them. They have amazine cinematography and action scenes.

  • SeanFrye

    March 22, 2012 at 1:48 am

    This reminds me.  I ought to see the TMNT movie that came out a few years ago.  James did a review of that in the Movie Reviews section.  I remember I was completely interested in the movie, but I guess it wasn’t enough to go to the theater.
    As for the new movie coming out.  I’ll probably skip out on it just because I don’t like this Turtles from space idea, unless somehow it’s a good movie, but I definitely have my doubts about that.

  • Hastaj00

    March 22, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Let’s not forget Bay started off directing music videos.. from wiki.. he directed these before he made his way into film:
    “Soldier of Love” by Donny Osmond (1989) (director)”Angelia” by Richard Marx (1989) (director)”I’ll Be Holding On” by Greg Allman (1989) (director) … from the film Black Rain”I Love You” by Vanilla Ice (1991) (director)”I Touch Myself” by Divinyls (1991) (director)”Love Thing” by Tina Turner (1992) (director)”Do It to Me” by Lionel Ritchie (1992) (director)”You Won’t See Me Cry” by Wilson Phillips (1992) (director)”I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf (1993) (director)”Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through” by Meat Loaf (1994) (director)”Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are” by Meat Loaf (1994) (director)
    Given a bunch of those are real ass (Vanilla Ice… Donnie Osmond…), I’d say it’s pretty surprising Bay became one of the highest grossing directors in Hollywood and, again IMO, probably in the top #5 visually keen directors of the past few decades.  If anybody doubts, check (youtube maybe) for some scenes like 1) Armageddon launch sequence 2) Pearl Harbor’s near half hour (world) war (II) scene of the Japanese bombing (crap film still, but action is phenomenal) 3) short bit at the end of The Rock where Nicholas Cage’s character sticks a needle through his heart as jets fly over/bomb alcatraz… and of course IMO all the transformers films have some peak moments of visual bliss, seamless integration of ridiculously high-def, boneriffically smooth cgi at heavenly framerates.  but as has already been made clear here most people on this site can’t seem to see anything of value in Bay’s TF franchise.  yeah, so, go try watching Bay’s Lionel Ritchie or Wilson Philips music vids, then say the TF movies are shit.  He’s come a long way.

    • Snejku

      March 22, 2012 at 4:38 am

       @Hastaj00 They’re still pretty crappy regardless of how far he’s come because he doesn’t make them with the respect that they deserve.

  • Hastaj00

    March 22, 2012 at 2:04 am

    hmm wait Black Rain was a Ridley Scott film from 1987 if I remember right, and somehow I doubt Scott would have Vanilla Ice on the soundtrack to one of his films.. so who knows how much of that list is fubar.

  • Hastaj00

    March 22, 2012 at 2:25 am

    btw sometimes I think I’m the next Michael Bay, with one computer and no budget.  he inspires my dick when I make vids:
    guessing these might get deleted for plugging 8====D

  • fightgenie

    March 22, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Michael Bay sucks. I suggest a boycott. 

    • AllenNagasDriscol

      March 22, 2012 at 3:05 am

       @fightgenie I suggest just not watching it. If others enjoy his movies, they have a right to see them. Their existence doesn’t harm you in any way, getting this pissed off about him making new ones only proves that you are watching every single one, so you have yourself to blame.

      • fightgenie

        March 22, 2012 at 3:39 am

        I quickly learned from the only Michael Bay film I saw, “Armageddon” that he is a shitmaker. Perhaps you are a slow learner, good luck with that.

      • A Person

        March 22, 2012 at 5:51 am

         @fightgenie Pretty lacklustre response. You totally ignored his point, either because you didn’t understand it or because you knew you couldn’t answer it. If you don’t like something, you don’t have to watch it. I’ve only seen one of his films, The Rock, which was stupid but entertaining. You are not obliged to watch any of his movies, so why do you feel obliged to have an opinion on them? They have an audience, deal with it.

      • Lajike

        March 22, 2012 at 6:06 am

         @A Person  @fightgenie well well, the avgn is all about having criticism on old games and he still play them isn’t it much of the same?

      • Jarnor

        March 24, 2012 at 2:39 am

         @fightgenie Yeah, Armageddon was a total shit-fest.  As it turns out “I do want to miss a thing, I do want to close my eyes.”
        Oddly enough “Pearl Harbor” didn’t bother me nearly as much as it apparently should have.  I guess walking in expecting total crap can leave you satisfied if anything in it was good.  🙂

      • CumfartCocktail

        March 22, 2012 at 10:35 am

         @AllenNagasDriscol Yes it does harm me. Just the knowledge of living on the same planet where these movies were made would be enough, but that fact that sooner or later you’re gonna see ads, trailers, comments, hype and other shit over the internet, so yeah it does affect people who don’t watch them.

  • fightgenie

    March 22, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Michael Bay sucks. I suggest a boycott. 

  • ceccarellii4

    March 22, 2012 at 3:27 am

    @schifflifilms http://t.co/CQOXv0CG

  • A Person

    March 22, 2012 at 5:48 am

    You can count on James to keep a level head with things like this.

  • metalcommand

    March 22, 2012 at 6:25 am

    I do not understand the hate for Michael Bay, actually. Transformers is a pretty good trilogy, and so are the movies Armegeddon and The Rock. I also liked Terminator 4. 

    • Strazdas

      March 22, 2012 at 6:34 am

       @metalcommand IM sorry but i cant take anyone saying that transformers were good seriusoly.

      • ChadGerbrandt

        March 23, 2012 at 5:24 am

         You make like the 5 person I have heard say they sucked. Even my brother liked them and he is one hell of a critic.

    • March 22, 2012 at 7:52 am

       @metalcommand Yeah, he must be doing something right, he’s one of the richest sons of bitches in Hollywood. He’s done a couple movies that were pretty decent too, like The Rock. His movies are all style over substance, sure, but I don’t think he deserves all this hate.
      But Pearl Harbour sucked. It just sucked.

      • Jerich0h0lic

        March 22, 2012 at 9:46 am

         @Big McLargehuge He gets the hate because he’s attempting to reboot a franchise and, once again, change it. I wasn’t a big Transformers fan as a kid, so I don’t know much about them, but I am friends with many, and from what I’ve been told, he’s altered that quite a bit. The Ninja Turtles are the first thing I ever fell head over heels for a a kid. It started with the cartoon and movies. As I got older, I got into the comics. While in the cartoon and movies, April was a reporter and in the comics she wasn’t, that’s a minor change. Change isn’t always a bad thing, but to alter the origin of the turtles, from mutants to aliens not only alters the entire universe of the turtles, but the name doesn’t even fit anymore. It’s another attempt by another uncreative team with no ideas but to exploit the fans of an original series. Why doesn’t Michael Bay just create a new set of alien superheroes that have nothing to do with the turtles and keep all the TMNT fans off his back? Because he knows it’s easier to slap a large franchise’s name on it than to come up with something original. Michael Bay is a pompous douche. Maybe the original flicks didn’t have insane CGI or Linkin Park playing the theme song. How changing them to aliens make them more believable is beyond me. What’s more believable, a planet of people-like turtles who somehow speak English and practice ninjitsu and come to Earth for some unknown reason, or turtles (that exist) get covered in radioactive waste (which exists) and mutate (which happens), all while living in Manhattan (explaining the English)? Michael Bay must be able to afford the good drugs. Just saying.

      • metalcommand

        March 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

         @Jerich0h0lic  @Big McLargehuge Maybe if people kept track of the news, they would know that Bay already said it was just a very, very small part of the script. He keeps the story true to the original comic story. He said so in his latest tweets. Strazdas, I can’t take anyone seriously who can’t spell the word ‘seriously’. Everyone has a different taste, and for what it was; Transformers was a decent action flick. It has some nice CGI and some great action scenes altogether. There are also some funny parts, too. You know, I just see it as a fun flick and do not compare it to the cartoons or anything. Just see a movie as a movie, not as a comparison to your childhood memory; nostalgia is a dangerous tool for judgement. Pearl Harbor isn’t really that great indeed, but because he made a few bad movies he deserves so much hate? Hook isn’t a great movie either, but Steven Spielberg doesn’t suck, right?  

      • March 23, 2012 at 12:22 pm

         @metalcommand  @Jerich0h0lic I agree, he doesn’t deserve “hatred”, but comparing him to one of the greatest directors of all time… (???) We’ll just leave that one alone.
        Generally, in my opinion, most of his movies are just crap. Sure they’re full of great action and Special Effects, but that alone does not make a good movie.
        But, whatever, Transformers were Ok, they were kind of fun. They took many artistic liberties and changed a good deal from the source material, but the source material still exists. I can still watch them anytime and I can ignore the movies if I want to (and I do). The same goes for TMNT. I just don’t care that much for me to “hate” someone I never met. We can always “not see the movie” if we so choose.

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 5:22 am

       Finally someone else with balls to say it. I loved the Transformers and thought they were great. They others you mentoned are now clasics. Terminator is my favorite set of movies since the first one.

  • MarcoSchuppers

    March 22, 2012 at 7:46 am

    From Space?…This sounds like a George Lucas evil advisor behind the directors chair.

  • sonicresistance

    March 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

    “just don’t see it”
    We get it people, if we don’t like it, we don’t have to see it.
    B ut the fact remains, we’re getting this <i>instead</i> of a proper TMNT movie, so we’re being penalized even if we don’t watch it. Who knows how long we’re gonna have to wait before a proper reboot gets made?
    10 years?
    F*ck that, the hate and outrage are very much deserved. As fans, this hurts us, whether we see it or not.
    The worst part is all the n00bs that are gonna go watch this and think <i>this</i> is how the TMNT ought to be. Ugh.

  • sonicresistance

    March 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

    blahblahblah “just don’t see it”
    We get it people, if we don’t like it, we don’t have to see it.
    B ut the fact remains, we’re getting this *instead* of a proper TMNT movie, so we’re being penalized even if we don’t watch it. Who knows how long we’re gonna have to wait before a proper reboot gets made?
    10 years?
    F*ck that, the hate and outrage are very much deserved. As fans, this hurts us, whether we see it or not.
    The worst part is all the n00bs that are gonna go watch this and think *this* is how the TMNT ought to be. Ugh.

  • sonicresistance

    March 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

    blah blah blah “just don’t see it”
    We get it people, if we don’t like the idea of it, we don’t have to see it.
    But the fact remains, we’re getting this *instead* of a proper TMNT movie, so we’re being penalized even if we don’t watch it. We were due for another TMNT movie, but instead we got robbed and got this. Who knows how long we’re gonna have to wait before a proper reboot gets made?
    10 years?
    F*ck that, the hate and outrage are very much deserved. As fans, this hurts us, whether we go watch it or not.
    The worst part is all the n00bs that are gonna go watch it and think *this* is how the TMNT ought to be. Ugh. Let’s face it, it’s gonna do great, with or without the fan’s monetary support.

  • TheRealMovieBoy

    March 22, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I agree with James. If you dont like the idea, dont go see it. BitTorrent it for free or something. Don’t pay money to see it. I am going to go see it myself. I really didn’t care about the Transformers movies having barely anything to do with the cartoon. I just wanted to see insane action with robots fighting. That’s the point that I think a lot of people missed with the franchise. I agree, it should have been called something else, but thats impossible these days. It’s reboot after adaptation after sequel. There’s no way they WEREN’T gonna call it Transformers. And thats pretty much the same way I feel about the TMNT film. I don’t care about changing origins so long as the movies are entertaining.

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

       What the hell would you call it. You can’t use the charater names from comic or show and not call it Transformers.  I for one love them and thought he did a great job bringing them back to the lime light. At least they stuck with the origin of the Transformers. Cybertron the battle to protect Earth from the Decepitcons. They referenced energon, brought in the cube. What part of any of that was not in the tv series or comic.  Besides Hasbro wouldn’t let him butcher it to bad. I will give some people credit Bay hurt the second one with Skids and Mudflap and the language they used.  They only other thing he changed was some of the machines.

  • Dom Brown

    March 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Usually Its Corrupt Politicans, Heroin Dealers, Murderers, Paedophiles and Militant Dictators who are C*NTS – Well I think after the atrocities of Transformers and now Turtles we can add Michael Bay to that list. – U F*CKING C*NT


    March 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    As long as Master Splinter doesn’t come from Hamelin…

  • Alphapix

    March 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Here’s a 100% true story, I swear: I feel asleep during the last transformers movie in the theater, with the 3d gasses on and everything. True, I hadn’t had much sleep in a long time, but I really got bored… It was “action-packed” but it was like the action wasn’t leading anywhere and iltimately it was like it had been written like “hmmm what could we make happen next? Let’s just make something explode!”…

  • HubertLWalker

    March 22, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Michael Bay is to these horror reboot and reboots of our favorite 80’s cartoons as LJN is to shitty nintendo games based on movies.

  • BenSchneider

    March 22, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It will probably stink. It’s probably like the Japanese two episode anime with the turtles with super mutant powers. 
    Follow Jay Sherman’s advice: If the movie stinks, just don’t go.

  • Jared Samples

    March 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Sign of the apocalypse; That is what this new is.

  • Jared Samples

    March 22, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Sign of the apocalypse; That is what this new is.

  • metalmonkey

    March 22, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    I would like to find the person that started calling these horrible fucking remakes “reboots” and punch him straight in the nuts. The fucker. Reboot. Ha! What is that? Is it like, latin for “ass fuck” or something? Cause it makes a lot more sense if you replace ” reboot” with “ass fuck” whenever it is used to describe what they are really doing to all the kickass shows/comics/movies we all know and love whenever they make one of these shitty films. Especially when it’s a “gritty reboot”. Ew.
    Regarding remakes, there is really only one rule:. Be faithful (or at least respectful) to the source material. But these fuckers who capitalise on nostalgia and use an old franchise’s popularity to push their stupid new ideas are ruining them with impunity. That is why the aren’t remakes any more. They are “reboots”
    Michael Bay is a prime example of a douchebag who hasn’t got the ability to create likeable original characters. He also lacks the balls to risk spending millions of dollars on CGI explosions unless he is guaranteed an audience. So he reaches back to the past and “reboots”  the things we all loved hoping that their awesomeness will rub off on the crap-cakes he’s cooking up. He “reboots” the shit out of them.
    It’s such a cheap ploy. The fuckers involved know that people are gonna be all like “holy shit, remember how awesome &lt;insert awesome thing&gt; was? It’ll kick so much ass to see it updated and made all shiny and shit!” when really they are about to experience what it is like to have their childhood memories “rebooted” without lube. Seriously, they might as well be cock-slapping everybody’s childhood straight in the eyes.
    Why cant they just make a movie about reptilian space ninjas without using the TMNT franchise? Because it’s fucking stupid. Reptilian fucking space ninjas… Actually, I would totally go see that. But not if it is TMNT.

  • MrBrrumpkins

    March 22, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I guess you guys are right. Transformers had nothing to do with the cartoon, because it was adapted from a comic book…..

  • TheGunflyer

    March 22, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    For some reason the TMNT thing doesn’t bother me… possibly because TMNT doesn’t mean anything to me like it did 22 years ago. But to be fair… changing the origin story is not a big deal in my humble opinion. What matters is the overall story. Yeah, I’m not stupid enough to believe anything made by Michael Bay will be a great film or a faithful adaptation, but… people are going to go see it. It is inevitable… much like Star Wars and Transformers before it… the TMNT are the next on the cinematic chopping block. 🙁

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 5:11 am

       Actually I won’t go see it. I love Transformers. They are one of the best sets of movies in years. Bay was brillant with them. Can’t wait for the next one. Turtles will be one movie I may not watch because he is changing the one key element that made them who they are. If I do see it it will be because someone gave it to me. Or I download it. I am not going to waste my money going to the theatre to see something that was damaged. If you couldn’t care less how can you claim to be a fan.

  • Flynnparadox

    March 23, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Exactly. After the first Transformers movie, I thought to myself, “Hmm, that wasn’t very good”.  After the second, I did the unthinkable…and simply stayed away from the third one. I hated the second film and didn’t think it was going to get any better. So, no Bay Turtles for me, I’m afraid.

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 5:07 am

       I have to disagree with you when it comes to Transformers. The first and third were great but the second was hurt only because of Skids and Mudflap. The rest of it was good. You are only the second person that I have heard say they sucked. My younger brother will slam almost everything but even he loved them. They kept the origin in it though but changed a few of the vehicles. Like Bumble Bee. Beetle or Camaro. Mega Tron Plasma Canon to Jet then tank then truck. Those few tid bits didn’t hurt it. With the Turtles he is changeing the origin all together.

    • Boris Carloff

      March 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

      I’m probably only idiot on Earth who thinks Transformers 2 isn’t so bad. Not good of  course, but nothing that pissed me of. Yeah, it’s stupid, but come on, we’re talking about  transforming machines from outer space. What, mutants that stopped nuclear war isn’t stupid?

      • ChadGerbrandt

        March 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm

         @Boris Carloff
         That makes you number 2. I love the entire set of them. I just don’t like the language and the way the portrayed Skids and Mudflap. I say it and was not sure if I should let my daughter see it and she was 13 at the time. Sexual talk didn’t help.  My favorite character is and always will be Bumble Bee and then the DinoBots. I can’t wait for the next one.

  • senna4ever

    March 23, 2012 at 5:54 am

    Is it really that important where the turtles come from?
    I mean, they come from space or they come from “ooze”. Both origins are pretty stupid to begin with.
    Are they going to kick ass is what really matters.

  • DjDubTree

    March 23, 2012 at 6:17 am

    I really doubt I will be seeing this. Unless Mike is able to work in some of the humour from the original. I mean the comics were made to be a parody, the whole thing was a joke concept that ended up working very well. The origin even was a parody of Daredevil’s origin. Hell, even the foot clan is a parody of the fist clan from Daredevil. I guess the point I’m trying to make is, I hope this humour isn’t lost to Mike, or it won’t even be the same story.

    • Trojan_Reggae

      March 23, 2012 at 7:10 am

       @DjDubTree I feel (in the long run) the original comics were closer to Ronin than Daredevil, the Foot was a small part of the comic and the main enemy’s were the Triceratons (who were left out of the first cartoon for some unknown reason)

  • Guild Navigator

    March 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Reboots and remakes are different. A remake is a loving homage to the original film, whereas a reboot tends to aggressively disown its source material, instantly establishing itself as the new canonical version and asking you to please forget all the prior, shittier films that preceded it.

    • Trojan_Reggae

      March 23, 2012 at 7:04 am

       @Guild Navigator *Yawns* I don’t remember anyone needing you to clarify the differences between a reboot and a remake. Michael Bay only loves one thing, cash, so he doesn’t care about the source materiel only the brand recognition. In that context, all Michael Bay remakes are really reboots.

  • Trojan_Reggae

    March 23, 2012 at 7:16 am

    This TMNT movie is doomed from the start. Even though everyone remembers the cartoon, the Turtles were originally a comic book and the cartoon was not faithful to the source materiel. The Turtles never said “dude” the didn’t care about pizza and the shredder dies after the first few comics. If they want to do a TMNT movie right, they need Triceratons, Fugitoid, Cererbus the Aardvark and Usagi Yojimbo the Rōnin who’s also a rabbit.
    TMNT was a violent and bloody comic, raph and casey straight up kill people but for some reason all the shows and movies get targeted at young kids. This new TMNT movie and TV show tie-in will suck cuz it’s also gonna be aimed at little kids. And it’s gonna be CGI, prolly 3D with a shitty video game to go with it.
    “Serenity Now! Serenity Now!”
    YO HOLLYWOOD! You don’t fix what isn’t broken!     Mawp

    • SolidGoldCEO

      March 23, 2012 at 8:28 am

       @Trojan_Reggae The Original Turtles comics were overblown parodies of “edgy” comics, If they were going to do a faithful adaption of those comics giving Michael Bay the premise and having him play it straight would be probably be as close to the original idea as you can get. 
      Fine the cartoon from the 80’s wasn’t accurate but it put the idea onto the world stage and became a part of popular culture for years. Without that series no one would be discussing it today.

      • Trojan_Reggae

        March 25, 2012 at 9:42 am

         @SolidGoldCEO Only the first few issuse were a parody, then TMNT became its own entity with its own charaters and themes. And the comic ran for years before the cartoon came out. Plenty of comics are still talked about today even tho they never got movies or TV shows. In fact it wasn’t even the comic that got the show made. It was the toy line based of the comic that got so popular that it warranted a cartoon series. And to this day, the original toy line is still more popular and memorable than the cartoon ever was. Take your foot out of your mouth.

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

       Thanks for the insite on the comic. I didn’t know that they were that different. Usagi was one of my favorites and the second toy I got as a kid. Mikey was the first. Sucks I can’t find the comics anywhere. They must be rare

  • Bevi

    March 23, 2012 at 8:52 am

    YES!!!! thank you James, I boycotted the first transformers movie after seeing megatron and have continued to boycott these movies which are destroying 80-90s culture.  My friends of the same age tell me it’s nonsense  but seriously, if people keep giving them money they will continue to destroy our culture.  We are already the no name generation, and pretty soon we’ll be the new forgotten generation.  Its very sad, because I think the vibrant colors, the acceptance and use of electronics in our every day lives and the emphasis made on childhood freedom had a beautiful influence and created a very rich culture for the 80-90’s. In my opinion we are the last generation of American’s who were allowed to have a childhood.  Now the older generation is trying desperately to erase the memory of the last American children so they can continue to profit off consumers of all ages.  We need to exercise what control we have until we are in the position of power.  Everyone stop funding the corruption of our youth and childhood memories.

    • Toblakai

      March 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

       @Bevi Although i am not american i agree with you. Much truth in your words.

  • JamesKuhns

    March 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    They should use Corey Feldman for Donatello’s voice and you should tell Mike to review A BOY AND HIS BLOB for NES.

    • ChrisUchytil

      March 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm

       @JamesKuhns Michael Bay should make “A BOY AND HIS BLOB” into a film starring Corey Feldman and a 20-foot slug… I would *DEFINITELY* see that!

    • JeremyJones

      March 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

       @JamesKuhns I 2nd the Boy and his Blob!

  • Starcraft39

    March 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I didn’t watch either transformers movie yet he still continues to rape old cartoons.

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

       Tell me another cartoon he raped. Transformers is the only ones I know he touched. Like I said the only one he really hurt is the second one with Skids and Mudflap. Sure they were funny to watch BUT the language and the way the talked was not needed. Watch them you will be surprised. Like I also stated he stayed true to their origins. With the Turtles he is changing the key reason they are who they are.

  • Hastaj00

    March 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, “Einstein’s Wrong” (Steve Jablonsky)
    Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen, “Infinite White” (Steve Jablonsky)
    Transformers, Dark of the Moon, “Battle” (Steve Jablonsky)
    Transformers, Dark of the Moon, “It’s Our Fight” (Steve Jablonsky)

    • Trojan_Reggae

      March 25, 2012 at 9:45 am

       @Hastaj00 Quit spamming the comments troll.

  • Hastaj00

    March 23, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    also found this “music video” like 6 months ago that is really amazingly well edited, and shows of a lot of the best footage from Revenge of the Fallen.  also has a pretty wicked rendition of a Linkin Park song, better than most their original stuff actually.

    • metalmonkey

      March 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

       @Hastaj00 No. No no no no no. No.

    • metalmonkey

      March 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

       @Hastaj00 No. No no no no no. No. And Linkin Park can suck it.

  • Nuttawut Permphithak

    March 24, 2012 at 1:46 am

    He should remake the Inframan instead

  • Lanlost

    March 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

    I seriously almost cried when the Transformers movie DIDN’T have the theme song in the style of the original movies (not the TV shows lackluster version) INCLUDING the most important part… the metallic-almost-“EE-Ohh-AHNN-AH-CK” (best I can do)-transforming-noise MIXED WITH THE “ROBOTS IN DISG*cue noise*UISE”.
    Don’t know what I mean? Check it out!
    That should start at 2:32. The specific mixed metallic “ROBOTS IN DISGUISE” part comes just a few seconds later around 2:55.
    For those who haven’t heard this version.. Prepare to have your mind blown. Can you imagine if the Michael Bay version had this intro? I don’t typically like cheesy 80’s rock/metal THAT much… but I WOULD NOT WANT THIS TOUCHED had he used it. It should have been that EXACT version.
    Had it had that theme song and an intro like that (THAT part could be modern CG).. it would have seriously got you a shit ton more pumped up and would have felt a HELL of a lot more like a Transformers movie.
    Seriously… I would imagine that had they used that intro there would have been standing and clapping during the INTRO on opening night. I know I would have.

    • Lanlost

      March 24, 2012 at 6:52 am

      On a side but semi-related note:I just now listened to the “Robots in Disguise” mix there and it gave me chills. It’s that level of nostalgia that people get from watching AVGN when they actually grew up with these games vs. played them later. It’s the same thing that divides what exactly people here like about AVGN and James. Younger gens typically like the humor and cursing while classic gamers who grew up with the games tend to like his actual JUSTIFIED nitpicking and the humor is just a bonus. It’s too bad that people try to copy James copy the cursing and purely the nitpicking aspects. This is why the Irate Gamer (and others) feels like not only a knock-off but a shitty one. He nitpicks every little detail of the game.. details that aren’t even really annoying. “I RAN INTO THE GOOMBA AND IT KILLED ME. WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?? MOTHER FUCKING CUNT SLOP PISSY PANTS” – Irate Gamer.
      (Meanwhile, James actually critiques BAD/POOR game design and ONLY THEN does he bitch/curse.)
      I’m not trying to fuel any fire here or bring back Irate Gamer hatred. In fact, I saw an episode a week ago randomly where.. he was actually tolerable for the majority of the video. I think it was because he was actually acting like himself and seemed confident. I haven’t seen enough of his videos to know if this is common or not.
      The main reason I bring this up is to hopefully convince someone who DOES realize when game design is poor and had previously thought about making a show like AVGN after being inspired to BUT DIDN’T after all the clones failed. You should. We would love it, especially while James is working on his film. Just be yourself and don’t suck because you are trying too hard. Anyone who THEN claims you are trying to copy AVGN can suck your dick.

      • 100kDPS

        March 25, 2012 at 1:01 am

         @Lanlost You are an annoying faggot.

      • Trojan_Reggae

        March 25, 2012 at 9:47 am

         @Lanlost That was a great first draft for that novel you’ve been working on. Now that your finished, you can take that soap box and shove it up your butt! :Kappa: Mawp

  • JeremyJones

    March 24, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Turtles are from eartth…. no outter space! And Ninjas are from Japan which is also on earth……. What a shit load of fuck!

  • Kezd

    March 24, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Don’t know if anyone’s posted it here yet, so here it is, Jimmy Kimmel on the issue:

    • metalmonkey

      March 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

       @Kezd Jimmy Kimmel can also apply vigorous suction to my nether regions.

    • Trojan_Reggae

      March 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

       @Kezd Kimmel is suck, do you got one of Conan?

  • hexbomb

    March 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    you piss me off james

  • Mark Taylor

    March 24, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Turtles Boycott…

  • OzzieRay

    March 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 26, 2012 at 12:57 am

       I had to laugh when I opened this and listened. I agree all the way. Bet this is where Bay got the idea. Even the Turtles think he is nuts.

  • Australis1

    March 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hey guys…I have a few points to make here:
    Firstly, you do realize that Michael Bay isn’t the one who wrote the Transformers movies, right?  He was the director.  Any complaints about the “bad story” are to blame of the writers, not the director.
    Secondly, for your complaints about his use of CGI… uh…how else could you properly recreate the Transformers for a live action film?  Models and miniatures are nice and all, but the complexities used for them would be practically impossible with anything BUT CGI.  Not to mention, you guys can’t seriously say that it was “bad” CGI.  It was as physically good as you can possibly get for recreating things like the Transformers.
    Thirdly, to make an even larger point.  You guys do realize that HASBRO has a lot to do with the movies too.  If you want a complaint, you have to remember, one of the groups responsible for the FRANCHISE ITSELF is responsible.  So can you really say it’s “ruining” the franchise as much as the franchise itself is moving in a direction you don’t want it to?

    • metalmonkey

      March 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

       @Australis1 Firstly, as director he makes the choices in shot composition, which takes to use, how it is edited and I’m pretty sure he decided to run with the craptastic style of the 3d models that played a large part in ruining the overall feel of the movie. The transformers looked like a combination scrap heap/car advertisement. Not to mention, he would’ve approved the “bad story” and is certainly responsible for any last-minute changes made on the fly during shooting if any changes were made. Basically, the entire direction of the film. You know, like a director.
      Secondly, there is good CGI and bad CGI. I suppose it is up to the individual to make that distinction.  I thought it was pretty bad. But on the bright side, at least it was expensive 😛
      Thirdly, Hasbro would’ve been more than happy to sell the rights and get payed royalties for the bastardisation of the franchise, but I doubt they had much, or even any, control over the movie. Plus to them it may have seemed like a good idea at the time from a marketing perspective to rejuvenate interest in a franchise which had become lackluster. Sadly, they didn’t take full advantage of the opportunity by making sure the 6 odd hours of toy commercials that Michael Bay shat out where any good. The director is responsible for the creative decisions (or lack thereof). I’d wager that Hasbro were only fully responsible for the source material that the “director” took a stinking, steaming, sloppy shit on.

  • Shiirow

    March 25, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I cant believe anyone can look at the three transformers movies and have anything remotely positive to say about them. Id rather watch the old 80s movie and play War for Cybertron. Both of them are as faithful to what Transformers were at their heart than the crappy teen action movie he tried to pawn off as Transformers. I wont bother watching this abomination of a TMNT movie in the theater, or even pirate it. I hate Michael Bay…. he is the Uwe Boll of 80s/90s animation… whats next on his agenda… Voltron? Thundercats?

  • Kain

    March 25, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Micheal Bay forgot about the M in TMNT unless he plans to tie in mutant aspect to the outer space aspect which I would love to see how he pulls that one off.

  • bondfan91

    March 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Fun Fact: Everyone knows the 1968 classic “Rosemary’s Baby” right? Well in 2008 a remake was announced. They didn’t say who was going to star but guess who was slated to direct it? MICHAEL BAY!
    I was thinking “out of all the current movie Directers you COULD have picked; lets say: Sam Rami, David Fincher, Wes Craven, John Carpenter, hell maybe even Rob Zombie, you picked Michael f***ing Bay?”
    Thankfully, that project fell through and didn’t even make it past the development stage.

    • MichaelMandt

      March 26, 2012 at 8:12 am

       @bondfan91 I agree, he’s a douche who as ruined a lot of plot and good times from my past. He has made money for the studios, I guess, they will continue to hire him. Expect more Bay movie raping in the near future.

  • Simon Belmont

    March 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Michael Bay’s transformers: like a t-rex puked a car.

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    March 26, 2012 at 2:29 am


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  • Rich Whitney

    March 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Fuck you Micheal Bay! Eat shit and die!

  • CombatVolcano

    March 26, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    TMNT boycott. Starts here, starts now. Don’t go to see it, don’t bring your litte turdlings to see it. Sit at home and watch Turtles 1 and forget about Michael ‘eats gold and still craps craps shit’ Bay.

    • tisuko

      March 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm

       @CombatVolcano I have no interest in seeing this failed movie.


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  • DavidPackett

    March 26, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    It couldn’t be worse then the third turtles movie could it?

    • MichaelMandt

      March 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

       @DavidPackett obviously so, I think the 3rd turtle movie is our Jedi Strikes back to Bay’s Phantom Menace.

  • VanessaAlarieRehel

    March 27, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Frankly, I’ve never seen any of the Micheal Bay Transformers movie in cinema, I’ve seen about 30 minutes of the first one at my ex house when it came out on dvd but I couldn,t go through and we decided to go play games instead. I juts can’t enjoy his movies and I’m sure I won’t be seeing his TMNT (or should it be TANT??) movie either. :I

  • ShockzGlodekova

    March 27, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I´d punch that guy in the face… (Michael Bay, not James)… I heard about this alien nonsense from a video posted by the Nostalgia Critic and I just couldn´t believe it. I thought it´s some kind of joke he was making, but then I looked online and… wow… TANT… (not TMNT anymore). I agree, we can just wait and see what Bay does with it… and hope that something happens to prevent him from making it a reality… like some real aliens abducting him…

  • Jaz Awakening Orens

    March 27, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    for fuck’s sake whyyyy fuck up TMNT !!!

  • EliDavidMorgan

    March 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    wot if they werre robots, they would be t.a.i.n.t so count urselves lucky :O

  • Davy

    March 28, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I ran across this article and was amazed. I’ll copy and paste it here:
    Director Michael Bay recently sat down with reporter Robert Tim to discuss plans for his controversial new adaptation of the Ninja Turtles…
    Tim: How are you this evening?
    Bay: I’m excellent, and yourself?
    Tim: Couldn’t be better. There has been a lot of controversy from fans concerning your plans for the new TMNT movie.
    Bay: Uh oh spaghettis o’s! *laughs*
    Tim: *laughing* Spaghetti and shit balls is more like it!
    Bay: *Blank stare*
    Tim: Uh, anyway, the most controversial aspect of your proposed film being that the Turtles are no longer Mutants, but Aliens.
    Bay: I went to the original TMNT creators Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman, and they’re in full support of what I have planned. The fans are over reacting. It’s not what you think. Trust me, it’s going to be epic. Just wait and see.
    Tim: There are rumors circling that you have plans to make this an R rated film. Is there any truth in that, or is it just a silly rumor?
    Bay: Yes, that’s a fact actually. This would be the Ninja Turtles like no one has ever seen them before. They wouldn’t be complete fucking idiots like in previous installments. There would be no craving pizza, popping off with lame jokes or shouting out “Cowabunga dude!” every 5 minutes. My story is a very dark and serious representation of the Turtles, much like how there were in the 1980’s comic book version.
    Tim: So this wouldn’t be for children?
    Bay: Nope, not for the kids. It would be very adult oriented. It’s just like what Christopher Nolan did with Batman Begins back in 2005. It would be really dark and gritty. The turtles would all have much more depth.
    Tim: So why the R rating? Couldn’t you maybe bring it down to a PG:13?
    Bay: Oh hell no! This would be a pretty strong R rating. I don’t want to go back on it one bit. I’m telling the true story of the Turtles, the way it was meant to be done. I’m doing it right.
    Tim: Why would something as silly as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles be taken so seriously? How could it have such a strong R rating?
    Bay: Well, the thing is… they’re called TEENAGE Mutant Ninja Turtles. Teenagers are hardcore. Trust me, I have two of my own and I’ve been around plenty more. They all smoke pot and have tons of pre-marital sex. I want these characters to act less like pre-pubescent boys and more like actual kick ass rebellious teens.
    Tim: Is it true that this film will contain strong nudity?
    Bay: Well, I don’t know about strong nudity, but yes there will definitely be some. I want to have a love making scene between April O’Neil and one of the Turtles that will more then likely contain some nudity. I want this April O’Neal to be drop dead gorgeous… nice smooth legs, full lips, great round little booty and some big ole’ tits. I want each of the Turtles to be very well hung. It’s more realistic that way. Turtles really do have great bit tally whackers. Next time you see a turtle, go take a peak. I’m not shitting you.
    Tim: Whoa! Don’t you think a love scene for a Ninja Turtles movie is taking it a little too far?
    Bay: Not at all. It’s more realistic. It’s what teenagers do. I would like there to be a love triangle between April, Raphael and Leonardo. There has always been a bit of a rivalry between those two characters that I’m really going to bring out in this movie. Don’t be surprised if one of the Turtles gets killed off in this movie as well.
    Tim: You’re going to kill off one of the Ninja Turtles?!
    Bay: It’s like I keep telling ya Tim, people die. This shit is real. I’m not going for goofy and cheesy here. One of the characters… I’m not going to say who… will die in a car crash. Most likely because they were driving while intoxicated. We’ll also see the Turtles smoke pot and snort cocaine. One of them will have a pretty bad drug addiction. These kinds of things happen to every 8 out of 10 teenagers. It’s no secret that teens are complete fucking dumb shits.
    Tim: You’re probably right there. Enough about the Turtles. What about Master Splinter? Has his character changed much?
    Bay: He’s more of a hard ass… kind of a neglectful father figure that never really spends time or knows their kids. I had a dad, and believe me, that’s pretty much how almost every dad is. He would constantly be running them down and bitching at them. He actually causes Michelangelo to develop an eating disorder. He’s a little bit chubbier then his brothers. As a result Splinter will constantly give him a hard time and call him a fat ass.
    Tim: Okay then, how about the villain? Will Shredder appear in it?
    Bay: Yes, he will be the main villain. In my version Shredder will be a homosexual. Don’t be surprised if he actually molests one of the Turtles… and yes, I know it’s shocking… but hey, these kinds of things happen every day. I think making Shredder a fag is a bold new step that will make the movie all the more cerebral.
    Tim: So when should we expect to see this new movie?
    Bay: It’s hard to say. It’s a long complicated process. If all goes well we should see it hit the big screen around 2014.
    Tim: Okay then, I’m afraid that’s all the time we have. Thank you very much Mr. Bay.
    Bay: No problem. It was my pleasure.

    • EliDavidMorgan

      March 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

       @Davy you have way too much time on your hands…..

    • Jarnor

      March 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

       @Davy Okay, that there’s funny.  🙂

    • ChadGerbrandt

      March 28, 2012 at 7:47 pm

       First you change the origin. You are gunna make Spilinter and ass, ,Mikey a fat slob which by the way I doubt since Ninjas are keen on staying in shape. Same pretty much goes for drug use and drinking. You are gunna give the genitalia are you a moron. The feud between Leo  and Raphael is ok since they did fight all the time or who is to lead the Turtles. But the beastiality is a little much don’t you think. I think I can speak for everyone when I say NO ONE want to see a Turtle get it on with April O’ Niel. Shredder gay. Ahh what. With everyone knowing that who would want to stand by him to fight. If you put the Foot in the movie tell me why they would want to stand by Shredder. How many kids in real life do yo know want to be by a KIDDY DIDLER. Me not a one. You want to make it like real teens there is not a teen in their right mind that would want to stand by him. There is gunna be alot of activist good wanting this movie stopped if you go this route.

    • nightsama

      March 30, 2012 at 9:31 am


    • nightsama

      March 30, 2012 at 9:34 am

       @Davy It actually took me up to the ‘tally-whackers’ line before I realized this wasn’t real. I don’t even think that counts as being gullible, the rest of it sounds like shit he might really think was a good idea.

    • sgaepjuh

      March 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm

      If he is not actually making a joke out of an interview like this to promote the movie – like anyone would instantaneously think he’d be doing after reading the first couple of lines -then…… this is it…………….It’s the suck-me-sideways shitstopper of the year, the pain in the ass of a decade, a horrible, foul stinking piece of  steaming………… SE…HE…. FLUH….. (Sorry, I’m Dutch, can’t find the words….does not compute……. ONGELOOFLIJKE EIKEL DAT JE D’R BENT,
      MICHAEL —- “Ik vul m’n flinterdunne verhaalijnen op met nodeloze 3D-effecten om het ‘mooooooooi’ te maken — BAY!!!GAWD It’s good to swear in one’s own language. 🙂

  • MichaelMandt

    March 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Well actually, the original comics were very dark, James has talked about it in the past. But, it’s a funny bit, I’ll give you that.

  • jar

    March 28, 2012 at 8:39 am

    i haven’t given Michael Bay a dime since the first transformers, which i saw on a double bill with one of the Harry Potters as a plan B when my movie was sold out. this includes horror remakes like that pile of shit Nightmare on Elm Street.
    people complain, but then they’re still there opening night. complaining or not, you’re still lining his pockets and funding more of his bullshit in the future.

  • JadeGryphon

    March 28, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I refused to see Transformers. I’m refusing to see Michael Bay’s Ninja Turtles…I was expecting him to f*ck up, but I wasn’t ready for that. :/
    I agree with you James…I honestly reccomend anyone who’s actually curious to see the movie…to actually wait until its on tv or something, so we can actually SHOW what he’s doing is not a good thing, and he needs to stop wasting money making this crap. I guess it sort of annoys me more that his fans on his official message board are so friggin’ supportive about it. Seriously, if you look at his website, they’re saying the fans are wrong to bitch (including the VOICE ACTORS BEHIND IT have have spoken against it) I mean….there’s being helpful, and then there’s being a brown-nosing douchetwat. 😐

    • H0rr0rSc0pe

      March 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm

       @JadeGryphon The problem is the masses will just eat this crap up regardless of the actual quality simply because it has a well known name attached to it and plenty of explosions.There’s a reason the transformers films did so well.

  • Vicky Lynn

    March 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Alien turtles? It sucking fucks, it fucking sucks, it fucking blows, it’s a piece of shit…and I don’t like it.

  • MortalKombat2007

    March 29, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I only saw the Nightmare on Elm Street remake, but thankfully I did not have to pay a single cent for that garbage. I am not a Turtles fan anyways so I have no interest in such a movie.

  • morrowindboy

    March 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Brings this to mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY9LG6yRua8

  • JulianErnst

    March 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Well to cut it short,
    Michael Bay will be the new Uwe Boll.
    And if you don`t know who Uwe Boll is , your damn lucky

  • bondfan91

    March 29, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    UPDATE! Apparently Michael Bay is now shortening the title of the movie from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” to just “Ninja Turtles” to go along better with the whole “alien turtles” plot. Say goodbye to your childhood folks, it’s just been raped and murdered by Michael Bay and the greedy Hollywood Execs who greenlighted this project.

  • Jordanv78

    March 30, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    If you want a laugh about Hollywood and their weird obsession for digging up corpses of movies to remake or make new sequels of how about them doing a sequel to “Twins” call Triplets with Eddie Murphy? lol Hollywood is running out of ideas… http://movies.yahoo.com/news/twins-sequel-triplets-works-arnold-devito-eddie-murphy-011213014.html

  • sgaepjuh

    March 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Michael Bay does to movies nowadays what LJN did to Nintendo games….

  • H0rr0rSc0pe

    March 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  • April 9, 2012 at 12:26 am

    James Rolfe was a inspiration, I am glad i can make videos now after moving from my small town, check out my Channel.


  • your_nder

    May 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

    it sound pretty much as the “dragon ball: the movie” plot, you know… alien creates a being that send to earth to obliterate it, but something goes worng with the plan and now the creature (in this case creatures) stands up against his evil creator… pretty shitty by the way, other thing is they have to change the title to teenage alien ninja turtles… and i dont like it…

  • HeadBangerAust

    November 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Watch this James or Mike! I reference you guys towards the end


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