First the story... and then a question... Some background:
Yesterday, some people found a new reason to dislike Michael Bay when he revealed that the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be “from an alien race.” Even though I liked TMNT as a kid, I wasn’t outraged as much as I was confused. If they’re aliens, then where does the “mutant” part come in? (Matt Patches pointed out on Twitter that aliens could have been the ones to do the mutating as opposed to the ooze from the and 90s movies) I was also confused by Bay’s comment that because of the change from mutants to aliens, “kids are going to believe, one day, that these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie.” I didn’t see the value in making kids believe the turtles are non-fictional characters.
Here’s what Bay had to say to fans via his official website:
Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.
OK... seriously? We are going to argue about the back story of the Teenage Mutnant Ninja Turtles? What has happened in this world. Don't we have better things to concern ourselves with like how much of a disaster Derrick Fisher going to OKC would be, or exactly WHERE Tim Tebow will end up?
I guess my biggest question is... are you bleeping serious?