QUOTE(Skids @ Mar 18 2012, 11:41 PM)
Wow just wow. One quote about the movie and its completely ruin. Oboy its going to be itneresting listen to TMNT fandom as more news about this movie is release.
Actually, I've been all about doom and gloom before the quote...since I even heard Bay was attached to this I've had bad feelings. It's just that the quote does little to change my mind and, in fact, made things worse. If he meant "Alien" as in "not human," he chose his words extremely poorly. The way he makes it sound, they weren't just normal turtles who got turned into mutants. They were from an alien RACE. He specifically said "race." So there's not just the four of them, there's a whole civilization of them out there. That's very far from what the turtles are supposed to be, even further than the current IDW comics.
I can except some changes to the back story. But to make them a whole race? And I'm not buying the whole "alien doesn't necessarilly mean from outerspace" argument. He knew exactly what he was implying.
QUOTE(Zek @ Mar 19 2012, 12:09 AM)
QUOTE(Caldwin @ Mar 18 2012, 09:02 PM)
QUOTE(Zek @ Mar 18 2012, 09:58 PM)
The man can't be that stupid.
Have you seen his movies?
All 3 Transformers movies. They're very fun to watch. What did he get right?
You can stop right there. Because honestly, I don't give a crap what he got right. And I'll admit, he did get some stuff very much right. I enjoyed the action scenes. It was great hearing Peter Cullen at the helm as Optimus again. He may have gotten quite a few things right.
But the things he got wrong made it so unbearable, I haven't watched the first movie in forever because of it. The scenes with Sam's mother: Were you masturbating, I had no idea college students put pot in brownies so now I'm gonna act drunk off my ass (and yes, I typed what I meant. She doesn't act high, she acts drunk), Bumblebee peeing on a human, John Turturro's thonged ass right in my face...do I really need to go on? All this toilet humor made it impossible to watch. I would be embarressed to watch this around anyone I know because of this. The third movie thankfully kept this humor to a minimum, though the less said about "Deep Wang" the better. Maybe it's just me, but this completely juvenile toilet humor totally overshadowed what he got right. It's been a good long time since I've watched the first couple movies because of this and it'll probably be a good long time still, if ever, before I ever watch them again.
And then there's the toys. Dear heaven the toys! I'm fine with there being toys of the movie figures. But for the longest time, that's all...there...was. It doesn't help much that finally there's some Transformer Prime toys out, because even those design aesthetics seem closely linked to the movie designs. The generations line is okay, but both these lines are still overshadowed by the "Dark of the Moon" line that, honestly, I've stopped collecting Transformer toys. The designs were all well and good when the movies first came out. But I am so freaking sick of it now that I hardly even look at Transformers whenever I go to the toy section any more.
And don't even get me started on the whole "did not do the research" when it comes to the Rock or the "are you freaking kidding me" when it comes to Armageddon.
What is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles about?
Not aliens and not an entire race, I'll tell you that much right now.
He may not be everyone's (or anyone's) favorite director, but he knows how to make a movie that people will see...
I'll give you that one, seeing as how, heaven help me, I actually did watch Transformers 2 and 3 even after the embarrassment of the first one. And as much as I cringe at some of the stupid "didn't do the research" from the Rock, I still actually enjoy that some.
It's just, in my opinion, he's screwed up the Transformers so much that the last thing I want to see is what he makes of the Turtles.
and I'm pretty sure that whoever owns the rights to the turtles will not allow them to actually be aliens....just alien from human...ie: Mutant Turtles who are Teenage Ninjas.
However: I'll admit my wrongness if/when I'm proved wrong.
As will I. If I'm proved wrong (and I honestly hope I am, I really really do), I'll be the first on here saying I was wrong. But given his track record with Transformers...I'm fearful.
Splinter: What are you doing in here Raph? Are you masturbating?
Raph: Master Splinter! What? No!
Splinter:We don't have to call it...
[Mona Lisa steps out]
Splinter: Oh, you were just having underaged sex. Carry on. No reason that as a parent I should be outraged by this.