5 Reasons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Won’t Suck
Badass fight choreography. Paramilitary bad guys. And faithfulness to source material. The TMNT revamp might be better than you think.
By Matt Christensen
We get it. They have noses. That’s weird. Even though some REAL turtles (such as the Pig Nosed Turtle) DO have noses. Regardless, the bitchlist of gripes about Michael Bay’s TMNT reboot has been heard. And, even though the jury is technically still out, there’s plenty to be excited about regarding the newest installment of the Heroes in a Halfshell. For example…
The Source Material
From day one, everyone’s been up in arms about the possibility of the Turtles being “aliens,” and The Shredder being a corrupt military general, or whatever. But, based on the previews, and interviews with TMNT creator Kevin Eastman – fully on board with the new concepts – we don’t have that silliness to worry about. In July 2012, Eastman called this reboot “easily the best Turtle movie yet,” stating that, while the movie is creating its own story, it has to be true to the source material or else they will get “murdered.” Recent Comic Con interviews also indicate that sequels will feature TMNT fan-favorites Bebop, Rocksteady and Casey Jones.