By CaptainLantern76 10 Comments
As you all know, Michael Bay is out to ruin the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise with his little reboot that shouldn't have been greenlit. This is the first time he's ruined a children's franchise - Transformers anybody? But from the looks of this, Bay's TMNT film is even worse!
When it was first announced, the internet went on fire. There was one little detail about the film that really raised the ire for TMNT fans. Normally, I'm not one of those fans who make a huge detail out of every little change that's coming to a franchise I love, but this was an exception. This news really raised my ire as well. Most of you are probably aware of what I am talking about. But for those of you who've managed to completely miss this little internet backdraft, let me tell you. In Michael Bay's reboot, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aren't going to be mutants. In Michael Bay's version, they'll have spawned from an alien race!
Well, it's just going to be called Ninja Turtles, but you guys get the idea. Still, E.T. Mikey makes a good point - will Master Splinter still be a rat? The turtles being aliens is bad enough, but Splinter being an alien? That is much, much worse and I hope that's not the case. But knowing Michael Bay...*gulp*.
Some time later, it was announced that the script was being reworked - thank God. But after that news, we heard nothing about the reboot for a long time. Some of you might've been hoping that the film was shelved once and for all. Well I hate to break it to you, but you hoped wrong! As a matter of fact, we've gotten more bad news. You see, Michael Bay has cast Megan Fox in his new TMNT film!
Naturally, fans were not amused.
I am not amused either - but I am also confused. Last time I checked, Megan Fox hated Michael Bay with a burning passion. The reason she did not return for Transformers: Dark of the Moon was because Michael Bay pushed her over the edge. It was confirmed that he had abusive ways and made filming of the Transformers films a nightmare for Megan Fox with his verbal abuse. Indeed, Michael Bay is known to be very strict and demanding of his movie stars.
Somehow, though, these two Hollywood icons recoiled since, you know, she's going to star in his next franchise-killer. As to what role she'll play...well, unless a new role is announced, we can certainly say that she will be playing April O'Neil.
But I know what Michael Bay is up too. No one gives two sh*ts about Megan Fox's acting. Megan Fox isn't an actress - she's nothing but a sex symbol. Like Marilyn Monroe.
They say you can't coast on good looks your whole life - well, Megan Fox proves that wrong. The only reason she is so popular and iconic is because of her sexy looks. And apparently, Michael Bay knows that.
I think Michael Bay is using Megan Fox's good looks to his advantage - he seems to think all the TMNT fans coming won't be enough. He wants non-TMNT fans to see the movie as well. And what better way to do that than to cast a sex symbol like Megan Fox? Boy, will a lot of people be going into the theaters to see Megan Fox expose herself once more...
That is just a theory, but if it's true - well played, Michael Bay. Well played.
But seriously, first Transformers, now Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What childhood franchise does Michael Bay want to ruin next? Thundercats!?!