In today’s issue of Turtle Bits, we’ve got a little bit of a good news/bad news situation. On one hand, we’ve got even more information about the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO sets that will be hitting store shelves in January, but on the other hand Michael Bay’s new Ninja Turtle movie is finally starting to take shape. Some of you will find these both to be good news, but for those who have been staunchly against Bay’s production, this latest information may just be cringe worthy. With that in mind, let’s just start off with the news that is most definitely good!
While it has been announced that there will be TMNT LEGO sets early next year, we’ve only really seen a few pictures of what to expect. Being that a typical line from LEGO is bigger than just a few basic sets, fans have been left wondering whether or not there will be any others. Thankfully, we can now report to you that every single set has been revealed and there will be six in total. Previously, we saw what the Shellraiser Street Chase, Turtle Lair Attack and Stealth Shell in Pursuit sets will look like upon release. Now we finally have some box art for the final three sets, including Baxter’s Robot Rampage, Shredder’s Dragon Bike and Kraang Lab Escape. This awesome paring of a toy giant and the most radical group of turtles in the world is sure to make fans of both franchises happy.
Unfortunately, the news about the movie Ninja Turtles (so named supposedly for marketing reasons) may not be as well received. It appears that someone recently went on the IMDB profile for the film and made a few changes. Included in the changes is a short, but sweet synopsis of the film’s plot:
“Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.”
Now, before you all rise up and declare war against Michael Bay, let us dissect this description a bit. While it does infer that the turtles were the spawn of aliens, it does not say anything about them actually being aliens. In fact, this description pits the turtles against an alien invasion and only really differs from the original story line in that the creators of the mutagen are now aliens instead of beings from another dimension. While I’ll admit that this concept doesn’t sound much better than the one posited by Bay earlier this year, at least the main background for the story hasn’t changed as much as we all had originally feared. It’s a little early to just trust this description without merit, but if it is accurate, perhaps this movie won’t be so bad after all.
I bet it will be as bad after all. I can’t shake the fact that MUTANT Ninja Turtles are now ALIEN Ninja Turtles. I just can’t! I know I most likely won’t see the movie on purpose.
It hurts most fans of TMNT nation to call the Ninja Turtles an alien race. We all hope the story keeps to its origin and the Ninja Turtles are a mutation. It would be too hard to skip this feature in theaters. TMNT Forever!!!
They’re still mutants. In the comic books, aliens came down to Earth, made mutagen, and it inadvertantly mutated the turtles. That’s the same thing that’s happening here.
If that is the plot of the new film then that will make TMNT nation happy 🙂 But if the turtles are to arrive to earth in the film then fans will start a protest.
It is a sad thing to call the turtles an alien race but at least Bay is trying to keep the turtle spirite alive even if their called an alien race. I am at least happy to read about a new TMNT movie. I am very greatful that Bay is trying his best for all of his fans. Even if you turtle fans dont agree with me i hope that you just remember its just the turtles that we know and love. So lets not let a movie get in the way of what really matters its the turtles that matter. So thank you Bay. 🙂
Gracie, that’s one of the best comments I ever have read!!! The movie is subject for change from now until final cut and the new updates is stemming away from the original “alien” comments. Thank you for the wise words. TMNT Forever!
ADMIN THANKS FOR REPLING ME AND FOR THOSE KIND WORDS AND THANKS FOR BEING NICE TO ME.AND SHREDDER A GOOD GUY ? NOT IN A MILLION YEARS BUT YOUR RIGHT ABOUT TO KEEP THE ORIGIN OF HOW THE NINJA TURTLES CAME TO BE THE SAME. I CANT WAIT TO SEE THIS NEW TURTLE MOVIE IN THE THEATERS. TURTLES FOREVER !!!!!
The original cartoon that we all love is far different from the original comic books. I personally will try to keep an open mind with this new movie but I hope they do not make too many concessions for the film. There are a few variations of the origin of the turtles but you can only change so much before you lose the integrity of the characters. Bay better keep that in mind as they move forward with the film.
James, every writer for TMNT will have his/her own style, but its key to keep the origin of how the Ninja Turtles came to be the same. If they change the story then they might as well make The Shredder a good guy (never will happen). Either way, I as well many are looking forward to seeing this feature in theaters.
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