Michael Bay’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is finally here and, well, I could care less. I’m sure I’ll watch it at some point, but seeing as how all the reviews I’ve read so far have been pretty mediocre, I’m in no hurry to see it opening weekend (I’ll probably just see Guardians of the Galaxy again).
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m not a fan of TMNT or anything. Quite the opposite actually- I love the Turtles! I grew up reading the original comics and was a big fan the 1990 film as a kid (it still holds up pretty well today), but my all-time favorite version has to be Nickelodeon’s TMNT cartoon that’s currently airing. If you aren’t watching it you’re missing out on one of the best shows on TV.
Needless to say, I dig Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…I just don’t dig Michael Bay’s version of them. I can’t stand the way they look. The production team should’ve gone with Dave Rapoza’s ultra-realistic designs of the classic characters. Unlike the person that designed the current film incarnation, he managed to not make them look creepy as shit. Don’t just take my word for it, check out the portrait gallery below. Just be forewarned: You’ll be less excited about the new movie after doing so (if that’s even possible).
– Corey Stevenson aka “Geist01” ~ Bio
Art by Dave Rapoza ~ DeviantArt