Big Question ♯19

Now, originally I was going to ask about the TMNT cartoons, but considering I haven't seen the newest one yet I can't really form an opinion on that.

However, I am going to allow myself an opinion on the TMNT film scheduled for release in 2014. Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Michael Bay producing....... Anyone else remember the last time these two worked together on a childhood icon of a generation? Oh yeah! It was (comment self-censored for reasons of decency). I will restrain myself from talking about Bay too much, because lets just say I can't remember the last thing of his that I watched and liked, but my main gripe is that I can't see Megan Fox being a good April O'Neil. She's too sultry and seductive and I remember the cartoons from my childhood and whilst April was hot, she was more about her brains than her looks. She might have had to play the damsel in distress more than a few times, but she was easily the one of the smartest characters on the show (mind you that isn't saying much when you're comparing against such intellects as Mikey).

So anyway, two different questions for you. 1. What's your opinion on the up coming TMNT reboot, are you like me and feeling apprehensive or are you willing to give Michael Bay another chance to ruin your childhood? And 2. What's your favourite TMNT cartoon series?

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11 Responses to Big Question ♯19

  1. i’ve enjoyed Nickelodeon’s TMNT cartoon. Some of my favorite parts are Leo being a Trekkie and Mikey’s gem of a line “At least we’re not stupid aliens!” Not sure yet if i like it better than the 2003 cartoon, i really enjoyed the darker tone of that one.

    As for Michael Bay’s take on the Turtles? i’m not going to go see it, but i’ll watch it when it comes out on TV.

  2. I was a huge fan of the original black-and-white comic. The art was as eye-catching and original as the characters. It had a grittier feel to it with some sharp writing.

    And then… “Cowabunga, dudes! Pizza’ed out to the max for sure!” I have had nothing to do with TMNT since. Didn’t know about the reboot. Megan Fox as April O’Neill? Yeah… thank goodness for the 1-800 suicide prevention line.

  3. Yeah, like Atomic Punk, I first got into TMNT from the Eastman and Laird black-and-white comics, which I thought were awesome. So, understandably, something felt…wrong…when the turtles moved to the cartoon series. And while I can’t say I totally avoided TMNT after that, I just didn’t enjoy it to the same degree. And then the live action movies came out, and those were just ridiculous. So, I’ve just avoided the franchise after that, as it seems like diminishing returns on each new release. So, no, I haven’t seen the reboot, and the thought of even thinking about going to see the Michael Bay movie fills me with anger (really, aliens?) that it just won’t happen.

  4. Michael Bay? How to sum it?

    This guy is dumb, sexist and… No no no no.

    Megan Fox as april o’neil? Better Ben Affleck, IMO.

  5. 1. this is the 1st I have heard of a reboot, I don’t know how I feel about Fox being cast O’Neil? I think she may make a better star in an amature roll I could have her fill out of hym house 😉
    What movies has Michael Bay done?

    2. I like the one TMNT where Casey Jones and Raphael kick the bad guys tails.

  6. TOOL:
    1. this is the 1st I have heard of a reboot, I don’t know how I feel about Fox being cast O’Neil?I think she may make a better star in an amature roll I could have her fill out of hym house
    What movies has Michael Bay done?

    He’s done Armageddon, Pearl Harbour, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Transformer series, Friday the 13th (2009 Version) plus many more but I think I’ve made my point.

  7. Okay yeah, they all have a certain feel about them I will say. I vaguely remember Transformers as a kid growing up and never read the comics if there were any so I don’t know if the Transformers movies went all X-men and messed everything up story wise but effects wise I liked the movies thus far.

  8. i love the turtles. i was a kid in the 80s so the cartoon was my favorite. the first movie still holds up (Sam Rockwell in a bit part). the mutants were freaking made by jim henson! the 2007 cgi film is amazing. the current cartoon on Nickelodeon is really really great. its a balance between the gritty comics and the goofy cartoons. the writing is top notch and hilarious. kinda reminds me of buffy/firefly.

    michael bay makes terrible movie. but hes just producing this new reboot not directing it so ill wait and see. but its lame that shredder is white.

  9. Lightningsword Lightningsword

    Who would be great as who:
    Mikey: Heath Ledger
    Raph: Maybe… dunno.
    Donnie: Anyone who plays as Robin in MOS2.
    Leo: You decide!
    And Fox and Bay last worked together in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, right?

  10. Myro:
    Yeah, like Atomic Punk, I first got into TMNT from the Eastman and Laird black-and-white comics, which I thought were awesome.So, understandably, something felt…wrong…when the turtles moved to the cartoon series.And while I can’t say I totally avoided TMNT after that, I just didn’t enjoy it to the same degree.And then the live action movies came out, and those were just ridiculous.So, I’ve just avoided the franchise after that, as it seems like diminishing returns on each new release.So, no, I haven’t seen the reboot, and the thought of even thinking about going to see the Michael Bay movie fills me with anger (really, aliens?) that it just won’t happen.

    the whole premise is ridiculous. the comics were way over the top parody of frank miller comics. same thing with lobo. people act like hes this serious character when hes just a goofy dumb spoof of wolverine.

  11. The original series is my fave. I saw a some of the episodes of the second series. I’m currently watching the current(computer-animated) series. I only saw one episode of the live action series, I don’t even know it it’s still on air.