Posted Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 5:20 PM
If Michael Bay has anything to say about it, turtle power now comes from alien planets, not radioactive waste in the sewer.
The bombastic movie director is getting lots of heat today from fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for suggesting he may adjust the origin story of karate [[missing word?]] Donatello, Rafael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo in the upcoming remake of the ’90s franchise.
Angry TMNT fans got a little backup with the help of Robbie Rist, the voice actor for Michelangelo. In a comment that perhaps matched the quick temper of his old character, Rist suggested Bay was “sodomizing” the story about heroes in the half shell.
What’s next? Splinter is a giant chinchilla instead of a rat sensei? April O’Neal is a reality-TV star? At least there’s one thing from the original movie that could use an improvement: Michael Bay will hopefully get a better musical cameo than Vanilla Ice.