You may have read M-dawg’s post the other day about his outrage of the news that Michael Bay is directing the new TMNT movie. Bay recently made an announcement that he was making changes to the Turtles origin story. “Kids are going to believe one day [that] these turtles actually do exist when we are done with this movie,” Bay said. “These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny and completely loveable.” After this comment, outrage from fans (including our very own M-dawg) hit the internet in a furious rage of fanboy hate. Websites were writing angry blogs, fans flooded messageboards and even TMNT voice talent Robbie Rist (Michelangelo) spoke out against the changing of the origin. “Dear Michael Bay. You probably don’t know me but I did some voice work on the first set of movies that you are starting to talk about sodomizing.” he wrote on his Facebook Timeline, ending it with “The rape of our childhood memories continues…..” Now Bay wrote in his own website a reply asking people to chill out… “Fans need to take a breath, and chill. They have not read the script. Our team is working closely with one of the original creators of Ninja Turtles to help expand and give a more complex back story. Relax, we are including everything that made you become fans in the first place. We are just building a richer world.” Oh where to begin… Look, we get it Michael Bay… you’re pretty hot stuff. You do big movies, you like big explosions, and lately you think everything has to be an alien. But honestly… why do you think people are just going to settle down and not express anger. The whole origin of the Turtles is that is a homage to the comics they loved at the time of their creation. “Mutant” because of books like the X-men… and really the rest of it is a big nod to the comic book Daredevil. (Radioactive can from a runaway truck, The ninja clan in DD is The Hand, in TMNT it’s the Foot, DD’s mentor is named “Stick” in TMNT it’s “Splinter”) You don’t have to see many of my blog entries to know that we here at OMBG are purists at heart. We love the stories as they come out, as they were originally supposed to be portrayed. It’s not a shocker that we are very opposed to the biggest movie making D-bag since Schumacher ruined the Batman franchise. The word “mutant” is in the name not “alien”. What’s in a name? Do a little history at how well the word “ninja” went over in Japan when they tried to market the turtles there before you consider messing with origins, words and other tidbits. And seriously… what’s with this guy and aliens?