The release of this movie has been both a source of anticipation and backlash for ‘turtles’ fans everywhere. After an early version of the screenplay leaked on the web fans are questioning whether or not this movie will be authentic enough to capture the interest of the general audience. The worry for fans is that they will replace the “teenage” and “mutant” part to them just being “Ninja Turtles”. The original story is that the turtles were baby turtles hanging out in the sewer when a chemical ooze transformed them into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The new story line reboot is said to follow the idea that the Ninja Turtles are actually a part of an alien race of turtles from outer space. It’s still being decided whether or not the ‘turtles’ will wear special suits. This reboot has some fans up in arms against the film.
Whether the idea of this reboot on the traditional story scares you or excites you this movie is bound to add more layers and angles to the traditional Ninja Turtles platform. Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman says “From what I have seen, it’s easily the best ‘Turtle’ movie yet.” Clearly the creator of the ‘Turtles’ is supportive of the new movie and it is very possible that the fan base will rally behind the movie once they get a taste of the trailer. If the changes are anything like the changes made to the Transformers movies then they may be annoying to some of the diehard fans out there but they will get used to them. In the end it is very possible that most fans both old and new will have something to be excited about as they anticipate the release of this new movie.