So a press conference was held last week in Los Angeles for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Director Johnathan Liebesman, Actor Will Arnett, Actress Megan Fox and a couple writers and producers for the movie participated in the panel. During the conference a question was asked about how they felt about some of the backlash online. Apparently, Megan Fox has been waiting for the opportunity to address the topic, as she immediately answered with the following.
Let me tell you something about those people. How much money did Transformers 4 make? ($1B) Exactly. Those people can complain – they all go to the theater. They’re gonna love it – and if they don’t love it, they can fuck off, and that’s the end of that.
From the start, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has received some criticism that at times I find hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, with a drop of fairness here and there. That criticism goes toward a number of things concerning the movie which includes, Michael Bay’s involvement (again he’s not the director), the alien origins, the look of the turtles, and other things including Megan Fox’s casting as April O’Neil. In fact, I recall seeing so many hateful comments on the actress’s casting. One can understand why she feels this way, while she defends her work.
I like her response, I really do. I understand that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are held dearly by fans of the comics and original movies. However, a lot of this backlash I see are grown adults who have no logic in their opinion. If the upcoming reboot doesn’t appeal to you, then don’t see it. But if your a true Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan, you’ll watch it anyway and hope that it proves you wrong, or at the very least surprises you a bit. This upcoming movie is in fact for the new generation of kids, to introduce them to modern Ninja Turtles. Keeping that in mind, I like the trailers that have been released. It looks fun and very entertaining. I’ll be watching this movie opening weekend.
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