I’ve come to Michael Bay’s defense once before. I’m not going to do it again.
But I might have to find The Silver Lining in his decision to reboot the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as aliens.
What good might I find in the seemingly asinine idea to change the beloved oozy origin of our pizza-loving, sewer-dwelling crime fighters? Midi-chlorians, anyone?
Sometimes such changes work. In the Sam Raimi Spider-Man series, didn’t a genetically altered spider make a lot more sense than a radioactive one? (Maybe not enough. Part 3 did suck, and the new film is abandoning that concept.)
I think the best part is that we might finally get to see this guy: Krang.
Four movies in, and the best baddies we’ve seen are these two?
That’s at least my hope. I can’t take any more Shredder nonsense…