Jonathan Liebesmann and Michael Bay's NINJA TURTLES may actually not be as bad as we suspected

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you this breaking news! It seems that contrary to what we’ve seen, heard, and hell, let’s throw in tasted, touched and smelled as well, the new Ninja Turtles movie (you know, the one where they were aliens, then not aliens, then we were just mistaken about them being aliens in the first place) is actually not going to suck.

At least that’s what some folks are telling the world.

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Possibly in an attempt to stem the non-stop flow of bad vibes since it the reboot of the beloved 80’s cartoon and comic book was announced, a number of journalists and entertainment bloggers were invited to spend some time on the film’s New York’s set. Erick Davis (, Fandango,, Perri Neminoff (,, and Breanne Heldman (Yahoo! Entertainment) are the first of this bunch to break the silence on what they saw, and shockingly, it’s all just positive buzz.



I’m under no delusion that a set visit is fair indicator of a film’s eventual quality. While you may be able to observe the physical aspects of filmmaking, you have no idea how a director is going to piece the movie together, whether that guy in the silver suit covered in styrofoam golf balls will actually look a turtle or whether Megan Fox will flash her toe thumb and scare audiences out the cinema.

But could it be that we wrote off this movie too soon? Could the duo of director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Michael Bay actually pull this off? Liebesman hasn’t had a great track record thus far, with his The Ring short film tie-in, Rings, being his most well received film. Give him a big budget though, and he apparently forgets which end of the camera needs to point where, as he’s too busy “making it rain”, as the youngsters call it.

Everything I’ve read about this movie before now, has set my Spider-sense a -tingling, and despite what these three well respected film journalists have to say, I’m going to stay very, very, VERY cautiously optimistic, thank you very much.

Last Updated: June 27, 2013

Kervyn Cloete

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