I honestly can't do it. No matter how hard it try to be cautiously optimistic about the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, I can't do it. I just get the feeling that this team couldn't give a shit less about the history of the TMNT and see this as nothing but a cash-grab. I realize that's just how Hollywood operates these days, and Michael Bay is no more guilty of this than a bunch of other directors and producers, but still.
It appears that filming has begun on this film, and so expect to see probably quite a few set photos and videos across the web over the next few months. The first ones to come through the door, courtesy of Collider, are of Megan Fox in a yellow jacket as April O'Neil, and a shot of the logo for the film from the back of a chair:
The logo somewhat resembles logos for TMNT I have seen in the past, and I am happy that they have kept the full "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" title.
Megan Fox as April O'Neil. I just can't get on board with this. I'm fine with the yellow jacket, it's an update that makes sense as opposed to having her run around in a yellow jump suit, but it's still Megan Fox. Granted, she's nice to look at, but her acting ability isn't . . . great. It just seems like a "Who's HOTT right now?!" casting choice, but I guess we will see how the character is actually portrayed on screen.
I realize I come across as nothing but an angry fanboy when it comes to this film, and I'll happily wear that badge. Literally nothing about this film has me excited, and I assure you, nobody would love for Bay and Liebsman to prove me wrong more than I.
You can check out a bunch more set photos over at Collider, including one of Megan Fox's stunt double riding a bike - because some stunts are just too dangerous.