A single picture of Shredder from the upcoming movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, produced by Michael Bay, leaked on the internet, and the fans are surely reacting.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, the official trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles released to mixed reactions too. Teaser posters were also released this time with not as much harshness since fans already knew what to expect, but it was still harsh. Maybe that's why a U.S. release date has not bee announced as of yet, but overseas the movie is getting more attention. I am sure Michael Bay is just punishing the majority of people who go against his vision. To fans, he already ruined the Transformers series, now he is attacking another. At least some comedy came out of the new heroes in a half-shell movie because Megan Fox almost tossed her cookies.
According to Slash Film, the leaked picture showed off Shredder's new look, who will be played by William Fichtner. That alone angered a lot of traditional TMNT fans because Shredder is Japanese, and Fichtner is born and bred in the United States. I am not saying he's a bad guy or a bad actor. I actually love a lot of his films, especially when he is the antagonist. But fans just can't see a Caucasian New Yorker playing the role of a Japanese ninja by the name of Oroku Saki, and neither can Michael Bay because the man behind the mask's name is Erich Sachs. Really?
Anyways, the picture of Shredder in full regalia was "leaked" on their official Twitter in the post below.
Shredder in HD quality in the upcoming #TMNTMovie. That's some high tech armor. #TMNT#NinjaTurtlespic.twitter.com/YgozlX8Eff
— TMNT (@TMNT_Fansite) June 17, 2014
Examiner surely stated the obvious that this isn't the classic Shredder that we've come to know and love. The new look can be seen in two perspectives. The first can be seen as a refreshing take on the armor. The second can be it takes away too much from the original concept. Most fans have already mocked it by relating this new Shredder to either a Transformer or Edward Scissorhands.
From what I am seeing, I bet Michael Bay is banking on the children who have no idea of the classic cartoons along with the hatred from the traditionalists to make money. He did it four times with Transformers, so why not the beloved turtles who "Cowabunga" after winning the battle and saving the day?
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