Michael Bay’s highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) has already been released to much success in the U.S. box office grossing more than $153 million in first three weeks, however, fans of the original TMNT have given his rendition of the franchise mixed reviews.
The most reoccurring criticism is the immense changes Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello have gone through in the new film.
The film is scheduled for release in the United Arab Emirates and other Gulf countries on Sept. 4.
“While the movie will possibly be amazing, the fear is that Michael Bay then just goes to the extremes each time trying to add on top of what he has already added, ”Fahd al-Juraid, a writer and film enthusiast from Riyadh told Al Arabiya News.
“It’s like making a ten-scoop ice-cream, the first two scoops are great, the third, fantastic, anything more than that is just going to fall of and make a mess,” he explained.
Alaa Khaled, an MBA student in Minneapolis who has already watched the film, said, “the movie was extremely predictable, and it almost seemed like it is a low-budget reboot targeted at kids.”
“I guess some things are just aren’t meant for CGI, but I am sure it could’ve been done differently with CGI, and probably better,” he said, adding, “if it wasn’t for Michael Bay.”
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