If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Much ado has been made of the upcoming reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fans have balked at nearly every announcement to hit the web so far. The fact that Michael Bay is producing didn't earn the project a great deal of cache, nor did the proposed story element revolving around the turtles being aliens. Bay making an official statement in which he mentioned that "fans need to chill" didn't exactly calm the waters. Today's news may incite a similar tempest. It seems that Bay himself has made it public on his blog that Megan Fox is coming aboard the project, and the word is that she will be playing none other than reporter, and turtle ally, April O'Neil. This news is especially surprising considering the feud between Bay and Fox that brewed after 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.' Apparently the hiring of Jonathan Liebesman as director went a long way toward this reconciliation. As of right now, 'Ninja Turtles' is set for a May 16th, 2014 release.
Oh boy, they really don't want anyone to get excited about this reboot, do they? Full disclosure, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a huge part of my childhood, and sure, I'd like to see a quality reboot for the sake of nostalgia. But the consternation I feel toward this project is not so much a fanboy outrage, as Bay seems to think is everyone's problem with the movie, but instead caused by an apparent aversion to making a single wise decision for ensuring a decent film in general. Take out the fact that she's playing April O'Neil, a role she is completely ill-suited for, generally speaking what movie has ever been improved one iota by her presence? I thought, at the very least, the fact that they were feuding would spare us from Fox showing up at all, much less take the female lead. Once again, it's not just that she's wrong for this part, it's that she's wrong for any part. This further bodes ill for the reboot; hopefully good news, any good news, is on the horizon.
What do you guys think? Am I being too hard on Fox? Anyone want to defend her as a viable choice for April O'Neil?