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Mar. 23, 2012by: Alex Maidy

In the wake of the "Turtle-gate" debacle of 2012, a line has been drawn. That line is between fanboys and normal folk. Normals don't quite understand why it is so upsetting that Michael Bay would change the origin story of a beloved comic book/cartoon series. Fanboys cannot fathom why normals think that it is okay that the man that brought us TRANSFORMERS would rape their childhoods.

There is definitely a happy medium between die hard fanboys and normal people. But while those two groups duke it out on the internet, comedians like Jimmy Kimmel are having a field day. Check out this video from Kimmel's late night talk show advertising a fake drug aimed specifically at the fanboy culture.

I personally don't have an issue with the revamped origin story. It runs along the same lines as when people were up in arms about JJ Abrams STAR TREK reboot. Quite a lot of people liked it and others hated every single aspect of it. You cannot please everyone when you make a movie, especially from an established property.

The only thing that we can hope for is that the TMNT reboot is a decent movie that does not feature Vanilla Ice. Until then, I am going to get Alife.

Extra Tidbit: The fully CGI TMNT film was actually pretty good. It even had Chris Evans, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Stewart, Zhang Ziyi, and Laurence Fishburne!

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11:39AM on 03/26/2012

Every fanboy knows...

That the TMNT were created by the same container of radioactive waste that gave Daredevil his powers. It's true.
That the TMNT were created by the same container of radioactive waste that gave Daredevil his powers. It's true.
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12:15PM on 03/25/2012

It runs along the same lines as when people were up in arms about JJ Abrams STAR TREK reboot.

Didn't ... almost everyone really like Star Trek?
And I agree with the people pointing out only fanboys get called on flipping out over pointless shit. That said, there's a difference between thinking the idea is stupid, and using the "raped my childhood!" line. Alien turtles might be stupid; as an adult my childhood is firmly intact, no matter what Michael Bay wants to make.
Didn't ... almost everyone really like Star Trek?
And I agree with the people pointing out only fanboys get called on flipping out over pointless shit. That said, there's a difference between thinking the idea is stupid, and using the "raped my childhood!" line. Alien turtles might be stupid; as an adult my childhood is firmly intact, no matter what Michael Bay wants to make.
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9:06AM on 03/25/2012

The video was hilarious

But you cant just take Something and turn it into something that just Absolutely Isnt... If michael Bay decided to make a movie about Boys2Men the band and said you know what there going to be white guys in my moovie..Or Im going to make Thundercats.. and then make them dogs. How about We make the Next transformers movie and give Voltron a Cameo...makes sense, NO.. Atleast not to me
But you cant just take Something and turn it into something that just Absolutely Isnt... If michael Bay decided to make a movie about Boys2Men the band and said you know what there going to be white guys in my moovie..Or Im going to make Thundercats.. and then make them dogs. How about We make the Next transformers movie and give Voltron a Cameo...makes sense, NO.. Atleast not to me
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1:59AM on 03/25/2012

Ok so I just now watched it...

ANd LMFAO that is funny ALIFE LOL
ANd LMFAO that is funny ALIFE LOL
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11:02PM on 03/24/2012
I Googled "how to get a life" after watching this and there were no satisfactory answers.
I Googled "how to get a life" after watching this and there were no satisfactory answers.
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9:46PM on 03/24/2012
"what are you waiting for? Harry Potter 8" bwhahahahahahahaa
"what are you waiting for? Harry Potter 8" bwhahahahahahahaa
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6:56PM on 03/24/2012

IDK still.

Just as long as they look like the turtles that I love as a kid. If they change that and make them look more alien then I'll be pissed. But still how can you call it teenage muntant ninja turtles now? If they won't be mutants? Thats the whole point of the TV show and comics. The ooze, unless the ooze is on that alien planet, but if it is why not just have it be here? I guess we'll see. But still so many questions. I want to see what they are making them look like. But will they still have
Just as long as they look like the turtles that I love as a kid. If they change that and make them look more alien then I'll be pissed. But still how can you call it teenage muntant ninja turtles now? If they won't be mutants? Thats the whole point of the TV show and comics. The ooze, unless the ooze is on that alien planet, but if it is why not just have it be here? I guess we'll see. But still so many questions. I want to see what they are making them look like. But will they still have April? If they get rid of April and Shredder, and Splinter then I will be really pissed. I need more answers please. But BAY can't keep to his word, remember when he said he wouldn't fuck up Nightmare on Elm. Yeah look how that came out, he butcher the shit out of it. I like BAY as a director, stick to that your producing skills are fuckin shit. You only produce like 3 good movies. LOL. But please I hope this movie doesn't fail. Don't ruin my childhood.
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5:12PM on 03/24/2012
I think that's pretty funny.

And kudos for giving the fat curly-haired kid who's been an extra in everything a few lines for once.
I think that's pretty funny.

And kudos for giving the fat curly-haired kid who's been an extra in everything a few lines for once.
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4:07PM on 03/24/2012
People have spent a FULL week complaining and talking about Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. Well, movies are to us what the NFL is to many others. We love movies... and I'm damn proud to be a movie buff!!
People have spent a FULL week complaining and talking about Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow. Well, movies are to us what the NFL is to many others. We love movies... and I'm damn proud to be a movie buff!!
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7:59PM on 03/24/2012
People bitching out Manning and Tebow becomes national news. People bitching about movies become the ass end of a joke.
People bitching out Manning and Tebow becomes national news. People bitching about movies become the ass end of a joke.
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3:44PM on 03/24/2012

I have a ALife...

And the TMNT being aliens is still the stupidest shit I have heard all year so far...
And the TMNT being aliens is still the stupidest shit I have heard all year so far...
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4:34PM on 03/24/2012
lolz
lolz
9:56PM on 03/23/2012
Q: When is an obsession not an obsession?
A: When it is about football.

That said, I'm a fan of Jesse Heiman, "Mr Extra Man", and he needs to become a bona fide star (or at least have a speaking role) soon.
Q: When is an obsession not an obsession?
A: When it is about football.

That said, I'm a fan of Jesse Heiman, "Mr Extra Man", and he needs to become a bona fide star (or at least have a speaking role) soon.
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8:34PM on 03/23/2012

It's laughable, wrong, and childish to society when we get mad about changes to something we love but....

If a sports fan gets mad at a ref for a bad call or a teammate is traded, it's no big deal and they shouldn't get a life? Shows the smugness and hypocrisy of society.

If a sports fan gets mad at a ref for a bad call or a teammate is traded, it's no big deal and they shouldn't get a life? Shows the smugness and hypocrisy of society.

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7:46PM on 03/23/2012
Got, what a fucking prick. I wouldn't care if he was doing a bit on fanboys but he and his laugh a second audience are so goddamn smug. Yeah, to a lot of us the Ninja Turtles have sentimental and emotional value to us. It's important to US you fucking hack. We get passionate about things like Star Wars and Batman because we love what we're interested in. I love the comment that Predator made about sports because it is 100% true. Oh but sports are different because it's not nerds watching
Got, what a fucking prick. I wouldn't care if he was doing a bit on fanboys but he and his laugh a second audience are so goddamn smug. Yeah, to a lot of us the Ninja Turtles have sentimental and emotional value to us. It's important to US you fucking hack. We get passionate about things like Star Wars and Batman because we love what we're interested in. I love the comment that Predator made about sports because it is 100% true. Oh but sports are different because it's not nerds watching sports. Fuck you Jimmy Kimmel.
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6:30PM on 03/23/2012

Ok now, I'm a *major* fanboy & even I thought that was funny as hell!

I say sometimes you gotta stop, step back & just admire some of the bizarre, (yet awesome) pop-culture shit makes us, well...Us. Haha.

I also understand that sometimes the truth of the matter is that you can very easily be a full time employee/student, have an active social live, dedicate time to help the local community, spend regular time with your family/significant other...& STILL have time to say that Michael Bay can eat a DICK!
I say sometimes you gotta stop, step back & just admire some of the bizarre, (yet awesome) pop-culture shit makes us, well...Us. Haha.

I also understand that sometimes the truth of the matter is that you can very easily be a full time employee/student, have an active social live, dedicate time to help the local community, spend regular time with your family/significant other...& STILL have time to say that Michael Bay can eat a DICK!
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6:36PM on 03/23/2012
Agreed, some people take it way too far.
Agreed, some people take it way too far.
6:26PM on 03/23/2012
Okay so when sports nuts scream, bitch and kick the shit out of other people just because the ref made a shit call on a play, I'll prescribe this same pill.

That being said though the next person I hear saying "They raped my childhood" is getting the Archie slap.
Okay so when sports nuts scream, bitch and kick the shit out of other people just because the ref made a shit call on a play, I'll prescribe this same pill.

That being said though the next person I hear saying "They raped my childhood" is getting the Archie slap.
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6:13PM on 03/23/2012

Funny

Pretty funny. But still, why is it so hard? "Fans are annoyed about the alien thing." "Kay, let's drop that part then and write a good story with these awesome characters." Do not get it.

(Also, were those fanboys just all living in the same room together? Didnt look like an office...)
Pretty funny. But still, why is it so hard? "Fans are annoyed about the alien thing." "Kay, let's drop that part then and write a good story with these awesome characters." Do not get it.

(Also, were those fanboys just all living in the same room together? Didnt look like an office...)
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6:05PM on 03/23/2012

Who Cares

I have no problem with remaking bad originals; and folks, TMNT (1990) was fucking awful.
I have no problem with remaking bad originals; and folks, TMNT (1990) was fucking awful.
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4:36PM on 03/24/2012
Agreed.
Agreed.
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5:51PM on 03/23/2012

Kind of annoys me

I'm a fan-boy generally, I'm annoyed that Bay's company has the rights to another of my nostalgic franchises and I'll rant to whomever listens.
I also have two degrees, one in film and media, another allowing me to teach the subject. I am 24, I have a good job in my chosen field after years of study, with good future prospects and am currently sat with my fiancee whom I live with and am currently planning our wedding together with our respective families.
So to assume I'm a lonely fat kid who
I'm a fan-boy generally, I'm annoyed that Bay's company has the rights to another of my nostalgic franchises and I'll rant to whomever listens.
I also have two degrees, one in film and media, another allowing me to teach the subject. I am 24, I have a good job in my chosen field after years of study, with good future prospects and am currently sat with my fiancee whom I live with and am currently planning our wedding together with our respective families.
So to assume I'm a lonely fat kid who needs to get laid by walking away from the things I enjoy and subjects take issue with is genuinely kind of insulting as well as archaic and cliched. It's sorta lazy.
Now if you don't mind I'm going to read a Batman comic, play with my new Lightsaber that I got at the start of the week....and then probably have some awesome sex as not one of these things is relative to the other.
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8:07PM on 03/23/2012
Are you having sex with the light saber?
Are you having sex with the light saber?
8:25PM on 03/23/2012
I'm sure I could work it in.
Gotta love a good double entendre.
I'm sure I could work it in.
Gotta love a good double entendre.
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5:31PM on 03/23/2012
of all the swipes I've seen taken at fanboys, that was one of them.
of all the swipes I've seen taken at fanboys, that was one of them.
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