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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman compliments Michael Bay saying he's "amazingly respectful"

05.29.2013

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES creator Kevin Eastman has nothing but glowing words for Michael Bay's handling of his work. Now you have to remember that Bay is not the director, I repeat, not the director. He's simply serving in a producing capacity. So now that we've settled this, should we be less harsh on him?

I'm sure Eastman would say so. When speaking on a panel about the upcoming film, Eastman said this of Bay and his overall impression of things up to this point:

“He’s been nothing but amazingly respectful, and Jonathan Liebesman’s been the director.”

“I’ve seen the script. I’ve seen the design of the characters. It’s fantastic. The story has all the right turtleisms. They’re in the sewers. I’m very excited to see the movie.”

Oh and just in case you didn't get the memo the first time around, the turtles are definitely not aliens. When asked about it, Eastman simply responded with a "No."

Bay says he's done nothing but listen to the fans on what they want with this movie. I guess we will find out if the truth will set him free when the flick comes out on June 4, 2014.

For more Eastman, check out the video below.

Source: CBM

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8:48AM on 05/30/2013
Because he's been so respectful of the Transformers, this quote made me laugh this morning.
Because he's been so respectful of the Transformers, this quote made me laugh this morning.
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8:33AM on 05/30/2013

Well its gotten me from hating it to on the fence

I still really hate megan fox, she brings nothing to movie save for hotness, so i mean if shes walking around in her underwear the whole time and not saying a word then ok, but since the original backslash when things first came out it seems like the reworked a few things in the movie and are making it more towards the fans liking,
I still really hate megan fox, she brings nothing to movie save for hotness, so i mean if shes walking around in her underwear the whole time and not saying a word then ok, but since the original backslash when things first came out it seems like the reworked a few things in the movie and are making it more towards the fans liking,
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8:01AM on 05/30/2013

In the Sewers!

"They're in sewers." Obviously this movie is on the fast track for greatness. Thanks Eastman, but whenever you speak in reference to the movie I'll just stare in wonderment trying to fathom how much of the TMNT movie budget went to paying you off to say these oh so nice things. Don't get me wrong though, I'll probably still check this movie out against my better judgment and it's an almost certainty I'll leave the theater with the feeling my childhood just got gangbanged.
"They're in sewers." Obviously this movie is on the fast track for greatness. Thanks Eastman, but whenever you speak in reference to the movie I'll just stare in wonderment trying to fathom how much of the TMNT movie budget went to paying you off to say these oh so nice things. Don't get me wrong though, I'll probably still check this movie out against my better judgment and it's an almost certainty I'll leave the theater with the feeling my childhood just got gangbanged.
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6:55AM on 05/30/2013

Ha!

When someone describes Michael Bay as being "nothing but amazingly respectful" can you really believe anything else they say?
When someone describes Michael Bay as being "nothing but amazingly respectful" can you really believe anything else they say?
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6:20AM on 05/30/2013

Sounds good to me

Lets be honest this film isn't going to win any Oscars or any other awards for that matter so lets be thankful it's going to be a great kick ass popcorn movie we all know going into this that the story isn't going to be award winning so I'm not sure what people are expecting to get from this film I just can't wait to sit back and enjoy seeing them back on the big screen.
Lets be honest this film isn't going to win any Oscars or any other awards for that matter so lets be thankful it's going to be a great kick ass popcorn movie we all know going into this that the story isn't going to be award winning so I'm not sure what people are expecting to get from this film I just can't wait to sit back and enjoy seeing them back on the big screen.
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12:48AM on 05/30/2013

Hmmmm

who knows. they could of paid him big bucks to say this. I am hoping that this movie turns out to be amazing. I truly am. Like I have no hate for bay. But some of the things he does come up with and say is pretty stupid. But all his movies have been amazing in the popcorn dept.
who knows. they could of paid him big bucks to say this. I am hoping that this movie turns out to be amazing. I truly am. Like I have no hate for bay. But some of the things he does come up with and say is pretty stupid. But all his movies have been amazing in the popcorn dept.
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11:41PM on 05/29/2013
that is good to know, but regardless of what is said or even if the first footage is good to great there is still going to be internet outrage. Michael Bay ruined my childhood wah wah wah. The hate this guy gets for no reason is just ridiculous.
that is good to know, but regardless of what is said or even if the first footage is good to great there is still going to be internet outrage. Michael Bay ruined my childhood wah wah wah. The hate this guy gets for no reason is just ridiculous.
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11:43PM on 05/29/2013
agreed
agreed
1:04PM on 05/30/2013
I also agree. Especially since TMNT is known as a watered down PG cartoon, when it started out as a gritty indie comic, you can't really do anything wrong with the property. Eastman and Laird already ruined childhoods while making other people's childhood.
I also agree. Especially since TMNT is known as a watered down PG cartoon, when it started out as a gritty indie comic, you can't really do anything wrong with the property. Eastman and Laird already ruined childhoods while making other people's childhood.
10:18PM on 05/29/2013
In other news, Lindsay Lohan is amazingly responsible and level-headed.
In other news, Lindsay Lohan is amazingly responsible and level-headed.
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8:46PM on 05/29/2013
Eastman has no credibility. I admire the man for his creation, but that doesn't absolve him from his bullshit.
Eastman has no credibility. I admire the man for his creation, but that doesn't absolve him from his bullshit.
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8:15PM on 05/29/2013

Can't wait!

Love the ninja turtles! Can't freaking wait!
Love the ninja turtles! Can't freaking wait!
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8:03PM on 05/29/2013

“He’s been nothing but amazingly respectful, and Jonathan Liebesman’s been the director.”

I cracked up when I read that. Like it should have read “He’s been nothing but amazingly respectful. And Jonathan Liebesman’s been the director. Yep. He's definitely been...directing. ”
I want to be ultra-pumped for this movie like I was for the first one, such a long time ago as a wee lad. Unfortunately, I am not. At least the Nick toon is solid. That show's the tits.
I cracked up when I read that. Like it should have read “He’s been nothing but amazingly respectful. And Jonathan Liebesman’s been the director. Yep. He's definitely been...directing. ”
I want to be ultra-pumped for this movie like I was for the first one, such a long time ago as a wee lad. Unfortunately, I am not. At least the Nick toon is solid. That show's the tits.
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6:46AM on 05/30/2013
Our existence is truly an ordinary one...Yet, I've somehow found & read a paragraph that combined what is arguably TWO of my most favorite items on this earth: Ninja Turtles & Tits.

My life is complete. :)
Our existence is truly an ordinary one...Yet, I've somehow found & read a paragraph that combined what is arguably TWO of my most favorite items on this earth: Ninja Turtles & Tits.

My life is complete. :)
7:44PM on 05/29/2013
If this movie has sort of racist comedic relief sidekicks or whatsoever (I'm looking at you, Skid & Mudflap), then we're in deep trouble.
If this movie has sort of racist comedic relief sidekicks or whatsoever (I'm looking at you, Skid & Mudflap), then we're in deep trouble.
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7:26PM on 05/29/2013
I like how he says Jonathan Liebesman's directing and Bays only producing like he thinks that's some sort of relief... It's not. It's really, really, really not.
I like how he says Jonathan Liebesman's directing and Bays only producing like he thinks that's some sort of relief... It's not. It's really, really, really not.
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7:22PM on 05/29/2013
I think on a list of compliments you can pay Michael Bay, "respectful" went out the door with Pearl Harbor
I think on a list of compliments you can pay Michael Bay, "respectful" went out the door with Pearl Harbor
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7:13PM on 05/29/2013
The reaction to the first piece of footage on this website is going to be really interesting to read.
The reaction to the first piece of footage on this website is going to be really interesting to read.
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11:39PM on 05/29/2013
people are going to hate it regardless.
people are going to hate it regardless.
7:07PM on 05/29/2013
see... when I read something like that all I'm thinking is how much Bay paid Eastman to say that quote...lol.. I am excited for the movie to come out but the original still holds up to this day.
see... when I read something like that all I'm thinking is how much Bay paid Eastman to say that quote...lol.. I am excited for the movie to come out but the original still holds up to this day.
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