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Monday, August 4, 2014

Teenage Mutant Phallic Turtles

This weekend the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will return to the big screen. The movie displays Hollywood's love affair with reboots, prequels, and sequels. I, for one, look at the Ninja Turtles with a sense of humility after predicting the end of the Ninja Turtles and Rap music after hearing Vanilla Ice's Ninja Rap. I am not a Prophet.

That being said, Paramount has stumbled a bit with fans. Paramount wanted to change the Turtles origin story to the dismay of many. Eventually, a few tweaks were many to the origin story rather than a full-rewrite. They also managed to upset fans with some art in Australia of the turtles jumping from a flaming tower with Australia's release date of 9/11 (considered insensitive), and with "phallic-looking" poster.

I don't know about the flaming tower and the 9/11 date, but if you look at a nunchuck and think penis --- maybe it's you.