Mar 29, 2012

League Post - Bay Day

Michael Bay set the interwebs on fire last week when he announced the turtles in his upcoming TMNT movie would be alien in origin. He's since tried to reassure the geek community that this will be a movie for the fans. I've found that's the standard response when you have a million degrees of nerd-rage raining down on you. Anyway...this week's League topic for discussion is...
After he’s done with the Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles movie, what should Michael Bay blow up next?
Love him or hate him, you have to admit Michael Bay knows how to feature military hardware, do things in a grand fashion and blow things up real good. What immediately comes to my mind thinking of these things is my favorite movie genre: giant (insert creature) on the rampage!

Let's face it, for everything I mentioned above that Bay does well, his movies are usually not known for their character development or well woven plots. I call this Exhibit B in my case as this style of movie would allow him to further play to his strengths, or weaknesses as the case may be.

I'm not saying I want any of the below films remade necessarily. There's plenty of things you can do to differentiate yourself and make your movie original. Hollywood should be doing more original movies "in the spirit of" instead of remaking, rebooting or otherwise trying to cash in on name recognition.

Tarantula (1955)
Them (1954)
Black Scorpion (1957)
The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Other League Members
Tupa's Treasures really goes with the Bay/military connection
The children's book Corduroy gets Bay-ized by Claymation Werewolf
Life With Fandom straps on some space spurs

1 comment:

  1. Now those are a great ideal for him to do and i think would work well for him if he did re-imagine these.