Look. I get it. We’re all attached to the things we read/watched as kids. We hate new things. EVERYONE HATES NEW THINGS, I get it and I’m even guilty of it.
Can’t we all agree, though, that maybe this time the RAGING OVER OUR DESTROYED CHILDHOODS has gone a bit too far? I can’t even count the number of articles bitching about how the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series has RUINED EVERYTHING, ZOMG by losing “Cowabunga.”
It was kind of a stupid catch phrase to begin with. No, I’m not saying that “Booyakasha” is any better. It’s not. But what the hell? This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen the internet so furious over IN A VERY LONG TIME.
They did nothing to anyone’s childhood, except those children that this show is aimed at. And you know what? I watched it, AND I LIKED IT.
MY KIDS LOOOOOOOOOOOVED IT! We’ve watched it at least three times since it premiered on Saturday, and it’s just as funny and clever each time. It’s one of the better reboots or adaptations that has come out in the last ten years, and I’m not prepared to hate it just because a catchphrase I hated to begin with was dropped and replaced with something equally silly.
Because really, if you want to get technical about it? Go read the original Eastman and Laird books. They WERE NOT EVEN FOR CHILDREN. There was swearing, tons of REAL violence and much bloodshed. So, yeah. Maybe your childhood was a lie anyway, and you should just shut it now.
Lets drop it, yeah?