Of all the things to discuss about the Turtles content we've seen so far, it's the purist fanboys moaning about the reboot that've gotten the most attention.
Yep, Michael Bay and Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hasn't had an easy time convincing fans to embrace its existence - partially based on the fact that they've made some pretty big changes to the source material, like the Turtles' humanoid appearance and their created-in-a-lab origin story - but a fair number of people, myself included, are starting to come around.
Still, last week it seemed as though another TMNT spanner had been thrown into the works, as an insensitively thought-out promotional poster for the movie was released, which seemed to highlight aspects of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Check this out (and look at the release date):
Paramount Australia released an apology in a later statement, saying:
We are deeply sorry to have used that artwork for the marketing materials promoting the September 11 opening in Australia. Combining that image and that date was a mistake. We intended no offense and have taken immediate action to discontinue its use.
Perhaps as a quick cover-up to that massive whoopsy-daisy, Paramount have today released another TMNT reboot poster, and - seemingly inoffensive - it looks a little something like this:
Yep, NYC still looks very much intact in this one... Phew!