Despite the fact that the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles reboot has gained the ire of internet fans everywhere in recent months, the creator of the characters, Kevin Eastman, is claiming that this Turtles movie will be the best one yet.
In an interview with MTV, Eastman said, “From what I've seen, it's easily the best Turtle movie yet. We're talking Raid: Redemption-style fight scenes; we're talking about epic Rise of the Planet of the Apes sort of effects."
When he was asked what he thought about production on the movie being delayed, he responded positively by saying, “A lot of people are worried we pushed the release date from December to May, but the 30th anniversary of the Turtles is in May, so it worked out perfectly.”
So there you have it. The movie may be getting a lot of flack from longtime fans, but the series’ creator seems pretty excited for it. Then again, maybe he's just too invested in the project to say anything negative.
Ninja Turtles will hit theaters on May 16, 2014.