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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a half-hearted shell game
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is a half-hearted shell game

The new adaptation of the comic book "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," directed by Jonathan Liebesman, often feels like some sort of corporate seminar in brand management. There is something half-hearted about the entire film, as if those behind it were involved not because they wanted to make it, not because they should make it, but just because they could. Based on the comic first released in 1984 that had been made into a feature film in 1990, the new film is written by Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec and Evan Daugherty and produced by Michael Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes. The involvement of Bay and company may help explain the intrusive Nokia and...

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