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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The green warriors are back, but do they need to be?



They're mutated turtles and teenagers and ninjas, and New York City's subterranean avengers are back, matching some wits and a lot of weaponry against a bad dude known as Shredder. Jonathan Liebesman's re-boot of the popular comics-movie-TV-videogame-bedsheet franchise is unnecessary: (1) There have been four TMNT films already, and (2) How many evil-fighting superheroes can we possibly keep track of this summer? The plot, even including backstory for the uninitiated, could be written on the back of a matchbook, and it's padded with lots of CGI-heavy action, including a tumble down an epically tall snow-covered mountain within sewer-line distance of New York City. The turtles are well animated, which is more than one can say for their tedious human co-stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner. See it only if your heart still belongs to TMNT, no matter what.

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