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Half-Baked Heroes on the Half-Shell: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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2014-08-13-Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_tmntraph_410.jpgTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got nothing to worry about. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles doing quite well, thank you very much. Got the big-budget, Michael Bay treatment (he's the producer on this one; Jonathan Liebesman directed); came in #1 at the box office this past weekend; has the almost inevitable sequel already in the works. Yup, life is good for TMNT. Unless, of course, the attending audience happened to see Guardians of the Galaxy last week. In which case, there might have been quite a few people coming out of the theater thinking, Nice try, but it doesn't quite cut it.

In two weeks, we've had two films that want nothing more than to entertain us with some adrenaline-packed, fantastic storytelling. How each goes about the task, and how successful each is, says a lot about the filmmakers, how they regard this genre, and what they think of their audience. I explore the issue a bit in my review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Jim Freund's Hour of the Wolf. Click on the player to hear the segment, or right-click the title to download.

Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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