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Hmmm … searching for something good to say about "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows."

Um … it looks good. The CGI is fine.

As for everything else in the movie? Awful. Predictable and boring.

The TMNT — Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael — once again do battle with the evil Shredder. He's joined by a couple of new (but familiar to 1980s cartoon fans) mutant characters — Rocksteady the rhinoceros and Bebop the warthog — and teams up with gross-and-slimy alien Krang to take over the world. With only the turtles to protect us.

Ho, hum. For all the big action/fight scenes — for how loud it is — it's downright dull.

And the non-CGI actors — including Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Megan Fox, Laura Linney and Tyler Perry — are irrelevant.

Then there's the Big Finale, in which producer Michael Bay rips off himself ("Transformers") and others ("The Avengers" and "Star Wars"). It all ends exactly as you expect.

If you're a 12-year-old boy, you might enjoy the fights and the fart jokes. If not, "TMNT: Out of the Shadows" is just tedious. —


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows'

Opens Friday at area theaters; rated PG-13 for violence; 112 minutes.