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re­spectable but dull, while Mon­sters, as di­rected by Thor Freuden­thal ( Di­ary of a Wimpy Kid), is dull and awk­wardly ex­e­cuted. It’s less a the­atri­cal re­lease than a Dis­ney Chan­nel spe­cial that got dressed up in CGI clothes. du­ti­fully hits its plot points in­volv­ing prophe­cies and fleeces with­out evok­ing a whiff of spirit or imag­i­na­tion. It’s a shame that the mil­lions of read­ers who fell in love with Rior­dan’s clas­sic-meetscon­tem­po­rary chil­dren’s sto­ries. The first, 2010’s Percy Jack­son & The Olympians: The Light­ning Thief, was

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Star­ring Ar­mie Ham­mer and Johnny Depp, this re­boot is a mish­mash of styles, gen­res and tonal shifts. The Lone Ranger may best be un­der­stood and ap­pre­ci­ated as one long ho­mage to Depp. As Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s side­kick, Depp chal­lenges and in­dulges in the car­i­ca­tures that made Jay Sil­ver­heels’s TV char­ac­ter a light­ning rod for Na­tive Amer­i­can out­rage.

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