Dystopian TV movie falls short on plot

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Un­for­tu­nately, the new HBO TV movie Fahren­heit 451 spends too much of its en­ergy on show­ing off its groovy tech, and not enough on char­ac­ter or story, writes Out­side the Box colum­nist Jo­hanna Sch­neller. “As far as char­ac­ter trans­for­ma­tions go, I’ve seen more mean­ing­ful and mov­ing re­al­iza­tions in an episode of Queer Eye,” she writes. “It’s re­ally hard to work up much ex­cite­ment for an OK dystopia movie when you’ve got The Hand­maid’s Tale do­ing bril­liant dystopia a cou­ple of clicks away.” Read Sch­neller’s full re­view of the Ray Brad­bury adap­ta­tion at thes­tar.com/tele­vi­sion

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Michael Shan­non, left, and Michael B. Jor­dan in Fahren­heit 451.

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