“The Shannara Chronicles” Review

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Sometimes mediocre books make the best films or television series; content can be altered to fit the screen with less fan outrage, viewers compare the product to a different standard, script writers and actors have a little more wiggle room. Sadly, this is not the case with MTV’s new The Shannara Chronicles, based on Terry Brooks’s decidedly mediocre, if generally good-natured, Shannara series (now at book 26, with at least four volumes to go). Instead, prepare for an over-funded, under-scripted disappointment.
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