The Last Airbender
Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction.
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Boring -- but age-appropriate for young fans of the TV show.
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Rotten: I can see why Shyamalan was attracted to this material, but the results are clunky even by his recent standards.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, July 1, 2010
Rotten: Sadly, M. Night Shyamalan has not regained what he lost three films ago. His films are truly bad.
- Bob Grimm, Reno News and Review, Thursday, July 8, 2010
Rotten: Even 3-D technology can't inject a much-needed extra dimension to The Last Airbender.
- Bruce Demara, Toronto Star, Thursday, July 1, 2010
Never having seen the tv show i can say this. It was not a bad movie. Wasnt great just interesting. I like fantasy type stuff so this was a good show for me. A pretty unique story thanks to the tv show ive been told. But supposedly the director did not capture it. NOW knowing many people who did watch the show. I hear this was not good. I will try and watch the tv show now to see how bad the movie supposedly was.
- jmanard52, Monday, January 10, 2011
Even as someone who is not familiar with the anime of the same name, you can tell that this has probably little to do with it. The set-up, world-building and idea behind this mythology is great and interesting. There are also a couple of genuinely fun action scenes, especially when the bender work with their elements. The main problem are the characters. Why do the main characters from the ice look Caucasian but everyone around them Inuit? Those two aren't much of actors anyway. Then there is this somewhat flat but often bratty main character. All that makes it hard to care for everything that's going on. The film is still entertaining and offers some nice special effects, gorgeous landscapes and cities. So the result is not as catastrophic as fans of the original may want to make you believe. It's not that great a movie on its own either, though. And the sequel the ending dares to hint at very strongly will probably never happen.
- ironclad1609, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
There are few films that I advocate destroying, but sadly this is one of them. Why you ask? Well...I fear that aliens might one day accidentally pick up the film's signal while some poor soul is streaming it into their home. Wielding a rare power to create water out of thin air, a power much needed by earth as it's rising population has made water a precious resource, they would end up seeing The Last Airbender and assume that it is representative of the Earth as a whole. Rather than being afraid of Earth's inhabitants, I fear they would be bored to tears by the story and in the end come to the decision that Earth is not worth saving. So yeah...I have pretty good reason to want this film obliterated from the face of the planet.
- axadntpron, Wednesday, October 3, 2012