July 07, 2010

The Last Airbender Review

Wow, um... that really is not a good movie. It was like M.Night Shyamalan watched all first season and tried to incorporate everything but didn't know how to do it. He stated in an interview about The Last Airbender that writing the script is a lonely process locked in a room alone. (IMO, he probably should have asked for help.) None of the scenes flowed to one another. The kids did their best, but they tried to act like adults instead of kids. The effects were good, but then again it didn't match the scenes. Shyamalan's attempt at humor was little success and many of the characters just seemed out of sorts. Like Zuko's Uncle Iroh seemed stiff, humorless, and to uptight; when the animated version is relaxed and humored. The only character that seemed to be correct in any sort of way and we only see about 10 seconds of her is Azula (Zuko's sister). I don't know if Shyamalan will make the other two movies at this point, but if the other two movies are like the first I don't think I want to see them. Maybe he should get his daughter to write the script for the next movie; at this point she couldn't do any worse than him.

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