Sound Off: Shyamalan's The Last Airbender - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
July 1, 2010
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? As a television series on Nickelodeon, Avatar: The Last Airbender has gained a cult following of fans of all ages. Famed filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan's cinematic interpretation of The Last Airbender hits theaters today in the US in both 2D and 3D (but I don't suggest seeing it in 3D). How did Shyamalan do this time? Is it a worthy adaptation or was it completely butchered? How is Noah Ringer as Aang in his first movie role ever? How is Dev Patel as Zuko? Is it even worth seeing this summer? If you've seen it, leave a comment and let us know what you thought of The Last Airbender.
To fuel the fire, I know everyone is saying this is one of the worst movies of the year, but I think there's a lot to appreciate and enjoy about it, especially if you've never watched the TV series before. However, those that are fans probably won't like it. I don't think Shyamalan is a bad of a director as most say and I enjoyed Last Airbender for the visuals, the story, the action/fight scenes and a great score (from James Newton Howard). As someone who has not seen the series, I was intrigued by the story, but there's cheesy dialogue, the entire movie lacks depth, and it's a PG Nickelodeon flick that doesn't go above or beyond that, which is a shame.
What did you think of The Last Airbender? An entertaining adaptation or completely awful?