Speaking of The Last Airbender…

In Film on July 7, 2010 at 6:03 am

Apparently it’s really bad. It has an aggregate score of 20 out of 32 reviews on Metacritic. My favorite reviews so far has been from Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Scenes are shapeless, without punch and usually without point. He doesn’t seem to know much about acting. He doesn’t seem to know much about drama. Eleven years ago, Shyamalan’s “The Sixth Sense” looked like the beginning of a brilliant career. Today it looks like a fantastic anomaly, like a flowerbed in an arid wasteland or some eighth wonder of the world [SFGate].


Then there was the most fun from Charlie Jane Anders:

Shyamalan has boiled every epic heroic story of the past 20 years down to its most basic, primal soup-y essence, so he can spray it all over the audience, in a kind of Hero’s-Journey bukkake. You will be finding chunks of Joseph Campbell’s calcified spooge behind your ears for three days after watching this film, no matter how many times you bathe [i09].


And, finally the most gut wrenching came from my friends 15 years old daughter, Aminah Ortiz! The little movie critic to be wrote a review for Youth Outlook:

The transitions between each scene were awkward and sloppy. It was comprehendible, but in all honesty, it was pretty irritating to watch. This, along with everything else that wasn’t up to par, had me disappointed when walking out of the theater [YO].

So there you have it. The Last Airbender sucks but this just in – somehow it’s making money. Airbender grossed $53.2 million since last Thursday. Check out what other people are saying about The Last Airbender in a previous post right here.


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