Excerpt: "Experience the thrilling live-action adventure based on the hit Nickelodeon series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender.' Join Aang, an extraordinary boy with incredible 'bending' powers, as he journeys through an exotic land filled with magical creatures and powerful friends. As the Avatar, he is the only one who can end the age-old conflict between the four nations, Air, Water, Earth and Fire.
Excerpt: In their haste to convert The Last Airbender to 3D, Paramount cut around 30-minutes of the film, desperate to keep the cost of the last second conversion to a minimum. If anything, it shows how all of the art has been sapped from these productions as the 3D fad continues to take over Hollywood. It’s a shame too, because Airbender shows potential, and M. Night Shyamalan needed something to get him back on a respected level with audiences.
Excerpt: The Last Airbender is a movie of exquisite beauty and, in its best moments, sublime visual clarity. It also contains some of the worst dialogue ever allowed on screen. It’s based on an animated series in the mold of Japanese-influenced anime, and if you’ve ever watched any anime, you know that when it’s dubbed from Japanese the translated dialogue often sounds strange, stilted, and composed mainly of unnecessary exposition. For some unfathomable reason writer/director M.
Excerpt: Where to start with this one? How about this: If any movie ever warranted a class-action lawsuit against the filmmakers, it’s The Last Airbender . Not because it’s a terrible movie—though it is—but because its release as a 3-D film becomes false advertising a few seconds after a comin’-atcha gush of water appears behind the Paramount logo.
Conclusion: M. Night Shyamalan demonstrated a once-in-a-generation talent with his trio of terrific films, but the last four -- including The Last Airbender -- seem so far removed from those glory days that one can only wonder from which galaxy did aliens come down and replace the once-brilliant director with a replica that just can't get those filmmaking instincts down pat.
Summary: M. Night Shyamalan is back and this time he doesn’t have a big twist to cap off the movie. This is not the world I grew up in. Instead he’s adapting the children’s animated TV series Avatar (no, not that one). The kids will like it – I saw some recreating the big fight scenes after the screening – but there’s not much to enthuse the adults who take them along. More The story itself is a fairly generic fantasy outing and is played without much subtlety or depth.
Excerpt: "The Last Airbender" is capable in that its 3D medium manages to enhance rather than to 'point' out its special effects are fairly impressive. Unfortunately, the positives stop there, as the relative success of its visuals simply don't correlate to a script which fails dismally in its translation to the big screen.
Summary: Luft, vatten, jord, eld – fyra nationer sammanbundna av ödet. Eldnationen startar plötsligt ett brutalt krig mot de andra och ett helt århundrade går utan att något hopp finns om att få ett slut på förödelsen.