Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Last Airbender


Eli 8.11 as we exited the theater: "We waited THREE YEARS for THAT? It was HORRIBLE. I could have done a better job of directing that movie, and I'm EIGHT YEARS OLD!"

He is correct.

What made Avatar: The Last Airbender so wonderful was that it was utterly lacking in pretension. It was witty, and warm, and deeply personal.

M. Night Shyamalan has taken the richest, warmest source material in the history of American animation and turned it into a pretentious, flaccid, inept film. In a move only worthy of the largest douchebag in history, he changed the pronunciation of the names of almost all the main characters. He also managed to get absolutely terrible performances from every single actor in the film.

What a hack.

There are so many things wrong with this movie that it would take 10,000 words to touch on them all. Instead, here's an Amazon link to season one of the animated series: Avatar season one. It's only $25 for fifteen episodes of absolutely wonderful entertainment.

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