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The Last Airbender - The first and last if we are lucky

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The Last Airbender, an M. Knight Shyamalan film. We knew when we read that second part of the preceding sentence that this film had a good chance of being a disappointment. This was not only a safe assumption, but turns out to be a completely accurate one. M. Knight manages to take some truly great source material and turn it into a muddy, flat and dull film.

For someone who has loved the series, it was easy to think that the trailer for "The Last Airbender" was made up from scenes of the entire series. It is impossible to capture the story in a two-hour film. This is one that begs to be a trilogy, and if done right, is welcome to entertain us over the course of three films. Unfortunately, this is where things get sad. M. Knight had the sense to realize this and turned only the first book (season) into a film. For a talented writer, this would be enough to make an excellent film. The operative words there are "talented writer.” M. Knight is far from it, taking characters that should be entertaining and making them a bore. Their loyalties so muddy you won't know who is doing what or why they are doing it.

The casting, when seen in still photos, seems to range from decent to excellent. But on the big screen, the casting is abysmal. It is astounding how Sokka (played by Jackson Rathbone), the comic relief character, is unfunny and uncharismatic. I blame this on both M. Knight and Rathbone himself. Noah Ringer plays Aang, an innocent child trying to avoid his destiny, but comes off as awkward.

The benders focus their chi and manipulate their element via martial arts. It is not merely a fancy dance. It serves a purpose and each element has its own style. M. Knight needs to do more research on this.

We could go on and on about how bad this movie is. It is competing against "Twilight: Eclipse" for "worst movie of the decade" – and that may be the only competition it will win. M. Knight needs to go work at a McDonald’s. His two decent films were a fluke and the honeymoon has been over for quite some time.

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Credits:
Directed by: M. Knight Shyamalan
Written by: M. Knight Shyamalan
Based on work(s) by: Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko
Cast: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi


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