Last Airbender Is Getting Trashed by Movie Reviews

by on July 1, 2010

in Entertainment, movie reviews

The Last Airbender French Promo Poster

The Last Airbender French Promo Poster

The Last Airbender was going to be my first 3D movie experience, but today I went online to check out what folks are saying about the movie from the many chances to read a movie review.  For me, I have 1 movie reviewer whose opinion I trust explicitly.   I know how he approaches movies and his perspective has always been right-on with my experiences.  Unfortunately in this case, he hasn’t reviewed The Last Airbender, but I found a few folks that have. And it seems to be consistent across the board from the few movie reviews I’ve seen.

LA Times:

If ever a film was born under a bad sign, “The Last Airbender” is it.

The Christian Science Monitor:

The Last Airbender is like a Care Bears movie that got waylaid in the fourth dimension. It’s insufferably silly.

Cinema Blend:

This isn’t an easy movie to praise. The Last Airbender seems as though it’s daring people to hate it. It’s hard to believe anything could be this badly written by accident.

Rotten Tomatoes:

It’s up to 7% on the Tomatometer: “Despite flashy special effects, The Last Airbender squanders the potential of its popular source material on an incomprehensible plot, laughable dialogue, and a joyless sense of detachment.

Worst Previews:

2 out of 10: “Shyamalan is at a total loss in how to revamp the animated series into a free-standing live-action feature suitable for uninitiated audiences.

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This movie alone may be an example of why studios sometimes don’t let critics see something early, as I’ve read that critics only had access “until close to the last minute.”  And I don’t recall where I saw this, but someone noted that this was Shyamalan’s last chance to redeem himself and from initial perceptions, I’m thinking he failed.

At this point, I’m thinking this does not bode well for the weekend, for subsequent weekends or for that hoped for Airbender trilogy.

As for me, though I can’t vouch for any of the above quoted reviewers, I can’t help but notice the consistent return on the opinions across my first few discovered results.

I’ll let you be the judge from here on out and maybe, if anyone else has seen it, if you could come on back and pipe in with a terse take on your experience, that would be appreciated.  It looks like I’m not headed out to see The Last Airbender.  I won’t drop the $$ on a post-processed 3D movie if it gets reviews like this, plus it seems, the 3D isn’t really all that much there and it’s noted that it may only be there to jack up the box-office earnings.

Bruce’s warning meter here at Cinema Static on Brusimm is pegged!

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