Saturday, July 10, 2010

Miscellaneous: Air Flop!

The Last Airbender was horrendous! Shyamalan did not do it justice at all. I hope Nickelodeon refuses to collaborate or fulfill any kind of contract with him for two more movies. There were two things that REALLY bothered me.

1. Shyamalan claimed that he wanted to honor the martial arts from the show. Instead he had the actors spend an eternity waving their arms around before any bending occured. The cartoon versions would have obliterated them in the same amount of time.

2. The ending to the first book was huge! Think ocean. At the end of the movie Aang's success equated to nothing more than a puddle. I so want to explain more, but anyone who is even remotely interested in the REAL Airbender would be getting a decent spoiler - I don't want to ruin it.

The choppy part could have easily been fixed if Shyamalan really thought about what was important. The characters needed to bond with each other and the humor was necessary - he really didn't do anything with that at all.

Best character (and even that is pushing it)? Momo.
Best part of the movie? The scenery.

Please look into the series because it's awesome! Don't even watch the movie for free. It's a waste of your time.


Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

haha! this is terrible. i didn't know it was this bad. so sorry for you. i hate when you're really into a show, cartoon, book and they turn it into a tremendously crappy movie.

i thought about watching it for free (what i did with twilight because i didn't want to waste money on that either), but now i'm not even sure it deserves that.

:) great review!
how was dev patel?

PurpleNepenthe said...

This movie was not a boost for Patel's career (or anyone else in the film for that matter). No one did any acting. There were just moments for dialogue meant to help clear up the massive number of confusing screen/scene changes. Really sad.

I could devote an entire page to the number of things he did horribly wrong... maybe I should so I stop thinking about storming his house with a pitchfork. ;)