Critic Review - New York Post

Stilted dialogue, wooden acting, glacial pacing, cheesy special effects, tacky-looking sets, ugly costumes, poorly staged and edited action sequences, all shown in murky, cut-rate 3-D.

July 2, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comments (32)
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Samantha D.

Samantha Daley

The costumes actually look exactly like the ones in the actual tv series. They did a decent job.

Jul 3 - 11:33 AM

joel l.

joel lansdowne

i have to disagree the coreography, the costumes and the special effects were all on point, it was the actors and the destruction of the characters that destroyed this movie. not to mention the fact that the writing was awful, he forced the story along quickly

Jul 3 - 11:49 AM

Andrew V.

Andrew Vlasek

Lou Lumenick,

Lou you cheesy photo and smile is much more tacky then this movie was. The movie obviously meant for kids was good fun and pretty much everyone in the full theater I saw it in seemed to like it.

I nearly didn't go see the movie because of your fat headed comments and those of other crusty critics on here who have nothing better to do then bash kid flicks.

Jul 3 - 03:17 PM

CaptainSiberia

Raymond Ogilvie

You mean bash BAD flicks.

Just because you liked the movie doesn't mean it isn't in reality a terrible film.

Jul 4 - 02:55 PM

Anthony R.

Anthony Rubino

Are you and vicky an item? You show up in the same places.

Jul 4 - 05:32 PM

Joe K.

Joe Kendrick

This movie was nothing like the actual cartoon. It was a boring and forgettable film that I will not be taking my friends to go see.

Jul 6 - 05:58 PM

Victor S.

Victor Salcedo

How can you expect comic relief out of the the book of water in two hour movie? First of all the series starts off with poor Ang finiding out hes been frozen for 100 years or so and how do you expect them to fit all the episode which by the way show how clumsy Sokka can be and how he's always hungry on the travels. To be honest you can't the movie was meant to tell you the story of Aang and how things get serious with his life and being the next Avatar in which he accepts at the end of the movie like in Book 1. Not a lot of humor is expected at all I suggest you watch the series and do some research on how long book 1 is see if you can fit it all in a two hour movie.

Im shocked you even get paid for your opinions.

Jul 3 - 05:14 PM

CaptainSiberia

Raymond Ogilvie

Spam!

Jul 4 - 02:55 PM

Anthony R.

Anthony Rubino

Shut your damn hole, sissy.

Jul 4 - 05:31 PM

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

So what you are saying is that Book 1 is way too long to fit all the needed information. I agree. But that is not constitute as an excuse for this disaster of a film.

Sep 30 - 01:34 PM

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

So what you are saying is that Book 1 is way too long to fit all the needed information. I agree. But that is not constitute as an excuse for this disaster of a film.

Sep 30 - 01:34 PM

Ethan H.

Ethan Hammershaimb

you have no idea the TV series was like, you should watch it before writing all of that. the only thing bad about it was that were wrong was, bad pronouncing,the characters, and some of the settings of where they were in the TV shows.

Jul 3 - 07:03 PM

Khumphan A.

Khumphan Amaratana

Wow, you sir needs a reality check. You're complaining about the costumes, and set? Those were the awesome aspect of the movie. It also happens to follow the show's settings. It's sad to see critics that pick at every single detail of a movie. Especially when they don't like, they criticize it to hell. But if they like it, they praise it like it's the best movie of the year. Typical critics.

Jul 3 - 10:43 PM

CaptainSiberia

Raymond Ogilvie

That's kind of what critics are supposed to do: criticize bad movies and praise ones they like.

Jul 4 - 02:56 PM

Remy R.

Remy Ramos

I agree with you, except maybe for the costumes..that's the only I can give to this show! Had to watch the animated series again to wash out the bad memories from the movie. Whatever happened to the great North Pole fight scenes! These were the highlight of Book 1, especially Kitara's fight with the master and Ang's eliminating the fire benders! Kitara and Suko's fight wasn't even energetic or great!

Jul 4 - 07:00 AM

ally j.

ally juleen

Wow. Clueless. Only thing your right about is the dialogue. Maybe you were watching a different movie from all of us. Watch the show. And the movie again..

Ridiculous.

Jul 4 - 05:53 PM

Amy B.

Amy Brown

I couldn't have agreed more. As a person who watched the whole TV series, I want to add one thing to Lou's comments. In the original series, the fire nation commander is not really letting them go by saying "don't kill him, he will be reincarnated". As Anng is the last airbender, even if he reincarnates there is no other airbender to teach the new Avatar how to do air bending. The movie has so many holes in it which weren't in the original series. The whole thing was a bad joke. I wish I read the reviews, before I got so excited about Avatar - The Last Airbender movie.

Jul 4 - 10:04 PM

Edgardo V.

Edgardo Valdez

what's wrong with all the mess that i have read is that many of you have never seen the cartoon, the only problem i see is the acting, everything else is just like it should!!! y'all should quit being critics ignorant bastards!

Jul 6 - 06:59 AM

KD M.

KD Mayer

Everyone who is rating this badly probably has never seen the cartoon. M. Night stays true to one of the greatest animated series ever. If you have never seen this cartoon then you might not be able to appreciate this movie. I loved the cartoon and enjoyed the movie a lot because it stays true to its roots and thats whats important

Jul 11 - 07:41 PM

Willie T.

Willie Thomas

No it doesn't. It the fact the people have seen the cartoon that makes them so critical. The man simply doesn't get the humanity of this series and what it actually teaches. I understand this was an introduction film. But he failed to establish anything about these characters. He does NOT stay true to the cartoon's theme. He made a sad attempt to tell the story but he left off the life lesson that above all else made the show great.

Aug 21 - 03:20 AM

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

Asffdsda Sadsaasd

The movie is only partially true to its roots. Tons of information and events were cut, and the theme is completely different. The only people who enjoyed this movie are the people who have not seen the cartoon.

Sep 30 - 01:30 PM

Avelino M.

Avelino Moreno

The sets and costumes are OK, the SFX are decent.
But still, this movie was a HUGE disappointment.

Aug 1 - 01:08 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:16 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:16 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

Yogita H.

Yogita Hauru

movie l.
i agree with u!! i have watch the cartoon many times! each episodes indeed!!!

in the movie they have completely changed the characters personality!
it was Aang who brings FUN!!! and Sokka who always tell jokes that dont really make sense!
and Katara is quite good ine waterbending before meeting Aang, with time she improves and teaches Aang waterbending so she is a great waterbender
in the movie she cannot even do a step right
its completely wrong about the characters' personalities

and also the m,ovie is too serious !!!
watch the cartoon and you will see the difference!!!
it seems like they have made the movie for people who dont know avatar the last airbender animes instead for avatar the last aibender 's fans / die hard fans!!!!!!!!

Jan 9 - 06:08 AM

movie l.

movie lover

i am a big avatar fan since 2005 when the cartoon series started i watched every episode and i love all 3 seasons of the cartoon series?its great?..NOW the movie that just came out in 2010 ?haha OMG IT WAS A DISGRACE TO AVATAR?first things first the cast for the movie was the worst i am so disapointed ?next is the movie missed so many parts from the cartoon series and did things very differently than in the cartoon series ?i will admit they followed a lot of parts from the cartoon but they missed many!!! also they pronounce the avatars name ?aang? WRONG in the movie?watch the cartoon nd you will kno the correct way to pronounce it ?another is in the movie wen he is in the spirit world the ?spirit dragon? that tlks to him about the fish in the north pole is bs!!! it was not a spirit dragon in the cartoon and in the cartoon aang talked to several different spirits not just one dragon spirit like in the movie omg it was such a piss off watching those parts?.also at the end of the movie when he creates the huge wave when he is in the avatar state and then he drops the wave then the fire nation leaves OMG ?that is the worst ending in the cartoon aang used the wave and pushed away and destroy the ships to make them retreat?OMG i can go on and on about every thing that they did wrong in the movie!!!i also felt like were ever there was a fire bender that was about to fire bend there was always a pot or bucket of fire next to them or on the ground hahaha in the cartoon they create there own fire by drawing heat from the sun or from within themselves not control it from another source like com?on seriously OMG i hate the movie so bad ?the cartoon is still my all time favorite nd i still watch it ..nd never again will i lay eyes on that crap movie?.the whole story line was messed up bcuz the parts that they did get right 5 min later they mess it up again ? like seriously make me the director of the last airbender movie and i will make sure everyone is satisfied with a perfect awsoume movie with the correct informatioon thats supposed to be given not like that other director?what was he thinking ? on that note ?SHIP THE MOVIE, WATCH THE CARTOON?.AND IM BEING SERIOUS

Oct 15 - 03:17 AM

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