The Last Airbender Reviews

May 19, 2021
Time was, the endings of M.Night Shyamalan films were always the biggest mystery. Now, the only mystery remaining is how, in a recession, he continues to get studios to fund his films.
Nov 29, 2020
While certain aspects benefit from a big budget, much of the action and elemental effects feel overly processed with an abundance in slow motion and swirling colors.
Sep 13, 2020
The worst film of the year.
Apr 16, 2020
Mediocrity and abuse of slow motion to show off the film's costly digital effects are the keynote of a movie with no interest... except for the music. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 9, 2019
A ridiculously talkie excursion that takes itself way too seriously, resulting in a dull action film that completely sucks the life out of a potentially fun franchise.
Nov 9, 2018
Neither epic enough to be memorable, nor disposable enough to be harmless...Think of Star Wars: Episode I without the nuance (!) and subtlety (!!).
May 21, 2018
Shyamalan is your trickster guide on a journey into nothingness, from which only your soul-dead shadow will ever return.
Jan 11, 2018
Airbender's editing is clunky, its pace glacial. It feels like watching someone's homemade tai chi highlight reel, if tai chi could be somehow racist.
Sep 19, 2017
A poor effort from a director who once promised so much.
Jul 18, 2014
There isn't a single convincing performance in the picture, and the badness of the acting is, bizarrely, pretty much in direct proportion to a character's importance.
Jul 18, 2014
The Last Airbender is not just a flop, it's a big-budget flop, and it's a throwback to that grand old genre, the movie that's so bad that it's bad.
Jul 18, 2014
[A] breathtakingly clueless, misconceived, stupid, humourless, unexciting, dim, dumb farrago, the worst film I've seen in years.
Jul 18, 2014
A quite breathtakingly inept hodge-podge of vapid spirituality, playground chopsocky and visual effects that take 3D to an entirely new level: Zero-D.
Jul 18, 2014
Would it be more accurate to call this The Last Shyamalan Movie?
Jul 18, 2014
Nothing here is helped by M. Night Shyamalan's bizarre casting choices.
Jul 18, 2014
Writer/director M Night Shyamalan's once glorious reputation is tarnished further by this tediously juvenile fantasy adventure.
Jun 14, 2013
There's no third-act twist because we never get out of the first act.
Sep 25, 2012
[Shyamalan] works so much better with stories that are slower in development, where the atmosphere and tone drive the film, and where you're never quite sure what's going on (though not in the sense where you're completely confused, like this film).
Apr 4, 2011
This is a kid's movie that doesn't seem to realize that it's a kid's movie.
Mar 29, 2011
Bad acting, overstuffed exposition and running time far too brief for the amount of plot shoved into it reduce The Last Airbender into parody of a big summer film as Shyamalan manages to hit every single fantasy film pothole.
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