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The Last Airbender Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 18, 2010
It's a nice movie to look at, as long as you ignore the characters, plot, and action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Simon Miraudo
October 21, 2010
It seems as if a good film could be made out of The Last Airbender's tale. But this is not that film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
September 23, 2010
The characters are completely uninvolving, the narrative incomprehensible for the most part, and the performances seem to reflect the bewilderment of the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Andreas Heinemann
September 22, 2010
Why do the water tribe have so much difficulty defeating their fire opponents when the battle takes place on the ocean?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Fennell
Channel 10 Australia
September 21, 2010
Unspeakably bad dialogue delivered by excruciatingly bad actors in a plot so illogical and stupid it kills unicorns.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Anders Wotzke
September 21, 2010
Shyamalan tells the story like a syndicated news journalist, reporting events with detached direction and lifeless, plot-driven screenwriting.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
September 19, 2010
The worst part is undoubtedly the script, which clunks and groans all the way under the weight of it's own exposition - tragically and unforgivably, it fails to tell a good story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 17, 2010
The mythology of the series doesn't translate well to the demands of concise big screen storytelling.
Simon Foster
September 16, 2010
It is in writer/director Shyamalan's dialogue that the film grinds to a halt. His words have grown increasingly pompous and stilted since his concise, crisp, Oscar-nominated script for The Sixth Sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
September 16, 2010
This empty, misfired epic from M. Night Shyamalan is boring and strengthens the claim that he is the worst director working in mainstream cinema today.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
September 16, 2010
If sleep is a hard thing to come by, then a dose of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender is just the cure for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 15, 2010
Being a Shyamalan film, the entire cast (which also includes Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel as an exiled Fire Prince) recite their looney-tunes lines as if they have been drugged, then hypnotised, then drugged again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Beth Wilson
September 15, 2010
A big ol' mess of atrocious acting and terrible scripting, The Last Airbender is a definite nominee for worst film of 2010.
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
September 13, 2010
With poorly executed action, wooden acting and a dead script, this fantasy film is a strong contender for a Razzie.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 12, 2010
Parents may be less easily pleased, finding the film a tad dull and lifeless, for all its elements.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 12, 2010
Shyamalan has written a muddled, confusing script and directed it badly
August 26, 2010
$150,000,000 well wasted. The Last Airbender is an insult to those wanting sophisticated, entertaining or even competent cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
August 22, 2010
Even pre-teens will have to endure the fragmented plot lines, stilted acting, and an absence of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Sexton
London Evening Standard
August 19, 2010
How did Shyamalan get it so wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
August 19, 2010
Some of the worst acting, action and dialogue you'll endure this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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