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      The Last Airbender Reviews

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      The Last Airbender plays like it should be the work of a low-grade hack with little-to-no experience behind the camera, but instead, it’s by a director who not so long ago was praised as one of today’s finest new storytellers.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/4 | Aug 18, 2023

      Visually catastrophic. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Oct 19, 2022

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | May 19, 2021

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/10 | Nov 29, 2020

      The worst film of the year.

      Full Review | Original Score: .5/4.0 | Sep 13, 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]

      Full Review | Apr 16, 2020

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: F | May 9, 2019

      Neither epic enough to be memorable, nor disposable enough to be harmless...Think of Star Wars: Episode I without the nuance (!) and subtlety (!!).

      Full Review | Original Score: D- | Nov 9, 2018

      Shyamalan is your trickster guide on a journey into nothingness, from which only your soul-dead shadow will ever return.

      Full Review | May 21, 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.

      Full Review | Jan 11, 2018

      A poor effort from a director who once promised so much.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/5 | Sep 19, 2017

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: D+ | 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/5 | Jul 18, 2014

      [A] breathtakingly clueless, misconceived, stupid, humourless, unexciting, dim, dumb farrago, the worst film I've seen in years.

      Full Review | 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/5 | Jul 18, 2014

      Would it be more accurate to call this The Last Shyamalan Movie?

      Full Review | Jul 18, 2014

      Nothing here is helped by M. Night Shyamalan's bizarre casting choices.

      Full Review | Original Score: C- | Jul 18, 2014

      Writer/director M Night Shyamalan's once glorious reputation is tarnished further by this tediously juvenile fantasy adventure.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Jul 18, 2014

      There's no third-act twist because we never get out of the first act.

      Full Review | Original Score: 1/4 | Jun 14, 2013

      [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).

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Sep 25, 2012

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