Kyle's Review of The Last Airbender
The Last Airbender(2010)
I have to say I was very disappointed with this movie. The biggest mistake was trying to fit a whole season of story into a 1 hour and 1/2 long movie. I just don't understand how you have a great story right in front of you and you somehow proceed to screw it up. The movie moved so fast you couldn't even identify with the characters at all. It's like Shyamalan just assumed everyone watched the animated series so there was no reason to go into detail. I mean, really?
I like the effects and martial arts. Noah Ringer as Aang was one of the few things that were ok. He did look the part after all. I know a lot of people got into an uproar about the race of the characters and whatnot which is just something that didn't have to be a factor, but it shows that people are still too concerned with race. It's a kids movie. Someone that's six or seven isn't going to care.
One a scale from 1 - 10 I would give it a 4 and 1/2. Aside from the effects and most of action which was good, the story is rushed and you don't care about the characters much at all because of it. I can't say I was impressed with acting either.