The Last Airbender (2010)

 The last Airbender (2010) (1 out of 5 Graves)

I so badly wanted to watch this movie and like it.  We have all three of the cartoon seasons on itunes and we’ve watched every episode at least two or three times.  My youngest son has a rare eye disorder where he goes through periods of blindness, and he loves to listen to the Airbender cartoons even when he can’t see, so needless to say – we know the cartoon very well. 

It hurt not to like the movie.  But it was just horrible.  Unwatchable.  I implore you not to buy it, it is a waste of your money.  We turned if off half way through, and then I forced myself to watch the end so I could write this review in good conscious without feeling like maybe, just maybe, the end redeemed the beginning.  But alas, not a chance. 

What were they thinking? 

  • The airbender tattoos are blue, not some oriental artwork.
  • Why would you pronounce the names differently?  It makes no friggin sense.
  • The action scenes were horrible.  They’d dance about for ten seconds to make a little jet of air.  It just looked stupid.
  • Uncle Iroh is supposed to be a little pudgy and fun – he grows into the respected and powerful man you know him to be later as you start to really see what his motivations are.  Sorry Shaun Toub – but the part just wasn’t for you.

If you spend good money on this I’m sorry for you, but mor importantly, if you wasted your time on it, then you only have yourself to blame.  I warned you.

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