The Last Airbender 3D Synopsis
An avatar (Noah Ringer) is the only one who can manipulate all four elements in a brutal war.

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USA Today

By Scott Bowles
He hasn't mastered the craft yet, but M. Night Shyamalan may be on to something with this action-movie thing.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Completely harmless and inoffensive, and at the very least, Shyamalan appears to be having a little fun here.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Unfortunately, this all proceeds at a supersonic tempo, with Shyamalan's directorial finger stuck on the fast-forward button. Significant...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The story is a much more serious problem, a run-on, overstuffed narrative that feels like a very long prologue for a climax that never...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is "Star Wars" with martial arts, plus a touch of "The Last Emperor." Technically, it's not badly done; I enjoyed the physical...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Even during the climax, the film still is struggling to introduce the world of the film and its strange rules.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Last Airbender' is dreadful, an incomprehensible fantasy-action epic that makes the 2007 film "The Golden Compass,'' a similarly...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Unfortunately, its positive attributes are thrown out of balance by its abundant negatives - including chintzy effects, lumbering...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The filmmaker has delivered yet another iteration of what has become a classic M. Night Shyamalan film, only much bigger than before, and,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A dull, boring, poorly acted, limply written and thoroughly unappealing fantasy, featuring bland characters locked in a struggle of no...
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What is Up with the Average Fan Rating????

By stormyblueseas
Okay, first of all, if you are a true Avatar Last Airbender Fan, you would not insist on others going to see this film. The action was atrocious, and the script was a horrible summarization of the...

Very Intense 3D effects, Cool Actors

By alaskat2001
Good real life applications to a fast moving action-oriented story, but not as funny as wanted. Aang should be "AANG"!!! Needs more time for further character relationship building...maybe next...

I Cried 3D Tears

By Kibouhou
I feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone. Usually, when there's a film adaptation of a series, the story is thrown out (Prince of Persia). Instead what you get is a mediocre movie (Prince of Persia)...

Great Movie!!!

By Maintos
I've just returned from watching the midnight premiere of this movie and I must say if you like the animated series shown on nickelodeon then you'll love the movie. I don't usually write reviews...

HUGE mistake letting Shyamalan make this movie

By Bingbongchong
I loved the series and was hoping for the best, despite poor reviews by the critics. I should have listened to them. Shyamalan changed the story, the personalities of the characters, and even their...

M. Night Shamalamadingdong butchered The Last Airbender

By vallyrj
I have never written a review but "The Last Airbender" was so HORRIABLE that I just had to. The Nickeloden Avatar series is the ONLY series of any show that I have ever purchased and watched all the...

A movie gone totally wrong

By EarthOwl1
Ok the movie was a total waste of time and movie. They messed everything up. The names, who the heck is ung, it is aang, and Eroh who the heck is that so supposed to be? I only i know Iroh. It was so...

By ajrey

Horrible! Actors should have watched the animated series

By douglas1
The actors didn't even know how to properly pronounce their character names, nor where the characters true to those portrayed in the cartoon series (except for maybe Zuko, which is easy to act)-- so...

It's been a while since I've seen a movie this bad

By MovieDad11
The scenes were excruciatingly boring, the dialog between actors was badly written, then badly acted. No chemistry between main characters on the screen. The kid (while probably a great martial arts...

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Rated PG | For fantasy action violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Boring -- but age-appropriate for young fans of the TV show.
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