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The Last Airbender Synopsis
The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
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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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By ValRod123
M. Night Shyamalan disappointed the real fans of the original anime series. He added unnecessary changes to the movie and left out many important key aspects that made us fall in love with the...


By bluelightning13
I really liked the movie, and really liked how the movie went faster then the anime. While I liked the story in the anime, it moved at a snails pace. I stopped watching it [the anime] because of of...

The Last Airbender Movie Review

By Asianfreak
12 out of 100 I've loved the series but the movie is at total waste of time. It's is hella boring. Even though it is action-packed but it's so dull you'll fall asleep in the first 5 minutes....

Butchery of a Beautiful Series, Mr. "What a Twist" strikes again.

By DahBigFish
Anyone who has ever watched the original animated series will be horribly disappointed by this film. If the casting controversy and lack of East Asian actors in the film weren't bad enough M. Night's...


By awesomemovie
Like i said this movie is trash. It is so stupid and dumb. never see this CRAP...


By alorahw
Do not go and see this movie! Horrible horrible horrible! The acting was awful, the names were pronounced wrong, none of the characters stayed true to the cartoon versions, and the story was...

Peter Jackson WHERE ARE YOU?!?

By BrasDwell
I am a loyal fan to the Avatar: The Last Airbender series... what the F*ck did I just spend 14 dollars on? Maybe It might have been worth that much money if the 3D lasted outside of the begining...

worst movie

By tre_larson77
this didnt follow the story line at all aangs tatoos were wrong appa flew at the beginning oh and dont get me started on the diolouge(dont care if i spelt anything wrong) and how aang was found was...

Cool's not the Karate Kid...

By peterson.troyd
Definitely good kung fu performed in this movie. Interesting methodology described from the story. There most definitely needs to be a sequel (or two) to make sense of the movie for the average...

Poorly Executed

By Watley13
This movie played out terribly. The storyline was butchered, the dialogue was horrible, and the characters were mediocre. I was disappointed it did not reach the anime set expectations. The only...

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