Written July 01, 2010
I was so excited to see this movie. Went to a 12:20am showing of it with some friends only to be immensely disappointed. This movie flopped. I was hoping for a good come back from Shyamalan, but no. If you are a fan of the original series you will surely be disappointed. All the names were pronounced wrong (how do you pronounce already spoken names wrong?!) and the acting was atrocious. This movie was the Book One: Water only so we may be seeing the rest of the 3 Books in future movies. I absolutely hope they do not make the other 3 books, and if they do I will not see them. I would like the keep the purity of the rest of the show in tact. Please don't support this movie. Shyamalan is done.
Written July 01, 2010
I have been waiting for this movie for a year+ since I first saw a preview. We went to a midnight showing tonight and almost walked out. The theatre goers were infuriated when they left and as one gentleman put it, "I feel like I want to punch M. Night Shamylan in the face for that." I really wanted to give M. Night the benefit of the doubt, hoping that he had turned his ify-flop movie phase around 180, but I was poorly mistaken.
If you do still want to go see this movie, please wait until it's a matinee or at the dollar theatre...it won't take it long to get there!!
Written July 02, 2010
Can we as nation stand up and say no more movies by M. Night Shyamalan. He has brought me nothing but severe pain and to see him ruin Airbender was the last straw. I cant fathom how he pulled it off, but he did, he ruined a perfectly great story with terrible dialogue, after the fact 3d and weird camera angles. I purpose a new saying "I got Shymalaned" - Meaning - When you had high expectations for something and the experienced sucked.
Written July 07, 2010
The anime series is great because it blends humor with dark themes and a decent story line. This movie had no personality development and no humor at all....horrible attempt at adaptation of only serious themes.........total failure.
Written July 03, 2010
When I was younger, I was obsessed with the series. To this day, I still believe it is absolutely excellent and can tell you anything you want to know about it. This movie killed that. A big group of friends and I went to the midnight release, and we were all enraged. After the movie, hundreds of angry moviegoers congregated in the courtyard outside of the theater and we all expressed our anger for the movie. For those who did follow the series, it will be very apparent that Shyamalan did not. It is a complete bastardization of the series. For those who are new to the Avatar world, you will not understand the movie. It is rushed, and vague, and overall impossible to follow. Paired with acting so bad it's comical and terrible writing, I can guarantee you that you will not enjoy this movie. I could go on and on, but my characters are limited. If anything: DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE. SAVE YOURSELF. PLEASE.