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The Last Airbender
2010
 
In a world ravaged by the Fire nation's aggression toward the peaceful Air, Water and Earth nations, reluctant youth Aang (Noah Ringer) learns that he's an Avatar -- a rare being who can manipulate all four elements and restore peace to the planet. Now Aang must join with his pal Katara (Nicola Peltz) and other allies to fulfill his destiny. M. Night Shyamalan directs this live-action adaptation of the animated series "Avatar: The Last Airbender."
Synopsis compliments of Netflix
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Superhero
 
Some of the worst dialog I've seen in a big box office film. On top of that they tried to explain a lot of details in voice-overs, or forced conversations between characters about things they should already know.

Not two minutes into the film they started needlessly rewriting the original story. In many cases this poor rewriting didn't even reduce the running time of the movie, but it did manage to reduce the characters personality - making the scenes bland.

There is no conclusion to this film - it is clearly meant to be the first in a series of three or four. Additionally it seems like a few scenes were cut from the film, with characters referring to things that never happened.

The one thing they did get right was the visual feel of the fight sequences involving the bending skills. These felt satisfying and true to Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Aside from these, the only other redeeming factor was the infrequent comic relief provided by Jackson Rathbone.

All in all, an amateur production - this is a film, not an audio book - and viewers should expect to see the story, not have it told to them. M. Night Shyamalan should know by this point how to remove extraneous details from a story, and give us a visual feast with a strong narrative. Instead we are left with a cluttered heap of details and special effects that only amount to half a film.
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