So. Many people LOATHED The Last Airbender. So what did I think of The Last Airbender? Did I hate it like everyone else? Did it just blow like everyone said it did? Well, no it didn't.
Lets get into the acting first. I actually kinda liked some of the acting. I actually thought Dev Patel did a pretty good job as Prince Zuko. I thought he matched the overthetopness as he was in the cartoons pretty well. I also thought Commander Chou and Uncle Iroh actors did pretty good job with there charaters as well. So how was the Lead?
Great!, Good, HORRIBLE!! Yeah that fits well. HORRIBLE!! Sure he looked like him and kinda sounded like him. But his line delivery was off the charts HORRIBLE!!
I also thought Katara was horrible as well. She was SO whiny in this movie I wanted to SLAP HER!!! Everyone else in the movie was either so so or kinda bad.
Lets get into the story a little bit.
4 nations lived in harmony until 1 nation goes batshit crazy and rages war with ALL nations.
I've always liked that story just as I did in the cartoons. The only problem was M. Night Shyamalan didn't do that great of job explaining it. So overall the story idea was great but the execution was poor.
Story: ** 1/2
Lets talk about some of the Pros.
I actually liked some of the action I thought it wasn't shot too close or was hard to follow. The only problem was it was a wee bit dull.
He'll need to fix that in the sequel.
Another thing I liked was the effects. I thought they were pretty good. I think M. Night may have spent a little to much time there instead of developing the story. (kinda reminds you of Roland Emmerich doesn't it?)
Let's take a detour into the Cons shall we?
There was something in this movie that is NOT needed.
3D. The 3D was absolutely HORRIBLE!! I took off my glasses 15 minutes in and I couldn't tell any difference. Avoid 3D like the plague!!
But, there was 1 BIG thing I didn't like about this movie. IT WASN'T FUNNY!!!!!!!
It's not that it tried to be funny and failed. There just wasn't any comic relief from any character. Much different then the show.
So overall. Is this movie Perfect? NO. Is it great? no. But is it underrated? YES.
I award The Last Airbender: ** 1/2 stars. Or in Spill form, Matinee!