Yeesh! Ugh! Yuck! These are the words which best describe this movie. Let me explain: 1.) The scenes are fractured into so many weakly-connected pieces the original story is almost unrecognizable. The disjointed movement of the movie's plot gives it a rather unpleasant psychotic quality. 2.) The movie often feels like a thinly-veiled lesson in Hinduism. In fact, this element of the movie is the only thing that seems to get any coherent expression in the film. As a result, the movie many times seems rather like religious propaganda. 3.) The actors were all completely unlike their characters in the anime from which they were derived. Sokka, in particular, seriously stunk up the screen. None of the characters were anywhere near as amusing as the ones in the anime series, which quite ruined them, IMO. 4.) Shyamalan should have followed the example of Peter Jackson and made a much longer feature. It takes little intelligence to see that an hour and a half or so is not nearly enough time to properly relate the necessary elements of the story and characters of the cartoon series to the audience. This director hasn't made a good film since "Signs." I was hoping this would have been different... no such luck. Steer clear of this one!
|2/10||nwaikikai@ - 41 reviews|
3.7.2010 - age: 36-49 - 4 replies
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