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Old 06-29-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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The Last Airbender

Anyone going to see it? The trailer looks really cool and I loved the cartoon.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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I loved the cartoon, too, and the Shyamalan version does look worthwhile. I'll probably give it a go in the theater.
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
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Yeah, I think it looks pretty good too, even with no experience in the entire Airbender family of fine products. It looks too like it's one of those movies that needs to be seen in a theater, if you want to see it at all.
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:39 AM   #4
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Yeah, it reminds me of Lord of The Rings movies, those we just so amazing in scope they deserved to be seen on the big screen.

From what I'm hearing the 3D is nothing special so i'll probably check it out in 2D and save the money.
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Have any of you seen it yet? Is it really as bad as they say?
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Have any of you seen it yet? Is it really as bad as they say?
THIS. It's been a long time since I've seen reviews quite this bad, and not just from original source loyalists.
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:37 AM   #7
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THIS. It's been a long time since I've seen reviews quite this bad, and not just from original source loyalists.
I'd have to say that Gigli, or maybe Ishtar, is the last thing I remember getting such rotten reviews across the board.

It seems like the magic has worn off of old M. Night.
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:30 PM   #8
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I'd have to say that Gigli, or maybe Ishtar, is the last thing I remember getting such rotten reviews across the board.

It seems like the magic has worn off of old M. Night.
Let's not forget that a lot of critics have it in for him at this point, after getting mugged (in their own view) by The Happening. Call it Wachowski Syndrome.
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Have any of you seen it yet? Is it really as bad as they say?
I was afraid to try it out after reading Roger Ebert's review.
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Seems M. Night has been contracting John Hughes syndrome for the better part of a decade now.
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:23 PM   #11
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Have any of you seen it yet? Is it really as bad as they say?
I will most likely see it tomorrow and will give you a review. I'm quite astounded by the reviews, especially the one calling it the "worst movie of our lifetime" (really?, is that even possible?)

I'll give you my report after the movie, and will try to be fair and balanced without spoilers.
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Morrigan, it's exactly that kind of hyberbole that makes me wonder so much about it. I think I'm more curious about it now than I was before the bad buzz. It absolutely cannot be the worst movie of our lifetime. The movies LL mentioned, Ishtar and Gigli. Or that Mariah Carey movie, or Waterworld. Seriously, special effects alone has to raise this one a few notches, because those look pretty spectacular in the commercials.

Of course, with McDonalds marketing and my nephews' love of the series, chances are I'm going to be seeing it myself in any case. One of my nephews started trying to explain the four elements to me today. It's surprising what a four-year-old can pick up.
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Shayalaman has alienated the press with his arrogant, control-freak nature in much the way Joss has alienated a fair amount of online fans, so there's a lot of desire to see a career apocalypse for him. But that didn't happen with "The Happening", and it doesn't seem likely with "Airbender", either. It may not be at all a good movie, but I don't think it's actually epically, all-time awful.
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Can we assume the deafening silence on the subject means the reviews were not unjust?
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Well, I haven't seen it yet, so my deafening silence is down to that.
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