The Last Airbender

Four nations. One destiny.
Four nations. One destiny.
D: M. Night Shyamalan
Paramount/Nickelodeon/Blinding Edge (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer & Frank Marshall)
US 2010
103 mins


W: M. Night Shyamalan [based on the  animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" created by Michael Dante DiMartino & Bryan Konietzko]
DP: Andrew Lesnie
Ed: Conrad Buff
Mus: James Newton Howard

Noah Ringer (Aang), Nicola Peltz (Katara), Jackson Rathbone (Sokka), Dev Patel (Prince Zuko), Shaun Toub (Uncle Iroh), Aasif Mandvi (Cmmdr. Zhao), Cliff Curtis (Fire Lord Ozai)

I've not seen the original cartoon series and if this film is anything to go by I'm glad I missed out.
Set in the future (I guess????), the people have been divided into those who can control elements (earth people, wind people, fire people, etc) who are all at war with one another, but with director/writer M. Night Shyamalan at the helm it's woodenly scripted, shoddily acted drivel with the occasional sermon about how we should respect the classical elements or some bollocks.
The Golden Raspberry 'win' for Worst Film Of The Year was justifiably understandable.

Noah Ringer in The Last Airbender
Noah Ringer in The Last Airbender