July 1, 2010...8:45 pm

Review: The Last Airbender

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Everyone deserves a second chance and when you’re the guy responsible for films like UnbreakableSigns and The Sixth Sense apparently you deserve a third. After M. Night Shyamalan clearly lost his touch in the supernatural, twist-packed department, why would someone think he’d miraculously redeem himself if given piles of money and an overdose of CGI? Pairing Shyamalan with the film adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender is like asking my mother, a frozen food, microwave and take-out expert, to put a homemade meal on the table. It may be edible, but it tastes like garbage. (Sorry mom.)

The Last Airbender takes place in a world in which the people are divided into four categories, the Fire Nation, the Earth Kingdom, the Water Tribes and the Air Nomads. Each section has some particularly talented individuals who are able to bend their elements. Basically, they do this interpretive dance that enables them to manipulate fire, earth, water or air. Actually, there are no more air benders left because the oppressive fire nation wiped them out.

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