After spending the preceding decade in making bad movies, writer-director, M. Night Shyamalan has extended that ring of flops to The Last Airbender. He has made a really bad movie.
To be precise, he has made a boring, tedious, poorly acted, floppily written and thoroughly unpleasant fantasy, that features bland characters, which are locked in a struggle that merely catches any interest.
In addition to that, his film doesn't experience wreckage. It is off target from its first seconds, from an opening scroll that pretty much confuses the audience at first scene, showing two teenagers who walk along a frozen landscape, spewing out pure exposition.
And then suddenly, out of nowhere, they feel the danger. Now this is amazing: Shyamalan gives us two characters without a clue of charm, without anything that may encourage even a flash of human compassion, and then he hopes to consider troubling situation.
But actually, it's the viewers who are in trouble. Five minutes in and, already, sadly, there is no hope.
The film, which is based on a Nickelodeon animated television series, presents a fantasy in which each of the four elements, which is, air, water, earth and fire, has its own principality or realm.