- it made Dragonball Evolution look good
- July 2nd, 2010
We went to see The Last Airbender for the midnight premiere. It was bad. There were lots of laughing and groaning throughout the whole film. I'm pretty sure the people who dressed up walked out before the end. The rest of us stayed after the credits and discussed how terrible it was.
The writing was really forced, it was rushed, you had no sense of how much time had passed from beginning to end, was it days? Months? It was so dumbed down that my intelligence felt insulted. All of the characters had no personality at all except for Zuko and Iroh, and even then it was poorly presented. The movie was an empty shell; it had no heart. "Okay, we're some people, we're going to the North Pole to learns us some Waterbending, okay now there's some bad guys, we should defeat them I guess. Let's not learn any lessons along the way, we're just gonna visit some towns and tell everyone the Avatar's back. Oh no, we're being followed! How are they tracking us!?" The major events in the show happened in the movie, but there were bullshit reasons given for the stuff characters did. "I ran away because the Avatar can't have a family." That's it? What about the fact that he's twelve and they were forcing the responsibility of saving the world on his shoulders and taking away his childhood?
Katara narrated things that were happening on screen and didn't need to be narrated. Sokka and Yue had no chemistry, like, "Oh, we're besties all of a sudden I guess, even though I just met you an hour ago. I wonder how that happened." Earthbenders in the background were seen sweeping. The ground outside. With. BROOMS. Bending looked like an interpretive dance that took a whole few minutes to do just one move. The Firebenders were only able to control fire that was already there, which would have been great, except for the fact that NONE of the other characters considered, "Hey, maybe we should put out our campfires. I mean, we've got all this water and dirt, maybe we can like, you know, BEND IT?"