Screen Junkies » the last airbender http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:50:39 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Honest Trailers – ‘The Last Airbender’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-the-last-airbender/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-the-last-airbender/#comments Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:55:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255200 You knew this one was coming.

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M. Night Shyamalan takes beloved source material and M. Night Sh*ts all over it for the insulting adaptation The Last Airbender. So we took the opportunity to sh*t on it ourselves. Oddly, we didn’t make any fart jokes. Airbender! It’s all right there in the title!!

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SJS: Worst M. Night Shyamalan Movie?? http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sjs-worst-m-night-shyamalan-movie/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/sjs-worst-m-night-shyamalan-movie/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 21:02:07 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=255178 Please don't make us choose!

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M. Night Shyamalan‘s new film After Earth opens this week, and while the studio is doing a great job hiding his “directed by” credit, no amount of Big Willy can erase the stink of Shyamalan. We’ve assembled a panel to figure out what really is the worst M. Night Shyamalan film ever made. We were only able to narrow it down to three.

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Cure Your Oscar Fever With A Healthy Dose Of Razzies http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cure-your-oscar-fever-with-a-healthy-dose-of-razzies/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/cure-your-oscar-fever-with-a-healthy-dose-of-razzies/#comments Sun, 27 Feb 2011 19:26:39 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=30563 M. Night Shyamalan is on his way to making Razzie history.

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Each year, the Razzie Awards celebrate the worst cinema of the year, as a kind of snarky counter-programming to the Oscars. Think of them as a kind of Puppy Bowl to the Oscars’ Super Bowl, if the Puppy Bowl were about mocking football players.

The big “winner” of 2010 is M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender, which earned itself Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Screenplay and Worst Most Eye-Gouging Mis-Use Of 3D.

Here’s a complete list of the lucky winners:

WORST PICTUREThe Last Airbender

WORST DIRECTOR M. Night Shyamalan, The Last Airbender

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR Jackson Rathbone, The Last Airbender

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Jessica Alba, The Killer Inside Me, Little Fockers, Machete & Valentine’s Day

WORST ACTRESS (tie) Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis, Sex And The City 2

WORST ACTOR Ashton Kutcher, The Killers & Valentine’s Day

WORST SCREENPLAY The Last Airbender

WORST EYE-GOUGING MIS-USE OF 3-D The Last Airbender

WORST SEQUEL Sex And The City 2

WORST ENSEMBLE Sex And The City 2

My only objection to this line-up is the inclusion of good movies like The Killer Inside Me and Machete, although I guess I could blame Jessica Alba for this and not the Razzies. (via The Playlist)

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What a Twist! Reporter Calls Out M. Night Shyamalan for Crappy Movies (Video) http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-a-twist-reporter-calls-out-m-night-shyamalan-for-crappy-movies-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/what-a-twist-reporter-calls-out-m-night-shyamalan-for-crappy-movies-video/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 M. Night Shyamalan received a less than cordial question from a foreign reporter while promoting his latest film, The Last Airbender, and the director did not mince words in his reply. “I think if I thought like you, I’d kill myself” Shyamalan told the reporter who basically accused the director of selling out in a bid to revive his floundering career. While any director would have bristled at such a rude question, Shyamalan's response would seem to indicate that the reporter hit close to home. And the fact that M. Night felt the need to describe how popular his movies are in France really didn't help his case.Here's hoping Shyamalan's next project, Devil, doesn't suck, so we can all look back on this and laugh nervously, and then maybe hump on each other like monkeys do when they get nervous. What? I saw it on Animal Planet. See sh*t get real for M. Night after the jump.

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M. Night Shyamalan received a less than cordial question from a foreign reporter while promoting his latest film, The Last Airbender, and the director did not mince words in his reply.

“I think if I thought like you, I’d kill myself” Shyamalan told the reporter who basically accused the director of selling out in a bid to revive his floundering career.

While any director would have bristled at such a rude question, Shyamalan’s response would seem to indicate that the reporter hit close to home. And the fact that M. Night felt the need to describe how popular his movies are in France really didn’t help his case.

Here’s hoping Shyamalan’s next project, Devil, doesn’t suck, so we can all look back on this and laugh nervously, and then maybe hump on each other like monkeys do when they get nervous. What? I saw it on Animal Planet.

See sh*t get real for M. Night after the jump.

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Bradley Cooper Backs Out Of M. Night Shyamalan’s Next Project http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bradley-cooper-backs-out-of-m-night-shyamalans-next-project/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bradley-cooper-backs-out-of-m-night-shyamalans-next-project/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 He's made Adrien Brody go full-retard and Mark Wahlberg apologize to plants, but it looks like M. Night Shyamalan won't have the opportunity to shame Bradley Cooper. The A-Team star, who has flown tanks and willingly posed for the above picture, has opted out of Shyamalan's next project (which the Law of Averages dictates will be terrible) due to "schedule conflicts." Mmmmm-hmmmm.It's believed that Cooper will be tied up with The Hangover 2, but the news comes at a suspicious time as Shyamalan's The Last Airbender is drawing the worst reviews of the year. And let's not forget, Furry Vengeance and Clash of the Titans came out this year. Ryan Reynolds would be wise to screen his calls for the next few weeks. (Philly.com)

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He’s made Adrien Brody go full-retard and Mark Wahlberg apologize to plants, but it looks like M. Night Shyamalan won’t have the opportunity to shame Bradley Cooper. The A-Team star, who has flown tanks and willingly posed for the above picture, has opted out of Shyamalan’s next project (which the Law of Averages dictates will be terrible) due to "schedule conflicts." Mmmmm-hmmmm.

It’s believed that Cooper will be tied up with The Hangover 2, but the news comes at a suspicious time as Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender is drawing the worst reviews of the year. And let’s not forget, Furry Vengeance and Clash of the Titans came out this year. Ryan Reynolds would be wise to screen his calls for the next few weeks. (Philly.com)

 

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Review: ‘The Last Airbender’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-last-airbender/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-the-last-airbender/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The Last AirbenderPG, 95min., 2010Cast: Dev Patel, Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Aasif Mandi, Nicola Peltz, and Cliff CurtisDirected by M. Night ShyamalanScreenplay M. Night Shyamalan based upon the Nickelodeon Animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”The Last Airbender is a good looking and expensive summer movie that is brought down to miserable lows due to shoddy storytelling, hollow Nickelodeon-type acting, and the ever-annoying 3D transfer.To describe this story would take an entire 3,000-word review involving alternative universes with eastern religious symbols and age-old rivalries. For those that know the Nickelodeon show, they probability know the backstory and all the little pieces about wind, water, fire, and earth put together, for those like myself, we are given the age old hero's quest to finding himself story.MORE AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Last Airbender
PG, 95min., 2010
Cast: Dev Patel, Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone, Aasif Mandi, Nicola Peltz, and Cliff Curtis
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Screenplay M. Night Shyamalan based upon the Nickelodeon Animated series “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

The Last Airbender is a good looking and expensive summer movie that is brought down to miserable lows due to shoddy storytelling, hollow Nickelodeon-type acting, and the ever-annoying 3D transfer.

To describe this story would take an entire 3,000-word review involving alternative universes with eastern religious symbols and age-old rivalries. For those that know the Nickelodeon show, they probability know the backstory and all the little pieces about wind, water, fire, and earth put together, for those like myself, we are given the age old hero’s quest to finding himself story.

MORE AFTER THE JUMP…

A boy named Aang (newcomer Noah Ringer) has to master the four elements of wind, water, fire, and earth in order to stop the so-called Fire Nation lead by Lord Ozai (the always reliable actor of many film ethnicities Cliff Curtis) along with his disgraced son Zurko (Dev Patel, losing all credibility from Slumdog Millionaire) to capture and enslave the rest of their element playing world. Aang is helped along in his journey by a brother and sister (Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz) to obtain these elemental powers and the rest of the movie is just a bunch of flat action sequences involving CGI battles between the two groups.

Director M. Night Shyamalan brings the certification of authenticity that he has put the nail in the coffin with being the once promising storyteller of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. The direction he takes by staging action scenes with very little energy, scenes of dialogue with long-winded close-ups, and acting that would even be considered bad even for the Syfy channel. It seems that Shyamalan was asleep on the job, letting an expensive set design and costume crew do all of the work for him.

This is all before the studio decided to put this movie into the ever growing and now eye-aching trend of 3D, because we all know 3D can save a movie.

Nothing’s engaging, and the climatic battles of water waves and fireballs coming at you are mediocre at best. This has given film critics more reason to shout out about the studio trappings to make money off this hack piece of children’s storytelling.

As the film industry tends to dumb down the ethnic origin story, this movie, along with last month’s epic disaster Prince of Persia, take the gentrification movie cake. They give us these hollow big-eyed deer in the headlights actors to wander around on expensive CGI sets that have no significant meaning to them. When will the studios learn to give these stories over to the right people for the part and not white wash them out.

Grade: C

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The Last ‘The Last Airbender’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-last-the-last-airbender-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-last-the-last-airbender-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Look, I'm in a box. The fourth and final trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender has rained down all over our faces and minds and Hush Puppies. It's quite a bit more impressive than previous trailers and that mostly has to do with the addition of dragons. Like every other movie being released in the near future, The Last Airbender is being converted to 3D so that you can enjoy all the earth, wind, and fire right up in your face. I hope they play "September" by those guys on the soundtrack. That song is always fun to stumble around to when you're drunk at a wedding. Check out the trailer after the jump. The Last Airbender blows into theaters July 2.

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Look, I’m in a box.

The fourth and final trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender has rained down all over our faces and minds and Hush Puppies. It’s quite a bit more impressive than previous trailers and that mostly has to do with the addition of dragons.

Like every other movie being released in the near future, The Last Airbender is being converted to 3D so that you can enjoy all the earth, wind, and fire right up in your face. I hope they play "September" by those guys on the soundtrack. That song is always fun to stumble around to when you’re drunk at a wedding.

Check out the trailer after the jump. The Last Airbender blows into theaters July 2.

 


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Third ‘The Last Airbender’ Trailer is Airbendier http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/third-the-last-airbender-trailer-is-airbendier/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/third-the-last-airbender-trailer-is-airbendier/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If I had one criticism of Martin Scorsese's Kundun, it was due to the total lack of miniature monks bitch slapping their enemies with the elements. Luckily we have this trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender to pick up the slack. Good job, Marty. In this latest trailer, they lay out the plot of Star Wars. Which is nice of them but I've already seen that movie. But I guess this is a fantasy movie for the kids. The one's that haven't seen Harry Potter or Percy Jackson more specifically. You know, the popular kids. Witness Shyamalan's bid to redeem himself after the jump.

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If I had one criticism of Martin Scorsese‘s Kundun, it was due to the total lack of miniature monks bitch slapping their enemies with the elements. Luckily we have this trailer for M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender to pick up the slack. Good job, Marty.

In this latest trailer, they lay out the plot of Star Wars. Which is nice of them but I’ve already seen that movie. But I guess this is a fantasy movie for the kids. The one’s that haven’t seen Harry Potter or Percy Jackson more specifically. You know, the popular kids.

Witness Shyamalan’s bid to redeem himself after the jump.

 


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‘The Last Airbender’ Trailer Breaks Wind http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-last-airbender-trailer-breaks-wind/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-last-airbender-trailer-breaks-wind/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 That's a mighty fine pokin' stick you got yourself there, Mr. Airbender. Oh sorry, it's called M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. My whoopsie on purpose. The trailer for The Happening director's latest film has been released, and damn if it doesn't look like Night is trying to make us forget he directed The Happening. I've never seen the Airbender cartoons on Nickelodeon because I haven't watched Nick since I discovered my penis, but word is they're pretty bad ass. My excitement toward this film has been minimal to nonexistent and the trailer doesn't do much to perk up my nipples -- except maybe for the constant chilly drafts of wind in it. This Airbender guy is worse than sitting next to the door in a busy coffee shop! Am I right or am I right or am I right?! The action looks aight, but I'm kind of getting used to seeing Krakens in my trailers, and the absence of one gives me the frownies. Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts. Will this movie vanish from theaters like a fart in the wind?

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That’s a mighty fine pokin’ stick you got yourself there, Mr. Airbender.

Oh sorry, it’s called M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. My whoopsie on purpose. The trailer for The Happening director’s latest film has been released, and damn if it doesn’t look like Night is trying to make us forget he directed The Happening. I’ve never seen the Airbender cartoons on Nickelodeon because I haven’t watched Nick since I discovered my penis, but word is they’re pretty bad ass.

My excitement toward this film has been minimal to nonexistent and the trailer doesn’t do much to perk up my nipples — except maybe for the constant chilly drafts of wind in it. This Airbender guy is worse than sitting next to the door in a busy coffee shop! Am I right or am I right or am I right?! The action looks aight, but I’m kind of getting used to seeing Krakens in my trailers, and the absence of one gives me the frownies.

Check out the trailer after the jump and let me know your thoughts. Will this movie vanish from theaters like a fart in the wind?


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