Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bigger disaster, The Last Airbender, or Microsoft's Kin?

I was sure the disaster of the day would be Microsoft's Kin, which was canceled after apparently selling only 500 phones despite a massive ad campaign.

But Roger Ebert starts off his review of The Last Airbender by saying it "is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented," and gets more vicious from there, even savaging the child actors. (I was never interested in a story about a kid with an arrow on his head, anyway.) Via.


  1. I think its sad the movie turned out so bad to the critics. I really enjoyed the show it was based off of, but I am afraid to even try and watch the movie to see someone do a poor job with the source material. I will likely still see it myself and be my own judge if it was done well or not.

  2. I think it is safe to say that avatar is the best animated show I have seen in the past ten years. The story and character development was perfectly executed and the art of bending was what I had always wanted Jedis to be able to do besides their minority report style waving of the arms. That said, none of these things made it into the trailers. What we got was M Night's Ego trip.

    Stop me if this sounds familiar, Awkward child actors with little acting ability, stiff forced dialogue written by a director, terribly wasted yet awesome source material, confusing plots and an attempt to cover a turd with special effects. Congrats m night, you are the new George Lucas.

  3. Alright, I'll have to give the show a try.

    But Night isn't the new George Lucas - - Lucas is a genius at merchandising and design. He's just not a very good writer or good at directing great performances.

    Night made a couple of good movies a very long time ago and otherwise seems good only at landing marquee projects.

  4. Haha he is that, I hated the prequels yet still the merchandise lures me down the toy aisle every time.

  5. M. Night Shyamalan should never work again.