We know the critics aren’t too fond of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender as it is currently the worst reviewed movie of 2010. But what about the fans? Surely those guys and girls who attended early screenings dressed up as characters from the movie found something they liked about it?
Well…not really. From Reelz Channel (via Rejects):
When a grown male suggests they should have seen The Twilight Saga: Eclipse instead you know you have failure on your hands…
…speaking of which The Vulture spoke with director M. Night Shyamalan by phone and were pretty blunt when asking him about the negative reviews his film has received:
Have you read the reviews for Last Airbender?
No, I haven’t.
Well, are you aware of the reviews?
Well, for the most part, critics have not been kind. Are you just ignoring them? Will you read them this weekend? Have you just not had time?
Are you saying that in general they didn’t dig it?
In general, no. Roger Ebert, who liked The Happening, did not. The first line of his review is, “The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category that I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.” How do you react to something like that?
I don’t know what to say to that stuff. I bring as much integrity to the table as humanly possible. It must be a language thing, in terms of a particular accent, a storytelling accent. I can only see it this certain way and I don’t know how to think in another language. I think these are exactly the visions that are in my head, so I don’t know how to adjust it without being me. It would be like asking a painter to change to a completely different style. I don’t know.
Fans and critics now have something to blame; his storytelling accent. Whatever that is.
M. Night also said that he has finished the first draft of the sequel and will know over the next few months whether he can take it further. I have a feeling he won’t.
Have you seen The Last Airbender yet? Is it as bad as everyone is saying, or did you find yourself enjoying it?