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‘The Last Airbender’ is a colossal disappointment

by DFCS on July 2, 2010

From member Brandon Fibbs:

Shortly before the release of his film Signs, Time magazine heralded writer/director M. Night Shyamalan as “the next Spielberg,” a moniker that has proved to be something of a millstone about the neck of an artist whose films since then have met with nothing but exponentially mounting contempt. Taking a break from his twist-prone suspense thrillers (and the critical drumming that followed wherever they went), Shyamalan turned for the first time to an established and beloved quantity—the Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. But like gravity, the law of diminished returns is nearly unassailable. I sincerely wish it weren’t so, but the only thing I see is a career whose promise was long since spent.

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