When it's over, I didn't complain. In fact, I was glad. The movie didn't appeal to me at all. I think the idea of bringing this mystical cartoon to live action had great potential, but the execution failed to be entertaining or memorable. The plot was weak; the love story never took flight; and the friendships never solidified. The casting didn't help either with the actors giving so-so performances. This film tells the story about a young successor to a long line of avatars, who must save the Water, Wind, and Air Nations from being enslaved by the Fire Nation. This is not a simple story to tell, and when I heard M. Night Shyamalan was at the helm, I had great confidence that he would be able to transcend the complex storyline from the cartoon to live action and make it entertaining as well as fantastical. However, I was wrong and disappointed with the lack of backstory and the lack of development in the main characters.
My rating: 1 out of 5
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