Posts Tagged ‘catching up on terrible movies’

I waited until I’d finished watching the first season of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” through Netflix streaming – no easy feat, as my girlfriend issued a rare “Do not watch without me” proclamation and she works nights a lot – before taking in The Last Airbender.

7% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes. King of the “Worst of 2010” critic lists. But…I had to know.

Partly because my 5-year-old nephew and his dad are unabashed fans, and I figured I’d take the bullet for them. If it was in any way watchable, hey, maybe they wouldn’t mind it.

So it’ll surprise no one that this is an utterly unwatchable film.

(I would have proclaimed it the MOST unwatchable film of 2010, except I also saw Jonah Hex and that one hits virtuoso levels of “I do not understand what is happening, this has been filmed so that I can barely see or hear what is going on, the lead actors appear to have been making thorazine martinis before filming commenced, and above all else, I am incredibly bored.”)

What bugs me: I can’t completely lay this one at the feet of M. Night Shyamalan. (more…)