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Since: 21.11.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
I can not stand M. Night and think he is the most overrated director there is and can not understand why studios keep throwing money at him to do movies or why anyone would go to see them. Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my favorite overall shows ever. I re-watch the TV series all the time. When I heard M. was going to direct the movie, I was pissed. Each time I saw a commercial for the movie, my one thought was "please let it be horrible". Well, the reviews are in and it is not good - much to my delight! My worst fear - the movie would be good and I would have to go see it - will not come true!

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender/

YEAH!



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.18
    Originally posted by Wpob
    I can not stand M. Night and think he is the most overrated director there is and can not understand why studios keep throwing money at him to do movies


I've got three reasons: The Sixth Sense ($293 million domestic gross), Signs ($227 million), The Village ($114 million).

The man's lifetime gross total, before The Last Airbender, is over $800 million.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.31
    Originally posted by Wpob
    I can not stand M. Night and think he is the most overrated director there is and can not understand why studios keep throwing money at him to do movies or why anyone would go to see them. Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my favorite overall shows ever. I re-watch the TV series all the time. When I heard M. was going to direct the movie, I was pissed. Each time I saw a commercial for the movie, my one thought was "please let it be horrible". Well, the reviews are in and it is not good - much to my delight! My worst fear - the movie would be good and I would have to go see it - will not come true!

    http://www.rottentomatoes.com/​m/​last_​airbender/​

    YEAH!


If Avatar is one of your favorite shows, why would you want the movie to be horrible? I could understand wanting it to bomb if it sucks, but I always want the best movie possible, even if it has a hack director.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.13
To hell with critics - I loved the movie. It was a lot of fun...difficult to follow sometimes, but it was very, very good.

Wpob, if you're a fan of the show, go see it in 3D and form your own opinions instead of going by some aggregating website or paid critics.

(edited by Oliver on 1.7.10 2137)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.87
    Originally posted by Oliver
    To hell with critics - I loved the movie. It was a lot of fun...difficult to follow sometimes, but it was very, very good.

    Wpob, if you're a fan of the show, go see it in 3D and form your own opinions instead of going by some aggregating website or paid critics.

    (edited by Oliver on 1.7.10 2137)


My hatred is of M. Night. If anyone else was part of the movie I would hope it would be good. The Sixth Sense was his only good movie and he has been living off of it since then.



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Since: 28.2.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Wpob, if you're a fan of the show, go see it in 3D and form your own opinions instead of going by some aggregating website or paid critics.

    (edited by Oliver on 1.7.10 2137)


Though I've not (yet?) seen The Last Airbender in 3D or 2D, I have heard from many trusted sources to avoid the 3D at all costs. The 3D was added last minute to cash in on the current 3D fad. The movie was shot in 2D and intended for 2D. The 3D adds virtually nothing except darkens the picture. Save some money and see it in 2D. Or save all your money and don't see it at all.

(edited by John Orquiola on 2.7.10 0526)


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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.59
Sixth Sense even knowing the ending is a classic now. Unbreakable for a period of time was one of the best comic book films of all time. Signs is a great picture and one of the better alien invasion films in recent memory. Village is just ok and I only saw some of Lady in the Water and I was confused. The previews make this look like a lot of action. I don't trust child actors to carry a film there way too many misses then hits plus people have to realize they are kids not trained Shakespearan actors. I get the feeling that this will be a movie that people will go see inspite of the critics and also be dragged by their kids. I think people hating on M.Night are the same people that banged on Heroes til he got canned which looks to be replaced by terrible new programming on ABC and NBC. It was popular once and then faded now its a pinata for fanboys.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
HEROES being replaced by terrible programming doesn't make it any less of a terrible show. And M. Night is a disaster area of a director. He hasn't made a good film in eight years, and he's had FOUR films out in that time. THE HAPPENING is one of the worst studio pictures ever made.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
Question: When people say they don't like M. Night movies, are they saying they don't like the story (writing), the look (direction), or both? Because I thought the plot to Signs was absolute shit, but it was one of the best directed movies I've ever seen. Every scene in that movie works for what it's trying to do, even if what it's trying to do is completely stupid. I think M. Night is a really good director, but not much of a writer, and the movies he writes are therefore usually not great as a whole.
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Since: 28.2.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
I want to think well of M. Night. I really do. The biggest impediment to my thinking well of Night is Night himself. Honestly, I haven't liked an M. Night Shyamalan film since Unbreakable. The Sixth Sense is a modern classic. Unbreakable was at the time one of the most intriguing superhero movies ever conceived. And that was it for me. I never cared for Signs. Didn't hate it, didn't like it. I just don't care for it. The Village, Lady in the Water, and especially The Happening are terrible, terribler and terriblest. Agreed, Amos, The Happening is one of the worst studio pictures ever made. Appallingly incompetent on just about every level. It's been ten years since Unbreakable came out so it's been that long since there's been an M. Night Shyamalan film I thought was good.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
    Originally posted by Tenken347
    Question: When people say they don't like M. Night movies, are they saying they don't like the story (writing), the look (direction), or both? Because I thought the plot to Signs was absolute shit, but it was one of the best directed movies I've ever seen. Every scene in that movie works for what it's trying to do, even if what it's trying to do is completely stupid. I think M. Night is a really good director, but not much of a writer, and the movies he writes are therefore usually not great as a whole.


This was true until THE HAPPENING. Both that and AIRBENDER are fucking awful, directorially speaking. THE HAPPENING, in particular, is just flat, talentless dreck.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
I remember a lot of people here taking me to task for saying LADY IN THE WATER was the shits. Now it seems a lot of people agree.

And, there was a piece somewhere, that showed how Sixth Sense was a ripoff of a Nickelodeon "are you afraid of the dark" episode. (It's still great, but.... ripping of Nick?)

I have committed to see this with my 14 year old who loves the cartoon, so I hope it's good.
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Since: 2.1.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
    Originally posted by StaggerLee

    And, there was a piece somewhere, that showed how Sixth Sense was a ripoff of a Nickelodeon "are you afraid of the dark" episode. (It's still great, but.... ripping of Nick?)


He says that the episode "The Tale of the Dream Girl" was his inspiration for The Sixth Sense. I wouldn't really call it a ripoff.

A ripoff would be The Village as it is just a retelling of the book Running Out of Time. They both share the same major plot points.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
I was spoiled on Sixth Sense's ending ahead of time, so unfortunately I was robbed of the chance to truly experience it. With that foreknowledge, I thought it was a pretty average flick. It's hard to believe it stands up to re-watches (I haven't seen it since that first time).

Unbreakable, however, was a masterpiece. Not just easily Shyamalan's best movie, but one of the best movies of the decade. Signs was pretty decent as a suspense thriller, but I actually have seen that one more than once and it doesn't hold up as well each time.

Shyamalan's directing career is like Darin Erstad's baseball career --- one great season/film fooled a lot of people into thinking he was actually a talent.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.35
    Originally posted by Big Bad


    Unbreakable, however, was a masterpiece. Not just easily Shyamalan's best movie, but one of the best movies of the decade.


I seem to be in the minority. I hated it. I guessed the ending and how the characters are related about 30 mins into the movie. I was pretty bored as I saw my prediction unfold.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
I liked THE HAPPENING. Sure it was terrible, but terrible in a train wreck kinda way where I couldn't stop watching it. Then I made myself watch it AGAIN just to see if it was really that terrible. I can't wait for to finally do it justice, that shit will be better then their TITANIC or MITCHEL (MST3K).

Oh shit! Mother Nature is attacking us with tree pollen!

How can you not laugh about that shit? Marky Mark was at his worst. That scene where the construction workers were jumping off the building was hilarious!

This makes a grat double feature with Nic Cage's THE WICKER MAN!



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.12
This'll make a great part of a triple bill with Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings and The Golden Compass.



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    Originally posted by Teapot
    This'll make a great part of a triple bill with Ralph Bakshi's Lord of the Rings and The Golden Compass.
I doubt the Last Airbender can live up to a polar bear getting his jaw punched off so it better not run last.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.34
So, is anyone who posts in this thread going to talk about what they thought about this movie, save for like one or two people? I'm curious because I want to see it.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.88
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A friend of mine got to see it early and he thought it was the Batman and Robin of the Spiderman series. It is a shame the original Spiderman movies, God, I can't believe I have to write that, didn't touch Gwen Stacy.
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