A huge disappointment.
That’s the simplest way for me to describe the movie. I’ve been looking forward to it since I first saw the trailer a while back so after watching it yesterday I can firmly believe trailers can be so misleading 🙂
The movie suffers from poor acting; the characters (except for the baddies for some reason) are all wooden and emotionless. The seem to be reading straight from the scripts in front of them and have no ‘feeling’ for improvisation nor expression. I feel this to be the most disheartening from all the other flaws.
Then there’s the film editing. The transitioning between takes and scenes is kind of haphazard. I don’t know if this was done on purpose or if the director is just too inexperienced. Whatever it is, the results aren’t impressive. The end result is the movie feels ‘flat’ and a bit of a drag.
Luckily this movie has a saviour. And it comes in the form of the CG and special effects. This bit has its high points and practically detracts you away from the poor storyline. Effectively you just sit back and enjoy the eye candy. Period.
Therefore would I recommend anyone to watch this? If you’re really into the genre or have an affinity towards Aang (the Avatar) then by all means come and watch it. But if you’re gonna spend money on the tickets just to see what gives then may I suggest you opt out of it.
It really is quite a disappointment.