The Last Airbender (PG-13)


Battlefield Earth has a new rival for the title “Worst Film of the Last 20 Years.” M. Night Shyamalan extracts melodramatic performances from his largely child cast in a 3-D movie that works best unseen. The gobbledygook plot follows Aang (Noah Ringer), a monk-like child who can control water with his kung fu moves. The 3-D visual effects are yawn-inducing in a film that should have been called The Last Flatus Bender.

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