The Last Airbender 3D | Chicago Reader

The Last Airbender 3D

The current national priorities should be as follows: reduce carbon emissions and stop funding the films of M. Night Shyamalan. Based on a Japanese animated fantasy series that was successfully programmed by Nickelodeon, this live-action feature bears the combined hallmarks of Shyamalan's recent output (Lady in the Water, The Happening): endless expository dialog and perfect incomprehensibility. In any case, there's this little bald kid (Noah Ringer) who can “bend air,” and his gift has messianic implications in a mystical universe where other folks can also “bend” various other elements. Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart looks appropriately embarrassed in a minor role.



  • M. Night Shyamalan


  • Noah Ringer
  • Dev Patel
  • Nicola Peltz
  • Jackson Rathbone
  • Shaun Toub
  • Aasif Mandvi
  • Seychelle Gabriel
  • Cliff Curtis


  • M. Night Shyamalan
  • Sam Mercer
  • Frank Marshall
  • Kathleen Kennedy
  • Scott Aversano
  • Michael DiMartino
  • Bryan Konietzko

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