Why Avatar: The Last Airbender Fans Have Issues With M. Night Shyamalan’s Movie

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Counterpoint – Yeah, The Last Airbender is a pretty ugly movie, and the bending—especially the earthbending—is particularly underwhelming. In fact, in his review of the film, Roger Ebert went off on the visuals, calling them “atrocious.” But everybody blames M. Night Shyamalan for this, when in actuality, how is this even his fault? M. Night Shyamalan is a director (more on that in a few), not a special effects guy. And prior to The Last Airbender, Shyamalan had never done a big budget, tentpole movie like this, but rather, smaller movies, like Signs and Lady in the Water.



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