The Last Airbender review scores are low, even by M. Night Shyamalan standards. If The Last Airbender review stats are that bad, then The Last Airbender must be truly terrible. However, those aren’t the only low standards that this movie may have surpassed. Being ranked lower than Lady in the Water and The Happening is one thing for the film. Yet, getting worse write-ups than Sex and the City 2, Marmaduke, Grown Ups, Killers and Jonah Hex is something else. Impossibly, The Last Airbender review scores are that bad, bringing the summer 2010 season even lower.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the scores have actually gone up to 9 percent overall. Still, it only has nine positive reviews, 88 negative ones, and an average rating of 3. For the moment, that makes The Last Airbender review count the lowest of summer 2010.
For all those who have bashed this summer over and over, that would appear to be impossible. This entire season has been bashed as the worst in recent memory, with bombs and disappointments all over the place. Things were looking to get better with the raves for Toy Story 3, the success of The Karate Kid, and merely mediocre reviews for The A-Team and Twilight: Eclipse.
Yet, all that progress for summer 2010 has been knocked back, due to The Last Airbender review rants. For all the critically reviled movies this summer, this is actually the worst – proving that summer 2010 can actually still hit rock bottom.
There is still a chance that The Last AIrbender review scores won’t be the worst for the season. Grown Ups has 10 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 3.2. Yet, for The Last Airbender to surpass that, it needs a few more critics to go out on a limb, and against the anti-M. Night Shyamalan trend.
For all the complaints against Sex and the City 2, Killers, Jonah Hex and the like, it is no surprise that the most despised films are Shyamalan and Adam Sandler movies. Critics have had it in for Sandler for years, at least when he does his more typical comedies. In Shyamalan’s case, critics have turned on him as quickly as they hailed him to be the next Spielberg.
With that in mind, perhaps The Last Airbender review scores are fueled partly by Shyamalan-bashing as much as it is by the movie itself. If someone else had written and directed it, the scorn might not be so bad. Yet, the fact is that he did write and direct it, so he bares much of the responsibility for the results.
It is truly a weird summer when The Last Airbender review ratings are five times worse than that for a Twilight movie. As such, critics are once again lamenting how bad this season is, and praying for Inception to redeem it all in two weeks.
Rotten Tomatoes- “The Last Airbender”
Hollywood Elsewhere- “Clash of the Stinkers”