Here we have the new teaser trailer for M. Night. Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, a live-action version of the animated television series that ran on Nickelodeon for three seasons, a show that Phillip described in his review as “not only the best animated series of the last decade, but one of the best shows ever produced.” The movie stars Jackson Rathbone, Noah Ringer, and Slumdog Millionaire’s Dev Patel, and it’s about the 10-year-old successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
Not exactly a compelling premise, but I’ll take Phillip’s word for it that the animated series was superb. The teaser trailer for the movie, however, is not. I don’t know why that call it a teaser if the only sensation I have is of temporary paralysis after being kicked in the hip. Before, I was slightly curious to see what M. Night Shyamalan could do with someone else’s material. Now: I could care less. Go back to making generically creepy twist movies, brother. If the world needed another Street Fighter movie, we’d call Steven E. de Souza.