If a guy makes a bad movie, and everyone says it’s a bad movie, and he knows it’s a bad movie, fine. There’s no need to pile on. Movie making is hard, there’s no shame in butf*cking the dog from time to time. And having seen The Last Airbender, I can tell you that it was probably the most miserable moviegoing experience since Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (worse, even), and this is coming from the guy who told you to see Jonah Hex (which I stand by). There wasn’t a single piece of dialog that didn’t boil down to “This is me telling you what’s happening in the film right now,” and even then it made no sense; the action scenes looked stupid, and worst of all, it was BORING. If Shyamalan wanted to accept this with some humility, fine. Nice try and better luck next time. But of course he didn’t do that. Didn’t you see Lady in the Water? People with opinions are evil and Manny is going to save us with his stories, no matter how little we deserve it. So, tell us about The Last Airbender sequel, Mr. Shyamalan. (video of the interview after the jump)
“I do [have things mapped out]. The third is more ambiguous, but the second one, I’ve written a draft that I’m really happy with and is darker and richer, and it has a wonderful antagonist in it in Azula, who’s kind of like our only real, pure antagonist in the series, so I’m excited about that.”
He acts like a guy who hasn’t had his horrible reviews read aloud to him. Yes, it’s not exactly a financial failure yet, so there’s still the possibility of more Airbending, but I’d bet the house on a reboot with a different director. And if by some chance they do let Shyamwow have it, I’ll be excited for the first 20 minutes in which the characters stand around reminiscing about what happened in the first one.