Thursday, June 25, 2009

Shyamalan's Last Chance At Redemption?

Although I saw Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen early at the IMAX I chose to see it again at a regular theatre yesterday where I saw the above trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming movie, The Last Airbender. The live action adaptation of the cartoon Avatar : The Last Airbender may finally be Shymalan's chance to win back fans. 

After gaining recognition with his dramatic directing style in 1999, he put the suspense back in suspenseful thrillers. His breakout movie was "The Sixth Sense" (how many of you were like "WTF!?!). Next was "Unbreakable". Wildly accepted by comic book fans worldwide, but not so much by anyone else ( I loved it). Next, things started to go downhill with "Signs" (Come on! Aliens afraid of water?). From there things got worse and worse with "The Village", "Lady In The Water", and "The Happening" (OMG! What were you thinking?), but I have to say that I really got excited about this trailer.

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a ten 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 just as the cartoon does. This almost 2 min trailer really got me going and then thinking..."Could this be the one? The movie that puts M. Night Shyamalan back on top?" I dunno, but I must say that I'm looking forward to seeing this movie.

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