A director successful in several action films, a decent budget and highly acclaimed source material… nothing helped avoid disaster
Lately, we’ve seen how Hollywood has yet again failed when it comes to adapting manga anime. There are things where yes, where we have films with the potential to become great franchises and attract an entire army of followers behind them, as is the case with Alita: Battle Angel. But as a general rule, we are pained to admit that the celluloid industry does not know how to capture the magic of these stories with millions of fans across the globe.
But such setbacks aren’t limited to adaptations of great works of fiction from the Land of the Rising Sun, some animation series so beloved by audiences have also seen their live-action projects shipwrecked. For example, today we want to talk about the last warrior airbender. The film was not a disaster at the box office, much to the surprise of many, but it is rare to find someone (now the comment box will be full of people claiming otherwise) who can say that it was a good action- adventure film was, let alone able to defend it as an Avatar film: The Last Airbender.
And that with Airbender, The Last Warrior we weren’t facing another process for Hollywood. Behind his screenwriting and direction was a director from whom some of the best action movies and superheroes have been born. We’re talking about M. Night Shyamalan, the father of The Protected One and its sequels, and definitely the director of an essential film: The Sixth Sense.
150 million dollars very badly invested
In addition, they had a huge budget to make the project a reality, around $150 million – far less than the $30 million invested in the infamous Dragonball Evolution released in 2009. But Shyamalan lets you dribble as well as one in the sand, and as with Airbender, The Last Warrior had to fail, with a 4.0/10 after receiving 167,000 votes, up for grabs on IMDb as his worst film. after Earth.
In fact, going by the trailer, things were already looking bad. I didn’t end up finding “millions” running in a movie with production values that could last through a weekend post-lunch meal at Cuatro. But a trailer is a trailer, and just as a movie sells you very well, it can do the opposite. But Shyamalan, as we read in the Sensasin review, signed off on one of the most remarkable official suicides of recent times here.
A strong candidate for worst film of the year that stood out for a poor and bland script, weak acting despite names like Dev Patel, and above all some indescribable action sequences, despite the fact that the story, by premise at least, Get excited for any battle you’re invited to. In short, a film that wanted to be epic, but was hard to watch.
Had it been successful, it would have led to a trilogy, with each installment focusing on a different season of the animated series. Paramount Pictures believed this would happen, and invested $130 million in its marketing campaign. It may not have happened, and even Nickelodeon disowned it in their Kids’ Choice Awards, but if you’re not a big fan of the original material, it’s still a great way to have a family night like this. I have a movie to watch.
“The four nations of Air, Water, Earth and Fire are bound by fate when the Fire Nation declares a brutal war on the other nations. After a century of fighting, there seems to be no hope that anything will end in this environment of destruction.” Between combat and bravery, Aang learns that he is the only Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang joins forces with Katara, a waterbender, and her Works closely with Brother Sokka.
Where to watch The Last Warrior Airbender on TV and Platforms
Airbender, The Last Warrior can be seen on TV today at 10:40 PM (Peninsular Time) on FDF, Mediaset channel. If you don’t want to wait that long, you have the movie available on Netflix and Skyshowtime. His animated series are also hosted on a joint platform by Paramount Global and Comcast.