Thursday, August 5, 2010

Review - The Last Airbender

Let just say that i was totally smitten with the trailer...

source from google image

Which happens to be better than the movie itself...its not that the movie sucks...its just not up to my expectation...and my expectation was quite high upon watching the trailer...to be fair...the visual effects, CGI and cinematography was top-notch...

The movie started of with these two siblings from the water nation who found aang,the airbender in the middle of the ice only to be captured by the outcast firebender prince from the fire nation...then aang escaped and along with the two siblings en route back to the airbender temple where he grew up only to know that all of the airbenders had been killed by the firebenders as the firebenders feared with the avatar that was said to be born among the airbenders in this round of re-incarnation...and that aang was trapped in that ice for 100 years...

The upset aang then went on the journey with the two siblings to the earthbender nation...only to be captured among all the 'benders' and suddenly he became their hero with his not-so-convincing speech (but he managed to evoke a rebellion of the earthbenders against the ones who hold them captive...the firebenders)...aang then embraced his avatar fate and went on to learn all the four elements in which that only the avatar can master (other people can only bend one element of their nation)...the first up was the water element...then again they went on the journey to the water kingdom to learn from the waterbender 'mahaguru'...

The firebenders managed to locate aang and send up an army to the water kingdom...and the bloodbath begins...aang...being an avatar...he can't hurt anyone...but he has to show how powerful he is...and he showcase some waterbending technics including the big tsunami which sent the firebenders packing back to their fire nation...the movie ended with everyone in the water kingdom worshipping aang...and the fire king telling his daughter (whois known to be the best firebender in the firebending history) that she has to stop aang from learning the other 2 elements...earth and fire...the end...or i might say...wait for the sequel...if there's going to be one...

Overall the movie was slow-paced...unlike the sorcerer's apprentice which was fast-paced and fun (i am comparing between the two as both have the 'magic-combat' thingie premise)...and the acting was kinda dull a bit...technology saved this movie from being a total bore...the CGI sequences was fantastic...the cinematography was top notch...the art direction was awesome...thruout the movie, the characters have to perform some sort of tai chi before they can summoned their elements...some are even in a group synchronised tai chi...and there was this one part where the earthbenders was doing 'haka' thingie...it was kinda funny actually...casting? other than dev patel (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) i dont know anyone else...owh yeah you might almost missed that guy from the twilight saga...you know...the cullen who can't control himself upon seeing bella's blood...he is the big bro of the waterbender...and he scored with an ice princess...way to go...yuhooo...owh yeah enough...for me...i was totally drawn to movie because of the trailer...but not that satisfied with the movie itself...hope that the sequels would be better (if they are planning any)...

12 comments:

Miz Jay said...

enchek akmal.. alamak.. nk tgk mlm nih.. hrp muvi ini x mempercepatkan proses mengantuk.. ehe..

muhamadakmalwahab said...

jac jac :
ala...boleh ajer tengok...cam aku cakap la...citer dia okay...but not up to my expectation...i was expecting more...

wahdi said...

bagus review ko bro, tak jadi aku tgk weekend ni huhu

Jaja Yunizah said...

mm....ko dah tgk rupenya. abis kena tgk movie lain la pulak.aku xtgk lagi salt....ngeee

Miz Jay said...

tickets oredi bought smlm! semangat seh.. ehe..

Khairul Amri Ishak said...

mcm nk tgk tp kansel laa..
tgk kt dvd sudah laa...muahaha

muhamadakmalwahab said...

wahdi :
oooppppsss...abis la nanti m.night.shyamalan itu balasah aku sebab dia dah hilang customer sorang...hahaha...

jaja :
aku dah tengok salt...nanti kita tengok tekken lah...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

jac jac :
kalau camtu tengok la...bukan la tak best langsung...tapi not up to expectation...

ryo :
nanti aku pinjam dvd ko tu ek...hahaha

fadhlullahomar said...

compare dgn cartoon die mane best? aku suka tengok kartun avatar tu..

'arif said...

kesimpulan aku : tak best..cite kartun jackie chan kt tv3 lebih best..tp paling best citer katun penguin madagascar itu!

jay jamil said...

ehhehe seb baik aku tak pegi tengok walau anak aku meronta depan kaunter tiket tu kan?

the reason was, I am Mr. Night's film collector. layan cite dia ni memang best kalau DVD. Somehow he lost that spark :(

muhamadakmalwahab said...

fadh :
aku tak pernah tengok katun dia...tapi aku dengar orang cakap katun dia best...

arep :
ya betulllll...

min :
tengok dvd ajer ler...tapi kalau nak tengok gak...better go for 3D...baru pueh ati