"The Last Airbender" is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here.Ouch.
In other movie news:
I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in my movie post. Roger Ebert reviewed it much more amusingly here. Pajiba reviewed it much more vitriolically here.
Also at Pajiba, the international trailer for Let Me In, the American remake of Let the Right One In, yesterday. Not surprisingly, it does not look like it will be anywhere as good as the original. Surprisingly, at least to me, the trailer for the original one involved more quick cut "HOLYCRAPWHAT'SHAPPENINGGETEXCITEDRIGHTNOW!" than I expected.
I haven't seen a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio since that one on the boat, but I think I want to see Inception.
I do not, however, want to see that terrible looking Zac Efron movie I keep having sit through the trailer for. In fact, each time I see the trailer, I'm just that much more sure that I don't want to see it. But, I'm interested in who they think their audience is. I was not surprised to see it edvertised at Eclipse, but I first saw it ahead of The A-Team.
Not having seen a DiCaprio flick in the last decade means I haven't seen any of Scorsese's recent stuff (actually, I haven't seen a Scorsese movie since Cape Fear, which is really a shame - I keep meaning to watch Taxi Driver and The Last Temptation of Christ, but have just never gotten around to them). I'm intrigued to hear that he's directing Hugo Cabret, the film version of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which I just read (and reviewed). Intrigued, but mostly hoping that the article's mention of 3-D is a speculation that does not come true. Cinematical suggests that the fact that the book won a Caldecott Medal for Illustrations means it lends itself to 3-D, but those illustrations (which are fantastic) are most definitely in 2-D. So, unless it's going to be not only really well done 3-D, but 3-D that actually adds something to, and seems an integral part of, the movie, I'm not sure it's worthwhile, and I'm sure it's not necessary.
Finally, in the wake of Amanda Bynes' retirement announcement, I had a realization: Amanda Seyfried and Amanda Bynes are not the same person! I mean, obviously they're not, because they have different names. But, honestly, I think I'd really been thinking of them as one entity (That Amanda Whatshername, You Know, the One Who's in Those Previews for Those Movies I Don't Want to See).