Mid-Week Box Office: “The Last Airbender”

By Debbie Schlussel

Based on a Nickelodeon cartoon, “The Last Airbender” debuts in theaters, today, and is directed by M. Night Shyamalan.  It’s aimed at kids and is a non-animated story of a young monk who saves the world from the evil fire lord.  The most (unintentionally) funny part about this movie is that I thought the monk looked more like a Jewish kid than a monk.  And, sure enough, it appears that my Jew-dar is functioning well, as the actor who plays the monk is 12-year-old First-Degree Taekwondo Black Belt Noah Ringer (“The Karate Kid-owitz”?).

The story:  the earth is divided into four nations: air, water, fire, and earth.  Each has benders, who have powers to move and transform their respective element with their minds. ...

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Jul 1st 2010
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