I had heard terrible things about this movie and I fully intended to turn it off the second it got tedious but I found myself at the end of it after the hour and a half running time. Sure I multitasked while watching it but it really wasn't as bad as I had heard. I have only a passing familiarity with the cartoon it is based on but I got into the story and I am sure that when all three parts are done (if they let M. Night complete his trilogy) there will be something worthwhile here.
I think the trick is to NOT be a huge fan of the cartoon (although now that I have got a taste of it's themes of loyalty and betrayal and the mystical strength of the four elements, I think I will be catching up on the series from the beginning) because the expectations of those fans were impossible high and from what I read, not reached by the director.
But those, like me, who didn't know their airbender from an air guitar, seemed to like the movie a lot more. There is alot going on on screen and the effects and characters would keep a child interested in the tale. I hope FILM FATHER does a review of this one. I would be interested in what his young boy Dash thought about it. The violence is cartoony and the themes are appropriate for young kids.
Maybe it caught me at the right time but I have seen worse movies this week. I say catch it on TV is about a year.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.