Really this should have been New Crappy Movie Wednesday given the releases this week brings us. How fitting that the worst year for film in recent memory brings us the worst crop of Independence Day Weekend movies I can ever remember. Blerg.
"Twilight: Eclipse" - Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart
"The Last Airbender" - Noah Ringer, Dev Patel
This will be the first M. Night Shyamalan film that I will not be watching in the theater at the first opportunity. I have been an M. Night disciple from the beginning. I was mezmerized by "The Sixth Sense," like "Unbreakable" way more than anyone else, hold "Signs" as one of my favorite movies of all time, and truly appreciate the intricacies of "The Village." "Lady in the Water" left me scratching my head, though, and "The Happening" was truthfully one of the 25 worst movies I've ever seen. (See, Twilighters, it is possible to admit your mistakes.) I want so badly to be excited for "Airbender" but there's just no way. The reviews have been poor to very poor and the shots from the trailer look like something out of an early 90s video game movie like "Super Mario Brothers." I think it was a shrewd decision to secure a PG rating and that combined with the "Last Airbender" fanboys will force this thing to make a profit. But I do not hold out hope for a good movie.