It’s a pretty dire Fourth of July weekend at the movies. Not only is the scourge to humanity that is Twilight back but the highly anticipated The Last Airbender is now the worst reviewed movie of the year.
The Last Airbender
Starring: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Plot: Four nations, each able to control an element, are at war when Aang, an “avatar” who can control all the elements awakens and could save the world.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 9%
Critic Consensus: “Despite flashy special effects, The Last Airbender squanders the potential of its popular source material on an incomprehensible plot, laughable dialogue, and a joyless sense of detachment.”
Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning
Directed by: David Slade
Plot: Some evil emo dude is building an army of vampires and the brain dead trio of Bella, Edward and Jacob all stare and mope at each other.
RT Freshness: 49%
Critic Consensus: “Stuffed with characters and overly reliant on uninspired dialogue, Eclipse won’t win The Twilight Saga many new converts, despite an improved blend of romance and action fantasy.”