Based on 849 votes and 222 reviews
Love the movie and cartoon
After seeing the animated series, I had high expectations for this film. On some parts it lived up to them and on others I was somewhat disappointed. I think if I had never seen the cartoon, I would have found it that much more enjoyable
loved the move and so did everyone who watched it with me a little different from the cartoon. but the best story I've seen of all the movies that have been cartoons first to real productions.
IT IS VERY COOL AND IT IS EXCTING TO WATCH WITH ALL THE COOL MOVES
I have to admit, I only heard of the cartoon and if anyone was expecting the movie to be the cartoon, then it would be better as a cartoon then a live action. In so saying, this movie moved way to fast and although the acting was leaning towards a kids mentality, the movie itself is a kids movie then anything else. If anyone expected the building of a character, or a relationship to be built between the movie and its audience, this is where it lacks. The special effects were good, but that's it. Now the question is, will a part two be made, even with the blatant attempt at the end of the movie to saying there is. It had the making to being an epic movie, but failed miserably.
Doesn't live up to the hype created in the comic books.
At age 21 I wasnt really much of a cartoon guy. But seeing how my younger brother watched it, I joined in. I found the cartoon funny, interesting and also quite imaginative. However, this movie has not lived up to my expectation at least even a little bit. The acting was horrible, the cast and story was some different from the cartoon. For anyone who thought Dragon Ball movie was bad. This movie makes the dragon ball remake look great.
Being a fan of the cartoon (at 35)and having the wife and kids addicted too, I was hoping for a live version from M. Night that would blow us away. Well...it did...right out the door running. A HUGE let down from start to finish. They couldn't even get his name right. The bending scenes were ridiculous. Noah's acting was far from good and the cartoon Aang's happy-go-lucky attitude was nowhere to be found. All the reasons that the cartoon was loved were not there. I expected....WE expected so very much more.
Thought it was breathtakingly beautiful and enchanting....too bad about the script and "acting" lol.
entertaining story and visuals
The scenery was great.....a very complicated story....it needed more time and depth.
Could not even sit through the movie. A waste of time and money.
Entertaining but not great movie
visually a good movie, plot 3rd grade level. better as a rental
Good action scenes, but that's about it. The rest of the movie was pretty terrible.
It was an alright movie but M.Night is still having trouble trying to top The Sixth Sense.
Great visuals. Totally derivative - nothing original. Doesn't make any demands on you, so easy to watch. Really a kids' movie.
Wow, really disappointing. But a good kid's movie.
Certainly not M nights best work. Wait for it on video if you must see it.
This movie could have been so much better...it's way too much of a kid's movie.
The martial arts sequences were really well done.
When I saw trailers for this movie, I thought it looked pretty good. Then I actually saw it, and it was as good as I expected.
Wow what a BORING/DULL/OVERACTED Movie. M. Night what happened to you? Hopefully Devil is good, and you'll stick to producing for awhile.
Completely disappointing. Don't even bother.
i've seen he animated version and this movie sucked compared to it. bad acting and cheap animation, plus they got a lot of things wrong
awesome movie i cant wait for the next one...
Good enough but not as some of his others.
Great story..awful acting...
Terrible movie. It was just awful...the action scenes were good, but that was it.
Looks better in the previews. Wait for the dvd.
perhaps it is because i have seen the TV series but i doubt it. the lack of charecter development, crappy acting and horrendous diologue really make this a 0 star but that is not an option.
Wonderful movie, hard to get all the points of the storyline into just two hours. If you watch the cartoon you'll be able to follow easily
If you have seen the animated series changes are that you will be disappointed in the movie, there is less action then expected and it's not as smooth as the animated series. Let's hope that the sequel will be an improvement on the first installment.
I loved the story in this movie. the action was none stop.
Terrible movie...I can't believe how bad it was. I thought from trailers that it would be a lot more action-packed. And the action was good, but the rest of the movie was awful.
WORTH SEEING.. INSPIRING BUT NOT A GREAT CLASSIC. PATEL WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT BUT COULD JUST BE LACK OF DIRECTION.
the cinematic scenery was fabulous. The acting and the dialogue was ackward, stilted and often cheesy.
If you watch the cartoon, it will seem like the movie has left out so much including motivations for certain events. Believed there is too much to the story condensed into 2 hours.
Love it it was so close to the orginal story line
bad acting and wrong casts
Superb special effects and scenes. Book one water is 20 episodes long in the animation series. My only problem was the film was way too short to compensate, therefore very little character development. If it was twice as long it would have been a much more rich and diverse storyline.
It was really cool
The animation was really, the story was good, but there were some flaws.
It was meant more for the younger audience. It was somewhat entertaining.
Not as good as expected. story line is same old same old.
Liked the effects and well cast
Would rather rate this 2.5 as I had high hopes but feel I was let down but the business of the plot, lack of character believability and general confusion. This could have been great as the thought was there, but somewhere on the way to make this movie, I think ego or lack of care made this into just a so so movie. Probably would just wait until a friend got it as i would not even buy it...