In Memoriam: Roger Ebert and his Smack Down of the Last Airbender


Today, Roger Ebert passed away.  Anyone in America who was even remotely interested in movies not only knew Roger Ebert but had at one point or another relied on his insights into movies and entertainment.

While his “thumb up” with Gene Siskel are memorial parts of our pop culture, one of the things I personally enjoyed most was when Roger Ebert focused his canons on what he considered a bad movie.  The results?  Even more epic than the movie could dream to be.

One of my favorites is Roger Eberts’ smack down of the “Last Airbender”.  Here it is for your reading enjoyment.  It starts off with one of my favorite opening paragraphs of all time:

“The Last Airbender” is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented. The laws of chance suggest that something should have gone right. Not here. It puts a nail in the coffin of low-rent 3D, but it will need a lot more coffins than that.”

Roger Ebert’s Movie Review of the Last Airbender is one of my all-time favorites