Producer M. Night Shyamalan pulls off a neat and quite surprising trick here, mimicking the best of the 'Saw' franchise (the preachy tension) without succumbing to the torture porn thrills of snapping traps and raw gaping wounds. Coming from a filmmaker caught in a horrific slump, it's a risky endeavor but ultimately a positive step in his career. Grade: C.
M. Night Shyamalan appears willing to try anything to turn around his career. Here he offers up a somewhat intriguing adaptation of a cartoon series about the return of a young Dalai Lama-ish air element controller named Aang who must learn to master his powers and inspire the people of the other fractured elemental nations to revolt against the tyranny of the Fire Nation. Grade: C.