Some Good Airbending News and Some Bad Airbending News

First, the good — Japan got its first The Last Airbender trailer, and not only does it look good, it includes some more bending scenes:

Right now, the bending effects are certainly the best looking part of the movie, so no problems there (although I am very curious about how this movie will do in Asia, if it’s Asian-inspired fantasy world will be a turn-off or a big draw for audiences. Oh well). But here’s the bad news, in the form of a quote from Last Airbender director M. Night Shyamalan to MTV:

“I love the [Twilight] series, and Catherine [Hardwicke’s] movie,
it was one of my favorite movies of that year,” he said. “Really, I
thought tonally, it was a perfect movie. I called her up after I saw
‘Twilight’ and was like ‘That was amazing.’ So I’m a big fan.”

Um. I saw Twilight — with the Rifftrax, thank god — and I promise you it is not a perfect movie. And I’m not talking about the subject material; it’s that the movie is 40 minutes too long and the acting is hilariously overwrought and OH MY GOD IT’S JUST LIKE AN M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN MOVIE. HE HASN’T CHANGED, WE’RE DOOMED DOOOOOOOMMMEEEDD (Via FilmDrunk)