Noboru Iguchi’s Robogeisha might have had an insane trailer but the actual movie feels incredibly sedate as he attempts to marry a typical Japanese exploitation film with traditional sappy melodrama resulting in a final product that feels incredibly mundane despite the inclusion of slap-happy action sequences. While it is certainly refreshing to see someone like Iguchi at least attempt to add some needed depth to the various characters it seems somewhat of a misstep considering that an exploitation film relies on every other ingredient from excessive sex and violence to purposely bad dialogue rather than spending hours of film on backstory.
M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender is a travesty of epic proportions lacking in virtually every department imaginable and begs the salient question of what possessed not only him but the producers and those executives at Paramount Pictures for even green-lighting this supreme dud. There is no arguing that M. Night Shyamalan has done some very good movies throughout his career but with The Last Airbender he truly hits rock bottom with a film so risible that perhaps only very young toddlers would love. Even then anything geared towards children like Max and Ruby or Toopy and Binoo literally tower over this monstrosity and would provide hours of solid entertainment that The Last Airbender is completely devoid of.