Ahhh, wait, before you flip out just listen. Remember The Forbidden Kingdom from 2008? That movie was incredibly stupid and cheesy, yet it managed a 64% on Rotten Tomatoes and was looked on somewhat favorably by some of the very same critics who are now bashing The Last Airbender. I guess you can chalk some of that up to Jackie Chan and Jet Li apologists but that movie was just as bad as this one (in my opinion, far worse) and yet critics are trashing this movie to the absolute extreme. At the very least you got to give props to the visual effects. I saw it in 2D and this movie showcases ILM's talents in the best way. Really sharp stuff and some creative creature designs as well. Yeah, the acting is pretty bad, but at least its not Jet Li as the Monkey King. One of the most painful moments of 2008.
I'm not saying this movie is great, but it in no way deserves the amount of hatred its currently receiving. I suspect it all stems from the general resentment most critics seem to have for M. Night Shyamalan. Seems if a fairly talented director makes a big summer blockbuster critics declare open season on it.
But hey, what do people who have actually seen the film think? And to those that haven't, see it in 2D if you're going to at all, it was a somewhat entertaining experience and no where near one of the worst films I've seen this year.