This gloriously douchetastic interview with the man who gave the world She’s All That popped up on i09 recently, and it’s just too good not to share. In it, M. Night defends his movie The Last Airbender (2010) by saying that critics just don’t understand his “European pacing.” Cool story, bro.
If you haven’t seen the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender,
then I don’t understand how you’re using your life watch it immediately. You’ll realize that one of the reasons people hate Shyamalan’s adaptation (aside from the fact that it’s awful in every way a movie can be) is that, while the original is about as good as t.v. series get, with appropriate portions of comedy, heart, action, and character, M. Night somehow managed to whiff on every single thing that made it great. Actually, after watching the self-absorbed toolbaggery on display in this interview, I can sorta see why.
Luckily though, we can all wash the taste of this interview out of our mouths with new episodes of The Legend of Korra, the awesome follow-up to the original series, starting tomorrow night at 7 pm on Nickelodeon.