Help me stop being Shyamalan
November 22, 2010 9:37 AM Subscribe
Why is the script for The Last Airbender
movie so bad?
posted by giggleknickers to Writing & Language (25 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I write stories which I put on the interwebs. Some of them get loads of five stars and glowing reviews, while others get two stars and crappy reviews. I cannot for the life of me figure out what I am doing differently in the stories that people love and the stories that people hate.
I just watched The Last Airbender movie and I realized that I am Shyamalan. Both of us can do good stuff and awful stuff and we can't seem to tell the difference between which one we are doing. I realized that although I thought the script for The Last Airbender was abysmally awful, I cannot figure out why. So in order to learn how to stop writing my crappy stories, I would like to figure out just what it is exactly that separates Shyamalan's worst (The Last Airbender) from his best (The Sixth Sense).
I am basically trying to figure out where that script went wrong so I know what not to do. Can anyone tell me?