It's only been in theaters for 24 hours, but M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie, 'The Last Airbender,' has already become a notorious talking point among moviegoers. The movie appears to have critics talking as well, many of whom were unanimous in their venom towards the movie.

But bad reviews are a part of the movie-making process; if you can't handle them, you're in the wrong business.

For the audience, however, we get to read a bad movie review on a Friday afternoon and quickly move past it. We don't have to worry about the embarrassment that comes with having your work publicly lambasted. That all happens behind closed doors in the far away land of Hollywood, and we can keep the humiliation limited to our imagination.

Well, not anymore. New York Magazine's Vulture blog had the guts to read some of the scathing 'Airbender' reviews to Shyamalan, and the result is as awkward as going over to a friend's house for dinner and watching their parents get into an argument.