Escape to the Movies: The Last Airbender

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I enjoyed the Show, idk if I want to go see the movie. Might kill it haha |:

I liked the Happening.

I agree that it is a better movie compared to Eclipse, however that is where I stop. This movie was terrible and you pretty much summed up why. However, the fight scenes were horribly choreographed and would have been perfect, but they just seemed over done.

It felt like I was watching them break-dance to bend the elements, while in the cartoon they just seemed to flow with it. Anyways, personally I don't recommend any hardcore fans to go see this movie. Too many people walked out of it when I was there, and the fact that half the audience booed at the end of it is a clear indication that it failed. Can't say he didn't try though.

Just wondering, but where was Zuko's scar? In the series you couldnt miss it, it took up half of his face... Everything else was pretty bad, 20 earthbenders spending a good ten to fifteen seconds on flailing about to move a rock the size of my head, breaking it into pebbles and tossing those at firebenders.

I dont know how you could give it such a good review, the acting was like wood, important things rushed "they became really good friends". Sokka and Suki's relationship condensed into one sentence. The movie seemed to drag on, it was grueling. If i wasnt such a fan of the series, I would have left.

The mispronunciation of name of many of the main characters as well as Avatar (pronounced AHHvatar, as though this were some English noble word). There was really only one good thing, and that would be the Northern water temple, I thought it looked cool. Either way, not worth the 13.50 + whatever popcorn and drink costs. I seriously want my money back.

Also, was a fat Iroh (not EEhroh) too much to ask for? A beloved character, jovial and wise turned stale.

Shyamalan was always a terrible choice for this material. He doesn't have a sense of humor, for one. Avatar was all about balancing the serious with the silly, the depressing with the joyful. The most damning review of this film I've heard was something along the lines of:

"The film not only refuses to let Aang smile, it doesn't even understand why we might want to see that."

All the joy sucked out, and replaced with lifeless exposition delivered by a cast as whitewashed and wooden as a picket fence? Yeah, I think I'll skip this one.


I've fulfilled my promise. Instead of making a poster I've made a sign that says Mormon Abstinence Vampire Porn. The proof is in the pic you see now and the video in the spoiler section.
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As far as The Last Airbender, It's pretty much spot on what MovieBob says and I had no idea that they'd miss-pronounce the characters names.

Aang beomea Aung

Sokka becomes Souka

Airo becomes Eero

and so on and so forth.

Aasiv Mandi is badass... And that's pretty much the only upside. But in the end, i agree totally with movie bob... Except that the village was awesome! Seriously, what's his problem! grr...

And for all the pronunciation haters, do i have to remind you guys that in the cartoon show, everyone was voiced by retarded Nickelodeon American stereotype actors? (not that it was bad, just really annoying)
It reminded me how U.S generals don't know how to pronounce the country they're "Liberating" (It's EE-raq! NOT Ay-raq, darn it!) and yet they claim to know better.
I liked how the name was pronounced true to the Asian culture the cartoon was based on and so did the show's creator.

Too bad the film sucked in the end...

PS: And what does Mormons got to do with twilight? As a latter day saints follower, i feel very offended by that notion, don't compare us to glittering emo vampires! I'd rather say twilight's about puritans (get it? cause they ruin all the fun!).

There is no such thing as a correct Asian pronunciation. M. Night really just needs to shut up with that garbage. Asia is a large collection of different countries with a bunch of different languages - how in the hell is there only one way to say a name? Hell, even in the English language you can have two people say the same word differently and still be correct.

Trying to review the movie and ignoring the fact that it's supposed to be an adaptation of a franchise is akin to grading on a curve, imho. Isn't that the idea behind adapting existing properties? You want the (in theory) instant support of the already established fanbase, and then you want to draw in new potential money wells; a 1 - 2 hour commercial, if you will. Nothing wrong with that...unless the commercial sucks.

Honestly, this is the first review I have ever seen by MovieBob, and it was only by accident. However after hearing his review after seeing the movie I can say I will never watch another one of his reviews again.

The Last Airbender is one of the worse and most insulting to the fanbase movies of all time. M.Knights hubris seems to be reaching peek levels.

1. Half the names are pronounced incorrectly. When questioned about this M.Knight merely said, just cause he likes it better, even though any fan of the show cringes when they hear "Ahng" or "Soeka". To try and claim that M.Knight cares about authentic pronunciation is ludicirious because a) He changed the racial ethnicity of all characters, and b) the show does not take place on Earth and the racial ethnicity while hinted at is never CLEARLY explained, and seems to a mixture of many cultures.

2. The bending powers and how they are used is completely changed. In the show, the animators model each style of elemental bending after a specific martial art. Each movement of the body corresponding with control and movement of the element. In the movie, the characters are required to do a whole dance of choreography before we visually see anything happen, leaving a very awkward visual display. The characters were no longer bending elements as extension of their body rather conjuring them with magic alla Narutoesque hand techniques or Harry Potter style magic. Couple this with the act the fact that the sheer power the characters in the movie have is only a fraction of those in the show.

3. a)Everything about the fire nation was wrong. Zuko's giant trademark burn which represents the entirety of his character is reduced to a small black smudge under his eye and a scratch mark on the side of his head. b) The firebenders suddenly cannot make their own fire unless they are masters. This leads to very silly displays such as fire nation soldiers running around with torches everywhere. Instead of shooting giant blasts of flames, we get dinky little fireballs which seem completely ineffective. Combined with the lack of skull masks that they wore in the show destroys the atmosphere of fear and power associated with them. In the show you never questioned how the fire nation took over. They seemed ruthless, powerful, and intimidating. None of this shows up in the movie. c) As Ebert said, the villains lacked "teeth-gnashing." None of the villains came across scary or intimidating, rather they came off as conniving schemers. In the show we don't even see the fire lord in the first season except in shadows and representations of a giant man bathed in fire, and when we do finally see him, we are not disappointed.

4. There is zero character. No personality of any character is shown. Aang's happy and detached feeling of suppressing guilty and fear, Sokka's comedic yet leader like quality as well as his intellect,Kitara's mother quality and passion for justice, yet control freak quality etc etc. They are merely talking heads moving from one scene to another leading to a completely empty and boring movie.

5. The general feeling of rushedness. One cannot expect to encompass the entire first season of a show in to a 90-100min long movie. This movie needed to be at least in the 120-150 min range. There is literally a scene in the movie where narration tells us, "And then Sokka met the princess and they became the best of friends" This is a movie. You can't just tell us what we are suppose to feel. Has M.Knight never heard of show not tell? Coupled that with only part Bob seemed to get right with the fact that every piece of dialogue was merely exposition.

6. Complete change of themes and the last battle: For some reason M.Knight decided to change the main theme of the movie. You know the one that kids relate to. Adults placing large amount of responsibility on children who only want to play and be free. Suddenly we are told that Aang doesn't want to be the avatar, not because of the responsibility of saving the world seems like a huge burden to an 8 year old child, rather because he is told that he cannot have a family. Which is not even true as all the previous avatars were shown to have families and kids which becomes a very very very important plot point later in the series.

Than we have this coupled with Avatar Roku (which is never explained that he is the dragon in the movie,)telling Aang that the avatar is not suppose to hurt people. This is completely untrue. The avatar is suppose to retain balance at all cost. This leads to one of the most interesting developments in the series when Aang doesn't want to kill the Fire Lord, yet all his previous incarnations tell him he must. Aang must grapple whether to sacrifice his own spiritual beliefs for the good of the world, or can he find another way?

This in turn leads to the abysmal ending sequence which takes out the BEST part of the first season. No longer does Aang turn into a giant elemental water spirit, which could provide a fantastic visual display in a movie, and completely defeats the fire nation army. No, instead he makes a really big wave and they just run away. Yes our scary bad guys just run away.

M. Knight I will never see another movie you ever make and hope no one gives you a cent to make another movie ever again.

I figured I would hitch my opinion from another thread to this one...

I never really watched Avatar, so I can't really compare what went wrong with character traits or those aspects of the adaptation.

What I did have problems with were two factors, bad abridgment and awkward crossover.

By "bad abridgment" I mean that much of the content had to be either omitted, or was narrated in way that went over weird.

Example One: Prince Zuko's explanation of his past was summed up in a weird way. He had to bring in this little street kid to out of the blue, explain why he was exiled. The whole time, Zuko was filling in the insider details despite the fact that he was in disguise trying to blend in at that village. It was a bad way of forcing a means to communicate to the audience the information about his relationship with his father, the king.

Example Two: The relationship between Sokka and Princess Yue was very unbelievable. The concept was introduced to the audience via narration. We had nothing to go upon other than their word that it was true. The chemistry between the actors was bland, and their supposedly flirtatious dialog was laughable. The odd timing of the sudden character change was messed up too. Earlier in the movie Sokka mentions that he's fiercely protective of his sister Katara, but as soon as Yue comes along he seems to forget entirely. And in the last scene of that dynamic when Yue is about to sacrifice herself for the Moon Spirit, she says to Sokka "I'll miss you, more than you know". Right, sure. I've been shown this, how exactly?

By "awkward crossover" I mean that they tried to make this film appeal to adult audiences while remaining close to its childlike source material. This resulted in some strange friction.

Example One: The action scenes tried to be exciting, but there was no realistic combat damage. In live action warfare, you expect there to be some sort of consequences for hand to hand combat with sharp objects. But I never saw anyone run through, or even slashed with a weapon. Most of them seemed to be either struck with a blunt object or some elemental attack. The elemental attacks being non-lethal in many cases. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was also kind of family oriented, but they made sure you knew who had been stabbed. Therefore, you got the impression that nobody was really killed as a result of battle, but merely "knocked out". That's why when Commander Zhao was attacked by four water benders, you expect him to have simply been knocked out. All they did was cover him in water. But, apparently he was the only person mentioned to be killed in combat.

Example Two: Really immature diction. Diction being "a writer's choice of words". It seemed like most of the dialog was painfully simple and never seemed to get above the level of a 10-year-old. The best example of this was Katara's Grandmother. An elderly woman who appeared to be pushing 60 or so had the worst way of conveying the concept that she had a way with prophecy and divination. She said and I quote, "I found out your destiny today". I may be a bit picky with this, but the phrase "found out" is so inappropriate for that moment. You would expect that from a little kid, but not an elderly adult.

Example Three: Dumb kiddies doing dumb kiddie things ruining the immersion of the film. There was this tense standoff between Aang and these Fire Nation guards at an earth bender concentration camp. Aang is trying to reveal that he's the Avatar for the first time in the movie. The guard is skeptical and says that the avatar has to be an air bender, and they are extinct. The audience is expecting Aang to display a show of force, maybe some shock and awe to prove his power. But no. Dumb girl Katara runs up to the guard and shoves him crying "Leave him alone!". To which the guard is about to retaliate, when Aang is forced to jump in and save her with air bending techniques. I had to face palm at this, because things were shaping up for a much more mature way of introducing Aang's abilities, but out of the blue dumb kiddies had to be predictably irrational. That scene totally brought to mind the lesson of dumb kiddies doing dumb things in The Patriot. Remember when Heath Ledger is taken into custody by the British in front of his family? And the dumb kid brother runs up and tries to break him free in a fit of rage, but gets shot by the British officer played by Jason Isaacs. It proved a point to me that dumb kids that assault armed bad guys with no plan other making a scene get killed fast. It's that sort of childish immaturity I wasn't expecting in a film made to appeal to adults.

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That said, I thought they did a decent job with Uncle Iroh. He had to be my favorite actor/character. Though that must be because with that beard and being engulfed by flames he reminded me of Sarumon.

Movie Bob, I am very disappointed. I normally like your reviews: your taste normally lines up with mine (excepting GI Joe). This time, however, you were a little too hopeful. You didn't need to bash the hell out of it or anything, but the movie was awful and definitely not worth a shot. No one should be put through this movie. I should have asked for my money back after hearing the first two or three lines of dialog. It was horrible.

I got to say that this is the first "Movie Bob" related video I've seen and I'm upset with it. The Last Airbender had great effects but nothing in the world saves a movie from flat acting and poor transitions. I saw Eclipse the day before (as girls tend to like Twilight and force their boyfriends to go) and I have to say, that movie was better. At least heads were being ripped off and it had Ashley Greene.

Airbender was so poor on a lot of levels. The transitions really ruin the movie, along with poor scripts. For example, this part was actual dialog except the I can't remember everything to the first sentence.

*scene of good guys are shown now swapped over to the Fire Lord and General Zhao*

Fire Lord: "Are you calling my son a traitor?"
Zhao: "Yes."

*end scene, goes back to good guys*

It was a very pointless scene. I laughed out loud because of how horrible that was.

Cosplay Horatio:

Airo becomes Eero

and so on and so forth.

I just finished watching Season 3's finale episode and I have yet to see someone named AIRO. Maybe you mean Iroh?

*nit-pick powers off*

Apparently, the movie is so bad, it not only failed to make a profit (or at least even out the losses), some people called Dragonball Evolution a better movie than The Last Airbender. Which is a shame...

Abedeus:

Cosplay Horatio:

Airo becomes Eero

and so on and so forth.

I just finished watching Season 3's finale episode and I have yet to see someone named AIRO. Maybe you mean Iroh?

*nit-pick powers off*

Apparently, the movie is so bad, it not only failed to make a profit (or at least even out the losses), some people called Dragonball Evolution a better movie than The Last Airbender. Which is a shame...

Right, Iroh...thanks for the correction. I agree seeing as Goku also used Air Bending to fight Piccolo.

I was massively disappointed with the movie honestly. Its not the worst movie I've ever seen (Bloodrayne, alone in the dark, transformers 2) but it wasn't the least bit good. I mean i agree that they kept the basic plot, but they took out major plot elements that were actually crucial to the story, such as the Kiyoshi warriors(I think that's the spelling.) The acting wasn't very good either. The action scenes were also horrible. I adored the show, but i was massively disappointed with this movie. If i could give a bit of advice, if you liked the show you will most likely dislike the movie.

Xalphin:
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As a fan of the show, I completely agree with everything you've said, and you actually summed up my feelings of the movie better than I could. However, I recommend you give Moviebob a chance. I've seen almost all of his reviews so far, and pretty much every single one of them is brilliantly done. In fact, this is the only review I've ever wholeheartedly disagreed with, which is saying a lot considering he's a movie critic. M. Knight doesn't deserve another chance, but Moviebob does.

i couldn't agree more on this.

they had so many things right in the movie. but at the same time. soooo many things wrong, the overall writing and transition..was just so un immersive and a massive "what..?", and you put it in perfect words, "reading its own manual", it took so long to get over the prologue to the whole damn thing that by the end the movie was just...that. the prologue.

although as you pointed it out it had so many things going for it.

overall, it left me optimistic, but with a bad taste in my mouth after watching it all.

Lien:

PS: And what does Mormons got to do with twilight? As a latter day saints follower, i feel very offended by that notion, don't compare us to glittering emo vampires! I'd rather say twilight's about puritans (get it? cause they ruin all the fun!).

Because Stephanie Meyer is mormon. Twilight is her wet dream.

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/article/pattinson-gets-to-the-heart-of-stephenie-meyer-and-her-twilight-series

I have to say I absolutey hated almost everything in this film. The acting was terrible, the script was awful and concisted mostly of exposition, and all the action was poorly choreographed and just BORING. Apart from those things however, the one thing that pissed me the most off about this film was M.Night's manhandling of the source material.

Avatar: The Last Airbender was without a doubt one of the best televison shows to come out of the last decade. Its combination of complex characters, clever writing, fantastic storytelling, and jawdropping animation set it apart from most kid shows. Not only is the cartoon completely devoid of these things M.Night also removed any sense of fun or humor the series thrived on.

I understand that you feel the need to feel sorry for the fact that because this movie probibley won't do very well in the coming weeks M.Night's directing days may be over. But the hard truth is that if a good director stops making good movies he should probibley stop before people forget his early excellence.

Your review has given me hope that this might acually be good

Man, if Unbreakable is considered a success, this movie being given a pass is not too encouraging.

I don't really understand why you spent the first 30+ seconds of a five minute review apologizing for M. Night Shyamalan (SP?) and bemoaning what an impossible task he had. It was his own damned fault for promising he could condense the first season of Avatar into a 90 minute movie.

Let's not forget that he was also the writer, and one of the producers. Now I'll accept that he had no control over the length of the movie, and over how many movies were allowed in the contract, but he had at least two options available to him.

1: Rewrite the story so it will fit in a 90 minute move. Yeah, some of the fans would have been mad, but they can get over it. And really, would that have been any better than the rage this movie is causing now?

Most good film adaptations of books or other mediums with long stories do it by writing a different story that stays true to the spirit of the original. Look no further than any good superhero movie ever if you want an example.

2: Skip the exposition. Let's not kid around, this movie is aimed specifically at fans of the show. Fans who already know what's going on. They don't need all the explanations.

I can't believe all the people hung up on the racial issues. Get over it people. What is important is how badly the movie was done. Regardless of what race played what nation the actors were given nothing to work with and there was little to no character development. There's nothing to know about the characters because they are not given anytime to be the characters if you want to get on the Actors for not looking their parts then fine that is something examples :
Iroh : Series : Short kinda portly japanese/chinese feel Movie Tall Skinny almost viking look and feel. The actor tries to be Iroh but his lines give him no room to be Iroh.
Suki : series : Important aspect of character development for Sokka and Aang. Means for introducing Avatar Kushi(Aang's former life, yeah I know spelling it wrong) the fan girl that kicks sokka's ass. Movie : Nonexistent So how are we going to get around the Oppa kidnapping later in the series? Or is that going to get written out as well? How is she going to be around for helping get the kids into Ba Sing Say? I think the point is made
Aang : The most obvious everyone that has commented about this has mentioned it... in the series he's fun, he's conflicted, he's immature, and he's lovable/able to relate with. In the Movie he's Mature, brooding, Unlovable and completely with out soul(but the tattooing was done really cool).
I mentioned Katara in my other post see that post not going to repost here.

The point is this, we can not blame the Children or adult Actors for the jobs they did. They were given no character to be. There wasn't enough time to be the characters that they were portraying. Any chance they are given is kneecapped by exposition. Let's stop crying about what races played what nations. It doesn't matter. It is a small piece of what is wrong with the movie. If it was well written and executed I probably could have gotten behind the choices made.

M.Night Sham-a-lama-ding-dong Should be forced to go back and remake the movie out of his own pocket, and Do it right.

I can't believe all the people hung up on the racial issues. Get over it people. What is important is how badly the movie was done.

The multitude of fantasy cultures in the setting's backdrop and primary cast was one of the many awesome things about it. Getting it wrong in the casting for the film was one of the many reasons the movie was bad. It wasn't the only reason, by far. It wasn't the biggest reason the movie sucked, either. But it is one more reason why the movie is such a massive failure, both as a stand alone product and (especially) as an adaptation of existing material.

People are hung up about it partially because people feel strongly about anything political, partially because people really identified with the main characters of this show, so getting something as basic as that so wrong is really grating, and partially because the race-fail aspect was one of the very early indications that we were in for a soulless cash-in production without any of the source material's life & spirit.

For the most part, we don't blame the child actors themselves. At least, I don't. They weren't the ones who white-washed the cast, that probably wasn't even Shyamalan. I myself don't even blame them for the wooden acting. Child actors especially require great directing - only an extremely rare few 'get it' naturally. And even great actor with a great director wouldn't have been able to do anything with that mess of a script.

I have no idea how this looked to someone who has never seen the series, but for me it was a big pile of shit and stickle bricks.

Don't get me wrong, what it did right was rare and beautiful, a glimpse of a much, much better film. But it just did so many things wrong. Weirdly wrong. Amateurish, even. Something that bears a far stronger resemblance to what would happen if you gave the people who made that weird Firefly fan film enough funding to buy Mars than if Christopher Nolan started making seriously bad directing decisions. About half of the movie plays like someone put together a clip show on youtube titled "Avatar Season One In 10 Seconds"- oddly jerky, with a vague feeling that what you're watching would make more sense in context, always cutting away before anything climactic or interesting happens in a somewhat arbitrary way. When the movie does recite nearly scene for scene for the show, it gets a whole lot better, and it seems to realize this. But there's simply not enough time in one movie to do that, and so a whole lot gets taken away. Events lose their significance; the revelation that Zuko was the Blue Demon is neither shocking nor particularly exciting as we had no base for how off-character this is for Zuko.

The costumes were really nice, though. I think maybe if the speakers had given out it would have made for a good movie.

PS: In this weak firebenders can only bend existing fires (torches, lanterns, wood fires etc.), which I found odd, stupid, and completely unnecessary. I suspect that this had something to do with trying to make the solar eclipse's importance more evident to those who've never seen the show, but in a movie this confusing it seems a bit arbitrary to dumb that part down when everything that should have been dumbed down was kept uncut or left unmentioned.

PPS: And before I forget, the casting was pretty weird too. Here you had whole villages of people who lived in pretty much an Inuit society, where all the extras look pretty native, but anyone important to (what I would hesitantly call) the plot is white as the driven snow. Aasif Manvi was good, though.

So, in conclusion: a lot of this movie just didn't make sense. The story, the characters, the cut-aways, the casting... but most of all, why it came out this way. Did NO ONE pre-read Shyamalan's script (including Shyamalan)? Good god, it was like Avatar as penned by Timmy, age 8. If you want to see it, don't. Just go watch the animated series again, I'm pretty sure it's an instant watch on Netflix.

You can tell he did not watch the series.
If he did I think he would have tanked it a whole lot harder, S1 is the weakest season of the 3 (not saying its bad) and had the least story (Find Aang, Introduce the world, Go to the North Pole chased by zuko) and they still managed to mess it up.

khaimera:
I don't watch many of these videos but I thought it was a great and helpful review. The movie seems like a rental at best. Ten minutes of cool doesn't warrant 20 bucks.

Unless it's with a hooker...

Ridergurl10:
I saw this movie yesterday, and I thought there was soooo much more wrong with it than just what he mentions. The script was TERRIBLE! and the acting was probably the worst I've seen in a movie recently! Yes, it was pretty and I thought the story was interesting, but its just hard to watch bad actors spouting worse lines. Painful to watch and thats all I have to say.

i think it actually gave me a ulcer

AlphaOmega:
You can tell he did not watch the series.
If he did I think he would have tanked it a whole lot harder, S1 is the weakest season of the 3 (not saying its bad) and had the least story (Find Aang, Introduce the world, Go to the North Pole chased by zuko) and they still managed to mess it up.

mess it up is going to soft on this one i don't know if there is a actual saying for how bad this is.
they left out Bomi, Jong Jong, and Jet the acting was horrible and so was the cast choice(why are they all Indian?), made the fire bending and earth bending just plain stupid(they shot fire from hands and feet in the show what that to hard for CG? and the earth bending was a pathetic joke) he just toke the beginning and ending of the season and through together a new middle not to mention this movie was way to short and probably should have been made into 2 parts to begin with, personally i think Michael Bay could of done a better job then this.

Hito-Chan:
I have no idea how this looked to someone who has never seen the series, but for me it was a big pile of shit and stickle bricks.

Don't get me wrong, what it did right was rare and beautiful, a glimpse of a much, much better film. But it just did so many things wrong. Weirdly wrong. Amateurish, even. Something that bears a far stronger resemblance to what would happen if you gave the people who made that weird Firefly fan film enough funding to buy Mars than if Christopher Nolan started making seriously bad directing decisions. About half of the movie plays like someone put together a clip show on youtube titled "Avatar Season One In 10 Seconds"- oddly jerky, with a vague feeling that what you're watching would make more sense in context, always cutting away before anything climactic or interesting happens in a somewhat arbitrary way. When the movie does recite nearly scene for scene for the show, it gets a whole lot better, and it seems to realize this. But there's simply not enough time in one movie to do that, and so a whole lot gets taken away. Events lose their significance; the revelation that Zuko was the Blue Demon is neither shocking nor particularly exciting as we had no base for how off-character this is for Zuko.

The costumes were really nice, though. I think maybe if the speakers had given out it would have made for a good movie.

PS: In this weak firebenders can only bend existing fires (torches, lanterns, wood fires etc.), which I found odd, stupid, and completely unnecessary. I suspect that this had something to do with trying to make the solar eclipse's importance more evident to those who've never seen the show, but in a movie this confusing it seems a bit arbitrary to dumb that part down when everything that should have been dumbed down was kept uncut or left unmentioned.

PPS: And before I forget, the casting was pretty weird too. Here you had whole villages of people who lived in pretty much an Inuit society, where all the extras look pretty native, but anyone important to (what I would hesitantly call) the plot is white as the driven snow. Aasif Manvi was good, though.

So, in conclusion: a lot of this movie just didn't make sense. The story, the characters, the cut-aways, the casting... but most of all, why it came out this way. Did NO ONE pre-read Shyamalan's script (including Shyamalan)? Good god, it was like Avatar as penned by Timmy, age 8. If you want to see it, don't. Just go watch the animated series again, I'm pretty sure it's an instant watch on Netflix.

well said except you missed the changed character names

Korroth Dyahwanre:

M.Night Sham-a-lama-ding-dong Should be forced to go back and remake the movie out of his own pocket, and Do it right.

no he should fund it but not be apart of it since he wrote this horrid piece of crap

what worries me is Nick has Dragon Ball i don't think i can take another Evolutions without dieing

This is a lot of optimism. I say the music is good and the special effects are good, but the script is meh and the acting is mostly terrible. The fight scenes are cool, but they spend so much time making hand movements to create a simple gust of wind or fling a rock. That really diminishes the impact of a lot of moments. If you were to spend so much time charging up chi or whatever, I expect you to demolish everyone in one shot.

Hmmm even after watching this review i'm still not sure what my feelings towards an avatar movie are. I might watch it but I do not want to be dissapionted.
1000th Post Yay! :D

i'm disappointed about how you thought a white cast was an elephant in the room for P.O.P. but neatly skirted around the so obvious white cast for this movie. "Interesting", i was hoping for more entertainment value from that alone.

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