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Avatar: The Last Airbender

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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    has anyone seen the movie? ive heard bad things about it
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 12:28 AM GMT
    islandmscle saidthe moment I watched the trailer and Princess Yue said "you're the only one, who can control all the elements", BAD ACTING, BAD EYE CONTACTS, BAD ACTRESS and expect really bad dialogue. this one review I read, not from a expert film critic but from a fan of the show, made my decision to just wait till it reaches availability for torrents. since I dont think paying a $1 is even worth it


    I can't explain my hate for this film.
    by Kali (movies profile) Jun 30, 2010
    80 of 85 people found this review helpful

    Beware, this review is mostly for fans of the show.
    I am a HUGE fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the cartoon. It has a great story, great characters with great personalities, and a great mix of humor, action, and drama. Actually, I can’t even explain in words how much I love the show and why.
    But this movie is nothing of the sort.

    Let's start with the pronunciation of their names:
    The main character's name is AANG (A-eng). Not Ohng. What the ***** is that? And Sokka(Sah-kka) is not Sohka. Iroh(Eye-row) is not Earo. The term Agni Ki is not Agni Key. WHAT THE *****?!?!

    Next is the characters. Not only did they not look how they were supposed too, but their personalities were all wrong. Aang is supposed to be a happy, fun-loving child, who is confused about what he has to do. In the movie he was a dull, almost angry looking kid with absolutely no personality. Katara is supposed to be the more mature and motherly one, who more then anything wants to learn waterbending and help Aang find a way to master the elements. In the movie she was also completely dull and lifeless. I saw NO character development in her at all. Actually, I saw no personality in her whatsoever. Sokka is supposed to be sarcastic and silly, but also the brave and caring one who develops into an intelligent and great warrior. He's supposed to be the funny one who offers a ***** load of comic relief. But in the movie he has hardly any lines, or at least any I remember, and again has no personality. See a pattern here? And the list goes on: Iroh, Zuko, Pakku, Princess Yue, and basically every other character was just WRONG! Zuko was supposed to be the most deep and complex character, with Iroh a close second. I really can’t explain in words how they *****ed up Zuko and Uncle Iroh’s characters.
    And none of the characters had the relationships they were supposed too. In the show, Aang develops a huge crush on Katara, Katara and Sokka have a very convincing brother-sister relationship, Iroh becomes like a parent figure to Zuko, and Katara, Sokka, and Aang seem to become a family. None of this happened in the movie. There was hardly any interesting dialogue at all, just random people explaining their thoughts to the audience. Actually every time something in the plot needed an explanation, the movie seemed to freeze to allow one of the characters to explain it, instead of showing it in their conversations.
    And don't even get me started on the acting...This is why you should pick well-known, talented people for epic movies like this.

    I know that it's hard to take an entire season of a show and mesh it all into one movie but this Shamallamma guy completely *****ed it up. He left out so many key details to the point where the movie made absolutely no sense. And the details he did include seemed to happen in no particular order. The entire movie is just random, mostly unnecessary scenes that seem to have nothing to do with each other going back and forth. If you have never seen the show, you would have died trying to figure out what was going on. And if you have seen the show, you will notice that he left out a lot of key characters: Suki, Roku, Jet, and Appa and Momo. I include Appa and Momo because while they were there, they didn't add anything to the story or seem to have any point, while in the show they were two of the main characters.
    He also left out most of the key events: Aang talking to Avatar Roku, the gang going to Kyoshi Island, Aang reuniting with King Bumi(Boomi?), the gang finding Bato of the Watertribe, the episode where Pakku refuses to teach Katara waterbending, and all the rest of the good stuff. I really don’t know how they could have left out Avatar Roku, because he basically explained the whole plot about Aang having to master the elements before the comet arrives. They barely explained that in the movie at all. And they completely left out the back story of Uncle Iroh, Sokka and Katara's mother, and a real explanation of why Aang ran away. Oh and they left out a thorough explanation of the war that was going on between the fire nation and the rest of the world.

    The bending in this movie was just awful. It seemed all the benders would do a long, intricate dance just to movie one rock or one drop of water. And what was up with the firebending? According to this movie firebenders drew their power from an existing source, such as a torch or candle. THAT'S NOT HOW FIREBENDERS GET THEIR FIRE. Unlike waterbending or earthbending where you need an existing source, firebenders are able to create fire by themselves. And the visuals were just...well pathetic. The fight scenes were boring and lame and the effects were just, again pathetic. The water looked like big globs of clear jelly floating in the air. The fire was just pathetically dull and lifeless. And the earthbending was just weird and confusing to the eye. The only decent effect was the airbending. But even that was pretty lame.

    The dialogue in the movie was beyond awful. Almost every single line was unnecessarily or just stupid to the point where it was funny. None of the dialogue moved the plot along in any way.

    Basically, this movie took a beautiful show, and completely ruined it. Although this review was way too long, I could go on for pages more on why this movie sucked monkey balls. I basically want to shank everyone who made this movie with Sokka’s boomerang, burn them with fire, crush them with rocks, freeze them into ice, and then break apart the ice into a thousand pieces and blow them into the air. Yeah, that sounds insane, but trust me if you see this movie (especially if you’re a die hard fan of the show like me), you will understand.




    welp there goes that then lol.
    im going to wait for it to hit DVD's or good quality torrent as well.. for shame.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 11:53 AM GMT
    Worst movie I've ever seen...If you've seen the cartoon, you will be completely angry. If you haven't seen the cartoon, you will be completely lost.

    M. Night Shama(whatever) should not be allowed to make movies or WRITE movies. Those kids should not be allowed to act. Take away their SAG cards!
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 11:57 AM GMT
    OMFG.

    Worse movie ever. It felt like a condensed synopsis of 12 hours of cartoon squeezed into a lame 110 minute movie. The acting sucks. And to use waterbending it looks like the secret is to keep a gay limp wrist.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 12:01 PM GMT
    one film critic actually said 'Wow, this makes Dragonball Evolution look like a masterpiece.'

    that made me want to cry
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 12:35 PM GMT
    Shyamalan raped Avatar! It was terrible! He needs to be banned from making movies now.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    islandmscle saidone film critic actually said 'Wow, this makes Dragonball Evolution look like a masterpiece.'

    that made me want to cry


    wow and dball evolution was horrible, just saw it last night.
  • mynyun Posts: 1345
    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 9:20 PM GMT
    I skimmed down to reply and didn't read much of the forum so I know the answer to my question will probably be in here somewhere. Does the cartoon series still run.? So when I get the chance I'll re-read all of this. But I wanted to post this because someone else started a post about the movie and I just wanted to post the link so you could read their replies as well.
    I just sat down and just started watching the cartoon last month. Love it. So I wanna catch all the episodes. Someone posted a link where it's possible. Can't wait. Whether the movie is good or not I guess it'll be a surprise to me because I'm not totally familiar with the cartoon. But I'll see it. Haven't seen that OTHER Avatar though.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/982805/
  • mynyun Posts: 1345
    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 9:22 PM GMT
    sublstyley said
    islandmscle saidone film critic actually said 'Wow, this makes Dragonball Evolution look like a masterpiece.'

    that made me want to cry


    wow and dball evolution was horrible, just saw it last night.



    I really liked Dragon Ball Z and got all the seasons on DVD now. I wasn't a fan of GT that much. Esp with Kakarot being a kid and all. Now they are rerunning the episodes and calling it Dragon Ball Z Kai. What's up with that.???
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    i was thinking the same thing when i was watching some re-runs last night, it was never called kai when i watched the Frieza/Goku battles. so ive no idea.

    i was/am a die hard fan of the Dragon Ball series.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 10:16 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidOMFG.

    Worse movie ever. It felt like a condensed synopsis of 12 hours of cartoon squeezed into a lame 110 minute movie. The acting sucks. And to use waterbending it looks like the secret is to keep a gay limp wrist.


    I saw this movie last night too and I couldn't agree more. I was most disappointed that they left all the humour and light hearted moments out of the live action movie... "Let us leave!.... Lettuce leaf?" haha.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    just saw it.....it was ok..they only covered book one so i guess they are a few more movies to come.
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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 10:58 PM GMT
    mynyun said
    sublstyley said
    islandmscle saidone film critic actually said 'Wow, this makes Dragonball Evolution look like a masterpiece.'

    that made me want to cry


    wow and dball evolution was horrible, just saw it last night.



    I really liked Dragon Ball Z and got all the seasons on DVD now. I wasn't a fan of GT that much. Esp with Kakarot being a kid and all. Now they are rerunning the episodes and calling it Dragon Ball Z Kai. What's up with that.???


    actually Dragon Ball Z Kai is the same series and storyline but with enhanced quality and screen range. plus added fight scenes


    Ex.

    Original Right
    Kai Left

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/dragonball/images/7/75/DBRat.jpg


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    QUOTE Jul 02, 2010 11:07 PM GMT
    tereseus1 saidjust saw it.....it was ok..they only covered book one so i guess they are a few more movies to come.


    i think if M. Night promises another movie it feels more like a threat
  • bumblejacket Posts: 66
    QUOTE Jul 03, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    ATC84 saidOMFG.

    Worse movie ever. It felt like a condensed synopsis of 12 hours of cartoon squeezed into a lame 110 minute movie. The acting sucks. And to use waterbending it looks like the secret is to keep a gay limp wrist.



    dude that was offensive!!!! gay limp wrist??? hmmm...

    ok it wasnt the best movie, for acting, were u guys expecting oscar acting? cmon these guys r kids! i thought they did ok! i thought yue looked exotic.
    the visuals were great! i really liked the earthbending village -ie haru's village. i thought that was great. the clothing was similar to the cartoon but also realistic as well. the elementbending was great. air, water, earth, and fire.
    i think what killed the movie were the pacing and the tone. the plot moved too fast bec. so many things covered in 1.5 hours. Then, It was too serious for a kid movie. i dnt mind dark movies but it was serious the whole time. it should have had more funny moments and should have become serious only towards the end.
    but it was good in setting up the sequel!
  • Crucializer Posts: 388
    QUOTE Jul 03, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    I thought M Night said this was his interpretation of the series - - that it was not supposed to be a perfect play-by-play of the cartoon. Now his interpretation might have sucked but to say it didnt stick to the cartoon - well I didnt think it was supposed to?? Im gonna see it with my boys (not gonna tell them about the negative remarks from here as they are diehard fans of the series) and see what they think. Maybe I'll report back letting you know what kids thought about it . . . ?
  • seven_deadly_... Posts: 104
    QUOTE Jul 06, 2010 5:45 AM GMT
    I just saw the movie tonight and was extremely disappointed. Even trying to view the movie outside the context of the TV show, it was crap.
  • mynyun Posts: 1345
    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:14 AM GMT
    Avatar; The Last Airbender movie.

    http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/news/2513-last-airbender-rules-razzies-as-worst-picture-ap?nc

    LOS ANGELES - The action fantasy "The Last Airbender" — about people who can command fire, air, water and earth — now controls something else: the Razzie awards for Hollywood's worst film achievements of 2010.

    "The Last Airbender" led Saturday's Razzies with five awards, among them worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay for M. Night Shyamalan.

    The movie also received Razzies for worst supporting actor (Jackson Rathbone, who was cited for both "The Last Airbender" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") and for a special award, worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D.

    A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies were announced the night before the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest party.

    Shyamalan has been on a downward spiral since 1999 Oscar best-picture contender "The Sixth Sense," which earned him directing and writing nominations at Hollywood's highest honors. He won Razzies as worst director and worst supporting actor for his 2006 fantasy flop "Lady in the Water."

    Despite terrible reviews, "The Last Airbender" managed to find a decent audience, pulling in $300 million worldwide at the box office. Shyamalan adapted the movie from the animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

    "He managed to take a cartoon property and make it even less lifelike by making it with real actors," said Razzies founder John Wilson. "Most people who like the show, and this would include my 14-year-old son, hated the movie. It made no sense whatsoever."

    "The Last Airbender" was among movies that critics knocked for smudgy, blurry 3-D images. The movie was shot in 2-D and converted to digital 3-D to cash in on the extra few dollars theaters charge for 3-D screenings.

    "They call it converted. We call it perverted," Wilson said. "The more times you trick the public and charge them that fee and don't really deliver, eventually it's going to be like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football. Fool me ten times, I'm done."
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    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:15 AM GMT
    best show ever!! movie butchered it but
  • mynyun Posts: 1345
    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:17 AM GMT
    Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the cartoon. The movie.? Not so much.
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    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:27 AM GMT
    The series was amazing!! Loved it to bits. I have all the episodes on my laptop! Oh and I also am looking forward to the spin off. I should hope it'll be just as good as the original!

    I have yet to see the movie though...People and reviews have said shit things so I wanna also see it and judge just how shitty it is.
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    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:48 AM GMT
    Directly screencapped from the OP:




    do you see the problem?

  • mynyun Posts: 1345
    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    Don't care. That article I posted was recent. So I revived an old article. I'm not the first and I won't be the last. I couldn't care less what ANYONE ELSE THINKS.
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    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    mynyun saidDon't care. That article I posted was recent. So I revived an old article. I'm not the first and I won't be the last. I couldn't care less what ANYONE ELSE THINKS.
    Clearly, I should have known.


  • Watermelons Posts: 113
    QUOTE Feb 27, 2011 10:12 AM GMT
    mynyun saidAvatar; The Last Airbender movie.

    http://oscars.movies.yahoo.com/news/2513-last-airbender-rules-razzies-as-worst-picture-ap?nc

    LOS ANGELES - The action fantasy "The Last Airbender" — about people who can command fire, air, water and earth — now controls something else: the Razzie awards for Hollywood's worst film achievements of 2010.

    "The Last Airbender" led Saturday's Razzies with five awards, among them worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay for M. Night Shyamalan.

    The movie also received Razzies for worst supporting actor (Jackson Rathbone, who was cited for both "The Last Airbender" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") and for a special award, worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D.

    A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies were announced the night before the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest party.

    Shyamalan has been on a downward spiral since 1999 Oscar best-picture contender "The Sixth Sense," which earned him directing and writing nominations at Hollywood's highest honors. He won Razzies as worst director and worst supporting actor for his 2006 fantasy flop "Lady in the Water."

    Despite terrible reviews, "The Last Airbender" managed to find a decent audience, pulling in $300 million worldwide at the box office. Shyamalan adapted the movie from the animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender."

    "He managed to take a cartoon property and make it even less lifelike by making it with real actors," said Razzies founder John Wilson. "Most people who like the show, and this would include my 14-year-old son, hated the movie. It made no sense whatsoever."

    "The Last Airbender" was among movies that critics knocked for smudgy, blurry 3-D images. The movie was shot in 2-D and converted to digital 3-D to cash in on the extra few dollars theaters charge for 3-D screenings.

    "They call it converted. We call it perverted," Wilson said. "The more times you trick the public and charge them that fee and don't really deliver, eventually it's going to be like Lucy and Charlie Brown with the football. Fool me ten times, I'm done."


    Hilarious article, especially the Sex and the City part.
    My friends watched it and told me to stay away from it. Not that I would've went either way, after seeing the previews. Looked awful to begin with.
    The cartoon on the other hand is pretty good.