Avatar Race Wars!

  • puttputt

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    Jan 09, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    http://io9.com/5111680/avatar-casting-makes-fans-see-white

    Ok come on, they should at LEAST get someone who isn't ghostly pale for Katara. I'd even settle for a slightly tanned white girl. The way this casting has been going, Toph might as well have 20/20 vision.
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    Jan 09, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    Bah! Hollywood hijacking. >.<

    "What does this casting choice say to me, the angry Asian man? It says that every time somebody speaks more slowly and loudly to me because they assume that English isn't my first tongue, they're right to do so, because I'm not normal. It says that when my freshman year roommate thought that the delivery guy calling with my order was my dad, I shouldn't have been offended, because the guy sounded Chinese on the phone, so how was he supposed to know, right? It says that every time somebody asks me to translate a random set of pictographic characters for them, they're right to do so, because I know ancient Asian secrets. It says that when Rosie O'Donnell said that Asian people talk in alternating tones of ching chong ching chong, she wasn't being offensive, because we really do all sound like that. It says that even though Konietzko and DiMartino took pains to articulate themes of diversity and multiculturalism, all their work was for naught, because people don't really want to look at people who look like me. It says that every time somebody thinks of me as the other, they're right, because I am."

    So fucking true.
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    Jan 09, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    WHO THE EFFING DEUCE! I don't really know who any of those actors are but I know who M. Night Shyamalamalamalamala is. I washed my hands of him after WTF is Happening. That was the dumbest movie ever! Naked White Lady in the Pool was stupid too. I never saw Sings... I did like 6th Sense and The Village but Happening was so effing bad I decided not to see any more of his movies. Avatar is a cool show. I think it would have been cool if the guy who did 300 and Spirit did this movie too. Perhaps even the guy who did Xmen II would have been a good choice. I think Shyamama is out of MP. He's just going to cast another spell and it's going to fail. Why do bad directors happen to good shows? Why couldn't he get a shitty cartoon like DBZicon_confused.gif When is Naruto going to be a movie?
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 09, 2009 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm so pisssed. I think everyone was hoping for the most awesome movie of the 21st century but instead they're gonna fuck it up cause studios are afraid a high budget movie wont sell if they're minorities in the leads.... f**k that s**t. I'm done now. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    Forget Avatar. I want to see a live action GITS or Death Note icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:26 PM GMT
    GITS!!! icon_idea.gif
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    He is using white people. What a twist!
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:49 PM GMT
    Might be tough to pull native american looking people away from their alcohol to make a movie.


    jk



    I guess just more white people came to try and cast for the rolls?
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:55 PM GMT
    You know, you see so much of of this "white-washing" of foreign movies by Hollywood directors, especially in the Asian horror genre, such as "the Ring" and the "Grudge". But it's not just big budget movies. American tv has been "Americanizing" series from Europe for a long time. Such as "the Office" and "Queer As Folk" both of which were great. But apparently American studios and directors think Americans wouldn't understand the Brits in these series if they just aired them over here. They have to, instead, give them an American cast, and yes this makes someone like me who is not American, think that both myself and my country's culture are completely foreign and not easily understood. Why does it seem American entertainment companies are intent on Americanizing great series and movies and thus ruining them?
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    They'll cast whoever will bring in the most bucks.

    They could cast Zack Zeffron as Sokka and cause 5000 Avatar fans to commit suicide. But then they'd draw 5 million teenage girls into the theater.
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    Jan 09, 2009 6:59 PM GMT
    bakejenson said When is Naruto going to be a movie?


    Hopefully never icon_wink.gif
  • puttputt

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    Jan 09, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Trance24 saidForget Avatar. I want to see a live action GITS or Death Note icon_cool.gif


    Actually there is a live action Death Note.
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    Jan 09, 2009 10:39 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidHe is using white people. What a twist!


    And as usual, a poor and predictable twist.
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    Jan 09, 2009 10:54 PM GMT
    what the hell are you troll dolls on about?
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    Jan 09, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Way to screw up a good story....
    What a douchebag, I don't think I'd be able to see Jesse McCarthy onscreen and convince my brain that that WASP is Zuko...

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    Jan 09, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    WTF? I wonder if M. Night Shyamalan even watched the series. I'll bet he's got, "no asians" on his Internet dating profile.
  • mcwclewis

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    Jan 10, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    Jesse McCartney? Really?


    They couldnt have cast someone darker skinned for the water tribe?

    Wow.....
  • puttputt

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    Jan 10, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    mcwclewis saidJesse McCartney? Really?


    They couldnt have cast someone darker skinned for the water tribe?

    Wow.....


    Actually, the guy who's going to pay Sokka is some random white guy from Twilight. Jesse McCartney is supposed to be Zuko... he is soooo not emo enough for that.


  • puttputt

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    Feb 01, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1602757/story.jhtml

    They're going to have white people run around in China. L-O-L
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    Feb 01, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    "I think it's one of those things where I pull my hair up, shave the sides, and I definitely need a tan."

    See it's not about white-washing foreign movies at all. I'm sure Watanabe Ken and Jacky Chan do the same trick. icon_eek.gif
  • offshore

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    Feb 01, 2009 5:38 AM GMT
    Maybe they think white people are better at playing Asians than Asians...