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Old 06-29-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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really looking forward to watch this one... Hope its going to be as good as anime!
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I just watched a behind the scenes of Nick and I'm not looking forward to it. I really don't like M. Night Shylaman (sp is wrong I know but I don't feel like looking it up) He already changed the pronunciation of Aang's name, which isn't a big deal but it annoyed me. And he took the kyoshi warriors out of the movie. Maybe it's just me but it seems that the whole movie kinda lost it's ethnic touch with the casting...I don't know we shall see if he butchers one of my favorite cartoons
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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uh-oh, not a good sign:

The Last Airbender review: Michael Phillips says M. Night Shyamalan's losing streak continues - chicagotribune.com

only 1.5 stars. I'm not typically one to let critics dictate what I watch, but I fear bad reviews will stall the trilogy, like it did w/ The Golden Compass. pity since Book 2 is so much better than Book 1. I find it funny he didn't really review the performances

currently watching the special behind-the-scenes and find it SO ironic that MNS changed the pronunciation of some of names (BTW, HATE how they pronounce Aang personally) to make it sound more Asian and ground it more to that culture, yet infamously, has received a lot of (IMHO, well deserved) criticism for white washing the cast


ETA: Ah HELL NO!!! he took out Suki and the Kyoshi Warriors?? that already messes up the whole Ba Sing Sa/Boiling Rock story, not to mention ruins Sokka's story. BOO!!

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I just watched a behind the scenes of Nick and I'm not looking forward to it. I really don't like M. Night Shylaman (sp is wrong I know but I don't feel like looking it up) He already changed the pronunciation of Aang's name, which isn't a big deal but it annoyed me. And he took the kyoshi warriors out of the movie. Maybe it's just me but it seems that the whole movie kinda lost it's ethnic touch with the casting...I don't know we shall see if he butchers one of my favorite cartoons
oops, started typing before I read this, but funny enough, I agree 100%. I'm still somewhat looking forward to it, but I'm already annoyed by how much has been altered. I can deal w/ some changes (i.e, dropping MoMo or reducing the humor a bit to fit a darker tone, or maybe even dropping Jet), but these are tough to handle and makes me scared at what else was dropped

and it seems pointless to mention how all the heroes in the TV show were "ethnic" looking (okay, I'll admit Aang is a toss up and Noah Ringer can pass for him, but no excuse for Sokka and Katara!) yet are white in the movie, but the Fire Nation in the movie seems to be made up of some very "ethnic" actors. hmm . Zuko doesn't count as a "hero" yet, and I don't remember who they casted as Iroh, but otherwise, it seems like an egregious cast of white washing
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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Roger Ebert crucified this movie. And Rotten Tomatos gave it a 05 %.
I guess this director was a one trick pony and better hang up his directors hat. He is on an amazing loosing streak.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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yup, it's official: movie sucked balls. I'm saving my meager movie-going funds for Inception instead. and a huge GFY to Shama-lama-ding-dong for ruining what could have been an awesome movie franchise. this one-hit-wonder needs to fade away already (as a side note, the girl talking about June really does look like her, IMHO). hopefully, this movie won't be some people's first introduction to the story and they swear off the TV show.


YouTube - FANS UNLEASH EPIC HATE FOR THE LAST AIRBENDER
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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oops, started typing before I read this, but funny enough, I agree 100%. I'm still somewhat looking forward to it, but I'm already annoyed by how much has been altered. I can deal w/ some changes (i.e, dropping MoMo or reducing the humor a bit to fit a darker tone, or maybe even dropping Jet), but these are tough to handle and makes me scared at what else was dropped

and it seems pointless to mention how all the heroes in the TV show were "ethnic" looking (okay, I'll admit Aang is a toss up and Noah Ringer can pass for him, but no excuse for Sokka and Katara!) yet are white in the movie, but the Fire Nation in the movie seems to be made up of some very "ethnic" actors. hmm . Zuko doesn't count as a "hero" yet, and I don't remember who they casted as Iroh, but otherwise, it seems like an egregious cast of white washing

i have to agree with you here. The guy playing Sokka was suppose to play Zuko the kid firebender. That seams more right ethnically because the kid playing Zuko is supposed to be Sokka. Anyways i can't wait to see. I won't know about it til i see it. Loved the show
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I've already decided I'll wait for it to come to the dollar movie...it's sad this wasn't picked up by someone with talent
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:51 PM
 
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Ol' M. Night Shamalama Ding Dong needs a hit in the worst way.

His last good movie was "Unbreakable".
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Old 07-02-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Ol' M. Night Shamalama Ding Dong needs a hit in the worst way.

His last good movie was "Unbreakable".
I hated that movie..is that the one hit everyone is referring to?
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