July 3rd, 2010

Avatar -Iroh

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I wasn't going to see The Last Airbender movie anyway, because of the casting where all the characters were changed from Asian to white. But apparently the other problem with it is that it was a big pile of suck.

YouTube link posted by Roger Ebert on Twitter: Fans Unleash Hate for The Last Airbender

The IO9 review had some great lines: You can just imagine Shyamalan stopping the actors and demanding a retake, over and over again, because the actors were still stringing the sentences together as if they had a logical sequence. It must have taken hours to get the right level of random, Ketamine-overdose level of dissociation into every scene where somebody explains about importance of the avatar and how you have to feel your feelings, in order to gerbil machete fish dumpling crank handle.

Roger Ebert didn't care for it either: The Last Airbender" is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented.

IO9 also has What the Last Airbender TV Series Has That the Movie Doesn't.

I highly recommend the original TV series, Avatar: the Last Airbender, which is out on DVD. It's like watching a detailed, intricate, and highly entertaining YA fantasy novel played out on the screen.