The Last Airbender

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  1. Hakoda
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    The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

    What do you think of the movie? What did you think of the series? Do you think this movie will fail along with other live action shows, or will this one succeed?

    Express your basic opinion of the movie.

    If you've never heard of this movie you go to their main site here: The Last Airbender

    Or watch their Theatrical Trailer (in 1080p): Theatrical Trailer

    Or watch their Superbowl Trailer (in 1080p): Superbowl Trailer

    Or watch their first trailer: Teaser Trailer

    Or go to a wiki site for more on the series & the live action movie: Live Action Movie Wiki & TV Series Wiki
     


  2. Joe88

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    not going with the name avatar I see
     
  3. Advi

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    is that from the old nickelodeon show? from Shayamalan?

    WHAT A TWEEST
     
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    Yeup, the series was amazing and won hellah awards (look on the TV Series Wiki) Hopefully Shyamalan keeps it good.

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    Im so boner about it. I cant wait.
     
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    Am I the only one that thinks the show went downhill from the mid point of the second season?
     
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    Well we know a couple of things about the movie. We WILL get to see Appa. (Top right in the Super bowl vid, 0:09) We WILL see the Avatar State. (see Super Bowl vid, 0:25 - 0:26) No sign of Momo D: He was my favorite character!! So far so good, I guess.

    Aang's tattoo on his back tho looks like a dragon.... (see Super Bowl vid, 0:05-0:07)
     
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    M. Night Shyamalan is a terrible director, and has no experience in the fantasty/child film genre, so bad, bad idea to hire him.

    The cartoon has some of the most well developed characters in cartoon history, and I hate to see them poorly portrayed in some lousy summer flick. I have very little hopes for this film, and will see just how much I dislike it once I take my daughter to see it.
     
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    I understand what you mean, but I don't think I'd say it went downhill.
    It just wasn't as refreshing.
     
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    Loved the series but I'm a bit hesitant about watching the movie. Like Dragonball Z, the actors portraying these characters aren't even Asian (or well, some are Indian, but I'm not talking about ASIA asian, you know?) so I don't expect it to be a great turnout. Not saying I won't be happy if it does though. I'm probably going to wait and see what other people say before wasting spending $10 on a movie ticket.
     
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    I feel sorry that they had to change the name. They should have trademarked Avatar first before Cameron did.
    Plus, it's gonna fail just like Dragonball.
     
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    Well this horribly sucks. We (Wife® and I) are stoked for this flick. She's loves the show, and i'm not the biggest Shammalammadingdong fan, but i'm hella curious to see his take on it.

    Not only that, but a good friend of ours is one of the Water Tribe members (not a name in the movie, but one of the focused extras)... one hell of a martial artist btw.

    What sucks... it's opening Feb 21st. That is 2 weeks before the Kid®s due date... and when we went to see Sherlock Holmes (xmas day) she had a hard enough time sitting through that, due to being preggers, and she's horribly upset that we cant go see this, because there's no chance in hell she'd be able to manage that long in a theater seat.

    Well, let us know how it is. We'll be snagging it as soon as it's out (in all manners [​IMG], and yes, that includes a purchase as soon as available).
     
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    ASIA!!!!!
    Lol i hope not i loved the cartoon growing!!! whats not cool about a asian monk who beats people up with kung fu and air??? IT BETTER NOT FAIL WITH NONE ASIAN ACTORS!!!!!!
     
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    Wait...I thought it was coming out this summer...
     
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    it is.
     
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    I'm confused. What difference does it make if the actors are asian or not? As long as it stays true to the cartoon and the actors /special effects can make the bending believable (which from the trailers looks quite promising) who cares what race they are?
     
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    Amazing series, movie's going to suck
     
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    The show sucked and was boring, I'm sure the movie will be just as boring.
     
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    Where did you get that? I thought it was opening July 2nd 2010 worldwide....
     
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    Shyamalan's recent work has been slowly atrophying.

    Unless he really puts his heart and soul into it like he used to, this movie will set the bar for M. Night Shyamalan overratedness.