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Offline DunnuckTopic starter

The Last Airbender sucked
« on: July 01, 2010, 01:09:53 AM »
It was...so...bad...omg

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 02:23:07 AM »
Hmm..I'm curious as to how you know, as it's not out yet.

Offline Brandon

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 02:29:23 AM »
Sometimes movie theatres do private screenngs with the staff and their family. I know the manager of one so at times, I get to see them before theyre officially released. I saw District 9, Splice, and Shutter island in private screenings  ;D

That aside, Im more interested to know why you think it sucked

Offline Starlequin

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 02:37:22 AM »
Saw it coming.

Offline DunnuckTopic starter

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 02:42:08 AM »
Um...its out today. 12am release...ya know. And I will put here what I put on facebook.

The Last Airbender: 4/10 TLA suffers from a terrible script and extreme pacing issues. With the makings of an epic, like amazing sets and good score, the delivery causes it to suck dramatically. The movie is too short for the content, and the characters are hollow. While most scenes would work good with build up, the lack there of makes it comedic. Scenes are too short and explinations are few. There are few redeeming qualities, and even moving into the fiom with optimism, no amount can overpower the points in which the film falls short. It is more of a quick live action over view of the series than anything. ... See MoreDont get me wrong, it couod of been amazing. Artisticly stunning sets, ok actors, solid atmosphere and epic music are all present. Just script and pacing. Sent the movie spiraling down, the film never really picking up. It also suffers from misplaced scenes taken from the show, some that are supposed to be in season THREE. Not ONE. Positive things to say: Uncle Iroh's character is amazing and on spot. Sets are mimd boggling. Bending is excellent.

More Negative: Romance goes far too quick, as bad as the original twilight film. Sozin's Comet is NEVER mentioned and the reason the Fire Nation fears the Avatar is a completely different reason than in the original plot. The movie could of been SO MUCH MORE. Negative: The moves for bending are inconsistent and over exaggerated. Simple moves require an entire interperative dance while something far more dangerous, big, and eoic can be done in one movement. They also needed COOLER bending.
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Offline DunnuckTopic starter

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2010, 02:44:40 AM »
Allow me to also mention that, while the SFX were good, they were not INTEGRATED well.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 02:46:46 AM »
So they tried to compress, what, three seasons of show into a single movie?

Offline Brandon

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 02:51:11 AM »
Sounds like it Hairy, remember they tried doing that with the second mortal kombat movie as well and look how badly that fell (espcially with the wonderful first part that was spot on and IMO the first good video game movie).

Well it sounds like you have your reasons which at first glance seem like a solid opinion. Ive never been a big avatar fan and only seen the first season so maybe thats what gets in the way of enjoying it. *shrugs* Ill reserve judgement for later this week, although Ill probably be paying more attention to the girl Im taking then the movie :P

Offline Cherry Bloodrayne

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 07:04:43 AM »
I already saw this coming. I personally have had no interest in the animated series either. I will watch it before giving my comments though for sure.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2010, 09:13:24 AM »
M. Night Shyamalan screw up a movie? Real shocker...:P

Even working from set material, he still can't do it? *sighs*

Offline DunnuckTopic starter

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2010, 10:10:26 AM »
No, he doesnt try to compress three seasons. He tries to compress the first. Into an hour and a half. And even looking from the viewpoint of someone who is NOT a fan, it is obviously bad. Its just put together bad

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2010, 06:22:05 PM »
So they tried to compress, what, three seasons of show into a single movie?
I thought Avatar: The Last Airbender was far more than three seasons?

Offline LIAR

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2010, 06:23:11 PM »
Only three.

Going to go watch it anyway.

Offline Aiden

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2010, 06:25:41 PM »
I saw it, I did not think it was to bad. The acting was kinda "meh" but the effects were awesome.

Offline DunnuckTopic starter

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2010, 07:06:39 PM »
The effects cant make up for the abysmal script and terrible pace of the movie. The movie had a story of a hazy dream...which is a bad thing.

Offline Aiden

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2010, 07:38:52 PM »
I think you are being over critical, the pace was a little rushed but you can't blame a movie for "skipping" ahead as it did. The obvious solution was to break chapter 1 into more movies but then that would also have people's interest wane.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2010, 11:30:40 PM »
Even though I haven't seen it yet, Thank the Gods, if this is only of the first season then you wouldn't hear about the Comet anyway. Now why they fear the Avatar, I guess I'll find out in due time.

Offline Will

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2010, 11:36:32 PM »
M. Night Shyamalan screw up a movie? Real shocker...:P

Even working from set material, he still can't do it? *sighs*

You said it before I could. >.<

Offline Brandon

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2010, 11:40:07 PM »
In his defense he is a good script writer, but I think he lacks the experience and vision to be a good director at this time. That said, everyone needs to get their experience from somewhere

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2010, 11:44:14 PM »
The only good movie he ever made was The Sixth Sense, and that was only good because I wasn't already numb to his gimmick.  He is not a good script writer in the slightest.  The pacing problems are also far too believable with him in charge.  Have you seen the Village?  I hope not, for your sake.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010, 11:55:24 PM »
I thought Avatar: The Last Airbender was far more than three seasons?

First season he learns water-bending from a man in the Northern Water tribe who happens to be Katara's grandmother's first love.  Second season, he learns earth-bending from a blind girl named Toph.  Third season, he learns fire-bending from Zuko (who has been trying to capture him through seasons one and two).

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2010, 12:54:58 AM »
"A bit rushed"? There was literally no build up to any events in the movie. There was no sense of shock when Aang found out Zuko was the Blue Spirit. Specifically because you didn't get that sense of a feud between the two. It was just bad. Zuko wasn't nearly obsessive enough over Aang (which is an important part of his character). Aang hardly ever enjoyed himself or played around. There was no connection between Appa and Aang. Sokka had hardly any funny lines. He had no sarcasm. Firelord was an idiot. Everything was shallow and shitty. Except the sets.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 01:12:58 AM »
Apparently, you're not the only one to think so.

http://io9.com/5576076/m-night-shyamalan-finally-made-a-comedy

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2010, 12:37:44 PM »
It was a movie that deserved at least 2 hours.. it was hard to put an whole season in 90 minutes. LOTS of things could have been expanded on. You don't get much of Ang's childish joy of life, and at the end when he steps up to his role as the Avatar it felt.. tragic, he was seeing the life he wanted fading.


Curious to see how the 2nd comes through but not sure I'd recommend this one.

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Re: The Last Airbender sucked
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2010, 12:44:32 PM »
You said it before I could. >.<

Well, it needed to be said.

He's proven that he screws up the movies he writes out of his own imagination, you'd think he could do a little better with a movie that practically has a script already (the damn show!).

In his defense he is a good script writer, but I think he lacks the experience and vision to be a good director at this time. That said, everyone needs to get their experience from somewhere

He's been writing and directing movies for over 10 years, I think he should have enough experience by now...or even a little experience. The Happening, Lady in the Water, Signs (which could of been decent), and The Village were terrible movies. The pacing was awful and the acting generally was too. Shyamalan's little 'twists' aren't that fun. I agree with Will, the only decent movie he's made is 'The Sixth Sense' and even that was only decent to me because it was different from the other movies out at that time.