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The Vagrance
07-01-2010, 08:28 AM
Just....don't, unless you enjoy really bad versions of things that are awesome.

Red Omen
07-01-2010, 08:43 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender/

You knew in your heart M. Night would screw it up.

Benjamin Briggs
07-01-2010, 09:09 AM
man even after hearing the first few bad reviews from friends I held out hope

but I suppose that was all just denial

IrateResearchers
07-01-2010, 09:10 AM
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender/

You knew in your heart M. Night would screw it up.

what a twist!

Thylacine
07-01-2010, 09:20 AM
I was almost expecting the Avatar thread to be resurrected for this.

It's getting harder and harder to defend M. Night Shyamalan on these movies. Lady in the Water was okay for me because I went into it expecting something other than horror, and I have yet to see The Happening (probably won't). I knew he was more comfortable writing for kids, too, since he was one of the writers for Stuart Little and his most successful films have a child/children playing central characters.

But enough is enough. I always thought that it was M. Night's writing that was his strong point - I thought some of the writing in Stuart Little was quite good, and when compared to his movies, it was obvious what scenes he had a hand in.

It's sounding like it's the other way around here. It sounds like his writing is the problem and his direction (which should have been strong in a film that practically makes itself with the source material) got shot in the foot thanks to 3D "innovation" getting shoe-horned in. Not to mention that it's condensing a 4-season series into a 2-hour movie.

I have to ask those who have seen it: where does M. Night appear in the movie? Is he a random Fire Nation soldier like I suspected, or does he play some other role?

Ronyn
07-01-2010, 12:12 PM
You know trouble was brewing when you started seeing Nickelodeon selling this movie out all over the place. That was mistake number one; what were they thinking? "Hmm, who should we get to help us produce a major live action anime crossover epic?" "How 'bout the guys that made Good Burger!?" "Brilliant!"

For the record, I haven't seen it, and wasn't planning to.

SoloGamer
07-01-2010, 02:37 PM
You know trouble was brewing when you started seeing Nickelodeon selling this movie out all over the place. That was mistake number one; what were they thinking? "Hmm, who should we get to help us produce a major live action anime crossover epic?" "How 'bout the guys that made Good Burger!?" "Brilliant!"


But it's a Nickelodeon property. Of course they're going to have a hand in it.

Zergonaleash
07-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Never heard of this until today... doubt I'll waste any time on it.

Kureejii Lea
07-01-2010, 04:18 PM
man even after hearing the first few bad reviews from friends I held out hope

but I suppose that was all just denial

This. Now I'm all sad.

The Damned
07-01-2010, 04:36 PM
Meh. Might download it after it comes out on DVD... or not.

Meanwhile, I have the series to watch. Series > Movie, always.

Bleck
07-01-2010, 04:42 PM
I had refused to watch it already because I cannot in good conscience support racism

Arcana
07-01-2010, 04:48 PM
Is this about how the main character is supposed to be Asian but was played by a white kid? Even my mom heard about that one.

Kizyr
07-01-2010, 04:59 PM
Is this about how the main character is supposed to be Asian but was played by a white kid? Even my mom heard about that one.
It might be more defensible if they got bigger-name actors to play the main characters. But, well, the fact that a lot of the no-name extras are Asian, yet the no-name actors who play the main characters are not, make it a bit more difficult to defend it as artistic license or a matter of availability.

I really want to see it because I absolutely love the series. So even if it's horrible, I figured I'd still moderately enjoy it. But it's increasingly looking like I should wait for it to air on TV and not do anything to encourage them making the other two books into movies as well. So, like, making sure the live-action foray ends here. KF

Bleck
07-01-2010, 05:15 PM
the producers actually called for 'Caucasian actors' when looking for the leads

Halt
07-01-2010, 05:20 PM
You know trouble was brewing when you started seeing Nickelodeon selling this movie out all over the place. That was mistake number one; what were they thinking? "Hmm, who should we get to help us produce a major live action anime crossover epic?" "How 'bout the guys that made Good Burger!?" "Brilliant!"

For the record, I haven't seen it, and wasn't planning to.

Fuck you man. Good Burger was AWESOME. WELCOME TO GOOD BURGER HOME OF THE GOOD BURGER MAY I TAKE YOUR ORDER?

ambinate
07-01-2010, 05:21 PM
i kinda wanted to see this just out of self-destructive intrigue but maybe i'll skip it now


(i will probably see this movie)

Tables
07-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Ah shit I'm going to see this today with friends

I loved the cartoon

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6364/emotsuicide.gif

Skyline Drop
07-01-2010, 06:20 PM
Well... This is certainly depressing news. I still kind of want to see it and cast my own judgment, though. I mean... I really enjoyed the series...

Flik
07-01-2010, 06:55 PM
I'll likely end up seeing this in the theater, but I likely won't pay for it since I have a friend who works there. I loved the hell out of the cartoon series, so at least to show my support for it I may as well watch the movie regardless of expectations and reviews.

EC2151
07-01-2010, 08:29 PM
I like how it's the colored people in the movie who are oppressing the defenseless white people.

Take that, monsters.

M Night pulled off the greatest twist of all.

Coyote-Trickster
07-01-2010, 09:16 PM
I like how it's the colored people in the movie who are oppressing the defenseless white people.

Take that, monsters.

M Night pulled off the greatest twist of all.

lol

mister, you should win a prize for that post :)

SynthesizedStampede
07-01-2010, 09:41 PM
Makes me sad hearing all this from people who have already watched it. I was trying so hard to stay interested in this movie, but bleh, looks like it's a massive failure. :-(

The Vagrance
07-01-2010, 09:50 PM
I like how it's the colored people in the movie who are oppressing the defenseless white people.

First off, [SPOILERS] for anyone who hasn't seen the series, specifically the first book. Also there are a few spoilers to the movie but I'm only spoiling the really dumb stuff that happens. Also, I've seen the series twice and adored it, but I also wasn't expecting it to be a word-for-word adaptation, my beef isn't really with the storyline changes that were made because a fair number of them were kid of neat.







The race thing really isn't that much of an issue, I mean it was a pretty diverse cast overall I felt like. The issues are in order: the writing, the editing, the acting, and the directing.

The writing is simply godawful. From such gems as "Airbenders should be killed. KILL HIM!" to "I'm Commander Zhao, you fell into my trap" (Said after the person was clearly trapped). Then there was the problem of M. Night saying what was happening on screen instead of assuming that people would get it, and the problem of shit being in the movie for little to no reason (Aang's talk about meditation being the most obvious and laughable one).

The editing isn't much better, either. Given that there's about 7 hours to condense he had to be strategic in what to include, but instead of doing that he just threw in a bunch of plotlines. The plotlines that I can remember are:
1. The budding friendship between the three main characters
2. Aang realizing all of his friends are dead
3. The romance subplot between Aang and Katara
4. Learning about becoming the Avatar
5. Visiting the Earth kingdom to see the current state of things
6. Zuko being banished
7. The Zuko/Zhao rivalry
8. Aang being captured and rescued
9. Aang's reasoning for being gone for 100 years
10. Sokka and the Princess's relationship
11. The moon spirits

I'm just going to stop now, but you get the point that for an hour and forty minute long movie this is a lot to fit in. Honestly he should've either lengthened the running time and cut more from the main storyline because as is things just kind of happen on screen with no real explanation. I feel bad for anyone watching this movie that HASN'T seen the series.

The acting ranges from passable to awful (Sokka and Zhao occupying the latter) but honestly I'm not sure how much of it was the writing and how much of it was the acting. I feel like the main ensemble (aside from Sokka) could work with better writing and had the series started off on a good foot it would've been interesting to see their progression as the movies came out but at the moment it was painful to watch.

Lastly, the directing, which was probably just mediocre overall. For some reason M. Night zooms way in on the actors for the dialog sequences (poor choice) and there were a couple of shots that were so bad to the point that you weren't even sure they were real (Like when the moon spirit dies the camera zooms into Iroh's eyeball and then zooms back out). That said, the fight scenes were well directed and had some neat ideas (specifically the long take action sequences) but even then they didn't really flow naturally.







[END SPOILERS]

If you have to see it, find a way to see it without paying for it. I kind of feel bad I put money towards this movie.

Tables
07-01-2010, 10:52 PM
Oh my god this was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

But oh my god, it was so much fun to make fun of with my friends who had seen the show

DON'T TOUCH THAT SPHERE!


I feel bad for anyone watching this movie that HASN'T seen the series.

Ichitootah
07-01-2010, 11:07 PM
Having read this thread, I reverse my pseudo-half-formed notion to see this movie and decide instead to not-see it.

delbuster
07-01-2010, 11:58 PM
I really liked the trailers, though.

The Damned
07-02-2010, 12:33 AM
Trailers are meant to make you want to see the movie. Too bad they're so cliché and procedural these days, you can tell how good the movie will be based upon the trailer.

They show lots of good action bits? Guess what? They just showed all the action bits. Now you have nothing to be surprised by, you've seen the best parts.

They show all these tender, touching moments between the characters? Well, you know exactly how the movie is going to be now. They love each other, some jerk comes between them, jerk gets his come-upence, they get a happy ending.

Zombies? Everyone is fucked. Slightly funny zombies? Pretty much everyone is fine.

Yeah, trailers just... they just suck. A-Team, I knew what was going to happen. Transformers 1 and 2, called it.

Man, what happened to trailers that weren't just poorly condensed versions of the movie?

relyanCe
07-02-2010, 02:45 AM
how in the world did you know that SPOILER a tanker would explode and B.A. Baracus would piledrive the bad guy END SPOILER or any of Hannibal's wacky plans just from a trailer?


seriously now.

Melbu Frahma
07-02-2010, 02:59 AM
I like how it's the colored people in the movie who are oppressing the defenseless white people.

Take that, monsters.

M Night pulled off the greatest twist of all.

Best post of the thread.

Also, seriously, why the hell did they put 3D in this movie? Removing the 3D wouldn't salvage it, mind you, but still, there was absolutely no need to make an already bad product worse with the 3D.

HOLLYWOOD BAD! Stop with the gratuitous 3D already. It's gotten old.

Oh yeah, btw M. Night, when a freaking Twilight movie gets better ratings from serious critics than your movie (taken from WAY better source material), maybe it's time to hang up the director's cap.

[/rant]

The Damned
07-02-2010, 03:35 AM
how in the world did you know that SPOILER a tanker would explode and B.A. Baracus would piledrive the bad guy END SPOILER or any of Hannibal's wacky plans just from a trailer?

seriously now.

By having watched the original A-Team a lot? Aside from the blatant killing the new movie has, it's not that far off from the series.

Man, I miss that show now. Gonna go see if I can find it on DVD or something.

relyanCe
07-02-2010, 04:19 AM
By having watched the original A-Team a lot? Aside from the blatant killing the new movie has, it's not that far off from the series.

Man, I miss that show now. Gonna go see if I can find it on DVD or something.
if you've seen the original A-team a lot (as have I), then of course you know what's gonna happen: they're gonna get crap done and look awesome doin it. So duh you'd know whats gonna happen.

I don't see how you got that from the trailer is the thing

yeah i'm nitpicking

Tables
07-02-2010, 05:11 AM
Out of curiosity, The Damned, what is a 'good' movie trailer? I'm pretty sure I hate all trailers so

Bleck
07-02-2010, 05:31 AM
white sokka and white katara in a village of eskimos talking to their eskimo grandma

The Damned
07-02-2010, 05:37 AM
I never said I hated them, I just said they give too much away. Even the old ones from the 60s and 70s, which were often upwards of seven minutes in length, weren't as bad. There used to be this odd show in TV where they would show old movie trailers from back then.

A more modern one I liked would be Casino Royale. Not too revealing, with a decent balance of "here's what you can expect" and "not giving everything away".

But yeah, trailers just give too much away these days. The only thing that's worse is the trailer that shows absolutely nothing, and expects you to still want to see it.

EC2151
07-02-2010, 06:21 AM
white sokka and white katara in a village of eskimos talking to their eskimo grandma

bleck those are not good ideas; you'll never make it in hollywood.

Less Ashamed Of Self
07-02-2010, 06:36 AM
Oh NO.

This is not good.

Thylacine
07-02-2010, 06:48 AM
LAOS, are you in line right now?

If so, step out. Hurry!

Strike911
07-02-2010, 08:30 AM
No one I knew enjoyed the movie. I haven't seen it yet. I keep hearing rumors and internet posts that people booed when the credits rolled.

Bad times M. Night Shalammasomething.

I kind of want to see this movie in the same way I kind of want to watch the recent Dragonball and Street Fighter movies. Absolutely riveting for all the wrong reasons... like looking at a traffic accident or the aftermath of a natural disaster. I mean, it's not everyday that we get absolute gems of awful. It cleanses the palate. Let's your appreciate the good stuff a little bit more, savor the flavor. It's like a marinade of meh giving more taste to the seasoned tenderloin of better films.

It's all good. On that note, I need to watch the Avatar TV series. -_-' Apparently the youngins claim it's the bee's knees.

Flexstyle
07-02-2010, 09:46 AM
I mean, it's not everyday that we get absolute gems of awful. It cleanses the palate. Let's your appreciate the good stuff a little bit more, savor the flavor. It's like a marinade of meh giving more taste to the seasoned tenderloin of better films

That is an epic way of putting it.

Level 99
07-02-2010, 12:54 PM
Brushfire was going to try to get me to watch this with some folks at SGC tomorrow night. Now I'll tell him the only way he can get me to go is if we Riff the ever-loving crap out of it. In our speedos.

I've heard from some people that the series was pretty good. I've also heard that M. Night Schnablahbludan should stop making movies. I can't remember anyone saying anything good about any of his movies besides Sixth Sense. Signs was trite (even though I enjoyed some of the tension he created), The Village was retarded in retrospect, and I had no urge to see anything else he made.

Schwaltzvald
07-02-2010, 01:10 PM
:< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szrmIK75Qes :<
there is more true diversity in this 30 second trailer than all of the Last Airbender live-action adaptation combined...

:lol:

Rambo
07-02-2010, 03:06 PM
I have yet to see The Happening (probably won't).

No, you should definitely watch The Happening. It's hilarious. I can't think of a movie that provided more laughs in recent memory.

Coyote-Trickster
07-02-2010, 04:08 PM
this reminds me how racist the old looneytunes era cartoons were.
The woody Woodpecker ones in particular and they all still play today.

sad to see that race hate is still going on. even celebs have been guilty of it in public in recent years.

EC2151
07-02-2010, 07:24 PM
See the difference though is that despite being wildly off-color, the looney tunes cartoons (like the infamous "Coal Black and de sebben dwarves (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSw5qDBn-o)") were entertaining and funny for all the right reasons.

Thylacine
07-03-2010, 06:39 AM
No, you should definitely watch The Happening. It's hilarious. I can't think of a movie that provided more laughs in recent memory.I'm not really one of those "laugh at its badness" type of people unless I'm watching Mystery Science Theater (or am with people who can make it appreciable in the same way).

Flare4War
07-03-2010, 06:48 AM
I heard it sucked pretty seriously hard.

Brandon Strader
07-03-2010, 08:19 AM
I heard it sucked pretty seriously hard.
What a twist!

I didn't read the thread. If someone said this joke already... ffffuuuu

I kinda want to see this now. The Happening was great.

Arrow
07-03-2010, 12:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_FreTKKx6M

This video perfectly sums the movie up in comparison to the cartoon series in 30 seconds.

Velocifero
07-03-2010, 02:25 PM
The review on IMDB :grin: (5.1/10 btw)

"I went to see the Midnight showing of The Last Airbender tonight. I am a huge fan of the series and had been awaiting this movie for months. I understood that this was to be a children's movie, but the series was for children as well and I loved that. What could go wrong? This movie was a cinematic abomination. The entire movie, which covers the first "Book" of the series is rushed together and jumps around in a totally nonsensical manner. There is absolutely NO time spent on characterization. None of the characters had any depth at all and may as well have been cardboard cutouts. Major plot points are summarized through narration or montage and the film would leave any person not familiar with the story absolutely dumbfounded. With all of my heart I discourage you from seeing this movie. Go see Karate Kid. Go see Killers. Go see (I cannot believe I am saying this) Eclipse. Just stay away from this movie"

Palpable
07-03-2010, 02:31 PM
As awful a director as Shyamalan is, I'm getting pretty tired of the jokes about his last name. More from a "everybody keeps making the same stupid joke" standpoint than a "hey let's make fun of how long and unpronounceable Indian last names are" standpoint, but I'm certainly feeling some of the latter too. :|

The Damned
07-03-2010, 05:30 PM
The only jokes I've ever heard about him area bout his movies, not his name.

What a twist?

Thylacine
07-03-2010, 09:39 PM
I only see unintentional jokes because they don't know how to spell his name.

It's not that hard, really. Shy-a-ma-lan. The "y" appears to be silent in pronunciation, so it sounds like "Sha Milan" whenever it's said.

And wow, recommending Eclipse instead of this movie - that's cold.

Coyote-Trickster
07-09-2010, 04:24 PM
http://www.totallyradshow.com/episodes/episode-172-cheesebender.html

Revelant to topic

UmJammerSully
07-09-2010, 06:03 PM
It's Dragonball Evolution all over again. That crapped all over an anime classic and this is crapping all over a modern classic. I wish Hollywood would keep their grubby paws away from these things. >__<

EDIT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_FreTKKx6M

This video perfectly sums the movie up in comparison to the cartoon series in 30 seconds.

WOW, that fit so very, very well. Even Sokka's "But the effects were decent!".

Upthorn
07-09-2010, 06:49 PM
You know trouble was brewing when you started seeing Nickelodeon selling this movie out all over the place. That was mistake number one; what were they thinking? "Hmm, who should we get to help us produce a major live action anime crossover epic?" "How 'bout the guys that made Good Burger!?" "Brilliant!"

For the record, I haven't seen it, and wasn't planning to.

Uh, you realize that the original show this movie is based on was a Nickelodeon property, right?

Schwaltzvald
07-09-2010, 06:59 PM
Uh, you realize that the original show this movie is based on was a Nickelodeon property, right?

Yep, it's one of those times that Nickelodeon did something right.

EC2151
07-09-2010, 10:43 PM
Nick has not done a lot right ever since they 'figured out' that kids don't like cartoons.


@UnJammerSully:

Keep in mind, though, that by and large, Hollywood at this juncture is completely incapable of an original idea, even to save their lives.

That's why we're getting Cats vs Dogs 2, a sequel of a shitty movie.

They'll do anything again, even if it was bad!

That's why you can expect an Airbender 2!

Charlie's Angel
07-09-2010, 11:52 PM
I'm pretty sure if Hollywood was as dumb collectively as everyone on a message board says they are, it wouldn't still be making movies with huge budgets. :P You don't get to be a big decision making executive by being an idiot and making stupid decisions constantly. Hollywood's just like any other industry, show business still requires a business end, and certain people make good decisions and bad. It's just like anything else.

The only movie I want to see this summer is Predators, but I need some money to come in first. lol.

Tensei
07-10-2010, 12:20 AM
Keep in mind, though, that by and large, Hollywood at this juncture is completely incapable of an original idea, even to save their lives.



Counterpoint: James Cameron making a Battle Angel Alita movie.

Mr Azar
07-10-2010, 12:47 AM
Music's great, though.

relyanCe
07-10-2010, 01:22 AM
Counterpoint: James Cameron making a Battle Angel Alita movie.
I'm actually very very worried about this.

EC2151
07-10-2010, 02:32 AM
Tensei-San, you know that just further proves my point on how Hollywood can't come up with AN ORIGINAL IDEA.
Counter-Counter Point: James Cameron really fucking sucks, and Avatar was atrociously bad (but really funny).



I'm pretty sure if Hollywood was as dumb collectively as everyone on a message board says they are, it wouldn't still be making movies with huge budgets. :P You don't get to be a big decision making executive by being an idiot and making stupid decisions constantly. Hollywood's just like any other industry, show business still requires a business end, and certain people make good decisions and bad. It's just like anything else.

Those two sentences right there show that you really don't understand Hollywood.

Swann
07-10-2010, 04:27 AM
MovieBob had a pretty dead-on review, in my opinion.
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escape-to-the-movies/1849-The-Last-Airbender

Geoffrey Taucer
07-11-2010, 10:33 AM
So I went in thinking this movie could not possibly be as awful as everybody was saying it was.

*sigh*

Let me get the good stuff out of the way first: effects and costumes were spot-on. Nicola Peltz and Dev Patel seem like pretty good actors and would probably do fine given a good script and good direction. And the earth kingdom prison break was unintentionally hilarious. I burst out laughing at the synchronized earthbending dance.

Otherwise, this movie is on par with the Pokemon movie and the Santa Clause 2 as being one of the absolute worst movies I have ever seen. The script, the direction, the casting, and most of the acting were absolutely terrible. Noah Ringer was especially atrocious.

And, perhaps the most heinous crime of all, they completely neutered Iroh's character.

Emunator
07-11-2010, 10:34 AM
Otherwise, this movie is on par with the Pokemon movie and the Santa Clause 2 as being one of the absolute worst movies I have ever seen.


You HAD to go there, didn't you? :-(

Skyline Drop
07-11-2010, 03:45 PM
I went to go see this last night with my family. My mother thought it would be pretty entertaining, I guess. I didn't mind, since that meant I could still see the movie, but wouldn't be wasting my own cash if it turned out wack.

Well, I was certainly disappointed, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it's the worst movie I've seen. Had I not been such a fan of the original series, I probably wouldn't have thought it was quite so bad. The tone of the movie is considerably less dynamic, and the pacing is kind of awkward, too, since they tried to capture so many different plotlines into one movie. Honestly, it would probably be a real pain to follow if I didn't already know what was happening.

Anyway, I've definitely seen much, much worse movies in my day. I still wouldn't recommend this to others, though.

DJ SymBiotiX
07-11-2010, 04:26 PM
perhaps the most heinous crime of all, they completely neutered Iroh's character.

Uhh... no. The most heinous crime of all was that they completely neutered EVERYBODY's character. NOBODY had the personality they should have.. if anything they had very very watered down versions of it.

Geoffrey Taucer
07-11-2010, 09:56 PM
Uhh... no. The most heinous crime of all was that they completely neutered EVERYBODY's character. NOBODY had the personality they should have.. if anything they had very very watered down versions of it.

Yes, but since Iroh had the most awesomest character in the cartoon series, neutering him is the most heinous crime.

Native Jovian
07-12-2010, 01:49 AM
Yes, but since Iroh had the most awesomest character in the cartoon series, neutering him is the most heinous crime.
Does he still like tea?

Geoffrey Taucer
07-12-2010, 02:18 AM
Does he still like tea?

Not even mentioned.

EDIT: Actually, I take that back; me mentions tea exactly once in the whole movie, and only in passing.

EC2151
07-12-2010, 03:30 PM
So you think this movie would be more salvageable if it was just really terribly funny?

Thylacine
07-12-2010, 09:19 PM
I think it would just anger the A:TLA purists more. The TV show wasn't exactly hilarious all the time, but it had good humor. The humor was due to the personality of the characters, not the stupidity of the script.

The only reason other TV-to-movie remakes can get away with that is because they can exploit dated fashion and humor that, in retrospect, wasn't that good (or isn't good to the current movie-going generation). This is a recent TV series fresh in everyone's minds (with an outsider crowd), so making a farce of it wouldn't end well.

The Author
07-12-2010, 09:27 PM
I found it interesting and it had a lot of potential, but lacked the pacing to exploit it.

Had they covered less material (Lets say from the south pole to the Zuko rescuing Aang) they could have made it better. I liked how they streamlined the South Pole events (in the series, that alone was about an hour) and they managed to do a lot with the little time they had on each plot point. But if they try to make the second book in one movie, they will make this a lot worse. That movie was simply looking for a slower pacing, which was actually surprising because pacing is one of Shyamalan's strengths in his other movies. (Although I've only seen Unbreakable and The 6th Sense...)

Tables
07-13-2010, 03:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwccNqklC_k

(2:04)
Remember in the cartoon where it took 7 Earth Benders and a four second dance to move a rock the size of someones head very slowly at a firebender?

relyanCe
07-13-2010, 04:28 AM
wow that was some seriously painful stuff there

ambinate
07-13-2010, 07:26 AM
holy shit that was uncomfortable

Thylacine
07-13-2010, 10:43 AM
Well, they clearly moved from one episode to another at the very end of that.

Boy, though, that was... wow. The visual effects were pretty impressive (it appeared to be mostly one fluid shot for most of the "bending"), but that acting was all sorts of awful.

Skyline Drop
07-13-2010, 12:30 PM
Personally, I'd rather they have solid acting and cheesy special effects.

Although, they got the cheesy special effects pretty well. Lots of wholly unnecessary slow motion while people were doing their danci-er, "bending"...

Geoffrey Taucer
07-13-2010, 01:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwccNqklC_k

(2:04)
Remember in the cartoon where it took 7 Earth Benders and a four second dance to move a rock the size of someones head very slowly at a firebender?

HAHAHAHAHA! I thought this was the best part of the movie, for all the wrong reasons.

Sindra
07-14-2010, 02:47 AM
http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/142/5/4/Firebenders_01_by_rufftoon.jpg

http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/142/c/9/Firebenders_02_by_rufftoon.jpg

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/142/6/e/Firebenders_03_by_rufftoon.jpg

http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/gallery/ makes everything better.