Saturday, March 3, 2012

'The Last Airbender': Why Did I Watch You Again?

First of all, I am NOT just being a whiny fangirl. I'm usually pretty open when it comes to adaptations of my favorite books/tv shows/etc. into different forms of media. I mean, I loved Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, but I still gave the TV adaptation, Legend of the Seeker, a chance, and ended up loving that too... although it had very little in common with the books.

Having recently finished Season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I was excited to finally get to watch the movie. I had heard some griping about it, but I usually ignore others opinions on movies until I have watched them myself. I like to at least give movies a chance.


The Last Airbender ≠ Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Not in any way, shape, or form. It's not just that it was almost NOTHING like the TV show. That was besides the point. The mispronunciation of character names, the not so interesting take on the story, those things bugged me. It was like M. Night Shyamalan didn't even TRY to make a good movie. That is probably not the case, but he kinda failed, and that makes me a little disappointed in him.

The visuals were ok at points...
but to tell you the truth, the movie just wasn't memorable. Seriously, If you asked me to tell you something I remembered from the movie right now, I could basically only tell you that how Katara and Sokka found Aang in the movie was nothing like in the show, and that the
mispronunciation of Aang and Sokka's names was just stupid and make me want to kick M. Night Shyamalan in the shins. 

I'm sorry to be so harsh...
Shyamalan has been involved in some pretty good movies (The Sixth Sense, Stuart Little... two 
movie I liked.). I just wish he had put a little more effort into this one... I was SOOO excited about this movie.

I usually do not like when movies are re-done...
best example would be Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory... what a mess that was! But I really think if someone decided to re-make The Last Airbender, I would be perfectly fine with it. That is, as long as they didn't screw things up too... then we would be stuck with TWO bad films! Ouch!

Do you think I'm wrong? Right? Just have something to say? Then feel free to leave me a comment! I always read/reply!

Thanks to my friend Amanda for suggesting this topic. (^_^)

And as always...

Thanks for reading!


mermaidmandy0409 said...

Not to mention they sped through all the memorable moments of season on. SO fast they were basically a few lines. Then ZOOM ~ onto the next topic! The entire movie felt like a live version synopsis of season one.

I rate this movie: poop. Yes I rated it poop.

Shantelle Vye said...

Reply to mermaidmandy0409:

OMG YES! There were a lot of times where I was sitting there like, "WTF, why hasn't [insert awesome thing here] happened yet?"... and then the movie was over, leaving me just plain saying "WTF was that?" Haha, btw, best rating system yet! Giant poop would have sufficed as well, hehehe! (^_^)