What're the main complaints?
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What're the main complaints?
The main complaints are the same complaints about every M Night movie
Horrible wooden lifeless performances
Just bad bad filmmaking
apparently (at least according to AV Club) the kid playing Aang's performance makes the kid in Star Wars Episode 1 look good
Well, I guess it was a given that this movie would be a miss (the trailers didn't really excite me at all); they should've gotten another director who understood the world of A:TLA better than Shyamalan, me thinks.
I hope dumbass little kids and their annoyed parents don't go to see this for the hell of it and making it a box-office success so we won't have to see said trilogy made
I mean I'm not even crazy about the first season, of which the movie is based. But if he completely mishandled some of my favorite episodes/moments of seasons 2 and 3, god it would be even harder to watch.
if it does continue, i hope he can move it at least into "so bad it's unintentional comedy" territory
although the source material doesn't deserve that
this movie has every eastern asian deity in meta existence angry at it so I'm not surprised.
Crosspost from the Unbreakable thread:
My post and Joe's afterward throw in a couple other good links. This thing looks awful from about as many angles as it's possible to be awful from
I haven't seen it myself and wasn't planning to yet...but man I know scores at places like rottentomatoes or metacritic should be taken with a grain of salt, but a metascore of 25, and an unprecedented 5%(yes even lower) now at rotten? I know saying a movie based on a Nickelodeon series being bad must seem like saying rain is wet to some people, and I didn't expect it to be too warmly recieved either (Ebert himself even reaffirmed many of the reasons why, including the whole live action remake undermines animations' worth thing.) but I didn't expect it to be this badly recieved. Plus like many critics point out in their reviews surprisingly, the series is actually pretty alright so how it was transferred through to this so badly bewilders a lot.
And on the fan front, although I'm somewhat casual about this show, not really a die-hard fan or anything, I do know enough to know that if some of the stuff I've been hearing around from people who saw midnight screenings is to be believed...people who loved this show are gonna be pissed at some things. Not naming things cause it could be shenanigans too but at this point it doesn't matter anyways. It'd better make some good money because this is career ending caliber stuff.
Actually though Ebert's review was entertaining, him saying the movie should have been an "anime" feature is kind of stupid.
There's nothing inherently wrong with the idea of adapting it to live action. You just need somebody who:
1) is a real director
2) has a sense of humor
3) is not on a downward career spiral to oblivion
Yes to an extent I can sort of agree that a live action adaptation could work if done just the right way, but it certainly doesn't look like it did this time.
And honestly compared to other animated things, this one seemed pretty easy to make live action
I do feel slightly bad for M. Night since he seemed pretty stoked about doing this, but atleast he'll learn his lesson from this.........maybe
he won't and the studio won't either. its going to make a decent chunk of money. prepare for the next one. kids are gonna bitch to go see this. ka-ching
I feel bad for the franchise.
And really? Do you think this is going to make decent money?
Nobody ate the lousy Dragonball-adaptation either.
They could make something really beautiful out of this and now it is ruined and the superior second and third season won't get their adaptation, which makes watching the first one also useless.
can't believe i actually thought this had a chance... lol.
I certainly think its going to make money. the appeal of this (while I dont see it) amongst the 8 and under crowd is greater than anything dragonball had going over here. hope I'm wrong.
Then again, Nick hasn't had the best luck with film adaptations in the past between that Unfortunate Events movie and the Spiderwick Chronicles which from what I remember, underperformed
Alright a friend of mine and his girlfriend who both happen to be huge fans of the series (which I didn't know.) actually saw it last night, and they texted me this morning saying to avoid it like the plague.
Also sent me this, more midnight screening opinions, fan and casual alike.
I do truly feel sorry for Avatar fans as well. Rape of a franchise is pretty much the most apt description of what seems to be happening.
I dont think anyone expects it to be good. I just expect it to make good bank its opening weekend.
Still looks better than anything Twilight-related
My brother watching this all the time with all the recent marathons of the series have gotten me into the show.
will see this out of morbid curiosity as to how bad it can really be.
So there is no Momo and no Kyoshi Warriors (especially no Suki since she has a pretty big role later on in the story) in the movie?; that's quite surprising, actually.
But honestly, I never though the movie would be that bad...
Jessica Jade Andres (born May 30, 1985) is an American actress that was set to star as Suki in the upcoming film, "The Last Airbender." While she was shown in trailers and tie-ins all footage pertaining to Suki or the Kyoshi Warrior characters was cut from the final film.