The new Super Bowl TV spot is up for The Last Airbender. It looks good. I like that they feature all four kinds of bending so we get a chance to see a glimpse of how it looks in the movie.
I'm still concerned about the story line. The animated show did such an amazing job with the story, setting elements and characters that leaves this movie big shoes to fill. On the plus side if pulled off well it could introduce many more into the wonderfully inspiring world of Avatar The Last Airbender.
The Last Airbender hits theaters July 2nd 2010.
Exploring: The Last Airbender
Great movie for fans of the show and those who like fun, adventure, action movies. Those who hate it will do so because either they forgot how to have fun, they don't get the choices made based on the Eastern philosophy that permeates this project or because the avatar does not give into violence.
Concerning Racebending: After watching The Last Airbender I can let the Racebending issue slide because there is so many other good socially redeeming aspects and lessons in it.
I like some of the changes made especially the ending. The ending in the show bothered me because the Avatar gives into rage and anger killing many as he looses control. This does bother him in the second season and was originally done as a subplot of the avatar learning how to fight back but with non violent resistance. In the movie he does not lash out in rage but instead brilliantly faces his justified emotions and lets them pass through him sublimating them into something constructive and also demonstrating a full mastery and understanding of Waterbending.
There are several scenes depicted in the trailers that did not appear in the movie. Some of those scenes are the Kyoshi Island warriors, the pirates, and Bumi. At first this confused me then Eric pointed out that we may get a longer version for the directors cut with those scenes in it.
- Appa and Momo are great
- They changed the ending for the better
- Did a goog job condensing 22 hours into 2
- Katara was well acted Nicola Peltz did a good job of capturing her sadness with out making her Emo or Mopey
- I love the foreshadowing of General Iroh The Dragon of the West
Theater: I love the series that this movie is based on. The movie trailers looks great. Other then the race bending possible issues I’m really looking forward to watching this movie.
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The Plot / Story:
Based on the first season of the show The Book of Water Avatar The Last Airbender. Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara a waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, to restore balance to their war-torn world. (Wikipedia) (The Official Site)
- Release Date: JULY 1
- Listed as: action-adventure, fantasy, film
- Studio: Paramount Pictures
- Director: M. Night Shyamalan
- Produced by: M. Night Shyamalan, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy, Sam Mercer, scott Aversano
- Written by: M. Night Shyamalan,
- Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Shaun Toub, Aasif Mandvi, Cliff Curtis
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THE LAST AIRBENDER 3rd Movie Trailer Rocks!
After watching the third trailer for The Last Airbender I'm now stoked to see the movie. Watch the trailer above.
The trailer shows Firebending, Waterbending, Airbending, and Earthbending and it looks good. They also feature some amazing creatures.
- Appa: Ang's air bison is shown flying though not up close. Getting the fur to look right will be the biggest challenge for the air bison.
- Avatar Roku's Dragon: This is awesome because they will put the dragon in and we will get to hopefully see Avatar Roku as well.
- The Blue Spirit: I loved this character in the show. It adds so much depth and complexity to the story line I'm proud to see that they have included it in.
There is an uncontrollable urge to put in the first disc for season one of Avatar The Last Airbender. That is what I was waiting for from the Last Airbender trailer.
I want to see the movie now but must wait for July 2nd 2010. In the interim vigilance.
If you have not watched the series... Shame! Have hope though there is still time and it is worth it.
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Last Airbender Trilogy Troubles
Not a good omen for Last Airbender Trilogy.
"Night will finish this movie, then the script and then we’ll prepare for the next one. I think it’ll probably happen over six years." Said producer Frank Marshall
I love Avatar: The Last Airbender the story, characters, and setting are all just amazing. I was really excited about a movie version of the show, unfortunately that excitement is being replaced with concerns.
The latest concern is over the child actors growing up too much before the entire story is told. The entire story line takes place over approximately a one year period. This does not give much time for the children to grow up, which would happen over the 6 years it is now expecting them to take to film the three movies. I'm worried we will get an amazing first movie (a plus) but that the other ones will look progressively weird or require recasting to keep the characters at their respective heights.
I'm not going to give up on this project yet and have hope that they have a production break through or no growth spurts in order to finish the project. After all the glory of movie magic is the ability to make people appear like something completely different from their real life selves.
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M Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender Ang and Zuko
Some early pictures are out for M Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender live action movie based on the amazing animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Ang played by Noah Ringer is shown above while Prince Zuko played by Dev Patel is shown below.
I wish the arrow on Angs head was more visiable. The look of the arrow is something that could be easily adjusted in editing and in post production.
I also wonder why Zuko does not have his scar. It's possible that this photo is set in the time line before he receives the burn scar. It is also possible that the scar effect will be added digitally in editing though that theroy seems unlikely because of the costs and challange level it would add to the movie over doing it in makeup.
Early pictures are nice to have but they are not always representational of the final product. My mind goes to Dragonball Z movie where the earliy pictures looked bad but in the movie they looked great... and so I have hope.
Knowing that Dev Patel has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do gives me hope for watching live action Prince Zuko who's animated counterpart relied on his martial arts abilities in combat as much as his firebending.
M. Night Shyamalan Unveils "The Last Airbender"
M. Night Shyamalan unveiled some information pertaining his newest project a film version of the Nickelodeon show Avatar The Last Airbender. I'm very excited about this movie. The show is amazing: well written, well drawn, containing compelling content & messages. Shyamalan is planning the first movie release for July 2, 2010 with two more to follow. A Trilogy! I'm guessing movie 1 Water, movie 2 Earth, movie 3 Fire.
Most of the $250 million budget is slated to be spent on CGI special effects. This is cool and gives me hope that they will take time to make the bending abilities look really nice. The series of hand-drawn landscapes that were presented have a more traditional appearance rather then the TV series anime style.