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2010-04-26 12:22:30 PM
Sorry, Subster, but no one, not a single damn director, will ever make a movie where post-production 3D doesn't suck. Spielberg, Lucas, Ridley Scott? Nope, none of them could do it.
 
2010-04-26 12:22:40 PM
dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...
 
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2010-04-26 12:28:00 PM
After his recent shiatfests I'm trying not to get hyped up for this but it looks farking awesome. Oh and the 3D conversion can suck it.
 
2010-04-26 12:28:25 PM
muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Look closely at 1:09, you can see Appa's head in the corner.
 
2010-04-26 12:29:17 PM
Eh, it doesn't look that good.

In fact nothing has been that good lately. Waiting on IM2 and trying to get the wife to see Kickass.
 
2010-04-26 12:31:38 PM
Funny how they dropped 'avatar' from the title. I would have left it in just to increase sales.
 
2010-04-26 12:33:04 PM
liked the cartoon,
looking forward to the movie.


/hope they pull it off well.
 
2010-04-26 12:33:41 PM
bukketmaster: Funny how they dropped 'avatar' from the title. I would have left it in just to increase sales.

Yeeeessss....because that would have totally made it past legal.

Link (new window)

Sure, it says "to avoid confusion," but they really mean "to avoid a lawsuit."
 
2010-04-26 12:40:36 PM
muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Except for the flying bison at the 10 second mark.
 
2010-04-26 12:41:11 PM
Juvenihilist: muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Look closely at 1:09, you can see Appa's head in the corner.


hrm...now I just have to hope they have at least a little Avatar-brand comedy in there...
 
2010-04-26 12:41:28 PM
muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Appa is there around the 10 second mark, shown flying.

So far this is looking good visually. I'm not so sure it needed the 3D treatment, but I guess after the other Avatar movie, everything is going 3D now. I recognized alot of sequences from the series, I'm hoping they managed to pull it off and keep the characters intact. The story itself is pretty simple, but this was a very character driven cartoon.
 
2010-04-26 12:45:17 PM
PizzaJedi81: Sure, it says "to avoid confusion," but they really mean "to avoid a lawsuit."

I actually thought James Cameron's Avatar was the adaptation of Avatar:The Last Airbender went I went into the movie theater. I had seen the teaser for Avatar the Last Airbender and I knew that Cameron was adapting an anime (actually Battle Angel) so I figured it was the same film though I was kind of puzzled by the reception it was getting...

Can't believe I managed to watch Avatar with absolutely no idea what it was about ahead of time.
 
2010-04-26 12:45:56 PM
el wharrrgarblo: Eh, it doesn't look that good.

In fact nothing has been that good lately. Waiting on IM2 and trying to get the wife to see Kickass.


If you think you can judge anything about the quality of the film (other than the quality of the special effects), based on that trailer, I think you're kidding yourself.
 
2010-04-26 12:47:14 PM
So 3-D is the cinematic equivalent of bacon. I'm waiting for the whole Meryl Steep filmography to be redone in 3-D, Julie and Julia in 3-d. A good movie doesn't need smoke and mirror tricks to make it better.
 
2010-04-26 12:57:12 PM
So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.
 
2010-04-26 12:59:21 PM
rogue49: liked the cartoon,
looking forward to the movie.


/hope they pull it off well.


Wouldn't count on it. I'll probably see this one to be fair, but I'm expecting the worst.
 
2010-04-26 01:01:29 PM
Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.


I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.
 
2010-04-26 01:07:14 PM
Aexia: PizzaJedi81: Sure, it says "to avoid confusion," but they really mean "to avoid a lawsuit."

I actually thought James Cameron's Avatar was the adaptation of Avatar:The Last Airbender went I went into the movie theater. I had seen the teaser for Avatar the Last Airbender and I knew that Cameron was adapting an anime (actually Battle Angel) so I figured it was the same film though I was kind of puzzled by the reception it was getting...

Can't believe I managed to watch Avatar with absolutely no idea what it was about ahead of time.


I saw the first Avatar preview after hearing about the Last Airbender movie, and I recall turning to my friends and asking "What the fark does that have to do with Avatar?"
 
2010-04-26 01:12:37 PM
looking forward to this, but not looking forward to the confusion my 4y/o son will experience when everyone's name is pronounced differently.
 
2010-04-26 01:17:23 PM
God, he better not fark this up.

It does look good, though.
 
2010-04-26 01:17:27 PM
rickycal78: Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.

I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.


As far as that goes, IF this makes enough money so that we get the trilogy, I'm hoping that Robert Patrick gets cast as the master swordsman that trains Sokka in part three.
 
2010-04-26 01:20:57 PM
Are firebenders still incapable of generating fire in this movie? Or did he realize what a heaping helping of hella-fail that was?
 
2010-04-26 01:21:06 PM
2CountyFairs: rickycal78: Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.

I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.

As far as that goes, IF this makes enough money so that we get the trilogy, I'm hoping that Robert Patrick gets cast as the master swordsman that trains Sokka in part three.


I'm down with that. I'm planning on taking my two nephews to see it opening night and I never see anything opening night.
 
2010-04-26 01:22:06 PM
I think the trailers have looked awesome.

Script was by M. Night though so let's not get our hopes up too high.
 
2010-04-26 01:23:31 PM
in a summer strangely devoid of many event blockbuster type movies, i suppose this will be one that i'll make an effort to check out.
 
2010-04-26 01:28:56 PM
2CountyFairs: rickycal78: Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.

I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.

As far as that goes, IF this makes enough money so that we get the trilogy, I'm hoping that Robert Patrick gets cast as the master swordsman that trains Sokka in part three.


I just can't see Patrick in the part. I'd like to see Adrian Paul (Duncan Macleod from the Highlander series) in that role. He's got more of an ethnic look to him, already knows how to handle a sword, and I don't have as hard a time seeing him as a patient thoughtful sword master. Granted this may be due to the Highlander fanboy in me, but still.
 
2010-04-26 01:43:04 PM
I never watched the cartoon, but the trailers for this movie look quite good.

Is the cartoon worth checking out before this hits theaters?
 
2010-04-26 01:48:07 PM
Spaced Cowboy: Is the cartoon worth checking out before this hits theaters?

The cartoon is ten million times better than this trainwreck could be in its wildest dreams. Buy it immediately.
 
2010-04-26 01:52:16 PM
Remind me again why they took out all the black people from the cartoon in this movie...
 
2010-04-26 01:54:05 PM
Spaced Cowboy: Is the cartoon worth checking out before this hits theaters?

Absolutely. One of the best cartoon series in a long time. That's why so many people are excited about the movie.
 
2010-04-26 01:57:27 PM
Spaced Cowboy: I never watched the cartoon, but the trailers for this movie look quite good.

Is the cartoon worth checking out before this hits theaters?


The cartoon is great. It's the type of cartoon series the whole family can get into. Lots of decent action and silliness for the kids, little bit of the angst and teen issues, and great character develpment over the entire series. The biggest problem the live action versions will run into is time. What do they cut? Biggest worry I have so far is that all the trailers have shown us thus far is the serious side, and the action. May M.
Night Shamallamadingdong hang from his pubic hairs if he didn't include the comical stuff as well.
 
2010-04-26 02:16:39 PM
Spaced Cowboy: Is the cartoon worth checking out before this hits theaters?

ABSOfarkingLUTELY.

It is an excellent character driven adventure that will tug at your emotions a bit. Good for all ages.
 
2010-04-26 02:25:15 PM
muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Sorry that's impossible, as both Apppa and MoMo are necessary parts of the Avatar tale. if those were missing you simply couldn't have a non-sucktacular version of the movie now could you?

I mean jay-sus if you want to just outright RUIN the movie, why not simply have M. Knight Shamalayan direct it?
 
2010-04-26 02:29:55 PM
Magorn: muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Sorry that's impossible, as both Apppa and MoMo are necessary parts of the Avatar tale. if those were missing you simply couldn't have a non-sucktacular version of the movie now could you?

I mean jay-sus if you want to just outright RUIN the movie, why not simply have M. Knight Shamalayan direct it?


They're in it.

The Last Airbender Full Cast and Crew (new window)

Dee Bradley Baker voices them.
 
2010-04-26 02:35:09 PM
PizzaJedi81: Magorn: muymanwell: dammit, still no Appa or MoMo...

Sorry that's impossible, as both Apppa and MoMo are necessary parts of the Avatar tale. if those were missing you simply couldn't have a non-sucktacular version of the movie now could you?

I mean jay-sus if you want to just outright RUIN the movie, why not simply have M. Knight Shamalayan direct it?

They're in it.

The Last Airbender Full Cast and Crew (new window)

Dee Bradley Baker voices them.


I can't be 100% sure, since this is Fark after all, but I believe he was making a joke.
 
2010-04-26 02:44:02 PM
Blasphemous Knave: Are firebenders still incapable of generating fire in this movie? Or did he realize what a heaping helping of hella-fail that was?

Say what? I get that the firebenders in the cartoon did "fake, rage-induced" firebending, but they still did it.
 
2010-04-26 02:58:16 PM
I'm seeing a lot of scenes straight out of the series in this trailer. They're definitely doing the first season. But I'm a little wary, considering who wrote this script. Still, I'll see the non-3D version on a matinee.
 
2010-04-26 03:06:56 PM
Gamer Grrrl: Blasphemous Knave: Are firebenders still incapable of generating fire in this movie? Or did he realize what a heaping helping of hella-fail that was?

Say what? I get that the firebenders in the cartoon did "fake, rage-induced" firebending, but they still did it.


I can't cite you a source, but I was under the impression that M Night Shenanigans thought firebenders creating fire "didn't make sense." Now, that's retarded for all kinds of reasons, but that's what I heard and these trailers seem to always show firebending taking place by diverting an existing source of flame. I find this troubling.
 
2010-04-26 03:18:56 PM
Blasphemous Knave: Gamer Grrrl: Blasphemous Knave: Are firebenders still incapable of generating fire in this movie? Or did he realize what a heaping helping of hella-fail that was?

Say what? I get that the firebenders in the cartoon did "fake, rage-induced" firebending, but they still did it.

I can't cite you a source, but I was under the impression that M Night Shenanigans thought firebenders creating fire "didn't make sense." Now, that's retarded for all kinds of reasons, but that's what I heard and these trailers seem to always show firebending taking place by diverting an existing source of flame. I find this troubling.


Well, actually it does make sense - water benders can't create water, earth benders can't create earth, air benders...well, you get the idea. They have to work with the elements at hand, and if there isn't any of their element, they are out of luck. Fire benders were the exception in the show, which always seemed a little...odd. Lightning bending, however, did kind of work since it was based on pure chi manipulation and not actual "fire bending".
 
2010-04-26 03:19:06 PM
If this is PG, it may suck.
If its PG-13, it has potential to really kickass.
 
2010-04-26 03:19:15 PM
Blasphemous Knave: Gamer Grrrl: Blasphemous Knave: Are firebenders still incapable of generating fire in this movie? Or did he realize what a heaping helping of hella-fail that was?

Say what? I get that the firebenders in the cartoon did "fake, rage-induced" firebending, but they still did it.

I can't cite you a source, but I was under the impression that M Night Shenanigans thought firebenders creating fire "didn't make sense." Now, that's retarded for all kinds of reasons, but that's what I heard and these trailers seem to always show firebending taking place by diverting an existing source of flame. I find this troubling.


Actually, that makes a ton of sense. Katara has her little waterskin so she can waterbend. Aang manipulates the air around him. Toph manipulates the ground below her feet or the metal in her area. None of them CREATE their element, they just manipulate it. In the cartoon, it's the firebenders are are abnormal, because they CREATE flame/lightning. They break the "physics" of bending.
 
2010-04-26 03:24:44 PM
Gamer Grrrl: Actually, that makes a ton of sense. Katara has her little waterskin so she can waterbend. Aang manipulates the air around him. Toph manipulates the ground below her feet or the metal in her area. None of them CREATE their element, they just manipulate it. In the cartoon, it's the firebenders are are abnormal, because they CREATE flame/lightning. They break the "physics" of bending.

Now that I think about it, if the movie is based on season one, there won't be any Toph mischief...which is too bad. Oh well, hopefully there will be two more installments with Toph kicking butt (both of the enemy and her friends). They could condense a lot of season 2 down to the Ba Sing Se siege too.
 
2010-04-26 03:28:50 PM
It seems like firebenders could still create heat. Just like the waterbenders could make their water into ice. Make something hot enough and it'll burst into flames.
 
2010-04-26 03:30:59 PM
rickycal78: Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.

I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.


It wasn't so much just Sokka and Katara as it was ALL the "good guys" being white people and ALL the Fire Nation as those dirty brown folk, when none of the original characters were white.
 
2010-04-26 03:32:52 PM
I would also recommend the animated series for the voice acting. Fire Lord Ozai is probably Mark Hamill's second best work after the Joker. Grey DeLisle is also very good as the psychotic 14 year old Azula.
 
2010-04-26 03:33:49 PM
Lockeslessons: Gamer Grrrl: Actually, that makes a ton of sense. Katara has her little waterskin so she can waterbend. Aang manipulates the air around him. Toph manipulates the ground below her feet or the metal in her area. None of them CREATE their element, they just manipulate it. In the cartoon, it's the firebenders are are abnormal, because they CREATE flame/lightning. They break the "physics" of bending.

Now that I think about it, if the movie is based on season one, there won't be any Toph mischief...which is too bad. Oh well, hopefully there will be two more installments with Toph kicking butt (both of the enemy and her friends). They could condense a lot of season 2 down to the Ba Sing Se siege too.


Toph kicks too much ass for any live action movie to do her justice.
 
2010-04-26 03:34:30 PM
Wolfscythe: rickycal78: Techhell: So far, so good. A bit leery on the casting, but the animation/CGI/whatever you want to call it looks great.

Not happy about it being shoehorned into 3D.

I'm not too worried on the casting. I know some people got into a big racial fit about Sokka and Katara being played by basically white people, but meh. Long as they play the characters well. I do wish Mako were still around. They could have put him in a fat suit and have him do Iroh.

It wasn't so much just Sokka and Katara as it was ALL the "good guys" being white people and ALL the Fire Nation as those dirty brown folk, when none of the original characters were white.


At this point it doesn't matter, and it's not worth arguing anymore. Don't start that shiat up again.
 
2010-04-26 03:34:42 PM
Gamer Grrrl: Actually, that makes a ton of sense. Katara has her little waterskin so she can waterbend. Aang manipulates the air around him. Toph manipulates the ground below her feet or the metal in her area. None of them CREATE their element, they just manipulate it. In the cartoon, it's the firebenders are are abnormal, because they CREATE flame/lightning. They break the "physics" of bending.

1) We're arguing about "making sense" in a world of elemental kung fu, nature spirits, and chimeric beasts. Sense is relative.

2) The cartoon explained this within 15 seconds in the first episode. ("Power in firebending comes from the breath. Breath becomes energy and energy becomes fire," loosely paraphrased). It doesn't need more than that. It's as if someone handed me the director's chair for Star Wars and I said "this whole Force thing doesn't make sense to me, let's explain there are actually microscopic organisms that are responsible" oh, wait...

3) Combustion is a process, not a material. In this way firebending would always have to be different from the other elements. Questioning the physics of it is just going to open more questions, this is why the 15-second mystical explanation trumps trying to "make sense."

4) Questions about lightning immediately ensue.

5) The reliance on an external source would make firebending the weakest of elements. Think about it. Snuff the flame and they're toast. Firebending not inherently generating fire and firebenders still conquering the world is what doesn't make sense.

All told, it's a mountain out of a molehill, but taken together with everything else changed nonsensically (names pronounced differently for "authenticity" but white waterbenders and gibberish in place of Chinese seal script, wtf?) I'm left with "Shyamalan just doesn't get it."
 
2010-04-26 03:38:39 PM
www.shockya.com

Forget any controversy over the 3-D nonsense. No hair loopies? FAIL.
 
2010-04-26 03:45:06 PM
Tax Boy: Forget any controversy over the 3-D nonsense. No hair loopies? FAIL.

Agreed.
 
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