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(Gizmodo)   The original creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender have left the live-action Netflix series. If there's anything that history has taught us, it's that a live-action Avatar adaptation without them can only go well   (io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 2:56:33 PM  
Billionaire representatives of the Fire Nation don't like the Fire Nation portrayed in a negative light... As usual.
 
2020-08-12 4:48:15 PM  
Too bad.
I gotta give props to my friend who turned me onto the original series. I wish I'd seen it before, but I am glad I can see it now and appreciate it.
 
2020-08-12 4:53:01 PM  
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2020-08-12 4:57:24 PM  
There is no live-action Last Airbender adaptation in Ba Sing Se
 
2020-08-12 4:59:38 PM  
It's always weird to me that someone will sign on to do an adaptation of a book or cartoon or something and then somewhere in between accepting the job and unveiling their work they went, "Man, I'm so glad to be working on this SUPER anticipated project! There are sooooo many fans, and I hope they like what we are making for them. So you know what I'm going to do? Let me just either obviously not have watched/read the source material or just decide to change all the good shiat people love about it. Surefire success! No way that could go wrong!"

I get making some changes to plot or cast, with the shift of format your storytelling is going to have different pacing than a medium which has days of airtime. But those aren't the changes that people usually get pissed about.
 
2020-08-12 5:00:19 PM  
I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.
 
2020-08-12 5:01:15 PM  
co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

No love lost from me. Get ALL the old players back that made the original series and I might have had hopes.
 
2020-08-12 5:03:50 PM  
This is my fault, I'm sure.  I said I was curious about the Netflix series.  This was because the right creative folks were in place.  That was just yesterday.

It was my fault.
 
2020-08-12 5:21:43 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 498x322]


I love this scene. Deadpan "my girlfriend turned into the moon" "that's rough, buddy"
 
2020-08-12 5:29:40 PM  

bikkurikun: I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.


M Night's fark handle, apparently.
 
2020-08-12 5:34:45 PM  
This is almost as sad as when Appa gets kidnapped :(
 
2020-08-12 5:35:43 PM  

mongbiohazard: bikkurikun: I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.

M Night's fark handle, apparently.


That would be....... a twist
 
2020-08-12 5:37:30 PM  

Oysterman: There is no live-action Last Airbender adaptation in Ba Sing Se


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2020-08-12 5:38:16 PM  

kbronsito: This is almost as sad as when Appa gets kidnapped :(


I get irrationally angry at the circus keeper.
 
2020-08-12 5:40:28 PM  
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2020-08-12 5:41:53 PM  
Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.
 
2020-08-12 5:42:09 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: kbronsito: This is almost as sad as when Appa gets kidnapped :(

I get irrationally angry at the circus keeper.


I get mad at Katara for stopping Aang from murdering all the sand bending aholes.
 
2020-08-12 6:02:23 PM  

Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.


Only the second season was truly bad. The first and fourth seasons were good, and the third season was excellent.
 
2020-08-12 6:08:23 PM  

Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.


From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.
 
2020-08-12 6:21:17 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.


If you ever decide to watch it, maybe try to have in the mindset that it could be a parallel take on the original world. I wanted it to be an actual continuation and it just infuriated me to be stuck with a world that didn't feel right.
 
2020-08-12 6:22:12 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: kbronsito: This is almost as sad as when Appa gets kidnapped :(

I get irrationally angry at the circus keeper.


I dunno, my anger is pretty high but feels completely rational. The man deserved a horrific death.
 
2020-08-12 6:25:16 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.


It's not a bad show overall, despite its very vocal detractors. The seasons are all basically self contained stories with the second one being pretty rough. But the rest is good to excellent. If you want a ton of references to TLA, you'll be disappointed. All of the major characters are completely new even if a chunk of them are the kids of characters you already know.
 
2020-08-12 6:44:27 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.


I would give it a shot. Season 2 was the weakest but it also tells the story of Wan the first avatar. I enjoyed that little diversion myself. Also my take for what it's worth. I know TLDR

Korra does come off as unwilling to learn and makes mistakes. But as the season goes on that changes, just not quickly. I take that ad just like people in real life, some of us are more adjusted to learning our leasons and completing our Goals like Aang. While others of us are dumb, stubborn and need life to kick us repeatedly until we get the point.

Korra's journey is different and she gets there.  She had to make peace with herself and find out who she is.  It's not a clean story and some of it may have could have been done better, but I think it's good and enjoyed it.

Aang being an absent Father made sense to me.  Not the progression I imagined for him, but it doesn't ruin or diminish him. I think it speaks to real life. He struggled with work life balance essentially. Some people are good at it, while others struggle.

Does that make him a bad person or diminish things? No it just makes him human, even hero's aren't perfect. Maybe he had a lot of pressing issues and felt they needed to be done. By focusing on them he was protecting his family. We don't see a lot of it, but you do see his children reconciling this. I thought that was interesting approach.

Toph goes on to be a hermit... no surprise Toph always seemed like she just wanted to do her thing and be left alone. But again they imply there is more there.

I wouldn't say Katara goes off to do nothing. It seems like she is a respected elder in her village and after the big adventure had focused on preserving her culture and people. I feel like that's all she wanted all along.

On a martial arts side, I enjoyed watching how they tweaked the movements for bending. It was akin to looking at the old series as traditional movements from Hung Gar etc. while many of the new fights were like after Bruce Lee came along and started blending styles taking what was best for the situation. So we see some blending of the arts and even in the bending.

Overall the Last Airbender and Korra are different. To me both good in their own way. I think seeing the heroes of the first series grow up and maybe not become what we had hoped or imagined turns some folks off. But Korra's story is meant to be different. It tells of an all new avatar who may not start with the best qualities. They tried to use a more grown up tone, to age and grow with the audience. It wasn't perfect but it was good in its own way.


Also Henry Rollins as a villain \m/ I felt like the it's worth it just for that Hahahaha.
 
2020-08-12 7:07:05 PM  

Alasastar: Aang being an absent Father made sense to me.  Not the progression I imagined for him, but it doesn't ruin or diminish him. I think it speaks to real life. He struggled with work life balance essentially. Some people are good at it, while others struggle.

Does that make him a bad person or diminish things? No it just makes him human, even hero's aren't perfect. Maybe he had a lot of pressing issues and felt they needed to be done. By focusing on them he was protecting his family. We don't see a lot of it, but you do see his children reconciling this. I thought that was interesting approach.


There was probably a lot of favoritism to his little airbender, also. But again, that's somewhat understandable. Aang was the last air nomad, and so he clearly dedicated a big part of his life to preserving his culture. I'm sure he loved all of his kids, but how could he not spend a lot of time training his only airbending child and making sure he was equipped to carry on the Air Nation? Bumi and Kya were miffed by this, but who isn't miffed by perceived (or actual) parental favoritism? It doesn't mean Aang was a bad person, just that he was a person who didn't always perfectly balance his life.
 
2020-08-12 7:17:50 PM  

bikkurikun: I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.


I have yet to watch TLA (and want to, hard to find time), and I almost want to subject myself to the horrible movie first just so I can that much more appreciate the show when I watch it.

But I'm not sure it's even watchable in MST3K form based on what people have said...
 
2020-08-12 7:19:58 PM  

shut_it_down: Alasastar: Aang being an absent Father made sense to me.  Not the progression I imagined for him, but it doesn't ruin or diminish him. I think it speaks to real life. He struggled with work life balance essentially. Some people are good at it, while others struggle.

Does that make him a bad person or diminish things? No it just makes him human, even hero's aren't perfect. Maybe he had a lot of pressing issues and felt they needed to be done. By focusing on them he was protecting his family. We don't see a lot of it, but you do see his children reconciling this. I thought that was interesting approach.

There was probably a lot of favoritism to his little airbender, also. But again, that's somewhat understandable. Aang was the last air nomad, and so he clearly dedicated a big part of his life to preserving his culture. I'm sure he loved all of his kids, but how could he not spend a lot of time training his only airbending child and making sure he was equipped to carry on the Air Nation? Bumi and Kya were miffed by this, but who isn't miffed by perceived (or actual) parental favoritism? It doesn't mean Aang was a bad person, just that he was a person who didn't always perfectly balance his life.


Aang prepared Temzin because he wanted to make sure there were more air nomads in the future. He probably had no idea what would happen if three avatars later there weren't any air benders left and the cycle broke. So preserving his culture was also the preservation of a vital feature for the world of Avatar. But he kinda farked up because there's probably no reason why Bumi or Kya couldn't have ended up having air nomad children or grandkids after the gene (or whatever) skipped a generation. So he should have taught them air bending stuff too.

Instead of having the plot twist where new air benders magically appeared out of nowhere, they should have had a plot where it turns out all these new air nomads were Bumi's kids. The guy was a sailor. It wouldn't be completely unbelievable that he'd been raw dogging women in lots of ports around the world and ended up leaving a bunch of little air benders all over the place.
 
2020-08-12 7:26:11 PM  

bikkurikun: mongbiohazard: bikkurikun: I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.

M Night's fark handle, apparently.

That would be....... a twist


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2020-08-12 7:46:10 PM  

mongbiohazard: It's always weird to me that someone will sign on to do an adaptation of a book or cartoon or something and then somewhere in between accepting the job and unveiling their work they went, "Man, I'm so glad to be working on this SUPER anticipated project! There are sooooo many fans, and I hope they like what we are making for them. So you know what I'm going to do? Let me just either obviously not have watched/read the source material or just decide to change all the good shiat people love about it. Surefire success! No way that could go wrong!"

I get making some changes to plot or cast, with the shift of format your storytelling is going to have different pacing than a medium which has days of airtime. But those aren't the changes that people usually get pissed about.


This happens to everything, as part of the usual "let's make X have a broader appeal by changing it into something that's not X anymore" thought process. Optional: call the original fans of X that are complaining about it not being X anymore losers, toxic, misogynists, racists, etc.
 
2020-08-12 7:47:39 PM  

bikkurikun: I liked the Night Shamalyan movie. The animation series that followed was only so-so and deviated quite a bit from the movie, so I was hoping the new series was going to be more in line with Night Shamalyan's original vision.


That's just mean
 
2020-08-12 7:49:08 PM  

MinatoArisato013: co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

No love lost from me. Get ALL the old players back that made the original series and I might have had hopes.


Well, Aaron Ehasz is currently way too busy throwing the entire future of The Dragon Prince into serious jeopardy by running around being a complete asshole, so... that's cool I guess...
 
2020-08-12 7:57:45 PM  

shut_it_down: Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.

It's not a bad show overall, despite its very vocal detractors. The seasons are all basically self contained stories with the second one being pretty rough. But the rest is good to excellent. If you want a ton of references to TLA, you'll be disappointed. All of the major characters are completely new even if a chunk of them are the kids of characters you already know.


Korra was ok, but it was definitely the Korra show.  It was all about her and her journey.  What made ATLA great was the ensemble cast and their relationships, and they all had to evolve to make the story work. Korra's supporting cast were just less interesting and less important.
 
2020-08-12 8:09:03 PM  

Bslim: Toph became a bitter hermit


Mom Toph
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2020-08-12 8:12:07 PM  

Alasastar: Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.

I would give it a shot. Season 2 was the weakest but it also tells the story of Wan the first avatar. I enjoyed that little diversion myself. Also my take for what it's worth. I know TLDR

Korra does come off as unwilling to learn and makes mistakes. But as the season goes on that changes, just not quickly. I take that ad just like people in real life, some of us are more adjusted to learning our leasons and completing our Goals like Aang. While others of us are dumb, stubborn and need life to kick us repeatedly until we get the point.

Korra's journey is different and she gets there.  She had to make peace with herself and find out who she is.  It's not a clean story and some of it may have could have been done better, but I think it's good and enjoyed it.

Aang being an absent Father made sense to me.  Not the progression I imagined for him, but it doesn't ruin or diminish him. I think it speaks to real life. He struggled with work life balance essentially. Some people are good at it, while others struggle.

Does that make him a bad person or diminish things? No it just makes him human, even hero's aren't perfect. Maybe he had a lot of pressing issues and felt they needed to be done. By focusing on them he was protecting his family. We don't see a lot ...

The graphic novella trilogies for A:TLA lay groundwork for how the world went from there to TLoK in just seven decades. It actually makes sense, and the trilogies are either written by or done with the full approval of the creative team and are considered fully canon. There are seven such out already and an eighth starting in October.

• "The Promise" starts right after the end of the series, then after a brief introduction setting up what "the Promise" is, fast-forwards a year later. Aang is drawn noticeably taller (taller than Katara now), so he's had his adolescent / puberty growth spurt and likely his voice is changing. This trilogy is about the Fire Nation colonies that had been established in Earth Kingdom territory and what's to happen to them now that the war is over. The answer sets the stage for the United Republic. At one point Aang makes a decision with unexpected long-term consequences that sets up part of the problems Korra had to deal with.

• "The Search" ―'; for Zuko's Mom. Yes, that story is finally told, and as Old Lady Katara was saying before she was so rudely interrupted, it truly is an amazing story. An unlikely ally joins Team Avatar for this one (hey, it's her mother, too!) while Toph stays behind to start a metalbending academy.

• "The Rift" focuses on Toph and a potential love interest, and shows how technology is progressing in this world, and the consequences thereof.

• "Smoke and Shadow" focuses on Fire Lord Zuko and a mysterious rash of vanishings of children in the Fire Nation capital including a child we meet in "The Search" who's become very important to Zuko. Who's behind it? Could it be spirits?

• "North and South" takes place basically simultaneously with "Smoke and Shadow." Katara and Sokka finally return home to the South Pole for the first time since they left with their Grandma's blessing in the second episode of the series. Because of the reunification with the Northern Water Tribes, things have changed.

• "Imbalance" shows the beginnings of conflicts between benders and non-benders, and shows what will become Republic City.

• "Katara and the Pirate's Silver" is forthcoming and I don't know what it's about.

There are also two TLoK trilogies so far that follow up the end of that series: "Turf Wars" and "Ruins of the Empire."
 
2020-08-12 8:42:14 PM  
The problems for LoK has more to do with executive meddling than anything else. It never had the chance to be the fully realized, nearly flawless production TLA was.

That being said, it is well above average. It just doesn't rise to the greatness of Airbender.
 
2020-08-12 8:55:55 PM  
So throw it in the pile with death note, cowboy bebop and that weird full metal alchemist movie.
 
2020-08-12 8:57:03 PM  

Nadie_AZ: Too bad.
I gotta give props to my friend who turned me onto the original series. I wish I'd seen it before, but I am glad I can see it now and appreciate it.


I'm grateful to a friend for the same reason.  It's a cliche, but it really is great for kids and adults; my 9 year old loves it.  And along with the character development that you always hear about, it's genuinely funny regardless of your age.  And not the kind of humor aimed at adults that goes over the kids' heads.
 
2020-08-12 9:08:17 PM  

firesign: MinatoArisato013: co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

No love lost from me. Get ALL the old players back that made the original series and I might have had hopes.

Well, Aaron Ehasz is currently way too busy throwing the entire future of The Dragon Prince into serious jeopardy by running around being a complete asshole, so... that's cool I guess...


You need more than Aaron to fix what LoK did to the series for me. Heck the combat director was a producer for Voltron. And that was goddamn mess.
 
2020-08-12 9:40:16 PM  

Naido: Nadie_AZ: Too bad.
I gotta give props to my friend who turned me onto the original series. I wish I'd seen it before, but I am glad I can see it now and appreciate it.

I'm grateful to a friend for the same reason.  It's a cliche, but it really is great for kids and adults; my 9 year old loves it.  And along with the character development that you always hear about, it's genuinely funny regardless of your age.  And not the kind of humor aimed at adults that goes over the kids' heads.



I love Appa's sense of humor.
 
2020-08-12 9:59:51 PM  

kbronsito: Naido: Nadie_AZ: Too bad.
I gotta give props to my friend who turned me onto the original series. I wish I'd seen it before, but I am glad I can see it now and appreciate it.

I'm grateful to a friend for the same reason.  It's a cliche, but it really is great for kids and adults; my 9 year old loves it.  And along with the character development that you always hear about, it's genuinely funny regardless of your age.  And not the kind of humor aimed at adults that goes over the kids' heads.


I love Appa's sense of humor.


He was a damn good swordsman too, nobody could quadruple wield like he could.

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2020-08-12 10:06:06 PM  

Invincible: Martian_Astronomer: [Fark user image image 498x322]

I love this scene. Deadpan "my girlfriend turned into the moon" "that's rough, buddy"


I kept waiting for Zuko to say Bangarang. I'll just leave this:

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2020-08-12 10:18:31 PM  

Bslim: Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.

If you ever decide to watch it, maybe try to have in the mindset that it could be a parallel take on the original world. I wanted it to be an actual continuation and it just infuriated me to be stuck with a world that didn't feel right.


I thought it was a fairly good representation of how technology would advance in the 60 or so years between the shows. And I appreciated them not doing just another Pokemon-ish "young kids exploring the world" and doing something more young adult-ish.
 
2020-08-12 10:36:19 PM  
The Last Agni Kai: Best Animated Fight Ever?
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Her answer is yes, very much yes.
 
2020-08-13 12:02:55 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Bslim: Avatar: The Last Airbenderand The Legend of Korra

Legend of Korra was shiat, what a disservice to the character, they presented her as a shiatty Avatar, she was dumb, irresponsible and unwilling to.learn anything. Apart from that, they retroactively ruined the original Avatar. And was apparently and absent and neglectful father, Katara wilted into some old, do-nothing hag, Toph became a bitter hermit, no mention of Sokka. At least Zuko got some screentime and seemed to have stayed true to character.
Then that stupid, stupid city. Why? It was a stupid story executed horribly.

From what I've heard, they implied Sokka was dead. Haven't seen LoK myself, though, due to all the bad reviews of it.


There are two episodes on the original avatar in season (book) two.  This is a must watch episode.  I mostly liked Korra, but haven't rewatched the series; but I've gon back to those two episodes a bunch of times.
 
2020-08-13 1:50:52 AM  

mongbiohazard: It's always weird to me that someone will sign on to do an adaptation of a book or cartoon or something and then somewhere in between accepting the job and unveiling their work they went, "Man, I'm so glad to be working on this SUPER anticipated project! There are sooooo many fans, and I hope they like what we are making for them. So you know what I'm going to do? Let me just either obviously not have watched/read the source material or just decide to change all the good shiat people love about it. Surefire success! No way that could go wrong!"

I get making some changes to plot or cast, with the shift of format your storytelling is going to have different pacing than a medium which has days of airtime. But those aren't the changes that people usually get pissed about.


We have no idea what went wrong.  What we do know is that the Witcher cost Netflix $10m+ per episode and this was projected to be more expensive. Considering they haven't started filming yet, there's a lot that could go on that's pretty typical in this kind of adaptation that could make two very sensitive creators not want to participate, particularly if they're heavily tied to the story and don't like being told to cut the fat to cut down the episode count(just like the Witcher and Altered Carbon went through)
 
2020-08-13 3:15:50 AM  
I mean... an animated adaptation of the series with the original creators didn't particularly work, so I'm not sure their absence of the live-action part is necessarily going to be the point of failure here.

// Korra wasn't bad, it's just that it was a decent generic Nickelodeon action cartoon, so as a follow-up to Avatar it fell waaaaaay flat.  They really should have just had it be a spiritual successor and not pretended it was a sequel so all the continuity and character issues were at least not thrown into such sharp relief.
 
2020-08-13 7:44:51 AM  

firesign: MinatoArisato013: co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

No love lost from me. Get ALL the old players back that made the original series and I might have had hopes.

Well, Aaron Ehasz is currently way too busy throwing the entire future of The Dragon Prince into serious jeopardy by running around being a complete asshole, so... that's cool I guess...


It was renewed through season 7 recently, so I don't think it's in immediate jeopardy.
 
2020-08-13 8:31:01 AM  

NobleHam: firesign: MinatoArisato013: co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

No love lost from me. Get ALL the old players back that made the original series and I might have had hopes.

Well, Aaron Ehasz is currently way too busy throwing the entire future of The Dragon Prince into serious jeopardy by running around being a complete asshole, so... that's cool I guess...

It was renewed through season 7 recently, so I don't think it's in immediate jeopardy.


Oh, well that's awesome, actually. Hadn't heard any updates since last fall when everyone accused him of being an utter tyrant at work, throwing his baby at female employees to babysit, etc.
 
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