The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.
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I´ve never seen the serie. I am not fan of the serie. And based on the objectivity than that fact gives me, I can tell you that the movie didnt fullfil my expectations, because I really wanted more, but it was good. I can tell you if it?s just like the book, but this is the first chapter os a triloy, that can really get better, at least, that I hope, that was exactly what happened to Twilight. I recomend it
okay first off i enjoyed the movie i went alone my mom dropped me off and i payed for 3D and let me be the first to say that i enjoyed it.i do agree that there wasnt a lot of 3D in the movie but it was okay.a lot of people on the internet have been complaining about name sayings and story line but i say that just leave it alone.people are getting way to attached to this movie ITS JUST A MOVIE,its just for entertainment.dont go into the movie theater expecting an exact copy of Book One:Water.its not the exact same thing its an adaption to a cartoon series.and yes i have watched all the episodes of the last airbender saga and i thought it was good .So anyway i enjoyes it and i appreciate the people that do and i respect all opinions and if you want to see the last airbender in real life go see this movie
The awesome source material of the highly (and rightfullly) acclaimed animated series is squandered by M. Night Shyamalan. It's like he's rushing through a term paper just barely touching all the required bases, just to say it's done and can get on with something else. Those who loved the animated series should avoid this one. I cringed almost all the way through it -- averted my gaze numerous times, was actually pondering taking a nap. Children who had been gushing about it during the pre-show were walking out for food . . . and not coming back in! They were probably the smart ones, sneaking into other movies that didn't reek.
None of the heart or the soul or the fire of the series translated into this film. It was dead, empty, emotionless, with inane writing. One of the best series for wholesomeness, humour, good writing, rapt attention to detail, rock-solid story-line for both children and adults is probably not going to be able to find a studio now who will take a chance on producing Book 2: Earth or Book 3: Fire.
The Sham tried to re-make too much into his own image that he spoiled it. Revoke his artistic license and let him flip burgers for a living! What's with the conga-line of numerous earth-benders doing a 5 mintue jig just to get one little rock to float through the air! And his name is Aang! You don't see directors messing with Wolverine's name just to make a clever point!
What a horrendous waste of awesome source material.
I'm going to start out by saying that I personally saw Avatar: The Last Airbender from start to finish. Amazing animated series, but now with a very not-amazing movie. You know something is going wrong when the first few sentences being spoken pronounce the title of the show incorrectly. Then you know its even WORSE when you find they pronounce the HERO's name incorrectly. It's Ang! A+ng! The story itself technically was accurate, but it all was done extremely choppy. And the ethnicity's for 2 of the groups were mixed up; water benders should have been Indian, fire benders should have been Asian. Apart from these details, the acting in my opinion was also lacking, but it didn't help that the script seemed very lacking as well. The ONLY good part about this movie were the visuals. The CG was great.
To those who saw the original series: DON'T see this movie. All you will do throughout the entire movie is just cringe at "AHng" whenever he's called out, and in general point out all of the flaws.
To those who haven't: You still may enjoy it, but be prepared to be a little confused. Things aren't described well enough for those who don't know whats going on.
This was the best movvie that I have seen this year. The only bad review that I agree with is that the movie is short -- but do not blame the director for that, blame the producers. Given the time constraints, I think that they did a very good job in developing the story and are setting up to go into more detail in future movies. There is a lot of material that needed to be put in to prepare for future movies (I hope that there are more..) and this is a distraction from the main story line. This movie goes into more details on the personal struggles of Aang that we do not get until book 3 of the series. Some things are different than the series -- that is good.
I love, let me reiterate that, LOVE the animated series. By the end of it I remembered every episode by name number and what happened (as many of you avid fans did). When I heard there was a movie making deal, I was excited!
About a year later I started hearing about the production on the internet and I was distraught. I was worried that they were going to butcher my favorite show. I realized that maybe my excitment was going to become grief.
As I watched the movie I cringed everytime I heard a familiar name pronounced differently, but it didn't bother me after that. I was dissapointed that some of my favorite parts that I thought were important were not in the movie. But at the end I realized that those moments weren't as important as I thought. They theme and statement of the story was presented clearly.
I'm trying to tell you fans who I can sympathize with to sit back and realize that it is the same story that you love without some of the quirky moments you love more. Give it a chance.
Give it a chance.
I almost didn't go to see this movie because of the critic's reviews. It turns out they were way too harsh. I saw the 2D version so I do not know about the 3D graphics. The story line is the same as the animated version and the acting was just fine. The cinematography was great and the fighting sequences were suspenseful and engaging. I liked it and saw no reason for the brutal beating that it has received by others.
I have been a fan of the series since it was shown on TV. People are making a big deal about the names, who cares. What I had a problem with was the fact that 1.)when the benders were bending, the elemtents didnt flow well with their motions and 2.) the movie felt rushed. Craming 20 episodes into a movie is a difficult task, but to only be 103 minutes is a slap to Avatars face. They cut out so many importants experiances and by the end of the movie it still seems as if Aang, Sokka, and Katarra were still strangers to one another. Also, the director did a poor job in portraying the brother sister rivalry of Zuko and his sister. The spirit world in the movie was un-Godly terrible (no pun intended). They had Aang only talking to one dragon spirit that didnt even exist in the series when Asng incountered many spirits includeing his past life that wasnt even mentioned in the movie. I am looking forward to Book 2: Earth (if they make it, but this time they had better get there S*** straight.