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Old 07-05-2010, 04:27 PM   #251
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Which is actually rather unfortunate... I kinda hope they get a different director (like, an "actor's director") then make the other two planned films.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #252
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938283/ratings

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Old 07-05-2010, 04:36 PM   #253
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A cult factor that Airbender will probably never get.
But it was still a incredibly bad adaptation. When making a live action movie based on a popular animated show they need to figure out what elements it has that make it popular and keep those. Neither MOTU or Last Airbender have done that.

The comedy factor from Avatar wasn't there, the sarcastic lines from Soka wasn't there. Complete innocence of Aang wasn't there. M. Night made a movie that was dark gritty and totally with out personality from a show that was inspiring, hope filled, and fun. I am fairly sure the other 2 Avatar movies are dead because of the Crap that is showing in theaters now. And it wouldn't be the first time a planned trilogy was killed because the first movie was a flop.






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Old 07-05-2010, 04:37 PM   #254
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Yeah, but Masters of the Universe at least had awesome production design. Airbender looks kinda average.
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:42 PM   #255
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Average for today... Aweinspiring and mind-boggling for the 80's. The two movies side by side, Airbender would be considered greater, hands down. Thing you gotta remember about 80's movies is that they all have that nostalgia feel to them.

I mean, when you're watching Highlander on BD and you can see the strings holding Connor up during the final quickening... THATS COOL!

But if you were to see a modern movie on BD and see the strings holding someone up... you'd scoff at the horrible production value.
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:22 PM   #256
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Maybe animes should not be made into live action movies. It just does not work
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:29 PM   #257
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I wouldn't be so sure of that. With the right director and the right script, you could make any material into a live action movie. It's just hard to find that winning combination.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:09 PM   #258
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Maybe animes should not be made into live action movies. It just does not work
Avatar: The Last Airbender isn't an anime... its entirely American produced. Style does not constitute anime as anime, itself, has hundreds of styles therein. It is a medium, and outside Japan it ONLY refers to animation done through Japanese production (inside Japan its the word for cartoon and encompasses all animated works, including Disney, but thats beside the point).
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:18 PM   #259
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Avatar: The Last Airbender isn't an anime... its entirely American produced. Style does not constitute anime as anime, itself, has hundreds of styles therein. It is a medium, and outside Japan it ONLY refers to animation done through Japanese production (inside Japan its the word for cartoon and encompasses all animated works, including Disney, but thats beside the point).
Well excuse me, it has the anime style so I associate it with anime. Maybe the correct term is American anime
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:47 PM   #260
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Maybe animes should not be made into live action movies. It just does not work
its more than if people did not fear the incredible loss of money a movie made from animes could suffer there may be better ones.

what id like to see first, at this point, is a direct to DVD live action anime movie. see how that sells and then aim for the silver screen.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:05 PM   #261
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #262
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Well excuse me, it has the anime style so I associate it with anime. Maybe the correct term is American anime
Actually... yes. That is EXACTLY the correct term.

American-anime refers to the many American cartoons that utilize a style akin to the Japanese "anime stereotype"... it is most often done in order to mislead its viewers, or at least garner that fanbase which anime seems to have through default (which is a flawed assumption, but one that seems to work regardless).
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:40 AM   #263
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American, Japanese, Looney Toons, Toei, it's all anime. The only ones who say otherwise so insistently are clearly embarrassed that they're watching Japanese Cartoons (not ashamed to admit I enjoy the occasional Japanese Cartoon).

As for the movie in question, I haven't seen. I've only recently seen the whole series. In starting the Dragon Ball Kai dub on Nicktoons, I noticed, shortly after the start, that they were marathoning all of Avatar, one season a week for three weeks, with full text commentary by the creators. I watched it all, and I enjoyed it greatly, it was a fun show.

From what I see and have heard of the movie...something was lost in translation, and it's sad. Why do so many adaptations fail to capture the magic of the original (or, in some cases *coughsupermariobroscough* fail to even look remotely like the source material)?

I just gotta say, I'm saddened by this not being all that good.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:51 AM   #264
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The definition of anime is as follows:

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1. A style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes.
2. (Performing Arts) A type of Japanese animated film with themes and styles similar to manga comics.


Definiition 1 is why American anime retains the word "anime" (and why any other production with one of the many stylizations from another country would retain the descriptive post nationality of origin). However, definition 2 is the actuality of the lone term (and the original definition as the extension wasn't brought about until the last decade or so, when America and other countries began to utilize the popular Japanese stylizations for their own productions).

And I love anime, Mewzard... I own a shit ton of it... so clearly, you're opening statement is incorrect.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:03 PM   #265
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Nite Owl if that's how we define the term anime, then that's how we define it
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:29 PM   #266
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Well... mine's 11... how old's yours?
14 & 8, and BOTH hated it.

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It doesn't count becasue it was an adaptation and not an original creation... plus its "shittiness" is more akin to Signs and The Village than the last two.
actually, since he REWROTE the story, Id say its an original......................PoS that is.




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M. Night Shyamalan Says 'The Last Airbender' DVD Will Include Cut Comedy Scenes, No Kyoshi Warriors...Yet

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"The Last Airbender" didn't win its opening weekend, but it did manage to overcome less-than-stellar reviews on its way to a hefty $70.5 million haul since its Thursday premiere.

While the jury's still out on whether we'll get a chance to see the second chapter of Aang's quest to save the world and unite the elemental nations, one thing's for sure: "The Last Airbender" will arrive on DVD (and Blu-Ray) down the road. When I had the chance to chat with "Airbender" director M. Night Shyamalan, I asked him what we're likely to see on the DVD release of the film — and whether we'll eventually get a "director's cut" of "The Last Airbender."

"All my movies are the director's cut, so that's it," he laughed. "You get to watch it in the movie theaters."

Still, Shyamalan indicated that a few of the "Last Airbender" deleted scenes he described last week will likely find their way onto the home version of the film — with one exception.

"I do want to show some of the scenes I cut out," he explained. "I probably won't show the Kyoshi Warriors because I want to save them for the second movie, because I'm going to have to introduce them all over again."

"There are a lot of scenes I took out that I want to show you," he added.

While he wouldn't go into too many specifics, Shyamalan hinted that some of the more comedic elements of the project should make the cut for the DVD's bonus features, especially after he spent so much time cutting them out the film.

"Actually, some [scenes] that were a little too comic, they're in the DVD," he said.
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Yo.

so, basically he left out the shit that likely wouldve made the fans *happy* & wouldve fleshed out the characters more, in order to keep the focus on..........*wateverdafuck*??

FUCKING DIPSHIT!!





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that's it he's done for



also WHO THE H@LLS GOING TO BUY THIS SH!T ON DvD?
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So was it the acting or the story that wasn't right?
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Yo.

so all told it cleared $40M in its 1st 4 days; who wants to bet if it'll make back the full $150M budget cost?? or even, much respect to those who gamble seriously, makes a PROFIT??

cmon, any takers??





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So was it the acting or the story that wasn't right?
the characterization was non-existent; just about everything that shouldve been there to make U care about the characters was removed/missing.

case in point: theres NO interaction between Aang & Appa, or any real reaction toward Appa from Sokka & Katara, cuz he was reduced to that of an un-named beast of burden.





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Is THE LAST AIRBENDER Shyamalan's Last Chance?
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Yo.

ok, I think this chic could pass for Katara if she droppd a few pounds (I liked the "Toph" here tho):






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‘The Last Airbender’ DVD/Blu-ray Details

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