The Last Airbender: An Abomination

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Summary

TLDRThe video script offers a critical analysis of M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Last Airbender' movie, highlighting its numerous shortcomings. It discusses the film's failure as an adaptation, its poor storytelling, and the controversial casting choices. The script also delves into the director's career trajectory and the potential reasons behind his missteps in handling the project. Despite its criticisms, it acknowledges a few aspects of the film's background design that still hold up. Overall, the video serves as a retrospective critique on what could have been a beloved adaptation, but instead became a point of ridicule and disappointment for fans of the original animated series.

Takeaways

  • 📺 The Last Airbender movie adaptation was widely criticized for its failure to capture the essence of the original animated series.
  • 🎬 M. Night Shyamalan's direction and storytelling were seen as a significant factor in the film's failure, with critics pointing out the lack of character development and awkward dialogue.
  • 🎥 The casting choices, particularly the whitewashing of certain roles, sparked controversy and were seen as a misstep in representing the diverse cultural backgrounds of the four nations in the Avatar universe.
  • 🌍 The film's portrayal of the four nations and their bending styles did not align well with the source material, leading to confusion and disappointment among fans.
  • 🤯 The pacing and structure of the movie were criticized for not effectively condensing the rich narrative of the series into a coherent film format.
  • 🔥 The action sequences and bending abilities in the film were underwhelming, with firebenders, for example, relying on external sources for fire instead of generating it themselves.
  • 🌊 The concept of the Avatar was altered in the film, presenting Aang as a pacifist figure rather than the powerful bridge between the physical and spiritual worlds as in the series.
  • 🎭 The performances of the young actors, particularly Noah Ringer as Aang, were seen as uneven and not up to the standards of a major blockbuster film.
  • 🏰 The change in setting and atmosphere, such as the portrayal of the Northern Water Tribe, deviated from the show's original depiction and did not resonate with fans.
  • 🗣️ The film's dialogue was criticized for being stilted and unnatural, with characters often speaking in a roundabout way that did not feel true to their personalities or the world they inhabited.
  • 🚫 The overall sentiment towards the film was overwhelmingly negative, with many feeling that it failed to honor the legacy of the original show and instead created a new set of problems.

Q & A

  • What was the initial reaction of kids at school to the premiere of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

    -The kids at school were excited and imitated the bending moves from the show, with some even throwing rocks at others, showing a wide range of responses to the show's popularity.

  • How did the speaker feel when they were singled out for liking the water element?

    -The speaker felt embarrassed and devastated because they were told that only girls could be waterbenders, which made them question their preference and feel out of place.

  • What is the speaker's overall opinion of the movie adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

    -The speaker considers the movie a fascinating failure on multiple levels, including as an adaptation, an introduction to the show, and in terms of storytelling and character behavior.

  • Why was M. Night Shyamalan chosen to direct the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie?

    -Shyamalan was chosen due to his previous success with small-scale thrillers and his desire to revive his career, as well as his personal interest in the show, which he watched with his children.

  • What was the main criticism regarding the casting decisions in the movie?

    -The main criticism was the whitewashing of the cast, particularly the choice of actors for the waterbenders, which was seen as either a result of Hollywood nepotism or a lack of consideration for the source material's cultural backgrounds.

  • What did the speaker appreciate about the movie despite its numerous flaws?

    -The speaker appreciated the backgrounds in the movie, particularly the aesthetic of the Fire Nation Capital, which they felt still held up well despite the movie's shortcomings.

  • What was the speaker's issue with the pacing and structure of the movie?

    -The speaker felt that the movie failed in pacing and structure by trying to condense too much plot from the series into a single film, resulting in a disjointed and rushed narrative.

  • How did the movie's portrayal of the Avatar differ from the original show?

    -The movie portrayed the Avatar as a pacifist figure who couldn't hurt others, which was a significant departure from the show, where the Avatar was a symbol of hope but not necessarily bound by pacifism.

  • What was the speaker's view on the performances of the main cast in the movie?

    -The speaker was critical of the main cast's performances, particularly Noah Ringer as Aang, and felt that the actors were not well-utilized, with their characters lacking depth and motivation.

  • What was the speaker's final verdict on the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender?

    -The speaker concluded that the live-action adaptation was a failure that did not capture the essence of the original show and suggested that a better approach would have been to create a new, original story in a different timeline.

Outlines

00:00

📺 Nostalgic Misunderstandings in 'The Last Airbender'

The paragraph discusses the author's childhood memories of the excitement surrounding the premiere of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' and the subsequent playground discussions about the show's elements. It also touches on a personal anecdote where the author was singled out for liking the water element, leading to feelings of embarrassment. The paragraph transitions into a critique of the live-action adaptation 'The Last Airbender,' highlighting the film's failure as an adaptation and introduction to the series, as well as its storytelling shortcomings.

05:01

🎬 M. Night Shyamalan's Inconsistencies and Casting Choices

This paragraph delves into the career of director M. Night Shyamalan, noting his inconsistent track record with films. It explores why Shyamalan was chosen to direct 'The Last Airbender,' suggesting that his intention was to revive his career and fit into the Hollywood mainstream. The discussion includes the controversial casting decisions, attributing them to a mix of nepotism and Shyamalan's vision, which led to the 'whitewashing' of the characters. The paragraph also reflects on Shyamalan's realization of the film's shortcomings and his return to smaller-scale movies.

10:03

🌄 Appreciating the Backgrounds in 'The Last Airbender'

Despite the overall negative reception of 'The Last Airbender,' the paragraph expresses appreciation for the film's backgrounds, particularly the Fire Nation Capital. The author acknowledges the visual appeal of the CGI and the aesthetic combination of Southeast Asian styles. However, the paragraph also criticizes the film's script, pacing, and character development, arguing that the movie fails to engage the audience due to its focus on exposition and lack of character depth.

15:05

🔥 The Fire Nation's Flawed Fire Benders

The paragraph criticizes the depiction of fire benders in 'The Last Airbender,' arguing that the film's decision to have them rely on external sources of fire makes them less interesting and less threatening. It contrasts this with the original show's portrayal of fire benders as powerful and capable of generating their own fire. The author also discusses the film's action sequences, suggesting that they fall short of the original show's excitement and that the live-action adaptation fails to capture the essence of the bending arts.

20:08

🎭 Disappointing Performances and Character Depth

This paragraph focuses on the performances of the actors in 'The Last Airbender,' particularly Noah Ringer as Aang and Nicola Peltz as Katara. It discusses the challenges faced by the young actors and the impact of the film's failure on their careers. The paragraph also touches on the lack of character development and the film's inability to capture the essence of the original characters, resulting in a disconnect between the audience and the characters on screen.

25:09

🗣️ The Misguided Direction of 'The Last Airbender'

The paragraph critiques M. Night Shyamalan's direction of 'The Last Airbender,' arguing that his approach to storytelling and character development was misguided. It discusses the film's failure to establish a central theme and its mishandling of the concept of the Avatar as a symbol of hope. The paragraph also highlights the film's changes to the original show's narrative, suggesting that these alterations detract from the story's impact and emotional resonance.

30:09

🎥 The Folly of Live-Action Adaptations

The final paragraph reflects on the broader implications of 'The Last Airbender' and other live-action adaptations, questioning the necessity and value of retelling stories that have already been perfectly executed in their original form. It argues that adaptations like 'The Last Airbender' can inadvertently increase appreciation for the original work by showcasing how not to adapt a story. The paragraph concludes with a plea for filmmakers to avoid creating major blockbusters that fail to capture the magic of their source material.

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Keywords

💡Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender is an animated television series that the video discusses in comparison to the film adaptation. The show is praised for its storytelling and character development, and serves as a point of reference for critiquing the film's failures.

💡M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan is the director of the film adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which the video script criticizes extensively. His directorial choices and the film's failure to capture the essence of the original series are central to the discussion.

💡Adaptation

Adaptation refers to the process of transforming a piece of media, like a TV show or book, into a different format, such as a movie. In the context of the video, the film adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is scrutinized for its numerous deviations from the original series.

💡Whitewashing

Whitewashing is the practice of casting white actors in non-white roles, often leading to a lack of representation for people of color. The video script discusses allegations of whitewashing in the casting of the film adaptation, questioning the decision-making behind the ethnicities of the actors chosen.

💡Pacing

Pacing refers to the speed at which a story unfolds, which is crucial for maintaining audience engagement. The video script criticizes the film's pacing, stating that it fails to effectively condense the original series' plot into a coherent movie format.

💡Exposition

Exposition is the process of revealing background information about events, characters, or settings to the audience. In the video, it is criticized for being heavy-handed and lacking in the film, with characters often serving as mere vehicles for lore dumping rather than engaging in natural dialogue.

💡Bending

Bending is the core concept of the Avatar universe, where individuals can manipulate the elements of water, earth, fire, and air through martial arts. The video discusses the challenges of translating the animated bending into live-action and criticizes the film's execution of it.

💡Casting

Casting involves selecting actors for roles in a film or production. The video script heavily critiques the casting decisions made for the film adaptation, suggesting they were based on factors other than acting ability and did not align with the characters from the original series.

💡Character Development

Character development refers to the process by which characters in a story change and grow over time. The video script laments the lack of character development in the film, with characters reduced to mere plot devices rather than fully realized individuals.

💡Cultural Representation

Cultural representation in media refers to the portrayal of different cultures and ethnic groups. The video script touches on the film's failure to accurately represent the diverse cultural backgrounds of the four nations in the Avatar universe, leading to a homogenized and less authentic adaptation.

Highlights

The impact of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' on children and their play, with kids imitating the elements and the social dynamics it created.

The personal anecdote of being singled out for liking the 'water' element, reflecting broader societal gender stereotypes.

The critical failure of 'The Last Airbender' film as an adaptation, failing to capture the essence of the original show and alienating its fanbase.

M. Night Shyamalan's inconsistent directorial record and his misstep with taking on a major blockbuster like 'The Last Airbender'.

The irony of Shyamalan's career resurgence being linked to his children and their interest in 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'.

The questionable casting decisions in 'The Last Airbender' and the controversies surrounding them, including allegations of nepotism.

Shyamalan's admission of his lack of fit for blockbuster films and his better niche in smaller scale thrillers or horror concepts.

The disconnect between the ethnicities of the four nations in the film and the source material, highlighting Hollywood's casting issues.

The critique of the film's script, pacing, and character development, emphasizing the importance of a well-written narrative.

The observation that the backgrounds and visual effects in 'The Last Airbender' were one of the few redeeming qualities of the film.

The analysis of the film's action sequences and how they failed to translate the animated show's dynamic into a live-action format.

The critique of the film's handling of the Avatar's role and power, contrasting it with the original show's portrayal.

The disappointment with the main cast's performances and the lack of depth given to their characters.

The contrast between the original show's complex characters and the film's one-dimensional representations.

The examination of the film's tonal inconsistencies and its failure to capture the spirit of adventure and humor from the animated series.

The critique of the film's handling of the Fire Nation and the loss of cultural significance in the adaptation process.

The discussion on the film's missed opportunities and the broader implications for the potential of a live-action 'Avatar' adaptation.

The final verdict on 'The Last Airbender' as a film that failed on multiple levels and the appreciation for the original show it inspired.

Transcripts

00:00

when I was a kid avatar The Last

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Airbender had just premiered its first

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few episodes it took the school by force

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every dumb kid was swooshing and

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slashing the air like they were bending

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the elements some were just chucking

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rocks at people I remember one day at

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recess all the guys were gathered around

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and we discussed which element we like

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the best some kids said fire others

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Earth and then there was me I said that

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I liked water some little [ __ ]

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immediately singled me out and said

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don't you know only girls are water

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benders that caught me off guard it

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devastated me I couldn't recall any guy

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water benders water I felt embarrassed

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and I slunk away yeah you know in the

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end the kid was just wrong uh we see a

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lot of male water benders later on I

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guess the lesson here is that uh in that

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brief span of time before the gang got

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to the northern water tribe a bunch of

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dumb kids in rural Ohio

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thought that just girls could waterbend

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because our only reference was qara this

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has nothing to do with the rest of the

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video uh I just didn't want to be

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another video essay that starts off

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saying the last air bender is absolute

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trash The Last Airbender the movie the

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game is an utterly fascinating film for

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me it's one of those brilliant moments

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in Hollywood where absolutely nothing

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works that's a penis it fails as an

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adaptation of one of the greatest shows

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to ever exist and it fails as an

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introduction to anyone unfamiliar with

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said show it fails at storytelling in

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general hell it even fails in emulating

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how humans behave and speak are really

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powerful Benders in the the northern

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water tribe my dad told me about it

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before he left it's led by a princess

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because her father died there a teacher

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how does that even happen who forgets

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how humans work oh that that's why

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complaining about this movie is one of

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the most done to death things on YouTube

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for most late Millennials and early

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Zoomers the cartoon was like a holy text

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and this movie was the equivalent of

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sacrilege burn him at the stake they

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said Stone the

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Shyamalan make him pay for his sins and

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if they had just called him a once and

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look I'm a major fan of Avatar it's

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certainly the Best Western animated kid

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show by a long mile friendly mushroom

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she jo friend I understand the outrage

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but now just so many years have passed

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uh this whole experience is more funny

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to me than anything the show exists I'm

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glad it exists and you can never

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replicate it no matter how many times

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they try I think I've genuinely got more

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entertainment from this movie being bad

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than I ever could have if it was just

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mediocre or even good and now here I am

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making a video trashing that movie in

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2024

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I'm a little late to the party on this

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one I got a feeling that Avatar fans are

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going to make fun of something else for

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the next 10 years so before that takes

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over I decide to be the last one out

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goodbye Last Airbender we got a new

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thing to make fun of but before sending

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this movie off to the farm and never

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talking about it again I want to explore

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just one question what the hell was

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anyone

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thinking if there is something that has

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baffled people for over a decade it is

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the question why ight Shyamalan why was

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he the director chosen for this project

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and to answer that we have to first ask

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another question where was ight

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Shyamalan in his career the answer is he

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wasn't doing great some directors are

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consistently good some are consistently

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bad but Shyamalan is consistent in not

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being consistent you might as well roll

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the dice on his quality some of his

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films are all right and then there's

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those times that he just rolls a crit

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fail the rebounding explosion makes a

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critical

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bomb ight shamalan works best with small

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scale Thrillers or horror Concepts

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doesn't mean they'll always be good what

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no but it's what he's best at so why why

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did he take on a major Blockbuster two

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reasons one to fit in and two to bring

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back his career from the verge of death

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shyamalan's catalog is like a roller

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coaster a lot more UPS than Downs

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Shyamalan always has this ability of

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releasing one decent movie right before

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everyone has given up on him he really

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has that knack for occasionally hitting

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a home run so everyone just keeps him

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around like Stanton so he's never really

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done actual

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Blockbusters except for those two times

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and even he admits now he wasn't cut out

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for it you know he says now after

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everyone's clowned on it looking at the

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interviews he used every COPE in the

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book you know I always had a European

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sensibility to my movies so they the the

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pacing is always light little bit off

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for for them you know and it feels a

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little stilted and they need more they

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need more electricity and all that stuff

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and I'm like this is the way I I think

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of things cuz you know Hitchcock and

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corar and stany kubri these are like my

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teachers and I'm the

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Avatar I ran away but I'm back now who

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do you think you are ight coima which

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look it makes sense that nobody wants to

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take the project they worked on and

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throw it under the bus except if it's

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Madam web but now that he's been removed

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from it and he's been humbled went back

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to midsize movie land where he belongs

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he realizes that uh yeah this movie's

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trash at the same time though why did he

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have to learn this lesson with Avatar

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why is your hair white young lady you

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look very

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odd it's because of his kids that's it

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they were watching it in the room one

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day and M Night waltzed up and started

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watching it with them it was all over

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from there imagine just liking a show

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and your dad walks in on you and decides

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to make his own version of it what a

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nightmare by all accounts Shyamalan was

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the one who came up with the idea of an

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Avatar movie Paramount were kind of just

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like oh okay I guess we're doing this

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and Shyamalan really over promised he

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wanted to do a three movie trilogy that

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he would write into direct all by

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himself he wanted to ride that Avatar IP

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all the way back to the top and oh man

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did he not do that at

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all in hindsight betting at all on ight

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Shyamalan was the first mistake the

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second more Infamous reason uh one that

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everyone has forever talked about is the

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casting why do the water benders look

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like that why do the fire Benders look

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like that why do the Earth ERS look like

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that well the Earth kingdom is literally

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based off China so that makes sense why

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did they do this was it malicious was it

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racist and uh no best that I could find

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Shyamalan kind of just didn't think

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about it you see the ethnicities of the

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four nations were determined by whoever

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he decided to work with that was it the

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reason Ang was white was because Noah

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Ringer was a short 12-year-old black

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belt in Taekwondo he had literally no

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acting experience but he he sure could

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do that go go go Shyamalan wanted to

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cast Nia peltz's guara saying she was a

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talented young actress who he envisioned

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in the role if you watch my Transformers

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4 video you could kind of tell that was

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absolute [ __ ] 100 years ago all was

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right with our world prosperity and

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peace filled our days Fire Lord

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son you took him from our village but

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how did she work in two major Hollywood

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films without any experience allegedly

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pelts was only hired because of her

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billionaire father Nelson pelts

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allegedly a producer owed her dad a

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favor like I said

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allegedly but considering how bad she is

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and how Hollywood works I 100% could see

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this being true because of that well

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Saka had to be the same ethnicity as

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qara and all the other water benders had

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to kind of resemble them too we'll never

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get the true story but there is always

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the possibility that this whole

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unfortunate whitewashing incident was

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never caused by actual racism but just

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Classic Hollywood nepotism yippe it's

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funny how much one casting Choice

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drastically affected the film like

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originally Zuko was supposed to be

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played by Jesse McCartney yes that one

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but he had a tour at the time or

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something and dropped out so shyamalan's

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next choice was Dev tell oh my God

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imagine this trash fire of Jesse

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McCartney in regards to the fire

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nation's ethnicity Shyamalan said this

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in a Gizmodo article from 2010 the fire

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nation was the most complicated I kept

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switching who was playing Zuko it was

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such a complicated and drawn out thing

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about practical matters but the first

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person I was considering casting for

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Zuko was Ecuadorian so I started

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thinking that way then when that person

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couldn't do it the next person who came

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in was much more C asion and then we had

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to switch everything around so here's my

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personal Theory whoever was going to be

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Zuko was going to determine the

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nationality of the entire Fire Nation

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like it sounds like here we almost got

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ecuadorians Conquering the world but

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since Dev Patel got the role well in

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shyamalan's mind all the fire Benders

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had to be Indian now not a single neuron

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was activated in that brain but hey hey

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I don't like being too negative before

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going down that path of just completely

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bashing this movie I want to say what I

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actually like about the last air bender

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the backgrounds I like the backgrounds

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man that says a lot about modern CGI at

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The Last Airbender movie still kind of

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holds up and I like one specific

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background more than any of them uh this

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background the Fire Nation Capital yeah

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it doesn't resemble the show's capital

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in the slightest but I really like the

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aesthetic it's like a grandiose

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combination of multiple s Southeast

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Asian Styles it doesn't fit at all as

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the capital of the Fire Nation I I just

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like the atmosphere okay that's

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it oh to be a fly on the wall when ight

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was writing this movie what was the

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thought process how can you get so

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invested in the show approach Paramount

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with the idea go through all this work

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and then that's the script you write

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what what if we found you teachers

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teachers to teach you bending Which

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element would the last air bend fails

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first and foremost because of its script

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the greatest production and effects in

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the world can't save a movie from Bad

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writing unless you're the Star Wars

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prequels but then again those are

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actually funny another happy Landing the

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last air bender is very similar to the

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prequels dry Bland expository dialogue a

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screenplay that was probably a first

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draft directing that didn't work well

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with the actors at all and a film that

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was tonally strange and a often bizarre

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yet still the backgrounds were strangely

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good crazy how that happens while the

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prequels have been redeemed by childhood

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Nostalgia the Clone Wars and Battlefront

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2 brainwashing well of course I know him

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he's me the last air bender did not have

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that luxury nor should it it's time for

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you to stop doing

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this the Avatar would have to be an

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airbender are you an air bender

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boy leave him like like no amount of

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time is going to redeem this movie nor

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future bad adaptations two bad things

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can exist at once the only thing this

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film has is exposition a house of

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exposition built on a shaky Bedrock of

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more Exposition there are no characters

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here only Wikipedia articles that badly

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retell World building that may or may

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not pertain to the situation at hand as

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you know I conducted a raid on The Great

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Library which most said didn't even

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exist good one with adapting a cartoon

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that just aired is already a dumb idea

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and adapting an entire season of

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character growth and relationships into

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a 3A structure is even worse yeah here's

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my opinion this movie didn't fail

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because it tried to condense a season of

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plot into a single movie no this movie

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uniquely failed because it didn't know

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how to do anything it didn't know how to

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condense it didn't know how to write it

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especially didn't know how to Pace

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itself because it's entally the first

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three episodes of the show and

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then the blue spirit and then the next

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half of the film is the climax at the

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northern water tribe so that's the first

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issue I'd say act two begins once they

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leave the southern air Temple they get

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captured cuz this little dick was

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slinging rocks and they're brought to

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the Fire Nation prison you just know

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what ight was thinking see the show had

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anep episode where the earthbenders were

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imprisoned and it's just like that but

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you know that prison was a metal barge

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in the middle of the ocean the one place

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the prisoners couldn't earthbend in the

13:39

movie it's a dirt pit I can't think of a

13:42

place more surrounded by Earth and yet

13:44

the earthbenders still do nothing why

13:47

are you acting this way you are powerful

13:50

and amazing people they're just too sad

13:53

poor little guys what's their excuse

13:56

here I don't know they're just sitting

13:58

there so a can go up to him and say hey

14:01

guys know you can throw rocks right and

14:03

then they're like

14:12

okay is that even fighting back I don't

14:15

know maybe they should have given up the

14:17

movie is just chock full of these little

14:19

tidbits from the show that are

14:21

disconnected from their original purpose

14:24

like why does the earthbending village

14:25

have a waterbending scroll why didn't

14:27

the firebenders just burn all the stuff

14:30

down did you guys want to lose the war

14:32

see it's the scroll like in the show you

14:35

never see it again after the shot though

14:37

Avatar Koshi loves games I do too I mean

14:44

I still

14:45

do yeah when I think about Avatar Koshi

14:48

the first thing I think about is how

14:50

much he loved

14:53

games k who knows maybe having

14:56

disconnected chunks of the show that

14:58

play no relevance in the story was just

15:00

part of shyamalan's European artistic

15:02

taste maybe the swedes absolutely love

15:05

this scene I don't know look we don't

15:07

need every plot point we could have

15:09

survived without the episode where a

15:12

gets his fortune told or the two tribes

15:15

that hate each other actually I take it

15:16

back I will defend the Great Divide

15:18

until the day I die I like that Ang just

15:21

lied to these people about their

15:23

foundational myth after this Montage a

15:25

gets captured and saved by the blue

15:27

spirit and then the rest of the movie is

15:29

at the northern water tribe yeah so

15:32

there's a pacing

15:36

issue so in writing there's the term

15:39

called cheze off's gun act one there's a

15:42

gun on the wall seems pretty unimportant

15:44

then an act three the gun is used to

15:46

shoot the bad

15:48

guy setup payoff you get it Mite does

15:52

the exact opposite of that in act one

15:54

there's like five guns on the wall the

15:57

characters talk about why they're five

15:59

guns in the wall and then in act three

16:01

the main bad guy gets ran over by a

16:03

truck will the exposition being said be

16:05

relevant who knows but there are really

16:08

powerful Benders in the the northern

16:10

water tribe my dad told me about it

16:11

before he left it's led by a princess

16:13

because her father died why did Saka

16:15

need to mention that the water tribe is

16:17

ruled by a princess because her father

16:19

died that information won't be relevant

16:22

until they reach the north actually I

16:24

don't think that information is relevant

16:26

ever like she doesn't reflect on her dad

16:28

dying once it doesn't contribute to her

16:30

character at all she has no character

16:32

why did he say this they could have just

16:34

shown her when they reached the north

16:36

why' you waste our time like that M

16:38

night this Exposition problem is what

16:40

brings down the entire movie Ang air

16:42

bended a sphere around them and ice

16:44

formed and he couldn't remember anything

16:46

after that instead of having characters

16:48

that interact with motivations and

16:50

attributes that the audience would care