Remember the movie that talked about the life of some kid named Ahng and how he was destined to be the Uhvatar? It had decent special effects, but when it came to dialogue and plot integration, it looked like the works of a 10 year old. Maybe you remember it. I wish I could forget, but that would only be possible if someone gave me the address to Lake Laogai.
Brain washing, anyone?
Anyways, The Last Airbender, by M. Night Shyamalan turned out to be an epic flop that was liked by a small population and hated by the rest of the world. Mike and Bryan, the creators of the animated series, always declined to comment about the film publicly, but that didn’t stop them for sharing their opinions with others such as Dante Basco.
Dante Basco, best known to the Avatar Community as the voice of Zuko and General Iroh II, recently held a Reddit AMA a few days ago in which he responded to fans’ questions on a comment board. One fan asked him what he thought about “m night shaymalamadingdong’s” movie, and he responded as followed:
If you’re having trouble reading the image, here is a text based version of the conversation:
Ry: What did you think of The Last Airbender movie by m night shaymalamadingdong?
Dante Basco: believe it or not… i’ve never saw it! i had lunch with mike and bryan, the creators of avatar… they told me to never see it! hahaha… i don’t know, i’m still curious. i think i should get together with some fans, either in real life or online and watch it together…
Basically, Dante Basco is saying that he’s never seen the movie because Mike and Bryan told him not to. This is just about the best advise a man could give.
All in all, it’s pretty awesome to know that the creators’ hatred for the movies is about as strong as ours – if not stronger. I think it’ll be tough for any Avatar fan to defend the movie now.