M. Night Shyamalan Could Start Working on The Last Airbender 2 in 2013

If you follow M. Night Shyamalan on Twitter (you probably don’t) you most likely saw him tweet about his potential upcoming movies. What you probably didn’t notice is that one of his potential upcoming movies is The Last Airbender 2.

Unless you have yet to see The Last Airbender (don’t see it), you’d know that Shyamalan’s vision of the Avatar World isn’t too far from delusional. The guy can make movies: 6th Sense and Unbreakable are two of my favorite movies. But currently, Shyamalan just can’t seem to work his magic in this decade. It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that many believed that The Last Airbender would be the final tip-off most Studios would need to ensure that Shyamalan doesn’t direct another movie again.

Obviously the Studios still haven’t gotten the hint since Shyamalan has another movie, entitled After Earth, that’s due on June 7th 2013. And after that, well, we have reason to believe that he’ll start working on The Last Airbender 2.

Our evidence comes, once again, from Twitter. On Wednesday, September 19th, Shyamalan responded to a twitter user who asked:

 

Shyamalan replied:

 

At first it doesn’t seem so bad: he’s deciding between 3 movies, one of which’s script is already complete. But if you think about hard enough, you’ll probably realize the cold, hard fact too: The Last Airbender 2’s script is complete; Shyamalan finished it a little while ago. This most likely means that the movie script that’s “complete” is The Last Airbender 2′s.

Obviously there is more than one movie competing for Shyamlan’s “heart”, but it seems fairly obvious that one of those competing movies is The Last Airbender 2. After all, why would he write another complete script for a different movie? Any new movies that he’s been contemplating have been made into outlines, not full-blown scripts.

All we can really hope for is that Shyamalan decides to go with another movie rather than The Last Airbender 2.

Sound off your frustration in the comment section below, I won’t be moderating any inappropriate comments today.

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  • Nico

    It needs a reboot. enough said.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      If the reboot was animated I'd be all for it. If not, I'd suggest just skipping it entiey.

  • Ashes

    This cannot be good…

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Yeah, but to be quite honest, I'm a bit intrigued to see how it pans out. It won't be good, but I'm slightly curious to see how they portray Toph and Azula.

  • Jenny

    No. Nonono.

    N.O.

    ^^^that's all I have to say…

  • gurupathik99

    I have found something that may/may not interest all you. I was reading a book on hinduism when a peculiar/familiar picture caught my eye
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/yfK-PluYqo2BGAZ

    I then asked myself, why does this look so familiar? I soon realized that I had seen this picture in an atla episode when aang was trying to unlock his chakras
    http://audreymgonzalez.com/wp-content/uploads/201

    I then remembered the creators of atla saying the avatar world was based partly on hinduism. I rewarded myself with a candy bar for good observations and decided to call it a day.

    aaanyhoo, I just wanted to say, NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO, and that the director should stick to being a doctor and not a director. I 'm not being racist because i am an indian myself.

  • anonymous99

    one is a picture i found on a hindu book, the other is in the atla episode "The guru"

    • anonymous99

      oh sorry. I thought the previous (long one) didn't get thru

      • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

        For some reason, I had to approve the comment. Maybe because you left a link. Not sure. But everything is posted.

  • tim

    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    oh my avatar please noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    in the name of all toph wonderful moment in the series which could be ruin by the second movie noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    in the name of how can he make it worst nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnooooooooooooo

    please just make the promise into a movie or short series, or a new avatar series, or make mako less annoying pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • karmen

      mako annoying? well i really didn't like Sokka at first, maybe they will also make mako more likeable. he is a teenager you know

  • Jonna

    I can not wait until the last airbender 2 come to the cinema :D

    • karmen

      what is wrong with everyone?

  • Nexaz

    Excuse me but the Earth King has invited you all to Lake Laogai.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      No, the Earth King has invited M. Night Shyamlan to Lake Laogai and he has graciously accepted the invite.

  • Christira

    Can we like sign a petition for Steven Spielberg or James Cameron to be the director of the Avatar movies…? Any quality director actually will do, just not MNS…

  • karmen

    if he does make it, it will most likely be a direct dvd no one will go see it after the first train reach

    • karmen

      sorry i mean wreck

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      I don't think it would go straight to DVD. If they spent the money to make the movie, it would almost certainly go to the theaters.

      • karmen

        money?! HA! it was so cheap, I've seen costplays that looked more professional than the costums in the movie! also tha speacal effects

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

          Well either way, M. Night wouldn't make this movie for a straight to DVD film. Besides, the special effects may not have looked the best, but the movie was fairly high budgeted.

  • karmen

    the definition of insantly is doing the same thing again and exespecting different results M.night and Yakone use this saying as a jumprope!

  • K11

    dying to see the sequel!!! Im sure it can be improved than the first movie was

  • Undertaker

    All of you have to stop and think of what you say I think avatar was a grate movie I would watch it again and if they bring out another one I have been waiting for it and I hope m.night dose what he dose best and keeps doing what he loves if you all who put him down think you can do better ill like to see you put you money where your mouth is it takes a great person to direct and I think it was good keep going m.night you are the best I love your old and new movies :) I can't wait for the next ones

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Well, the unfortunate thing is that I'd have faith in any commentator to write a better script than M. Night…

    • Duncan Richards

      You ask me if I can do better? If you scooped out my brain and fed it to a monkey I could do better. M. Night completely tore apart the Avatar universe. He's already destroyed Aang, he should throw away his script/outline for it and never touch the show again. And if he doesn't and completely disgraces Avatar Aang, and moves onto KORRA…. There will be hell to pay, and I speak for all the good fans.

      • Alex

        I totally don't believe you could do better if your life depended on it. I would love for you to work on the movie even in a minor way and see what he has to go through to make a production like he did with The Last Airbender.

    • Gary

      Honestly, I think I could do WAAAAAAAY better than M. Night did. I’ve had experience in writing stories and poetry since I was in the sixth grade. I will say he has some good movies out there but he needs to stick with his own ideas. His way of making movies isn’t nothing like Avatar: The Last Airbender. He made the movie too serious and bland. It is possible to make a better script and still be able to compress key elements of the series into a two hour movie. Apparently, you wouldn’t be able to make a better script because, apparently, you haven’t learned about basic spelling or about run-on sentences.

  • Erin

    All y'all are crazy including this wack ass author. The LA was an amazing movie with a great idea. The little boy played the HELL out of the part. MNS is a genius and all y'all are the idiots.

    • Christira

      You may have not have seen or fully appreciated the series then… the film FAILED in comparison and (cough) was similar to garbage.. The writers and director of the series only gave GRADE A material.. MNS destroyed their conception into his own twisted creation. It is not the actors faults that they play in an awfully directed film.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Don't feed this Troll. Commencing Ban Hammer.

      • Christira

        Agreed!

    • Ashes

      Ok, think want you must on the movie, we are all entitled to our opinion, but to instult the wonderful Admin like that? That is where we draw the line! That was just plain rude and I think you owe her a major apology!!

      • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

        Don't worry about, he's just trolling for attention :)

    • tigerstallings

      I agree it was an ok movie and just to be able to see the last airbender on screen should be enough for any true fan of the series

  • Kuteboots

    STAY AWAY FROM AANG (not Aung)!

    • Alex

      So it seems the names in the movie were the original pronounciations of the characters in the show but during production they changed it to be easier to pronounce for american kids. At least those names actually came from the original project!

  • nonya

    the last airbender is a great movie! you just need imagination and a free spirit to like the movie.

    it's art and heart, goosebumps and teardrops… MNS.

    so to all haters, please just watch lifeless cartoons and leave the real movies alone. i guess superficial is the word for you?

    • May

      You do realize your great movie is based on a lifeless cartoon right? The entire reason the movie was made was because the CARTOON was popular. I think MNS owed it to the fans of the series to make a better movie and failed.

      • dude

        and you know the movie is shyamalan's original idea right? besides he wrote the stories for the cartoon, it's mns's toon.

        • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

          You're an idiot.

        • Gary

          You must be a moron because M. Night had NOTHING to do with the original series.

      • Christira

        he/she really is one to make such a comment… smh

      • May

        Dude, nickelodeon was already throwing around the idea of making an Avatar movie when Shyamalan offered to direct it. He also never worked on the cartoon. He didn't even pay attention to it until partway through the third season, he said so himself in an interview.

  • doug

    Dude go ahead and make the last airbender 2 I thought the first one was awsome I need to finish the story

    • g

      Finish the story by watching the SERIES that it’s based on. Believe me, it’s a lot better than the movie.

  • http://suri83.deviantart.com/ suri8Mariah

    What movie? There WAS no movie. I refuse to accept a reality in which this movie existed.

    So help me if he tries to touch LOK I'll have to explode..

    • Duncan Richards

      Join the club.

  • brianmatzke

    how do u kno that ab2 is dun?

  • http://twitter.com/DavidGolder5 David Golder (@David

    LOVED the first airbender movie and can't wait for another real action as the first was i see so many haters for the movie but hell look at 80% of the GARBAGE that comes out these days and ull see this FAR surpasses most them so the sooner the last airbender 2 comes out the better

    • SS

      I agree with David Golder, the sequel by far will be so much better because they would've worked out all the bugs. No offense but minorities must go.

  • steve

    i loved the first one. was one of my favorites ever. all you haters out there just need something to complain about. if its something you dont like dont watch it no need to ruin it for everyone else who may like it

    • dick

      I agree completely with steve. No offense but the movie is not racist at all, I'm sorry but you liberals and liberal minorities must go.

  • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

    I have never scene so many people defend this joke of a movie. But I guess the only people who are Googleing "The Last Airbender 2" and coming to this page are the people who actually liked the movie.

    • Christira

      The "Great Divide" between the posters MUST be this: one side has seen the series, LOVED the series, and anticipated that MNS was SUPPOSE to direct a film version of the series. The individuals of this side, understand that Avatar: The Last Airbender is not an original idea from MNS and as such, MNS was expected to pay FULL pay homage to the original, the series, the beloved animation that opened a new world to kids, teens and young adults. Thus and rightly so, this side, is not okay with MNS's depiction within the film. And have ALL RIGHT to constantly address that point and their fears of MNS repeating the offense. The other side can be a combination of things – never seen the series animation, know nothing about good anime and how they can very much transcend the performance of live actors, never seen a good movie, OR just do not "get it". With that said, lets play nice although we have two very different views.

      • Alex

        That seems a little silly. I own the whole series box set and have watched it from start to finish severel times over, making family and friends watch it as well. Avid fan, can quote regularly. I LOVED the show AND the movie. I can't wait to see more! If the creators of The Last Airbender can be so happy with it why the heck do we have to be such haters? I thoroughly enjoyed it. YES it was different I knew it would have to be but so far it looks like i was the only one who saw that one coming enough to not be shell shocked and offended. Full Metal Alchemist and Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood are so totally different in so many ways and I love both of them because it's more of one of my favorite characters being fun and having adventures. Even though they are so different. For me this was the same. I love the characters and I'm happy to see more of them doing kinda different things. :)

  • Eccoo Damo

    M. Night Shyamalan is one of the worst director if not thee worst director in the world. I am Indian and I hate his movies. He did a decent job on the sixth sense and it ends there. He butchered the avatar .

    • B

      I'm very agree with you but if he had another director next to him that is much more better then him I don't know who mabey he can turn this movie around and bring it back with humor and stuff. I waited for this to happen that someone would make a movie about it now it is. I just hope he makes its better with someone else with him.

  • Alex

    YES! I LOVED the first movie!! It wasn't done the GREATEST but that wasn't Shyamalan's fault at all! He tried to fit 24 hours of storyline into 90 ,minutes and it's just impossible to do and when he fought for more time they denied him. I think he did a great job with limited resources and the first movie was a starting point he will only go up from. It was far superior to the first Twilight movie and look how much each of those improved- such great potential I really want to follow it all the way!! As for those "racebenders" out there- talk about looking for insult where it's not meant! The cultures were based off of the cast- nothing else! Get over the drama people! Enjoy a fun movie!

  • Puck

    I think that everyone is taking this all too seriously. Yes, TLA was a terrible rip off of the show, but if you had never seen ATLA, then it would be a good movie. I like to look at it that way. Pretend you've never seen ATLA and it really is a good movie. Yes, they pronounce the names wrong and Sokka has no humor, and they missed 90 percent of everything that happens in the show, and Iroh isn't a very old guy, and they don't meet Suki, and it takes forever to bend stuff, and all of the other super infuriating stuff that ruins the show for me. I'm interested in seeing the second movie to see how they totally mess it up. But it was a pretty good movie. If you haven't seen ATLA.

    • shelley

      Havent seen ATLA. I thought the movie was great & been waiting for part 2.

      • Homana Homana

        I saw the shows yes they missed a heck of a lot of details screwed up the characters and the acting was a bit bad (my personal opinion) but I still loved the movie and can't wait for the next one.

  • B

    Homana Homana, I agree with you :)

  • http://gravatar.com/puelocesar Paulo Cesar

    I think I'll just leave this here: http://www.collegehumor.com/video/6281085/no-one-

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      That's hilarious.

  • Geoff

    I thought the movie was great me and my family have watched it few times and loved it. We are all eagerly awaiting the next one!

    • dude

      right on man! I'm tired of these complainers considering this film is low budget and those complainers are racists, give the dude another chance, actors were amazing, besides who cares about the story, it's special effects considering this was night's original idea.

      • May

        Dude, I think calling people who complain about this movie racist is kind of extreme, especially when you consider who they had play what parts in the movie. For starters, Katara and Sokka look close to being native american in the show, but in the movie they're white. I could go on, but this would be a very long post. And do you honestly not care about a movies story when you watch it, you only pay attention to the special effects? The whole plot, the characters and the concept are also not nights original idea! He never paid attention to the show until partway into season three. His daughter got him interested. He says so himself.

  • dude

    @may, see now you're the one that's being kind of racist, no offensive. night picked out actors who look like the ambiguous characters, he did not want to just be about asians. asian dudes are not supposed to get the girl, it's america, america wants to see cheesy films, that's all we want to see, if you don't like this country, just leave.

    • May

      Not as extreme as you were. You were calling people racist based on their opinion of a movie. As for the actors looking like the characters, if we don't want to compare the made up nations in the show to real ones on earth, fine. The actors that played Katara and Sokka are really pale when compared to the characters though. Do a google search and compare for yourself. I think the girl could be a vampire in twilight. Given the quality of the acting, people could have been found that resembled them more without sacrificing anything. The actors could have also gotten tans if you think they look enough like them otherwise dude.
      Also, what are you talking about m.night didn't want the the movie to just be about Asians and the rest of what you said? How does what I said translate into me not liking this country and needing to leave? Were you being sarcastic? I hope so, because that's the only way I can make the rest of what you wrote fit with your first sentence and a half.

  • dude

    me too brother, and for you haters out there, this movie is not about being offensive to the toon or minorities, remember that we all have mix heritage in our blood, so sorry minorities but you lose.

  • Christira

    May – Dude is way offf in his/her comments, don't let that person frazzle you too much… I agree completely with you May. The series did a great job of diversifying, unlike MNS, who did not stay true the the series diversification. Indians are considered Asian, but to have an entire cast of Indians (or Indian-resembling persons) representing the fire nation…. was unnecessary and inaccurate. And to not have any Inuits for the water-tribe, rather, very pale-looking individuals.. I find confusing. The choice of people he used to represent the four nations STILL compare to peoples of the real world but he did so it a way that was awfully bad! AND FOR THE LAST TIME – Dude and others – The books, series, and movie WAS NOT AN ORIGINAL IDEA FROM MNS! Please do accurate research, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko fully deserve the credit for their wonderful creation and MNS deserves to be tarred and feathered for his insult of a movie.. You cannot get praise or kudos for not doing a good job, let's just be real all you MNS movie-supporters! It is really annoying people like me ;-) (not really I like the controversy because people like me KNOW we're right.. ha)

    • May

      Thanks Christira. What you wrote sums up all my thoughts exactly, only better than I could have written.

  • one

    I think all of you yall suck stupid mother fuckers* need to learn how to watch a good movie and stop being assholes about the real book dumb asses. Thank u. Fuckers

    • Yin

      It wasn't a book. It was a TV show. And it's okay on it's own, but if people make an adaption of something, I believe we can expect it to be somewhat faithful to the plot.

      • Matt G.

        The bending that he animated started to turn out pretty good, but afrter watching the series, i cant bring myself to enjoy the movie.

      • Heartless soul

        Actually it was a book.

      • Yin

        Heartless, do you mean how each season was called a book? Because the toon was an original concept.

  • genedude

    Umadbro? Last Airbender was a box office success. What was YOUR last successful film? Oh right… you are an armchair quarterback.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      It was a box office success because it was derived from arguably one of the most popular animated series' on Nick. If this movie was made stand alone without the cartoon, it would be another John Carter-like Dud.

      There's you and a small handful of people who actually liked the movie. Then there's me and the most of the world who thought it was a disgrace to the cartoon.

      So no, I don't have any recent films, but I bet I could do a heck of a better job on the movie in terms of preserving the norm that the animated series created.

  • genedude

    Another thing to consider is how movies are made, or remade i should say, changing the races originally used. It's ok to replace a mostly white cast with mostly blacks but MNS cannot change what is interpreted from a cartoon to a live action movie? He has a right to make them all talking bears and dogs ifhe wants. Don't like it? Don't go see it.!

    • Tim

      There are a lot of back stories with TLA characters. These characters are depicting very old cultures particularly east Asian and Native American. You can tell what they are in the animated series. Aang's backstory is really about the Dalai Lama, Katara and Sokka live in igloos – they are Inuits (creators even said that on youtube and in their show book) and Zuko has east asian quality. This isn't like star wars or James Cameron's Avatar. If MNS decided to create an influence from TLA instead of a direct adaptation, he could've done something like Star Wars. George Lucas's Star Wars was influenced by Akira Kurosawa's Forbidden Fortress film. And, there was another Akira Kurosawa film called The Seven Samurai which influenced an American western called The Magnificent Seven.

      Just to let you know too that Noah Ringer who portrayed Aang is part Native American in real life but did you know Paramount wouldn't let people know the ethnicity of Noah Ringer until a year after the release of the film? And what got everyone riled up was that Paramount and Nickelodeon were promoting him as being caucasian.

      Also, I totally disagree with your idiotic comment about hollywood filmmakers being fair with actors playing other ethnicities because it's NOT really equal. Not to get off topic but there was an interesting quote from Kathryn Schulz at Vulture about the controversy with Cloud Atlas film. If you don't know already with the controversy with that film, it's about discrimination against asians because of how badly yellow face was done with non asian actors as asians (considering there was a plot-line involved in that movie with east asians) and this is what she said:

      "Cloud Atlas may mean well — but its racial dynamics are still troubling: I understand what Cloud Atlas is going for, says Kathryn Schulz at Vulture, but "I think you have to be oblivious to the history of racism in the United States" to dismiss the yellowface concerns entirely. Yes, Doona Bae and Halle Berry appear in what could be called "whiteface," but Hollywood's long bias toward white actors means that there's "no easy equivalency between white actors playing nonwhite roles and nonwhite actors playing white ones." And even without the yellowface concerns, why do all the "Asian" characters in 2144's Neo-Seoul speak English in unconvincing faux-Korean accents, instead of subtitled Korean? Cloud Atlas' heart may be in the right place, but its use of tired racial signifiers "is, in every sense of the word, alienating."

    • Tim

      In other words the studios, Night and even the creators were scared to cast east asians in lead roles (but they would never admit it). But besides the unfair casting, the filmmaking is laughable. And if you want to argue the amount it made, another reason it made so much is because there were many who hadn't seen the animated show and went to see it considering it was advertised everywhere (millions of dollars were spent with the marketing).

  • N Might

    Absolutely make 2 and 3. Shove your hatred.

  • Alanna

    Wow. I was only browsing and then I read all of this… Just wow. Having only recently become obsessed with ATLA I don't really have such harsh feelings about the movie. I didn't like it but that was because I felt that even though it might only be an adaptation of the the cartoon, it did not do justice to the most central part of the show-the bending! Something so original like that needs to be crisp and clean, the way it was written to be. I really wish Sokka had been funny too. However there are always worse movies out there. If you don't like the movie then don't see it; I for one would rather not sully any more the
    view I have on ATLA so I'll just ignore the whole thing. There, that is my input.

  • Steve

    On Nov25, dude says "Asian dudes aren't supposed to get the girl, it's America", after calling others racist. You're a dickhead! Never watched the show, the movie was on tv here (Japan) last night & I thought I'd check out if it was worth showing the tv show to my HALF-ASIAN sons who have learned KungFu from birth (I'm a Kung Fu Teacher here). This idiot "dude" just turned me away from this show altogether if that's the kind of stupidity associated with its fans. If you don't respect Asians & the culture, why the hell are you watching a TV show like this? Time to turn off the tv, pick up a book & learn a thing or two!

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Please don't let Dude influence you from not watching the series. I watch a lot of TV, including non-animated shows, and Avatar is hands down one of the best series of TV I have ever scene. Please do check it out!

    • May

      I agree with AdminAvatar. Don't let dude convince you not to watch the series. I think both you and your sons would enjoy the cartoon, but skip the live action movie. Dudes comments do not reflect what the rest of the fans think. At least watch an episode before you make up you mind.

    • dude

      seriously, you're calling me a dickhead when people are calling the movie racist? the movie is not racist because nickelodeon and night knew these talented actors dangit! this is m. night's original script, he's asian himself, doesn't make sense to say the movie is racist. like i said, asians dudes are not supposed to be heroes or get the girl, it's america, we want to see cheesy films, don't you get it?? no one wants see a bunch of asians, no offense!

      • May

        Dude, your not helping yourself. I don't know what part of the country your from, but none of the people I know want to see cheesy movies. We want interesting characters and plotlines. We are also perfectly fine with Asian guys being heroes and 'getting the girl'. I, all my friends, and obviously the other fans of the series were fine with a lot of Asian characters. M.Night may have written the script for the movie, but it's certainly not his original idea. He can't do whatever he wants. He was simply adapting the animated show, with an already well established fan base, to a live action movie. In the process he not only had horrible casting, (the main actors were not that great), but he also changed characters personalities, and the basics of firebending. That right there made it quite unbelievable that the fire nation could have successfully carried on the war for a hundred years. It also took something close to mini dance sequences to do even a minimal amount of bending.

  • dude

    but but there have been a ton of cheesy movies like transformers, gi joe, battleship, and even top gun has made ton of money, think about that. tla has made ton of money, do you honestly think people would go see a bunch of asians and made a ton of money? i doubt it. this is all about money, why does everything have to be pc? no offense but people like yourself are getting in the way, because movies won't be made. also, like someone said, why is it ok for blacks to be cast in white people's roles like nick fury and wild wild west movies but not the other way?? what makes you think white people can't act in other races?? and for the last time, this is america, people expect to see movies for entertainment, and not to be bored with boring pc liberal crap which i find ironic because the media is run by libs.

    • May

      You ignored half of what I said before. Read the whole post. The casting is only part of my problem with this movie. And yes, you are being a dickhead. You were calling people that didn't like the movie racist, without any reasonable grounds, and then turned around and said Asian guys can't get the girls in movies. Your being extremely contradictory. Although I must agree that its weird when a character like Nick Fury is changed too. I mostly don't like it when characters I like are changed. Thats why I don't like the casting in the movie. I also don't like how Zuko, Iroh, monk Gyatso, the fire lord, or Azula were cast either. I still don't buy your whole Americans only want to see white actors thing. That's just being cynical. Let's move on though, this topic is getting repetitive.
      Almost all the characters in the movie were changed from their original characters in the Already Popular series. Not only was the casting messed up, but most of the characters personalities were changed too. A lot of what made the series great was the characters. Sokka wasn't the funny guy anymore, for example, he was just the responsible big brother. That was boring. The bending was cool in the series to, but it was so slow and clunky in the movie that the fight scenes were boring. If, according to you dude, movies are only meant to be entertaining, and have no interesting ideas behind them, that was a major fail. (That has nothing to do with being PC.) I'm interested to know your opinion about this.

      • dude

        ok i apologize for being a dickhead, however, there's a history of violence from asian countries that's still going on, why does rest of the world have to get involved for? if asian culture is so great, why did the japanese attack us for? if china has one of the greatest cultures (at one time they were more advanced than europe), why are they so snobbish and irrational for? if korea and vietnam wanted democracy during the war, why did a lot of them turned against us for? if muslims want to be left alone, why did they attack us on 911 for? if jews wants peace with muslims, why have they been killing civilians for (even babies)? why would anyone want a deep appreciation of a culture who doesn't really reciprocate back…what have those countries accomplished to help out western nations? seems to me white people (my people) are the real heroes because we're so rational and smart, we launched a man to outer space. you asians have a long way to go. latins and blacks are in the middle, they really haven't contributed but they really haven't been the aggressors either.

  • Badllama

    That's not the definition of insanity, nor is it the proper spelling. Since you can't get crazy right, it's good you have a handle on stupid.

  • Cassandra

    I liked the first one, my only real problem with it was that it needed more of a finish. But I guess that is what sequels are for. I think it needed a little bit more plot but this is the way movies are going now adays super Herod that can create so much action your head would spin but not enough plot. I think science fiction should have a lot more plot, other wise they would just call it fiction or action, not Science fiction. On a whole though I would go see the 2nd one and expect that it would be a lot better than Matrix 2

    • dude

      exactly, i am dying to see the sequel. night should win an oscar for sure at least for cinematography or something. and all those complainers can kiss my ass, it's what wholesome, smart americans want to see not some boring filthy piece of crap like many violent, raunchy movies are these days, they just gross me out. also, most americans don't know that night created his own script from the cartoon, that's why a lot of the movie edited it out, it would've been too long and i'd like to see you morons put an entire season in one movie, what night did was an impossibility and he got it done, i'm surprised people didn't like it. and for the last time, this movie's not racist, it's his story anyways! please support his films.

  • AFroturf101

    Agreed, i believe the series has the potential to provide excellent live-action entertainment; however few directors have the highly creative visions that men like Michael Bay or Christopher Nolan have. it is directors like that, who take the impossible, make it live-action and make it ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! but it is difficult to take a series like Avatar (animated) and make it live action and compact into a short film, but it is not impossible you just need to have the vision to make it. M. night tried too hard to fit too much into the film, but he didnt do it in an organized way it was jumpy and poorly organised. some of hte fights were not horrible, the bending was well done, but the story was shredded. I feel if he does make another one, i will watch it only in the hope that the animated series that i grew to love has not been ruined for a second time. i will watch it in the hop that he repaired his mistakes. otherwise i want another movie, but i want a different director and probably to start back from the first (reboot)….i am in love with this series and long wished to see the animated series brought into the flesh and blood (live-action) world of cinema but you need a director with vision, not someone who is trying to have vision. today you don't have directors who can BE Visionary's but you have directors who have a NATURAL BORN TALENT for VISION! like Michael bay, and Christopher nolan. example being soooo many people were skeptical about about batman begins saying "its too dark, its not the same as the other ones" and then they saw it and Christopher pretty much said "SCREW YOU! For not believing in my vision" because everyone came out of the theater with AWE in their face. and he only got better and better. he took good and skeptical and made it LEGENDARY! that is a born gift, not an acquired skill.

    THAT IS WHAT WE NEED!

    • Christira

      Well said!!!!!!!

    • dude

      chris nolan's style is more abstract while night is more of a realist, remember that night said his idol was spielberg growing up, and spielberg is a realist. there's nothing wrong with night's tla. he can only film something the way he knows only, he is not gonna go out of his way to please everyone, that's impossible, plus he was on a tight deadline to get results for his investors. i'd like to see you guys try to squeeze a whole season in one film. another thing, why would you want to have a different director when night already made the script for the sequel? that doesn't make sense, it's his story, he should do whatever he wants. besides, those actors in the first film are at the right age for the sequel, if a different director was chosen, that would be an entire different cast, i want to see the crazy fire princess from the first one, she's hot. also, bay is not a great director, his films are mostly action oriented while night captured the essence of subtle realism with the extraordinary talented cast who should've gotten an oscar along with the special effects dudes. i don't care what people say, but the acting was excellent, obviously special effects blows you away, and night's realistic film style is the best compared to those other directors who aren't as talented and versatile.

    • dude

      one last thing, people are complaining about the cast because they don't look like the toon, but if you notice, human beings are related to each other and so what if oriental dudes weren't cast as leads, "culture" is just a word. it doesn't mean other races can't be part of it, that's being racist and the people who are complaining (you know who you are) are really the racists themselves, night even said that. besides, white actors are more talented and attractive, no offense. night should be allowed to do what he wants, he came up with his original script like his previous films.

    • Matt G.

      your totally right, the animated series was nothing short of amazing, and the live action movie just skipped to much, it was really jumpy, i think they should let disney take over because disney knows how to make a a good creative movie.

    • Diane

      Just came across The Last Airbender on Nick and we thought it was great. I sure hope 2 comes out soon.

  • Stephen

    Okay, u might not like his last air Bender movie. And u might not want to see the next one, but others liked the movie and want the second movie to come out. Don't speak for anyone but ur self.

  • Stephen

    Dude u couldnt do better if ur life depended on it

  • http://gravatar.com/puelocesar Paulo Cesar

    Even amateurs do better element bending effects then shyamalan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HCtWcP3Mq4&li

  • Johanna

    Can't understand the bad comments about Last Airbender – I love it all the way thru and can't wait for The Last Airbender 2 to be filmed and in theaters and on DVD very soon! I do want the 2nd movie to come out!

  • April Hurley

    I thought air bender was a amazing movie and is looking forward to number 2. K will be very disappointed if be doesnt make a number 2. Please come out with air bender 2.

  • Stephen J

    Avatar: the Last Airbender: awesome cartoon
    The Last Airbender: its like someone took my favorite action cartoon, took a crap on it and turned that to a movie.
    But I do believe (ok so maybe I wish) that the negative reviews the first movie got will be viewed as constructive criticism for the next movie so that my faith in movie adaptations will be restored.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002882966918 Christian Flores

    i say REBOOT the FRANSHISE! cause fans/ critics and people did not like it! M.night should not do it the film WORSE FILM DIRECTOR FOR THIS FILM!!!! i say STEVEN SPELBURG do it!!!!!!

    • Facts and true stories bro

      This is a message to everyone in this forum. The last airbender was a successful movie and a good one at that. If you don’t believe me here is a excerpt from the official release.

      The Last Airbender was made for $150 million. Premiering in New York City on June 30, 2010, it opened in the United States the following day, grossing an estimated $16 million.[8][9] The Last Airbender opened in second place at the box office behind The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and eventually grossed $131 million domestically and $319 million worldwide.[3][4]

      If over 300 million in profit doesn’t scream winer than I don’t know what does. Also I have watched the tv series and the movie. Tv series first. I thought the over all plot of the movie was better than the tv series. But let’s look at some facts instead of opinions. Other movies such as spider man made a trilogy that basically peed all over the comic books story line and no one cared! Claimed the trilogy as a great series! So why don’t we all shut up and take this movie / possible trilogy as what it is and enjoy it. A good movie made by a great producer and a great tv series as a separate entity. Especially since the entire thing is fictional and was intended for our enjoyment.

  • Shon

    I don't no what y'all talkin bout I can't wait for air bender part 2

  • Alicia Lake

    the last air bender was an outrageously good movie. period.

  • Chris D'Avanzo

    TLA 2 won't be made unless Shamalyan goes indie with it. One critical element was left out of this article and that is that TLA didn't make that much money for Paramount, who ultimately holds the rights to the franchise. The film made roughly $300,000,000 while costing Paramount a grand total of $270,000,000 to make, advertise, and distribute. Usually, for a project as large, and considering the director and this franchise's film history, a project that is very much a large risk, it doesn't seem that Paramount will make a sequel. Don't get your hopes, or worries, I suppose, up.

    That is if they think LOK is enough of a success to try again on the film front with TLA…

  • C

    dont watch the movie then, stop comparing it to the cartoon anyway!! How old are you people?! My kids really enjoyed this movie. You know what you do when a movie you don't want to see comes out? You dot watch it!!! There are plenty of movies and shows I can't stand so I don't watch!

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      You obviously don't share the passion for the original show that many of us have.

  • C

    I am amazed how many people have to get on a site to trash something! Then to say it was terrible is just plain ridiculous! My kids and I liked this movie. We can't wait for the next one to come out. I wish he would get on with it already. I don't care about the cartoon an all that petty crap. Don't watch it if you dont like it. I cannot stand hearing an adult say it didn't hold true to the cartoon! Grow up!!

    • ugh

      are you stupid or what?

  • Anonymous

    Well then that's really weird, considering the fact that in the beginning of the movie as Katara was doing the intro, she said "Aw-vatar", then later in the movie the Dragon and some other characters pronounced "Avatar" correctly.

  • Beverley

    I am very happy that he is finally going to make Air Bender 2. I love this movie

  • Robert

    you guys need to give this guy some credit i think the movie was a really bomb movie me and my wife loved this movie and cant wait till all the other books come out ive been watching the last airbender cartoon series for almost all my life and when this movie came into theaters i bought my movie ticket early when i saw it i loved it i even bought the movie and kept watching it over and over again as well as my wife so give m. Night some credit he made a awsome movie and cant wait till book 2, 3, 4, come out to theater

  • Tremayne Marshall

    I've been waiting two years for a sequel to the the last airbender I watched every episode of the cartoon version of the last airbender loved it a lot then to become a movie was the best ideal to make it a movie . Basically if you weren't going to finish what you started why even do the movie you have to finish what you started ill be waiting.

  • Neoprime33

    I give the movie 6 out of 10. I liked it, but, I felt somethings were missing. Like why didn't Sokka have more wide cracks throughout the movie, or why did everyone say "Aung" instead of "Ang". Also, the last battle of the movie should have been more epic. The wall of water was awesome, just not as awesome as a spirit fish could have been. Maybe I am just spoiled by Lord of the Rings battles. Overall, it was above average and I hope M.Night's sequel is that much more impressive. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with Azula (and her friends) and Toph.

  • killerj6279

    I loved the story line and the movie. People need to stop being haters and let the man do his thing. I believe that this movie is more directed for the kid/teens anyways and my kids loved it….

  • killerj6279

    And yes if you don't like the movie then don't watch it or have anything to do with it. There are plenty of people that do…

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      There are actually very people who liked it. Most of them are actually commenting on this page.

      If you know anything about movies, you'd realize how atrocious this "movie" was. Acting – awful, Script – terrible, Adaptation of the Show – Excruciatingly terrible, Cast – God Awful. The list goes on and on.

  • andrew

    Its not that he's a bad director, he is good. But when the franchise gets so popular and we know it one way, when he decided to make various changes…like name pronunciation or the way fire benders work…when its been established by the creator of the show and accepted by the audience..there's gonna be problems. We like the series..not how he wants to do it cause that's traditional Indian thing. He should realize he's not making the movie for himself……..he's making it for us.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      Well said.

  • dongivafuqq

    Dont give fuck what anyone says, cant wait for another airbender movie HOODY HOO!!!!!

    • Wille

      I'm with you yeah!!!

  • Marie

    I am a big fan of Avatar the CARTOON! The movie that this man made was one of the Worst pieces of ****. One single episode of the Cartoon was better that entire movie. He needs to leave this story alone.

  • Matt

    Once upon a time in youtube land, I came across a fanmade theme for avatar with the song Houki Boshi, I have looked for it and I have not been able to find it, it was originally a one piece theme, If anyone knows what i am talking about please reply with url :)

  • Mike

    In the future, I want to become a filmmaker. The other day, I was thinking "What If I did a reboot? I could do it in animated". Live action would just ruin it. I'd keep it in animated form.

  • Darren Rollins

    MNS is one of the only thoughtful directors in Hollywood. Spielberg? Really? You want to see Shia LeBoof as the Avatar? Liked Raiders 4 did you? Please. Spielbergs over. Take note. MNS is a minority.

  • roy raniel

    just recast zuko, azula and katara and cast a 2ne1 member as toph!!! no need for a reboot

  • Dee Rae

    I would really love to see a second movie. With better directing and better acting I'm sure the movie could make a come back. The movies need to be more like the cartoon for the fact that the weekly cartoon made us fall in love with the characters. It not only had t comedy relief but it got you at the edge of your seat wanting to know more. The personalities of the characters is really what the movie is missing. I realize that it's not easy to fit a lot of detail into a 90 minute movie but the first movie our beloved characters really had no personality. It was disappointing.

  • Franky

    It's people like you that's keeping M.Night's confidence and budget alive. Don't, just don't.

  • Franky

    People are sick minded. That's why sequel to Dragonball E was greenlit. Cuz tasteless people just wanna see how crappy some movies are, without realizing that they are financially supporting those crap in the process.

  • Mattie

    I hope guys realize that complaining about this isn't going to prevent him from making a next one.
    Personally, I thought the movie was fine. There was nothing really wrong with it.

  • ashgreen

    Wow, good job. I knew the idea of chakra was Hindu, but finding that picture was really cool. One thing I loved about ATLA was it combined so many Asian/Subcontinental images and architecture, from far eastern Shinto and Confucian, to Tang dynasty China, to central asian Buddhism. Those guys must have really known their stuff! Anyone else notice the Forbidden City make an appearance in Ba Sing Se?

  • sarah

    Love the series! Love M.Night's take on the series with his movie. It's fantasy. It's fun. I get not liking the differences portrayed in the movie versus the animated series. I think my heart will be broken after I see Ender's Game. It comes out at the end of this year. Although I am super excited to see this film, I am also super worried about the variations of story and perceptions of personalities of the characters. I hope the directors/producers/editors/actors are able to stay true to the original story. If not, like I said, I will be heart broken.

    If the movie is good however, with a great story, acting, scenery, etc…, I will love the movie, re-read the book(s) and call it a day. Maybe oneday someone else will remake the book into a movie and it will be better.

    The moral of this:
    It's just a movie.

  • sarah

    In continuation,

    There's no reason to become so mean, and upset over a frekkin movie. Goshdarnit!

  • mary

    I thought it was really crazy good. please make part 2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.sanchez.35110 Jessica Sanchez

    M. Night Shyamalan please leave Avatar: The Last Airbender alone. You ruined the first one and let alone the second one? No! I am a huge fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender and when I saw the movie… I was extremely dissapointed. Please do us the fans a favor and just leave it alone.

  • Nathan

    For GOD sake don't do it!!!!!! Get somebody else who knows what they are doing!!! The first one SUCKED!!!! It really raped the anime series!!!!!

  • Pen Name

    I honestly want to see the second one made. Maybe it could be better, I mean you want something that came right off the show, but no one can do that, yes somethings about the first one upset me, not enough to say that it doesn't need to be visited and finished. I want to see everyone brought to life, and how could happen exit. Even if I know the end it doesn't change that I want to see. Yes, they may destroy show, but he didn't write the show and can't every last little detail into the movies. For what he could do, the movie was really good.

  • Perkins

    The movie was great cant wait for the next. Couldn't imagine someone else making it. Very well done.

  • Wille

    I feel the last airbender was and still is an awesome movie full of action even though a lot of people don't feel the same but there are a lot that do and I am looking forward to a part two the sooner the better

  • kathleen

    I read your article and I have to say, I hope there is another airbender movie. My family and I really enjoyed the movie. I don't know what everyone is talking about not every movie has to be a award winner to be enjoyable.

  • Josh

    Honesty, I watched the show, and for what you must do in order to change the movie, they had no rights to the movie so the name pronunciation isn't able to change due to copyright infringement, and the story line of over 500 minutes into 90 minutes worth of movie they did a fantastic job so, I loved the show as many others do but understand, there wasnt much more he could've done, none of you could have made what he did and no other director could have done what he did so, deal with it and move on

    • May

      Your right, many fans here wouldn't have done what M. Night did, they would have picked better casting and let the characters keep their personalities we all loved. Other directors could have easily done what he did, taking an already well written story and tweaking it to fit their "vision", as some other people have said, isn't hard. Making other people accept their messed with version of an already popular story is tough though. C'mon, he changed Soka's and Angs names, for starters.
      I think movies like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more recently the Avengers, plus all it's related movies, are proof that there are other directors who could do a better job than M. Night with the Last Air Bender.
      I guess too many of us have been spoiled by good directing/writing/acting.

  • Abby

    I am an avid fan of the last air bender and watched every episode with my sister. She and i went to the midnight showing of this movie and LOVED it. The director did an amazing job following the series and did an impeciable job on the film. I, as well as my sister cannot wait until the second film comes out! So you sir can suck it because you are absurd and obviously not a fan of the series to be critizing. But i guessss #hatersgonnahate

    • Nathan

      I watch Avatar and Korra every time they come on. I love both series and I think "The Last Airbender" movie. SUCKED. Talk about raping the series. The bad cardboard acting. OMG! Igot such a freaking headache. I wanted my money back soooooo bad!!! I don't want to even to download load it!!! M.night will be making a HUGE mistake of making part 2. Get somebody like Peter Jackson to make it.

  • Renee

    Steven spielberg, jerry berkhemer or james cameron. You cant go wrong with them directing. I think I spelledtge names right

  • KMsmall town US

    I just want to say that although I can agree with both sides of the argument, there has to be credit given…I mean honestly we can all sit here and say we could do a better job, but reality has to set in and show us that we have no idea what kind of pressure the directors are under. Beyond that it may have been a disappointment to most of the series fans but others enjoyed, and as citizens of a free world we are entitled to our opinions without such hostility. Now to conclude this rant which I am more than sure will be bashed, I have to say that I am the kind of person who needs closure and since the movie left us without an ending I need more. To be frankly honest, the director might not make us all happy, but they have creative rights to twist the story as they see fit to make what could be the longest movie ever made into a 90 minute powerhouse. I for one enjoyed the movie and am looking forward to the next. Yes I respect those who say that any other director would do better, but M. Night saw this movie through HIS eyes not what everyone else wanted. So to sum it up, I think we all need to respect the creative process regardless of our personal views on the series or the movie. We can't all be perfect so let's just try to get past this and find closure.

  • Sheena

    Can i just say,i have just watched the last air bender and it was a brilliant film,the skill and training the guys must have done made the film spectacular,it was a great film, great actors and i personnaly thought ther sets were beautiful, i really hope they do another one,and if they looking for any extras im always available .xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/crisbutler Cristopher Lee Mace

    Personally, I think the Last Air Bender was a fantastic movie and I personally cant wait for "2". In my opinion no reboot is needed, the first movie is more about the back story and less fighting which is probably why most people didn't enjoy it. If your a person like me I believe a backstory of your charcters is important to understand the decision making process, and help the characters connect to the audience. M. Night Shyamalan keep doing what you do. Some people will complain, and some will enjoy but at the end of the day, your doing what most people can't and that alone is worth its weight in gold.

  • April

    I don't get into anime but the first movie was amazing so I vote for a sequel. Hate me for it, I don't really care but I don't know what happens in the animated series so I love the movie.

  • wj

    I liked the movie. When I look at these types of movie, I appreciate the spx. I'm not too critical on the storyline. The real entertainment is in the SPX. I'm looking forward to a sequel.

    • Alyssa

      And what is the SPX exactly?

      • Nathan

        The movie has so many holes,it makes Swiss cheese look look like a solid block of cheese.

  • Reality_Bytes

    I don't understand all the hate. I never would have known the world of bending and the avatar had it bot been for the movie. Some people believe that every movie made has to be the same as the cartoon, comic book, novel, etc. It doesn't. It was his vision and looking at it with fresh eyes, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It lead me to watch both cartoon series and I love them as well. People need to let go of preconceived notions and stop expecting movies to be a certain way. Suspend what you have experienced and take in something new. It doesn't mean you have to stop appreciating the animated series for what it was. Sure there were some things that could have been better in the movie and maybe they will be addressed in the next movie. I for one am looking forward to it. It's long overdue.

    • Bakuretsu

      An adaptation needs to succeed on two levels, in my opinion. It needs to hold up on its own merit for those who haven’t experienced the original and it needs to accurately represent the original concept. While this movie could be entertaining on its own it completely fails as an adaptation. The combat looks idiotic. In the show every gesture had purpose. It looked natural, and read fast paced. Thirty seconds isn’t quick unless your judging by how long attacks took in Dragon Ball Z. Important characters were cut out, exposition took the place of dialogue, the conventions of the world differed drastically from the original, and symbolism from western religion was placed in a story heavily based in eastern ways of thinking and spiritual sensibilities. I have no problem with using that symbolism in the proper context, but turning Aang into a messianic figure felt not only wrong but insulting given that the Avatar has strong ties to buddhism, and the Dali Llama in particular. I won’t pay to see a sequel if I have to see one of my favorite shows treated so disrespectfully.

      • Arthes

        @Bakurets, well no one is bothered if you watch it or not, if you think its right or not. Its a movie and I enjoyed it, I don’t care if its adaptation or original, series or cartoon. I enjoyed watching it and will watch part 2.

  • Alyssa

    Hahhahahaha! This is hilarious. I guess the fandom has been keeping me sheltered from the TLA-lovers.

  • Alyssa

    I like Mako as an overall character, but I don't like what he did. Book 2!

  • andre30000

    I actully really liked the effects and the fights but i have to admit that the story was a bit jumpy. That doesnt mean id want to watch the last airbender 2 or even 3. It was ok and I will watch it when they happen. If some one else decides to direct it later on then ill even watch those too!

  • Julian

    M. Night destroyed this movie it is horrible in every way imaginable, it's all wrong in every way it needs to be rebooted. It is sad that he let down all the avatar fans, could have done much better job. M. Night is a horrible director nothing is right and even with the sequel it will be a tragity he should give up. Ima huge fan and the movie kills it. The actors act nothing like they should sokka isn't funny at all they are do serious but in the show there is humor. I just hope Peter Jackson takes over and makes a badass avatar movie.

  • http://None T

    Wow… Ban hammer huh? Wow for that awful ban.. I think tla is an awesome movie.. Sure it skips parts from the anime.. It would take a series like 7-8 movies long to squeeze in most of the series.. Most… Not happening.

  • Tony

    It was a alright movie i think if it would have been based of the cartoon it would have been a lot better. Maybe for the second movie they may take that into thought and take more from the cartoon. I believe it would have been a better story if it was

  • http://Www.facebook.com/nobleman312 Richv

    I really thought the movie was good if people didnt like it then have someone else direct it cause truthfully you cannot have a movie where at the end shows that there will be another movie and then not do the movie you NEED to keep the sequel going cause 1 is just not enough

  • Javier Garcia

    I honestly liked the first movie and I am a fan of the anime. I would love it if he finished it.

  • ANONYMOUS

    The first movie was horrid!!! Another one? I think I'm going to die!!!!!!!

    If you want to know more about what I think of the first(I hoped only) movie look on about. : )

  • ANONYMOUS

    Exactly what I'm thinking the movie was a huge letdown to fans, it had no humor and Sokka(my favourite character in the series) wasn't funny he wasn't Sokka!!! : (

    I hate that movie and he shouldn't be able to make another one!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

  • gavin c.

    I know all of you are going to hate me for this, but… I got TLA on a dvd copy two years ago and watched it. I do agree that this isn't like the cartoon, but it does have some nice visuals and an epic music score from James Newton Howard. Aside from the other actors who did horrible with their performances, I think Noah Ringer did a great job as the title character. Gotta give another credit to Shyamalan for that.

    • John Johnson

      I must disagree. Ringer was kind of bad. Sorry.

    • David

      Ringer was a ATA taekwondo “champion”, he even stated he never acted once. In the whole movie he always looked like he was going to cry, not fear, rage, or happy. Which Aang or “Aung” was suppose to have a miriad of emotions.

  • Jason

    Your full of sh**! The Last Airbender is an awesome movie. Excellent and entertaining. Sont let the box office blunder fool ya. See it!

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      *You're

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorra.wordpress.com AdminAvatar

      And yeah, let's ignore most of America and agree with you. Makes perfect sense to agree with a guy who doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

      • N3D

        Well, I know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, so I guess that you will have no stupidly arbitrary reason to discard my opinion. After watching and loving the tv series, I checked out the movie with no great hope only to find out that people who have been judging it are either very-VERY harsh or simply do not know what the story is about. It is true that some parts have been left out, but hey: how could you adapt 3 seasons in 3 movies and fit everything?
        To sum it up, I think he’s done an awesome job directing his actors and everything -look at the moves that they pull out: they look just like the benders in the anime! It would be a pity if he stopped right now, after respecting so well the Avatar universe and spirit.

        • XREN1

          well, he could have at least got the character’s name right…I hate that stupid pronunciation that he created for aang…= =

          • John Johnson

            Well to be fair he used the Asian pronunciations. But I agree, why bother? If you’re gonna use a racially inaccurate cast, why not let the names be the same?

          • bumi

            Those are the asian pronunciations of the way the word is spelled in English. Its like if I was to listen to some one say a foreign word, write down the word in english, and have someone who didn’t hear the original person speak read the word out loud.

        • Silver

          I saw the film with an open mind and I have to say I was not impressed. Aang was waaay to serious. In fact, the whole point behind the character (in the cartoon) was that Aang is this 12 year old KID, and behaves as such, who is tasked with being a bridge between two worlds and being the protector of each one. He left out Jet and his gang, Zhao was completely forgettable, and the racial casting was so off. I swear, I think I may just have to start writing a script for a re-make and pitch it to Nickelodeon.

          oh, and dont even go into the whole “3 Seasons in 3 Movies.” debate. Look at Harry Potter (Not the last movie) and LOTR. There is no excuse.

          • RowdyRabbit27

            First off, i do agree that he should have been less serious and more of a kid, like he is in the show. But i still think it was a great movie. AND btw. if you actually read the LOTR book then you would know that they left out a WHOLE lot of stuff, including different creatures and alot of fighting scenes PLUS tolkein had no women in the book. SO, regarding that. the ’3 seasons in 3 movies’ thing, would be hellas hard to squeeze it in, unless they did that whole last movie split in 2 thing they’re doing with like, everything.

        • andrei

          I couldn’t agree more. I’ve seen this movie 3 times now and I can definitely say that it was a great movie and the story was awesome. Those who hate this movie stop watching it.You are not movie experts. By the way look at the box office that will tell you if this movie sucks or not.

    • Lee Chan

      i saw the movie & was satisfied. I was motivated to watch the tv show…MASSIVE difference! I would not watch the 2nd especially if it’s going to be darker, etc.

      The premise of the franchise is stupid, so it’ the humor & personality that makes it good.

    • Pseudo Nym

      *Don’t

    • Emily

      U r so right the movie was great I loved it and to all u people out there that don’t like the movie walk sorry but that’s your opinion some people liked it some people don’t but I’m one wish is that they would make number 2

  • Jamare

    Yes we all may believe that the last air Bender was a total waste of time due to the fact of how all of the characters names were completely mispronounced, the fire bending was completely misinterpreted and and most words were added. But besides that, it was still pretty good. Yes I would like to see a sequel to at least Finish to TV series instead of ending with a hook. Plus the characters Iro and fire lord ozzi look flip flopped.

  • Kristina

    Are you being serious right now? It is 100% about being offensive to the toon…ALTA was a beautiful and very very well made cartoon and the movie basically took everything that the show was about and stepped on it. This had a lot of potential and because M.Night was stubborn and refused to follow what the what the anime said it was a terrible excuse for a movie. As for your comment on minorities…I don't know whether to call you racist or just plain stupid, the cast on for this movie was blatantly and purposefully incorrect. The characters in this cartoon was obviously of some sort of Asian decent. It was just stubborn and ridiculous of M.Night to try to cast white actors and then randomly throw Indians in for the fire nation. IF he had wanted to cast Indians he could have gotten away by making them the Water tribe but the Fire Nation obviously had strong Japanese roots, he completely ignored them and instead went ahead with his "Vision".

  • Srd

    Should've been done All in one one filming & split in 2 Movies to make pol wait 3 years is ridiculous the kids going to be 5 yrs older in the next movie wen they only have 3 years til fire gets the comet

  • brandy

    The last airbender is a family movie my three children loved it i hope he does make the second and third movie

  • Logan

    All of you need to shut up! Night is a great director! His movies are amazing and original. It's not his fault that you cannot get past the same old same old. You know what you all sound like? You sound like those people who judge parents on how they raise their children when you in fact do not have children yourself. As far as I know, none of you are film makers, writers or directors. You need to open up your eyes and see how good the movie really is for what it was. Three seasons into one film. I say Night keep up the good work and I really hope you make another one as I'm looking forward to it

    • cabbagemerchant

      season 2 has yet to be released; what are you talking about?
      As has been said time and again, we are upset with/about the "bait and switch".

      We were baited to see a film by having partaken in the most spiritual, loving, adventurous, daring, humorous, series to date. However, the switch took place in that we were provided with a film that turned out to be its absolute opposite.

      As a fan, filmmaker, writer, and director, I can't get PASSED that. Frankly, neither can my children.

  • Sabrina

    No. They will butcher Toph. No.

  • http://wordpress.com Roy

    If he wants a great sequel then he needs to find a new director that will remake the first one and actually be true to the story, my oldest son and i would watch the series on nickelodeon and there i got pumped when it was coming to the big screen, along with the entire audience and everyone else that seen the movie, it was a complete let down. seriously a new director would make people maybe give it a 2nd chance. otherwise a airbender 3 should go straight to the $5 bin at walmart

  • sway

    The thing about doing it animated is that THERE IS ALREADY THE ANIMATED SERIES. What will be the point to make the same story again. It would be amazing to see a live action film that stays true to the animated series; not in the sense that they try to fit every episode in one movie but doing a shorter more edited story and most importantly one that portrays the sane emotions the animated version gave us.

  • JMCruz

    I think it was actualy a good movie, Im a fan of the anime and I think it was as loyal as it could be for a live action film based on a cartoon I actualy like them both the same, it had its glitches here and there but I think It was a nice interpretation on behalf of shyamalan. I wanna see book 2.

  • airnomad

    after reading dude's last comment i had to point out how racist it is. "culture" is a word, that also means a person's way of life. another race can become a part of it if it is understood properly. from the start of the movie m night doesn't get it right. in the opening sequence with the figures bending behind asian characters- those aren't real words, their just gibberish, and in no way can that not be offensive. by claiming a colorblind mentality and saying we're all human.you're ignoring the differences between other people's cultures, and not respecting them. whenever someone says "no offense," it's more than likely they just mean "don't get mad." and really saying white actors and actresses are better and better looking just shows how racist this colorblind mentality is.
    quick history lesson. it was no longer cool to be racist and say racist remarks in the 60s. so white people twisted and distorted dr. martin luther king's message to say that "we are all the same." what was racist then has transferred into another kind of racism today. and clearly only feeds this white supremacy, which is also clear with the last airbender.
    for instance, it's not secret that m night loves the fire nation, he created it in his image- indians. everyone else had poor architecture and was intellectually weaker. remember that little asian boy katara and aang saved after he bended rocks at the fire nation soldiers? that's haru, who lead his people against the firebenders in the show. strange how a white boy has to remind a village of people there is "earth beneath their feet," katara made better speeches in that episode. or how in a deleted scene aunt wu was a black woman that lived in a mud hut, not in the modestly rich place she practiced in. also weird how the northern water tribe didn't extinguish their flames in the battle against the fire benders. or the guy they cast to play the fire lord is clearly not supposed to be feared, at least not much, but appears as a character m night hopes to paint as more understandable. he's an apologist for the fire nation. while most of the world is oppressed, and he's only shows them to be weaker and less intelligent in movie.
    and it's as if he doesn't try to be non-offense. it's sad to me how your comment that white people look and act better remind me of m night's comment that an inuit woman cannot look like katara. despite that she wears inuit clothes, eats inuit food, and lives in a community like and inuit would.
    i realize this is quite a late reply. but this made me angry and uncomfortable. do you see what kind of fan of this movie people thumbed up and agreed with in this person's first comment. you'd have to be ignorant to be a fan of this movie. but if anyone read this think before buying into this colorblind racism. hollywood is a reflection of our own society's views. as another commenter said these are the kind of fans that support a sequel.

  • May

    Too everyone who posted here that a second, and even third, movie should be made to finish the series, just watch the cartoon. It tells the same story, only better.You'll get the original, with all our favorite characters (personalities intact), firebending the way it should be, and the humor that was almost completely lacking from the movie.

  • james a sykora 2nd

    The last airbender was a discrace to the series the only right thing to do would be to start over and follow the series sure you can add some twists but don't destroy the entire story just make the grafics awesome like water tentacle that actually look like squid tentacles made of water complete with suckers that would be a cool twist but honestly I'm suprized shyamalyns kid didn't tell him how could you destroy my show like that I could of written a better script than that especially since 90% of the work was already done for him

  • disqus_qwaw2AsU6I

    I thought some of the grafics were good but my problem was with the names most of them were pronounst wrong. I mean come on watch the tv show so you know how the names are truely pronounst mite be shocked and get a way better responce with the names right. In truth you need someone like me to help you understand it more. Get someone like me and the next one will be totally awsome. Big AVATAR fan.

  • Andy

    Sorry but my kids are big Avatar fans and they were (and myself) very impressed with the last air bender as the start position of a Trilogy ….. What i would say it seems to be a marmite movie you either love it which we do or you hate it which your pointing out you do ! Who really cares they "pronounced" the names differently, Its an "ADAPTION" from the cartoon. The storyline isn't complete obviously as its only the first part so judging is very premature wouldn't you say so, you seem to agree the effects were great, pretty much the only thing i'm going to agree with you on. Oh and Tentacles from water your just talkin rubbish that happened in the movie and it would be a complete blow out !

    • Dominique

      Allen, you don’t mind if I call you Allen right? Cause names don’t matter to you apparently. Anyway, your children, depending on their ages might not get why it is this movie is so bad, but you as, I’m going to assume you’re an adult should. See my above comment. This movie isn’t just bad, it’s offensive to a lot of different people for a lot of different reasons. In fact, here, have a link: http://atla-annotated.tumblr.com/post/14702641914/on-the-movie-and-why-the-casting-is-the-least-of#note-container Look through that and tell me you don’t think it’s wrong. And NO, that isn’t me so don’t get all high and mighty and try to give him crap.

      • Tdiaz815

        I agree with you, and while I enjoyed the movie I don’t believe it was at 100%

    • Chris Hagberg

      It’s not just the names. The acting was dry, CGI was not that well, something about the nations being split into different races, (That’s just awkward to me) Fire benders NEED a source to fire bend, (Not true) and it was way to rushed. This isn’t even half of it. I can understand your kids liked it because when you’re a kid you just want to see a movie and not really care what it is. This movie was terrible. and I’m glad I did not pay to see it.

    • Chris Hagberg

      It’s not just the names. The acting was dry, CGI was not that well, something about the nations being split into different races, (That’s just awkward to me) Fire benders NEED a source to fire bend, (Not true) and it was way to rushed. This isn’t even half of it. I can understand your kids liked it because when you’re a kid you just want to see a movie and not really care what it is. This movie was terrible. and I’m glad I did not pay to see it.

  • Noura

    I dont care about names or the storyline or any of these bullshit just act as if this is hes own story. Besides i thought the movie was awesome and my brothers liked it… I would definitely watch part 2 if theres gonna be one ^_^

    • Dom

      HOW CAN YOU NOT CARE ABOUT STORYLINE?!?! Are you like… what?!?! SERIOUSLY? A STORYLINE MAKES A MOVIE. That doesn’t even make any sense. gtfo

      • matthew Foley

        Must be a transformers fan. You know because with those a story line doesnt matter..because it has none.
        That said I liked the last airbender. No film is ever exactly like what it is based on its like the Eragon haters..get over it and enjoy it for what it is. Could always be worse..could be like the goldeb compass and the christians could cry until its dead.

        • You Sir Are and idiot

          The most contradicted comment on all the internet…,

          • matthew Foley

            What?

        • omgshrimpz .

          Enjoy the bad acting, terrible dialogue and other nonsense. Oh yeah, Indian Zuko. There’s nothing -TO- enjoy.

  • Vienta76

    I loved the airbender and hope two is his next movie and I hope the author of this article cries like the baby he is

    • Keval

      I think you’ll cry more than me if you end up seeing the second part.

  • julia

    Dude! loved the first movie!!!! please start on part 2!!!!!!! i look forward to see it!!!! also, there are 3 parts, so please get a move on cuz i kno the 3rd movie is gonna be the best!!!

  • Shirley

    I can understand those of you who are super fans of the comic book and what you consider the original or real Avatar is. More power to you. But you shouldn’t try to persuade others not to see the movie, just because of your likes and dislikes. I love “The Last Airbender” and was frightened Mr. Shyamalan would not finish the trilogy because of dedicated Avatar fans and the negative critiquing. I’m looking forward to the sequels. With all respect for you fans, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to watch it. Mr. Shyamalan is spending his own money to make the movies, he should decide what he feels will make money. It’s not like he thought he’d pick on Avatar fans, he just considered what he thought would be an interesting story. I really dislike the new “Star Trek” movies, I find nothing that was written in there by the creator of the story in those movies, besides the characters names. Even though I won’t pay to see them, I won’t try to talk others out of seeing it. All I’m spending is the admission to a movie, I’m not putting up the money to make it. Live and let live.

    • Pseudo Nym

      >I can understand those of you who are super fans of the comic book

      > super fans of the comic book

      >the comic book

      > comic book

      I think you mean “animated series”.

  • Chase

    You people that like this movie must have down-syndrome. It is such a fucking wordy film. He used exposition for entire subplots. The acting was bad, the special effects were so goddamned boring, I just hate M. Night, he is a god awful director and if he goes towards making a part 2 and I find out, I will hunt him down. This film was an abortion that took 103 minutes to happen.

  • annie

    the last air bender was an awesome movie so I would definitely watch the last air bender 2

  • Nathaniel

    The Last Airbender was terrible. I couldn’t get past the acting. That being said I watched the movie and it brought me to the show, so I guess it was good for one thing.

    Also M. Night Shyamalan is a terrible director and all of his movies suck.

    I hope after earth doesn’t suck though ’cause Will Smith is pretty cool.

  • Mark

    It f*cking sucked. End of discussion.

    • cw

      yo jacka*s go suck monkey balls
      no one cares what you think

      • Chris Hagberg

        Except for the 14 people that do agree it looks like no one cares what you think

      • Steve

        You unintelligent ass wipe, the movie was an embarrassment to any form of entertainment in general. It was a colossal waste of time, and it would seem that 32 people care what he thinks.

  • ScaMingLee

    I LOVED the TV show, and although the movie had issues (drove me crazy the names were mispronounced), I still thought the movie was BADASS. I can’t wait to see more. I only hope that the next movie has better 3-D.

  • Hio

    I think the first film was good enough. I hope Shyamalan directs books two and three too.

  • nickiz

    well for one i think people need to stop hating on the Last Airbender movie, no its not dead on to the anime , but what movie is ever like someones favorite book or anime, i can think of any really. people need to stop expecting so much and just see that the movie itself ,over all , was in fact enjoyable and adventurous. in fact the only thing id change is how serious Ang’s friends were i would like to see the origanal light heartedness they made in time of hardship. a complete series of movies should defenitly be completed. i have waited a long time and am eger to see the director bring his imagination to the big screen.
    hurry up! lol.

  • josaaa

    I liked the last airbender for some reason, shit acting though but I wanna know what happens

  • http://twitter.com/TheloveMMM Michelle M.

    Wohoo! 200th comment :) Anyway, it’s such a relief to know that I’m not the obly person on this planet that thought the movie was BRILLIANT! I honestly can’t understand why it was so bad :

    • TheDude

      Because it had horrible acting, no story, no humor, terrible casting, CGI was decent at best, pronunciations of names were off, every last character was no where near what they were supposed to be. Need I go on?

    • Pseudo Nym

      Have you WATCHED the series?

  • not too late?

    Just thought I’d chime in (way late) just so that the last few comments do not form some kind of delusion that TLA was anything other than an abysmal waste of life for anyone not a fan of the show, and a personally offensive, painful horror to anyone that was a fan of the show.

    PLEASE SOMEONE step up and deny shymalallaalallmonon the chance to piss off everyone on earth (minus one or two idiots) again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheChainsawKitten Tanya Taylor

    That movie was an abortion! I can not believe they would let this moron do a second one. I would rather wait 10 years and see someone with some actual talent do a re-boot. Christ they did not even say the character names right! How hard is that?!?!?!?!?

  • A Fan

    OMG.. I hope he does start work on 2 bc I hate when a good movie that leaves itself open for a sequel doesn’t finish. The actors were great the effects were awesome…I loved it and so did my son. For all the die hard fans saying he butchered and didn’t stay true to the asian background…uuummm the monks, temple, earth people, and lets not forget the 4 asian fighting styles they used in the movie for each specific benders movement powers….good enough for me. I watched to cartoon as a kid/young teen and you know what the cartoon didn’t look asian plus really look at the asian cartoons their animators draw the biggest eyes ever on the their cartoons. I say I’d go see it in the movies for sure!!!!

  • gijoe

    The Last Airbender movie was not bad at all, despite its casting flaws, which I admit were quite misplaced like Asif Mandvi and Dev Patel. It was still entertaining. I’d give M Night another shot at it. He should learn from his mistakes, and go for it. It’s sad to see all the morbid criticism towards someone who has tremendous potential.

  • star

    Been waiting for Airbender 2 for so long my son and I cant wait! MAKE IT!

  • Matthew Bannon

    I *HATED* this movie. I literally cannot BEAR the thought of a sequel to this abomination of a movie that was based off of my favorite show ever. The problems with the first movie are simply STAGGERING, and, short of an absolute miracle, there are too many for a sequel, even if it were directed by the most talented directors in hollywood instead of Shyamalan (who CAN be decent, and has been in the past, but honestly, this was not), too be a good movie. The best t could ever get, without a reboot, would be not bad.
    The writing was terrible, especially in the dialogue. Actually, there was hardly any real dialogue, and more of everyone talking about what’s going on. In the show, I thought the dialogue was WONDERFUL. Dialogue is a GREAT place to show character interactions, but this movie failed to show much of anything in that respect. In the show, I LOVED the characters, almost every, single one of them. Here, I didn’t even CARE about any of them. Technically, you could attribute that to the acting, which was ALSO terrible, but the writing did no favors. Also, it had terrible pacing and execution. It tried to show the whole season, that’s twenty half-hour episodes (twenty-one minutes, without commercials) in NINETY MINUTES. that’s less than 5 minutes to an episode, even though they do cut a few. This makes most scenes horribly rushed, and they make little or no sense. Maybe if he’d used this movie to do HALF of the season instead of the whole thing, this wouldn’t have been as much of a problem. In fact, this could have helped the writing in a LOT of ways: dialogue can be used for more interaction rather than exposition, you could take time to develop scenes, you could help build the sense of urgency that their mission carries better, you could show more of the world they’re in, etc (I could go on, but I won’t). However, this is NOT what happened, and the movie REALLY suffered. It SHOULD have been one of my favorite movies ever, I love the series to death, I was SO looking forward to this!!! Instead, there isn’t a single movie I hate MORE (I understand there are worse movies out there, plenty of them, but I haven’t SEEN those, nor am I talking about them). Then, making it quick for this part, the CGI isn’t that good, the actors are terrible, the different nations aren’t properly represented, and the action was horribly choreographed (and just look at the scene where they freed the earthbenders, it was all one continuous shot, which should NEVER be done in an action scene). If this helps you, then I’m glad. If not, well, I tried.

    • des_3

      You know the really sad part? They cast Dev Patel as Zuko, who is not only a REALLY GOOD actor, but he’s an excellent martial artist and he even came off lousy in the movie. The only person I found enjoyable was Shaun Toub playing Iroh. I actually liked his character more than Iroh in the first season. He played it very believably as someone who was a good man who had to exist in a nation led by an evil man. He’s not on the right side, but you can see how he will be….

      Other than him the entire movie was a disaster.

  • Gunnar

    I liked it it was very good… You can have your own opinion on anything but if you didn’t like the first one!
    You don’t have good taste and probably have a low I.Q.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      lol.

    • Matthew Bannon

      “You don’t have good taste and probably have a low I.Q.”. Wow, what great argument! All of my evidence, support, suggestions on how there could be some improvement are NO match for your endless wit. Truly, you are the better man.

      P.S.: I’m not saying you’re wrong to like it, I’m only saying you’re wrong about how you try to insult me. Please, try again.

  • Hannah

    You know what? That’s one of my all time favorite moves. All I was wondering if there’s gonna be a next movie. I didn’t want to her your opinion over it because that’s just your viewing of it. Not everyone’s. So maybe next time just give us information about the movies rather than a whole page about what YOU like and don’t like. K? K.

    • http://avatarthelegendofkorraonline.com/ Keval

      Well since this is an opinionated blog…

    • Matthew Bannon

      I wasn’t saying that you shouldn’t like this movie, not at all. What I was doing was saying that *I* didn’t like it, and providing evidence and support as to *why* I didn’t like it. Sharing my thoughts, and all that. If you still like it, that’s perfectly fine, great even, but don’t try to make me out to be the Devil because I don’t share your opinion. Also, o address your last sentence, “So maybe next time just give us information about the movies rather than a whole page about what YOU like and don’t like.”, I have to say that the whole time I was doing *both*. Go ahead and love this movie. Just please respect my right to state *MY* opinion of this movie and give my reasons so that others may debate in an attempt to defend it, or perhaps just see it in a different way. Also, fix your spelling and grammar. It’s not horrendous, but it is a little bit lacking. Thanks.

      • Matthew Bannon

        And, for a tl;dr : Quit bitching. I agree with you.

  • alisia

    The first one might of not been good but to me it was ok and i think they should finish what they stared.

  • EH

    Did Shyamalan get his internet disguises on and write all these positive comments…? Cause I have trouble believing actual people
    enjoyed that movie

    • Arthes

      Oh my god! you are very clever, were you this intelligent right from birth….come on…

    • Kim Stratton Peters

      I Like the movie but never saw the cartoon, and have no intention of watching the cartoon. Not a cartoon person but maybe that’s the difference if you never saw the cartoon you have nothing to compare it too, so you are able to look at it from a different angle.

    • SEO

      i love the movie and i hope for them to make as many as they can

  • Dominique

    Alright, first of all, if you haven’t seen the anime then you wouldn’t know why it is we’re upset. It isn’t only about them saying the name of protaganist wrong through the entire film. Or that M. Night felt the need to keep everything about the opening scene EXCEPT change the Asian symbols to jibberish.

    He also made the Fire Nation Indian instead, the Chinese aspect from the animated series has been completely replaced, down to the clothes and hairstyles.

    Also, the Earth Bender kingdom everyone wore ragged clothing and it looked run down. This was supposed to be a beautiful place, and they needed Aang to point out to them that earth is earth and then, when they fight back, it is pathetic. NO. That is not the Earth bender way!

    Not even going to mention that the fire benders dragon looked like something from the Middle ages instead of a Chinese dragon, but like I said. He didn’t make them Chinese at all, so I guess it’s expected.

    Did anyone else notice he kind of rooted for the bad guys the whole time? I did. He made them seem as if they weren’t as threatening as they actually were. pathetic.

    Let’s take a closer look at that embarrassment-squicky racist clusterfuck that dance scene is.The loud orange racism of that scene hides, while not subtle, but deeper and in my eyes even more telling signs of what Shyamalan’s idea of ‘diversity’ means. That is supposed to be Aunt Wu’s village. Anime Aunt Wu lives in a nice little town, with paved streets and multiple story houses. Her home is really nice, with multiple rooms.
    Movie Aunt Wu lives in a mud hut with one room. Her village only has mud houses, and the streets are dirty, muddy and unpaved. WHY?

    At the Northern Airtemple Aang meets an Earth Kingdom monk who then draws a knife on Aang and betrays him to the Fire Nation for a bag of money, saying that it is his due, since it is the Avatar’s fault that they live in poverty.
    Note how it is not the Fire Nation’s fault, but the Earth Kingdom’s for being traitors. What? No. Screw that.

    POINT IS. DON’T TELL US ANIME WATCHERS NOT TO BE UPSET WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF WHY IT IS WE’RE UPSET. YOU CAN LIKE THE MOVIE ALL YOU WANT, I DON’T CARE, BUT ALL IN ALL. IT WASN’T JUST BAD, IT WAS OFFENSIVE.

  • Deneiqua McDonald

    please make The Last Airbender 2 already….im 19 and I love the movie I watched it 10 times in a row.im still waiting on the second one to come out. you cant just make a first one and then just have people guessing bout the ended. The Last Airbender came out in 2010, its 2013 now I think its about that time to do the 2nd

  • Deneiqua McDonald

    please make The Last Airbender 2 already….im 19 and I love the movie I watched it 10 times in a row.im still waiting on the second one to come out. you cant just make a first one and then just have people guessing bout the ended. The Last Airbender came out in 2010, its 2013 now I think its about that time to do the 2nd

    • Matthew Bannon

      You could just, you know, try watching the series. You know, the TV series that the movie was based on? Plus, the show is, in my humble opinion, way better than the movie.

  • Chris Hagberg

    I would hope for a second one but I don’t want Night directing it. It’s no doubt he made some excellent movies but The Last Airbender was not one of them. I don’t mind a few changes to the story to fit it all together, a lot of movies do that with comics or novels. But what he did was almost rewrite the whole first season of Avatar. If he is working on a second Avatar I most likely will not see it unless I hear good reviews from fans of the series and people who did not like the first.

  • Dante

    I enjoyed both the cartoon and movie. Love the CGI with all the effects: thats my type of movie e.g. pacific rim and other action movies.
    The cartoon series has some episodes that have no relation to the storyline.
    Dying to see a new movie!
    People need to stop moaning and grow up. If you don’t like it, don’t watch…. Simple!

  • Dante

    I enjoyed both the cartoon and movie. Love the CGI with all the effects: thats my type of movie e.g. pacific rim and other action movies.
    The cartoon series has some episodes that have no relation to the storyline.
    Dying to see a new movie!
    People need to stop moaning and grow up. If you don’t like it, don’t watch…. Simple!

  • Jerry Huber

    The Last Airbender was a great movie. I think Shyamalan did a great job converting the cartoon in to a movie. I wish he had made the second movie after finishing the first one. Now he’s going to have to find all new actors and actresses for the kids. The ones that were in the first movie, will be way to old to play the roles.

  • Rita

    My kiddos are Avatar fans and so am I. Would love to see the 2nd one!

  • Ren

    I’m indifferent about the film, names not being pronounced properly annoyed me, the fact that it took ages for a bender to bend their element got annoying and the fact that there was no humour in it, well that just took the gold star for being irritating, but that’s because I’m basing my opinion on the animated series. Over all, the film did portray Aangs frustration and emotional unbalance but it was rushed. I was really looking forwards to the ending where (in the series) Aang becomes the water beast, but was so disappointed when in the film, all he did was make a large water wall, fair do’s that the films trying to portray Aang as someone who shouldn’t harm others but, in my opinion, when Aang became the water beast in the animated series, he kind of realised why he was the Avatar and how he could help protect people.

    So in all, if I hadn’t watched the series over and over again since I was about 13/14 years old, then the film would of been ok-ish, but as i’m a fan, disappointed.

  • billy

    Loved the Movie. Can’t wait for number 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Leitner/1675664474 Steven Leitner

    Why bother? The actors playing Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, and Azula probably already grew out of their roles by now.

  • Kirsten

    To all the people who did not like the movie and Shyamalan’s work, you go and direct it then. Let’s see if you’ll do better.

  • Shauna

    Some of you people need to take some prozac or something. Calm the hell down. It’s a MOVIE, not the end of the world. Yes, I believe it was a bit rushed, and didn’t capture the charm and humor of the series, but it wasn’t bad for what it was. It was only the first movie. There’s room for improvement. Personally, I’m withholding final judgement until second and/or third movies are released. Which I really hope they are because to me, releasing just one movie out of what is supposed to be a trilogy is what’s stupid and pointless. Leaving a story unfinished is the biggest offense, to me.

  • samantha

    why shouldn’t he make another movie? if you didn’t like the first one then just don’t watch the second one, its as easy as that! I like the first one and I want him to make a second.
    let the people who enjoyed the first watch the second and you go on with your life, i’m pretty sure him making a second would not affect you in anyway!

  • Brittany Hill

    I loved the Last Airbender!! I dont understand why there are bad reviews! My family turns this movie on at least once a week, still! LOVE IT!!! hope a second one comes out!

  • Aangfan61

    The movie wasn’t that bad. It is good but not as good as the shows. I for one want to watch the 2nd and 3rd movie.

  • Hi

    Have you guys even seen Avatar:the last airbender tv show because that movie is a discrace! They don’t even pronounce Aang’s name right! And that’s just at the top of the list of things wrong with That movie!

  • amanda

    I love this movie cant wait to see the otheres my kids and i are so excited. :)

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  • James

    The Last Airbender was an excellent movie. Not sure why the reasoning behind calling it a flop. I’ve been waiting patiently for the sequel. M. night Shyamalan does not deserve to be discredited for any of his films. He is an amazing director. Perhaps the problem is the maturity level that we are dealing within this blog.

  • Raven Dark

    First and foremost, give Shyamalan a break. I too am a fan of the show. However, where is it written this movie absolutely had to be a blow by blow, play by play remake of the beloved TV Show?

    In all honesty, I loved Pt. 1. 100%. I find the TV Show to be a tad too childish and idiotic at times. In the show you have a kid/pre-teen/young man with the weight of the world on his shoulders, he can’t hack it so he runs
    away. In his mind, what should have been a few days turned out to be years when he finally does return. Talk about a major, epic mistake…oh and dramatic (he’s the last airbender for a reason) so DRAMA. He can laugh all he wants, play and have a good time, but the fact remains (a point the TV show constantly points out thru the absence of his people/tribe) the tide presumably and disastrously turned when he ran.
    Here we have a movie, cut and edited to acceptable viewing and oddly enough I found my parents,who aren’t die hard fans of cartoons, vested in the movie and wondering if there would be a Part 2. They’ve even watched and loved the TV Series due to the movie.

    Fans of the show are being far too rigid and forgiving as well as unrealistic because in the end in the lore of the TV Show: Aang screwed up, he knows it and it shows.

    • DK

      Okay… Lets put aside the fact he changed the pronunciation of a bunch of names because he consulted a linguist on how the names should be pronounced… even though they have been pronounced a certain way for 3 years… and changed the races of all the characters (for no real reason)… and changed how Bending works because it was not realistic enough in a story about people who can move the elements with their mind.

      The movie was still poorly paced and filled with exposition. You know the saying “show don’t tell” because film is a median where you can literally engage sight and sound and not just explain things to people.

      Oh and this was pointed out to me. Think about this. Why did Katara and Sorra go after Aang in the show? Now think about why they went after Aang in the movie. Also, when do Katara and Sorra learn Aang’s name (it’s literally 20 minutes in when they first get to the Southen Air Temple)

      The Last Airbender was not a good movie. But it was a terrible movie when compared to the show.

  • attyrose

    Just saw The Last Airbender again. Can’t wait for #2. Just a kid at heart.

  • shalu

    I personally thought the movie was entertaining, it really depends on what genre you are interested in. But, Dominique/Dom needs to calm the fuck down. It’s just a fucking movie god

  • kristiane schweitzer

    The Last Airbender movie was totally amazing! It is obvious that M. Night Shyamalan was not trying to be “exact” to the cartoon because he changed Aang’s name pronunciation. I haven’t read the books, so he may be going off of those more. Regardles, converting many volumes into one movie is no easy challenge and I think he did a stupendous job. I so hope he does make a second, third and fouth movie. That would be so cool!

    I get where you are coming from because I felt the same way about the Harry Potter movies. Then I changed my perception and enjoyed the movies for what they were. Perhaps you can take a second look at the movie and just enjoy it. Perhaps.

    • Matthew Bannon

      We get that for a movie adaptation of a tv show there have to be, well, adaptations, but the thing is, we’re all upset because the changes that were made were BAD changes. We’re not just made cause it’s different.

  • Chris Abney

    The last Airbender was a great movie… you movie critics should stop sucking dick when you watch movies. Just cause your pimp said it sucks doesn’t mean you have to. The only criticism I have for the movie is that it’s not as funny as the show was. Action was great. I am definitely looking forward to another The Last Airbender. There was 3 parts to the show so to stop after the first movie would be really fucking infuriating. Shyamalan don’t listen to anybody. Movie was great and you will still make money off it. Bitches going to hate no matter what. I bet half these people think the sky is green because they never get their fat lazy asses out of their mommas houses

    • Matthew Bannon

      Okay, without even going into how you make absolutely ZERO argument against all the “dick sucking haters”, I have to ask- Were we even watching the same movie? I mean, it was the single WORST movie I have ever seen in my entire life! I mean, I like to say that I could watch anything and be at least a little entertained, but this movie is the ONLY thing that breaks that statement for me. I mean, I understand that a movie adaptation, be it from a tv series, a book, or whatever has to be different from the source material, it has to be ADAPTED into movie format. The problem with Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, though, is that the changes that he made were not good and ended up making it worse. And if you’re going to change something, you should change it either for the better, or not at all.

  • David

    M night shyamalan should just go die in a fucking hole i mean his avatar movie sucked ass. if you’re like me and have watched every single episode of the avatar cartoon series then you were really dissapointed with this fuckery he directed and please do us a favor and dont make another one unless you intend to make a first one again and fix it because it was a piece of total SHIT

  • David

    everytime i hear them pronounce the character names wrong i want to shoot myself in the fucking head.

  • Kylie

    I thought the film was fantastic! I have not seen the cartoon version so cannot compare but as a film I cannot wait for the follow up! For so many people to be enraged about a film… Seriously??? Harry potter and twilight, amazing books which i have read, on more than one occasion also made brilliant films, and also had adaptations and parts skipped or missing, please admire the film for what it was, A FILM that simply put a picture to a word! I love films as much as the next person but thankfully can accept a film as exactly that!
    I’ll leave you now to attack/defend my opinion, knock yourselves out, have fun :)

    • Matthew Bannon

      I think the big problem here was that the movie was different from the show, but more that the movie was changed from the show in ways that were detrimental to the story. For instance, the characters were terribly written, they had few lines of dialogue (I don’t remember any but to go a WHOLE MOVIE without fleshing out your characters even once MUST be impossible, right?) that tell us anything about the characters as individuals, whereas in the show they were each these beautiful people whom you could swear would just jump out of the screen and go adventuring with you at any point! That’s just one example of a bad change in this movie, but I hope you begin to see my point.

  • GeniusGuest

    Thanks for providing the opportunity for comment. I really enjoyed “The Last Airbender” as well as “After Earth.” It really doesn’t matter whether masses of people have convinced themselves that these projects (and their involved persons) are somehow sub-par. Go and enjoy whatever it is that you enjoy, and stop trying to spread negative opinions. I will take the authentic efforts and emotions of these M. Night Shyamalan films any day over the mass-market assembly line of dull and pointless special effects and combat seen in such blockbusters as “Transformers” or “Marvel’s The Avengers.” You will never convince me that “Hulk Smash!” is better than “We could be friends, you know.” The Avengers is merely a throwaway episode of one-liners and dragged out action scenes. Why should the absurdities of The Avengers be spared, while Shyamalan’s more creative, daring, and personal works get slammed?
    Last Airbender made a ton of money! The only way it can be considered a failure is in purely relative terms – for not exceeding its production costs by a certain multiple, or in comparison with Shyamalan’s best films (Signs and Sixth Sense).

  • Avatar fan 1

    Why are all of you arguing? If the Avatar was real he would not want his fan’s arguing.

  • Ram

    I was just wondering why i was not seeing a sequel coming out.
    After reading some opinions, i understood.
    May be you can check out a sequel of sex and zen, twilight ecc, since probably you went in the wrong cinema that evening.
    That was one of the best film in the theme, just like matrix was in his.
    Did not see the tv serie so dunno if it was matching
    But for sure that evening you were after ‘ the chipmunks’ and you bought the wrong ticket.
    Film critics…
    Like the todays everybody chef criticizing Ramsey
    First learn to recognize an applepie from a cheesecake, then speak about

  • fuck you

    ok reading these comments and thats whats wrong with the world today the spoiled ass bratt generation wanting everything their way and it sucks if its not. hey i got an idea, if you didnt like it then dont watch it. and if you can do the job better then by all means go for it. but you are gonna have to get out of your mamas basement and get your fat , lazy, cheeto eating asses off the couch . prolly wont happen. half of you wont even get a job. god im so embarrassed of my lazy gay bitch ass generation. worthless.

  • Cassandrea

    MAKE ALL 3 MOVIES. I loved the 1st one my whole family is waiting for the next movie! There are always going to be haters no matter what. Only the people that want to see more matter!

  • selena

    I like the last airbender the movie so do my kids. We have been waiting for the 2nd for almost 3 years. Pretty soon the people in the movie is going to be to old and your to have to change who plays them and I don’t like that. P.s I never really listen to critic’s I make own choices. So please get on with it , I tried of waiting!

  • Tdiaz815

    I happen to LOVE the cartoon of the last air bender!!! My daughter and I watch it together all the time. I thought the movie was great. It didn’t push numbers like I hoped it would but that doesn’t matter because there have been a lot of movies that have not caught the buzz that they deserve. On the other hand M Night has done quite a few movies that start off great and end in disappointment… I really hope he can team up w someone else to make this project the great success that the cartoon had proven to be… I never post or comment on anything on the Internet but as I said before I love the stories and the characters and I hope that the greatness of the last air bender can be captured in the sequel… Well I hope there will be a sequel anyhow… And as far as audiences go these days… If its not a major known celebrity, or tits and ass, or gore and violence then the ignorant just don’t seem to embrace subjects of peace, love, unity, and respect… Something that this day and age lacks… Anyways, I really look forward to a part two!!!

  • Chris G

    If you liked the show (I loved it) you should have been offended by the film. It took the heart and soul of the show and ripped it out. What we were left with was a supreme disappointment. Katara (a strong matriarchal figure that was responsible for Aang’s evolution) is completely useless in the film. She is portrayed as a whiny, teary-eyed weakling. Sokka, who was a source of comic relief in the show as well as a source of proof that non-benders can be useful, is stale and one dimensional. Everything felt so forced. Unfortunately, rather than maintaining the original creators’ vision (they hated the film too btw) he basically created an Avatar fan-fiction that showed what he would have done had he created the series. IMHO, M Night completely missed the main theme of the show.

  • Blacksmith

    I wouldn’t have been looking for part 2 if 1 was as bad as you say…..It definitely has its short-comings but, I am very hopeful for a 2 and a 3/final conclusion…Will be waiting!

  • Rodney

    I actually enjoyed The Last Airbender and would like to see part 2

  • Ashley

    The last airbender was the most horrific movie I’ve ever seen. It was also the only time I’ve ever seen the entire audience throwing their popcorn at the screen out of anger. It was awful at best. Dozens of people demanded their money back after seeing this movie, and I was one of them. If you haven’t seen the movie yet: don’t. I can’t believe anyone would let this guy make a sequel. If it comes to it, I’ll stand in front of the movie theatre in my city to discourage people to watch the sequel. And yes, I believe with all my heart I’d be doing them a favor. WORST. MOVIE. EVER. I mean come on, firebenders can only bend fire that’s already there? What moron came up with that idea? Firebenders let their energy flow through their body, so it extends as fire out of their limbs. I have never been so upset after watching a movie. The dialogue sucked. The acting sucked. The casting sucked. The effects sucked. The fighting sucked. The way they tried to tell an amazing story sucked. The 3D sucked. Every-fucking-thing about this movie sucked, sorry but that’s just my opinion. Mine, and that of pretty much everyone else in the world. Fine. I respect other people can have different opinions. But those of you who have, you must have watched an other movie than me and the rest of the world. I really resent this man for butchering an amazing story with amazing characters.

  • Sharitalynn

    I love the movie it is the best and I think he should make another.

  • CILLA

    I enjoyed the movie with my kids and I’m eagerly awaiting the second one. :) #mytwocents lol

  • kiki

    i really liked the movie… and i don’t care what anyone thinks.. haha! and i do hope there will be a second!

  • Hello

    I think it was a great movie and I look forward to see part II

  • coRpSE

    Overall, I did not personally think the movie sucked. As for you saying most of America thinks it sucked, I would have to disagree with you. You can only speak for your self, as I can only speak for my self.

    My biggest thing with any movie, good or bad is if they set up for a sequel, you better make one, and if the first was bad, you better redeem your self and make the next one better. Do I think it could have been better, yes, I do, but did it suck, far from it. I put it around mildly entertaining, and I have a feeling that more of the people say it sucked, are the ones that thought “Kung Pow! Enter the Fist” was great. You want to talk about a film that sucked, talk about that.

  • sunshine

    The Last Airbender was a great movie and is pretty spot on with the animated version. I have loved all his works!!

  • Nancy

    Wasn’t this movie made based on a CHILDRENS TV show?? I took my kids to see it at the time and they loved it! So perhaps you haters weren’t the target audience….go see a grown up movie for Gods sake!

  • Kacey

    thought the first movie was awesome, its a dealers choice. i hope they make a second

  • Maria

    I’m a fan of The Last Airbender. I know the movie did not do justice to the show but I still enjoyed that it was brought to the big screen. I would like for Shyamalan to finish the series.

  • N

    I really truly want the 2nd airbender to commence n it looks like it will so I’m super excited on account I absolutely loved the first one!

  • Kagso Nessa

    It wasnt the best but it didnt suck like that, It had good actors and I think if we just give him a chance, one botched movie ratings dont mean the sequel wont be better, I have seen a lot of movies that the first one sucked badly but the sequel was good.. I would go pay to see The Last Airbender 2.

  • Dillon McCraw

    Kill M. Night Shyamalan brutally with a replica of Sokka’s boomerang.

    Or block his throat with cabbages.

    or stuff a White Lotus tile down his throat.

    please.

    Or kill me first before it comes out.