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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
I agree that the first season is a bit more of a "kids show."  Bit simplistic and not the most interesting writing in the world.  Once they reach the water nation, I think, is when the show really starts to take off, and becomes a masterpiece once Toph is introduced. 

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2012, 08:31:00 PM »
Watched the series from beginning to end this past April. Oh, what a wonderful show. Avatar gets really good midway through the second season, right around the part where they're on their way to Ba Sing Se.
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« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2012, 12:20:12 PM »
Yup. That's when the show evolves to social commentary as well.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2012, 02:45:32 PM »
I can't say enough good things about this show. It's a masterpiece.

Honestly?  Greatest show/story ever IMO.  I've got the Fire and Water nation symbols inked on my back, and I'm naming my daughter Kitara :metal

No offense man, but....if you're gonna name your daughter after a fictional character, you should probably spell it right. :-\

Go for it though. Katara is a pretty name.

Oh I know how to spell it.  We're gonna change it to Kitara because we don't want people calling her "Kat" for short. 

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« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2012, 04:46:32 PM »
So instead...Kit?
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2012, 05:08:18 PM »
People are more likely to shorten a name that begins with Kat to Kat. Katie, Katrina, Katherine. I doubt people would to the same with Kitara. Plus, it'll be a little more acceptable than Toph :)

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« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2012, 05:04:52 AM »
Gotcha. Makes sense.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #42 on: September 23, 2012, 05:36:58 AM »
The Last Airbender is a great show, I've watched it all the way through several times. I agree, the first season is a bit "kids-show" and it's the second and third season that is really great.

Korra was pretty good too, but not as good as The Last Airbender. What made Korra great at first was Amon, that guy was just the coolest, most mysterious, most bad-ass character ever. Though how he turned out wasn't as cool as the rest of his stuff, but it was still solid stuff.

The movie sucked. I was excited and waited for almost two years and it just turned out slow, dull and just awful. Amateurish actors and awkward scripts and dialogue.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #43 on: September 23, 2012, 10:29:04 AM »
Let's never mention the movie again.

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« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2012, 05:16:40 AM »
Let's never mention the movie again.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2012, 08:29:54 PM »
The movie was pretty good; I don't understand all the hate for it. M. Night Shyamalan did a good job.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2012, 08:30:05 PM »
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2012, 08:33:50 PM »
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« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2012, 08:38:19 PM »
My friend and I watched it recently to see how bad it was. We intended to watch the whole thing.

When they mispronounced Agni Kai, that was it. We couldn't continue.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »
I saw it at midnight.

I still remember how everyone's hopes in the fandom fell. The day before the release when the critics saw, it had a 0% on rotten tomatoes. People were desperately trying to remain optimistic, but it wasn't enough. My mind is screaming "WHY?" at every line of dialogue, every moment, every decision that was made in the movie. It's completely baffling. I just don't understand.

I kept saying I was going to make a review, but I feel like everything has already been said.

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« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2012, 08:53:15 PM »
Avatar: The Last Airbender was AMAZING. (the show). oh man this thread makes me want to watch it again xD

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2012, 09:09:23 PM »
Just watched "The Avatar and the Firelord." Flawless episode. Always loved the history segments of the show, what a vast world. They could do another show in the future of things that happened before Aang and I'd still be happy.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #52 on: September 24, 2012, 09:11:27 PM »
Great episode. That's another thing M. Night completely ruined. Apparently the Avatar can't have a family? So then Zuko isn't related to Roku. So that ruins the whole fate connection that Zuko and Aang have. I don't understand???

It's like he used the Star Wars prequels as his model.

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« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2012, 09:13:19 PM »
It's like he used the Star Wars prequels as his model.

Speaking of which, I REALLY want RedLetterMedia to review The Last Airbender movie.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2012, 09:33:21 PM »
I'm not sure they'd be the best to do it since they probably haven't watched the series, but it'd be good. I'm addicted to Half in the Bag now.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2012, 01:42:13 AM »
Well I just plowed through this series in a week!  Just finished the finale and wow, that was an awesome ride.  :hefdaddy
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:31 AM »
Great episode. That's another thing M. Night completely ruined. Apparently the Avatar can't have a family? So then Zuko isn't related to Roku. So that ruins the whole fate connection that Zuko and Aang have. I don't understand???

It's like he used the Star Wars prequels as his model.

Maybe he did. A frightening prospect, but they made money.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2012, 09:20:38 AM »
When they mispronounced Agni Kai, that was it. We couldn't continue.
And they really emphasized it too, like they wanted to rub it in peoples faces. "agni kIIIII duel"

Just watched "The Avatar and the Firelord." Flawless episode. Always loved the history segments of the show, what a vast world. They could do another show in the future of things that happened before Aang and I'd still be happy.

I love the part Roku is told he's the Avatar and everone bows, even Sozin the fireprince. That is an epic moment.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2012, 12:42:03 PM »
When they mispronounced Agni Kai, that was it. We couldn't continue.

I saw a making of deal on Nickelodeon before its release where they interviewed the actors and M. Night Shyamalamadingdong about the movie. Points that stood out:

MNS saying:

- I'm Asian, so of course I had to change the pronunciation of some of the names to be correct. I just had to. For example, Sokka would have to be pronounced Soh-ka and Aang HAS to be pronounced AH-ng.

- I always hated how everyone needed an element present to bend it but Firebenders didn't. They could just conjure fire. So I just changed it. Now they have to hurl burning things and then bend the existing fire.

- I was so happy to find (the kid who played Aang). He's not an actor, he actually sent in his reel via the internet and I picked him without even seeing him in person!

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2012, 12:52:37 PM »
I own all three books and uh, I have all of the first season of LoK. It's easily in my top five greatest shows.

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2012, 02:45:16 PM »
- I'm Asian, so of course I had to change the pronunciation of some of the names to be correct. I just had to. For example, Sokka would have to be pronounced Soh-ka and Aang HAS to be pronounced AH-ng.

Right, But Agni Kai....It's KAI. There's no excuse. That word has meaning. You can't just change it willy nilly like the pronunciation of a name.

- I was so happy to find (the kid who played Aang). He's not an actor, he actually sent in his reel via the internet and I picked him without even seeing him in person!

If you go by that footage Noah sent in alone, he looked great for the role. He was happy, young, and he acted just like Aang. But in the movie, it's like M. Night gave him the direction to just act moody and sad most of the time.  :\

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2012, 03:44:17 PM »
Well I just plowed through this series in a week!  Just finished the finale and wow, that was an awesome ride.  :hefdaddy

Sozin's Comet. An incredible finale. :metal

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2012, 04:54:36 PM »
Well I just plowed through this series in a week!  Just finished the finale and wow, that was an awesome ride.  :hefdaddy

Sozin's Comet. An incredible finale. :metal

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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #63 on: September 26, 2012, 06:49:49 AM »
Well I just plowed through this series in a week!  Just finished the finale and wow, that was an awesome ride.  :hefdaddy

Wasn't the ending a little bit like LOTR? The ceremony I mean. ;)
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2012, 09:31:10 AM »
Wasn't the ending a little bit like LOTR? The ceremony I mean. ;)

Perhaps... But it's still great.
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender
« Reply #65 on: September 26, 2012, 12:24:30 PM »
I wasn't complaining, just noting the parallel. Great series.

You might want to note spoiler, though, for those who haven't gotten to the end.
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« Reply #66 on: September 27, 2012, 09:19:31 AM »
Oh, right... Really sorry if someone who hadn't gotten to the end got spoiled by that..
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Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
« Reply #67 on: October 04, 2012, 01:02:50 AM »
And first season of LoK finished.  Took an episode or two to get used to the changes from Avatar, but once I did, it was fine.  Could have definitely used a full season instead of only 12 episodes.  So much more character development could (and should) have been done.  The ending was way to neat, resolving everything too quickly.  Hopefully when they move to Book 2, they'll slow things down a bit.  Still, it was an enjoyable season.
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« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2012, 05:58:35 AM »
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