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Uncle Steezo
07-22-2009, 02:55 AM
http://www.thelastairbendermovie.com/
i have high hopes for this flick

Mumm Ra
07-22-2009, 03:36 AM
dope

TAURO
07-22-2009, 09:09 AM
I edited the thread title Style, I hope you don't mind but I did it just to clarify that unfortunately due to a certain someone's upcoming film it won't be called Avatar.


As for the trailer, I saw it a while back and im really looking forward to the film even though the casting has been a bit controversial to say the least (Hollywood white washing of the characters).

If people haven't already I would seriously recommend you guys check out the animated series before you see the film, It truly is one of the greatest kids cartoons to have come out in recent years.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-22-2009, 09:15 AM
i think the main controversy was due to to the fact that the casting calls specifically asked for white actors to play roles that should've been asian characters.

RagnaroK
07-22-2009, 12:03 PM
WOW! this a dead on adaptation this is how it suppose to be from the Air Temple to his movement on Airbending to the Fire Nation ships and weapons to the music Im very please from what i saw just now it seems that the loooong time we waited from the last Book of the series was well worth it since the creators work very closely to the movie around that time

about the actors i can say much lets wait and see till an actual trailer arrives

the scarecrow
07-22-2009, 01:39 PM
looks very promising, ive only seen the cartoon a handful of times

ALCATRAZ
07-22-2009, 03:45 PM
i think the main controversy was due to to the fact that the casting calls specifically asked for white actors to play roles that should've been asian characters.
you cant be serious

its a controversy that whites are taking roles that don't belong to them? thats been the norm for as long as i can remember

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-22-2009, 04:10 PM
^^^well sure

but there are some asian groups that are pissed about the whole thing

i've never watched it, but aren't they in tibet or something?

http://edopeno.com/images/2009/01/aang.jpg<<<<find the caucasian

http://edopeno.com/images/2009/01/aang2.png<<<where's the white person here?

ALCATRAZ
07-22-2009, 05:10 PM
http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o110/nagchampa86/Forum/untitled4px.jpg

jajaja

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-22-2009, 05:43 PM
http://kilby.sac.on.ca/towerslibrary/pages/users/DVD%20-%20Othello%20%28BBC%29.jpg

chew on that for a minute

i actually watched this in high school english class

ALCATRAZ
07-22-2009, 05:56 PM
oh yeah othello is black right? but they wouldnt let a nigga play him until like 1988 or sum shit lol .... white people stay furious

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-22-2009, 06:27 PM
ya i think fishburne was the first cinematic black othello

anthony hopkins also played a mixed/light skinned black dude in the film 'the human stain'

Poetic Wun
07-22-2009, 09:50 PM
lol they DB:E'd it. this film is already crap.

They got that Twilight dude in there while Katara, the more mature one, is some kid.
Prince Zuko is that goofy lookin fag from that Millionaire flick... well that was a good movie.... the Director is a one hit wonder with a bunch of dick riders. Ben Cooke as Avatar Roku... GTFOH... this is on my top 5 of animated series'... probably #5, but this cast is garbage. Some Jesse McCartney mini me as Aang... i have no hope for this flick. it can suck my ass and the cast can kill themselves after being molested by priests on the teacup ride at Disney Land.

As for the where it's set, they don't say specifically but alot of the elements for the series are derived from the Chinese and Hindu culture. fighting styles, symbols and whatnot.

ALCATRAZ
07-22-2009, 10:06 PM
this is on my top 5 of animated series'... probably #5

what are the other four?

Poetic Wun
07-23-2009, 01:59 AM
lol #1 is that X-Men series... the one with the theme that sunds like: "dunrnunrnuuuu nunu, dunrnunrnuuuu nuna..." you know the rest.
2: Samurai Champloo (but if we're going for only american then the Spider-Man series)
3: The Batman
4: Invader Zim
...
honorable mentions:
6: http://www.antoniogenna.net/doppiaggio/anim/botsmaster.jpg
7... xiaolin Showdown

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-23-2009, 08:06 AM
^^^bots master! lol i remember that shit...used to watch that with go bots and rock lords

batman owns the x-men series though

no love for justice league? spawn? superman (the 90s one)?

drippie k
07-23-2009, 10:15 AM
uhmmm...i might be wrong, but cleopatra was not black..egyptians are not black they look like arabs...plus, she was like half greek or macedonian...so she may have been dark-skinned but she was definatly not black

i also think its kinda funny that they got a mexican chick to play a white blond haired blue eyed girl in fantastic four n no one (except white supremacists) really said anything

TAURO
07-23-2009, 10:59 AM
Lets stay on topic people.

IrOnMaN
07-23-2009, 12:28 PM
I hope it'll be good.

There should be a movie about Ronin Warriors.

ALCATRAZ
07-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Lets stay on topic people.
look this nigga jus searchin for a reason 2 lock a thread lol

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-23-2009, 05:15 PM
^^^lol

shamalamadingdong is a hack; unbreakable is the only movie of his that i thought was worthwhile

in other news, hollywood is making a movie about chaka zulu starring david schwimmer

WARPATH
07-23-2009, 05:18 PM
shamalamalan is one of the worst directors. Unbreakable was cool but anything else this guy makes is trash. Sorry Slippy the Pimp does not approve of this production.

WARPATH
07-23-2009, 05:19 PM
^^^lol

shamalamadingdong is a hack; unbreakable is the only movie of his that i thought was worthwhile

in other news, hollywood is making a movie about chaka zulu starring david schwimmer

man, you just took the words out of my mouth before I could finish my post. Fucker.

Tecknowledgist
07-23-2009, 08:10 PM
not watching this

but hey i liked signs lol that shit was genuinely creepy

TAURO
07-23-2009, 09:42 PM
look this nigga jus searchin for a reason 2 lock a thread lol

You're paranoid, I bet you have nightmares of what threads im gonna lock next. I bet it's a hot topic with all your geek friends at the sausage fest parties.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-23-2009, 09:47 PM
man, you just took the words out of my mouth before I could finish my post. Fucker.

lol
m night shalamar

don't you hate when that happens?

and why don't you post in the comic thread anymore?

on topic: what made shamalomar do a cartoon adaptation instead of his usual bland pg-13 quasi-horror with a lame twist?

Uncle Steezo
07-23-2009, 10:23 PM
egyptians were black, eygypts real name is kemet "black land" they came from nubia up the nile.

much of their culture is centered around the melanin molecule and its importance to communication with God.

arabs are very recent additions.



anyway
top 5 in no order
avatar
flapjack
transformers G1
spidey and friends w/ iceman firestar
venture bros

oDoUoSoKo
07-23-2009, 10:39 PM
lol
m night shalamar

don't you hate when that happens?

and why don't you post in the comic thread anymore?

on topic: what made shamalomar do a cartoon adaptation instead of his usual bland pg-13 quasi-horror with a lame twist?
same thing that makes pre teen strippers queef in the faces of sleezeball HS principals.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-23-2009, 10:45 PM
egyptians were black, eygypts real name is kemet "black land" they came from nubia up the nile.

much of their culture is centered around the melanin molecule and its importance to communication with God.

arabs are very recent additions.



anyway
top 5 in no order
avatar
flapjack
transformers G1
spidey and friends w/ iceman firestar
venture bros

ya what continent is egypt on again? i thought so...i don't get where people get off with ancient egyptians not being african thing

what is flapjack?

spidey and friends used to be my shit when i was a kid lol i'm sure it's unwatchable now though

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-23-2009, 10:46 PM
same thing that makes pre teen strippers queef in the faces of sleezeball HS principals.

lol

cocaine?
money?
lack of self respect?

oDoUoSoKo
07-23-2009, 10:53 PM
possibly all of the above in m night ramble'on's case

ALCATRAZ
07-24-2009, 03:24 AM
jk dont ban me lol

Soul Controller
07-24-2009, 07:01 AM
i fucking dispise movies by dickheads like M. Night Shyamalan

fucking propaganda. will bullshit in their. to twist minds and spread lies
fucking esoteric msgs in movies. symbols that u miss

fucking rapeing original messages.

Olive Oil Goombah
07-25-2009, 02:18 PM
egyptians were black, eygypts real name is kemet "black land" they came from nubia up the nile.


It was called "black land" because the actual land was black and especially fertile because of the flooding of the Nile on occasions.

I have to debunk this every time somebody says this because its wrong.

Mumm Ra
07-25-2009, 04:00 PM
they called themselves "kamau" meaning "black gods" but hey who's paying attention

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-25-2009, 04:14 PM
they called themselves "kamau" meaning "black gods" but hey who's paying attention

exactly
again class--egypt is on which continent?

i fucking dispise movies by dickheads like M. Night Shyamalan

fucking propaganda. will bullshit in their. to twist minds and spread lies
fucking esoteric msgs in movies. symbols that u miss

fucking rapeing original messages.

elaborate please

i'm intrigued

Olive Oil Goombah
07-25-2009, 04:30 PM
shit greece is closer to egypt than sub saharan 'black africa'....

U and Lucid are a good match tho

check two
07-25-2009, 06:37 PM
The Happening was decent.

Poetic Disciple
07-28-2009, 12:57 AM
^Really? I mean think it over, really?

check two
07-28-2009, 12:59 AM
I'm not the type of person who needs a bunch of non stop action and explosions in a movie to be satisfied.

Dr. Simon Hurt
07-28-2009, 08:27 AM
^^^hahaha or a good script, naturalistic dialogue or competent characterization either apparently...

or a decent title...the happening? what next? events? occurences? some stuff?

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
07-28-2009, 11:50 AM
I Actaully Have High Hopes For This Movie ....I Meen How Could You Fuck Up A Well Put Together Story.....Its Already Ready For Him

TAURO
07-28-2009, 12:21 PM
I have very high hopes for this film. It's true that the casting is a bit dodgy but M Night is in my opinion a pretty decent director and quite far from being a hack, if anything I thought the teaser trailer gave the same kind of feel to the cartoon series.

The Grandmaster
07-28-2009, 06:54 PM
lol from the same loser who made the shit.. uhh excuse me, the happening?

NEXT

Bobby_Digital72
07-28-2009, 09:34 PM
I really liked the cartoon,and the trailer/teaser did look really good but,

....I Meen How Could You Fuck Up A Well Put Together Story.....Its Already Ready For Him

Just watch the "Resident Evil " Movies. I think they should rename 'em the "Milla Jovich action series"...

MaXiMus Da MaNtis
07-29-2009, 12:20 PM
I really liked the cartoon,and the trailer/teaser did look really good but,



Just watch the "Resident Evil " Movies. I think they should rename 'em the "Milla Jovich action series"...




Video Game Adaption And Cartoon Adaptions Are Totally Diffrent.....In A Video Game Your Emersed Into The Story , In A Cartoon Your Only Watching The Story.....Thats Why Every Video Game To Movie Is A Let Down

TAURO
02-05-2010, 05:41 AM
This looks Awesome!!!

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TAURO
02-05-2010, 12:13 PM
bump

Hollow Dartz
02-05-2010, 01:19 PM
Yeah I'm definitely seeing this...

the scarecrow
02-05-2010, 01:41 PM
can't wait for this

TAURO
02-05-2010, 01:47 PM
At approx 0.9 secs on the top left hand corner, you can see the Avatar's flying bison Appa.

http://m.blog.hu/fi/filmdroid/image/armida/Avatar%20Appa.jpg

LoTec
02-07-2010, 02:25 AM
This looks dope, Ive liked everything M. Night has done so far.

TAURO
02-07-2010, 04:31 AM
^^Really?

shaolinsword
02-07-2010, 04:40 AM
Can't wait for this. Is it going to follow the original story or is it a new one?

TAURO
02-07-2010, 05:27 AM
Can't wait for this. Is it going to follow the original story or is it a new one?

The first film is essentially book 1 of the animated series 'Water'.

Jin10304
02-07-2010, 09:49 AM
Yeah its going to be a film trilogy, cant wait to see Avatar III!.

"This looks dope, Ive liked everything M. Night has done so far. "

I have yet to hear/meet another human being who actually liked 'The Happening'...

Uncle Steezo
02-07-2010, 11:34 AM
i liked the happening.

Jin10304
02-07-2010, 12:16 PM
???? Wow......A movie of induced suicides caused by trees & plant spores....Thanks for stealing my $10 M. Night

Hollow Dartz
02-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Yeah its going to be a film trilogy, cant wait to see Avatar III!.

"This looks dope, Ive liked everything M. Night has done so far. "

I have yet to hear/meet another human being who actually liked 'The Happening'...
Yeah book III Fire is gonna be crazy..

LoTec
02-07-2010, 06:52 PM
^^Really?

Hell yeah, the only one that I didnt really like that much was Lady in the water, but it was ok. I only saw it once I need to see it again.

The Happening was good, it had a really creepy vibe the first time I watched it, like Signs.

Jin10304
02-07-2010, 08:15 PM
The vibe was good I'll agree....but I just wanted to leave the movie after finding out the lame excuse of why people started committing suicide

check two
02-07-2010, 09:45 PM
So they are having previews of this movie already on tv, and it doesn't come out till like July? lol

check two
02-07-2010, 09:47 PM
I liked the Happening. The Sixth Sense was way overhyped and overrated.

TAURO
02-10-2010, 08:41 PM
N3u1JrBNhZY&feature

The cartoon was brilliant and from what I can tell this looks very faithful to the first season 'book 1 water'.

My only issue with this movie is with the actors playing Katara and Sokka, they seem just so...white compared to their animated counterparts, you would have thought they would have at least tanned them up a bit.

Jin10304
02-10-2010, 11:40 PM
Having white actors play people of color/ethnicities is common I believe since the 50's. Shit, the new Prince of PERSIA movie is starring JAKE FUCKING GYLLENHAL

RagnaroK
02-11-2010, 02:31 AM
At approx 0.9 secs on the top left hand corner, you can see the Avatar's flying bison Appa.

http://m.blog.hu/fi/filmdroid/image/armida/Avatar%20Appa.jpg

Damn! you were really looking at this trailer to be able to pick that up

The first film is essentially book 1 of the animated series 'Water'.

nice I was getting worried on how they will cram everything onto 1 film but if they are doing a trilogy then everything gonna be alright looking at the trailer everything is faithful to the cartoon Hollywood should take this as an example on how to make movie base on a anime/cartoon

now Im really want to see Avatar II (Earth) is my favorite book because of Toph the best character of the series and the best bender of them all I can only hope they do her justice on the film

RADIOACTIVE MAN
02-11-2010, 08:13 AM
im optimistic about it

TAURO
02-11-2010, 09:48 AM
Im well aware of that but even in those films from the fifties there was at least some effort into giving them a bit of a tan.

Jin10304
02-11-2010, 10:17 AM
Depended on what race needed a tan...considering Ang is pasty white, well a whiteboy can pass for him. All you needed for Asian portrayal back in the day was black straight hair, a bad accent & some tape on the eyelids and WHA LA you Bruce Lee. The others though, at least get some Inuit/Eskimo looking actors and for fucks sake why is DEV PATEL Zuko!?

TAURO
02-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Aang never looked asian to me in the cartoon so I can accept his casting even though the airbenders were clearly based on buddist/shaolin monks.

I never expected them to cast Inuit kids to play Kitara and Sokka, I doubt they could have found enough kids of that background to fill an audition room. I thought they would try to get either hispanic, arab or native american kids for those roles.

With regards to the fire nation and Zuko, that is the casting I find the most strange since the fire nation were clearly asian looking people. Would it really have been that hard to find quality actors from a chinese, korean or Japanese background?.
Im sure Dev Patel will do a good job in the role of Zuko but it was an odd casting choice.

RagnaroK
02-11-2010, 01:40 PM
I agree about Sokka and Katara but at the very least we can certainly overlook this since everything else looks faithful to the cartoon and I like the minor improvement on Aangs arrow

the scarecrow
02-11-2010, 01:45 PM
trailor looks terrific! but i agree w don, get some color on those damn kids

SID
02-13-2010, 08:40 AM
This is the film i am waiting for.

This + Cinema + Piff = Awesome

Hollow Dartz
02-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Damn! you were really looking at this trailer to be able to pick that up



nice I was getting worried on how they will cram everything onto 1 film but if they are doing a trilogy then everything gonna be alright looking at the trailer everything is faithful to the cartoon Hollywood should take this as an example on how to make movie base on a anime/cartoon

now Im really want to see Avatar II (Earth) is my favorite book because of Toph the best character of the series and the best bender of them all I can only hope they do her justice on the film
Yeah Toph was the best there is. She evolved into steel-bending

Poetic Wun
02-13-2010, 04:02 PM
http://i49.tinypic.com/2hwdabb.png
This is bonkers.

Regulas
05-05-2010, 09:12 PM
Now in 3D!

<object width="1280" height="745"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Rphy4IRTlQ&hl=en_GB&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&hd=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8Rphy4IRTlQ&hl=en_GB&fs=1&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6&hd=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="1280" height="745"></embed></object>


This movie is going to be crazy!!!

IrOnMaN
07-01-2010, 05:54 PM
I heard that this movie is 100% garbage.:{

Hollow Dartz
07-01-2010, 06:18 PM
I heard that this movie is 100% garbage.:{

i heard the complete opposite.

DirtMcgehrk
07-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Well, it's got 8% on Rottentomatoes. That's 7 good reviews and 79 bad reviews from critics. Most of the bad reviews are really ripping into it as well.

djskillz
07-01-2010, 08:28 PM
I think I'll pass on this one.

TAURO
07-01-2010, 10:01 PM
i heard the complete opposite.

Nah man, practically everyone is shitting on it.


I hope it's not that bad, im gonna remain optimistic until I see reviews from the ones I give a shit about.

RagnaroK
07-01-2010, 10:05 PM
question is are does critics familiar with the cartoon?

TAURO
07-01-2010, 10:14 PM
I just read the review of one of my reliable sources and they've panned it.

And yes it was from someone who is a fan of the series.

Hollow Dartz
07-01-2010, 10:23 PM
Damn, ya'll scaring me. I was going to go to the movies tonight but when i got there their poster said July 2. That might be a sign... i had high hopes for this shit

TAURO
07-01-2010, 10:35 PM
Nobody is more disapointed than me. I got my friends hooked on the animated show, i've been waiting for a live action adaption for a good few years now.

The thing is though, im still gonna go see it, with my expectations lowered of course but that 90 min runtime scares the shit outta me cos I can't see a 22 ep season being squeezed into 90 mins and actually being successful.

Whats pissing me off though about all these reviews is that most of the hate seems to be coming at last airbender just because M Night directed it and people seem to just really hate his work and are just looking for another excuse to bash him.

Hollow Dartz
07-01-2010, 10:38 PM
yeah i'm with you man, I watched the whole season a few times, it was nice for a non anime. I'm still going to see it tomorrow regardless (and i have a free ticket lol). I'm hoping this is at least somewhat good.

djskillz
07-01-2010, 10:44 PM
I was never a fan of the show but I hope hollywood didnt fuck this up like they did dragonball z. if they did then i can definitely see why the fans would be upset.

DirtMcgehrk
07-01-2010, 11:29 PM
See for yourselves:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/last_airbender/

The average rating is 3/10. 7 positive reviews and 82 negative reviews.

Here are some sample top critic quotes:

"The long-winded explanations and clumsy performances are made worse by graceless effects and a last-minute 3-D conversion that wrecks whatever visual grace or beauty might have been there." -A.O. Scott, The New York Times

"The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and others still waiting to be invented." -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

"A dull, boring, poorly acted, limply written and thoroughly unappealing fantasy, featuring bland characters locked in a struggle of no interest." -Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

"M. Night Shyamalan's big-screen live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon animated TV series constitutes a form of Chinese water torture in which tin-ear line-readings take the place of drips." -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

"Please, Hollywood, if there's to be another Airbender movie, hand the job to some efficient hack, and not to a once mesmerizing artist who's lost his way." -Richard Corliss, Times Magazine

"Stiff, fuzzy-looking, cloddish and disastrous in nearly every way, The Last Airbender looks as if it could have been made by the spoiled son of a studio mogul willing to waste gobs of money." -Tom Long, Detroit News

djskillz
07-01-2010, 11:37 PM
^that sounds a bit harsh. probably holds alot of truth though.

DirtMcgehrk
07-01-2010, 11:45 PM
^that sounds a bit harsh. probably holds alot of truth though.

Yeah I was going to see this on Friday, but now I'm not so sure. Generally I could give a fuck about what critics say, but when you have almost 100 people who write film reviews for a living basically all agreeing that it sucks balls on multiple levels, It sets off some alarms.

RagnaroK
07-02-2010, 12:11 AM
wow they are really ripping and trampling on it

but no matter Im a fan and Im still gonna watch this regardless

TAURO
07-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Two of my reliable review sources have ripped it apart. Im feeling really conflicted about seeing this on the big screen. Part of me just wants to wait for the rental but im just really intrigued.

Bobby_Digital72
07-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Two of my reliable review sources have ripped it apart. Im feeling really conflicted about seeing this on the big screen. Part of me just wants to wait for the rental but im just really intrigued.

saw it earlier today ...i walked away disappointed . M.Night aleady had hit on his hands all he had to do was deliver and he couldnt . .. The Fx were great ..the fight scenes were wack ..the extras in the BG looked lost..Is Was weak .. if u never heard the story b4 u might like the movie ..If u are fan of the series be forewarned

Hollow Dartz
07-03-2010, 01:13 AM
I just seen it, shit was ASS

BRONZBODY
07-03-2010, 09:54 PM
I just seen it, shit was ASSfor real son...toilet tissue....pure BUTT!!!!

100pr00f
07-03-2010, 10:51 PM
wow looked decent from the trailer ...u prolly shouda seen the new karate kid

TAURO
07-06-2010, 06:35 PM
seems to sum up what alot of people thought.

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RagnaroK
07-06-2010, 11:30 PM
LOL! Avatar criticizing Avatar still haven't seen it yet but I wonder what makes this movie so terrible