The writing’s suffered a little in these lately, but this Honest Trailer is still pretty good. THE LAST AIRBENDER is currently on the rotation again: we’re about at the end of Season 1. Lots of fun and your ‘kids’ will love it. Note that this is for the TV show!
The collective internet is kind of like the little kid in AI: Artificial Intelligence. When it loves something, that love is the most passionate, powerful and awe-inspiring thing. And if you even slightly interfere with that love in any way, it will destroy you with a cold, mechanical fury.
Particularly since the author was referencing what happened when they made a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender — No! Sit back down! It’s OK! It’s OK! The franchise is dead! It can’t hurt anybody anymore! You can even click the link; it goes to a Blu-Ray of the real show. The animated one.
Martial arts with quest to save the world, yadda yadda, redeemed by excellent writing and not-stupid villainy. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it: it’s insanely too good for Nickelodeon, and possibly animated television in general. It’s on Netflix, but if you feel like buying it, here’s the link. Note: I haven’t seen the live-action version, and I’ve been told by pretty much anybody not to rectify that.
…so far that I’m having trouble figuring out why it wasn’t canceled after a single season. It’s like the writers HATE the Idiot Plot, like the idea of using visual cues to allow you to keep track of what’s going on, and think that ‘subtle’ is preferable to ‘beat you over the head’ when it comes to revealing things.
I’m pretty sure that all of the above violates union rules, or somethin.