Thursday, January 27, 2011

Animated Amnesia, The Last Airbender review, Chapter Two

It continues...


  1. Even if this was a standalone film and not an adaptation, some plot points still wouldn't make sense, IMO. For example, why would a 12-year-old boy, let alone an Air Nomad, care about not being able to have a family? It's not like they told him he'd have to live in seclusion for the rest of his life. Also, WHY didn't the captured Earthbenders simply PUT OUT THE FIRE?! Oh, right - the same reason the Fire Nation does not achieve a single victory in the movie. (Though admittedly this plot canyon is much more evident at the North Pole, where lit lanterns are clearly visible during the battle.)

    I keep thinking about how the Harry Potter and LOTR films are excellent examples of lengthy series being adapted into great films liked by fans and non-fans alike (and Harry Potter is even made for the same demographic as A:TLA). Whether you like them or not, you can't deny that the filmmakers clearly CARED. They tried to please fans, maintain the spirit of the source material AND make good movies, and they put in the necessary effort. Sigh.

    Keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the North Pole. 8-)

  2. Okay, I have to ask this, because I'm sort of a glory hound, but did I help you decide to go to that Fellow in the coat, or was it a decision you made on your own? It's really been eating me up ever since I saw you were on there website.