Friday, February 11, 2011

Animated Amnesi, The Last Airbender Review, Chapter Four

It ends.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. All I can say is, well done. You more than did justice to just how terrible this movie is. I'm passing this review along to my A:TLA-loving friends, to spare them the agony of actually having to watch the movie (and to promote the rest of your work, of course ^_^). Frankly, I'm amazed at how relatively calm the fanbase has been about the whole thing, given how protective they often are of the show.

    I have to say I didn't really care for the religious symbolism in the movie, the last bowing scene included. I know that's not unusual for Shyamalan, and perhaps I'm biased because I'm not spiritually inclined in any way, but the show seemed to largely portray the Avatar as a spiritual figure, not a messianic one. Aang was the Avatar whether people liked it or not, part of a natural cycle; even Zhao said that the Avatar would just be reborn if Aang was killed. Personally, I think a story focusing on a character growing into a role is much more interesting than one focusing on people accepting that character in the role.

    Btw, THANK YOU for at least including a dedication to Mako when this abomination didn't. I have the feeling he's either spinning in his grave right now or asking Chuck Norris for another favor. Let's hope it's the latter. ^_~ 8-)