The Last Airbender - Grading & Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Agent Richard07, Jul 1, 2010.

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Grade the movie...

  1. Excellent

    2.7%
  2. Above Average

    18.9%
  3. Average

    18.9%
  4. Below Average

    18.9%
  5. Poor

    40.5%
  1. Kail

    Kail Commodore Commodore

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    Why do they keep letting this guy direct? When was the last time Shyamalan actually had a hit? Everything he has done since the 6th Sense has been a disappointment.
     
  2. Gojira

    Gojira Commodore Commodore

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    I agree. Although I liked The Village and Signs wasn't too bad but ever since then he has taken a nose dive. I was really rooting for him to get back on track with this movie.
     
  3. Christopher

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    Very few people, fans or otherwise, have enjoyed this movie.
     
  4. firehawk12

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    Hah, okay. Well, that's somewhat better. :lol:
     
  5. Saquist

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    My God...
    You think this is about what they...DIDN'T put in the movie? LOL....

    If they had stuffed any more into the movie there would be no dialogue. This movie is a cartoon of the Cartoon series which took it's story very seriously. It was horrendously horrid. The worst Film every created.
     
  6. OmahaStar

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    I knew nothing of the source material, and except for a few weak bits (as listed above), it wasn't bad.
     
  7. Anwar

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    Yeah, I kind of figured they wouldn't be able to cram 13 episodes worth of material, character development and stuff into one one movie. Which is why I didn't go see it.
     
  8. Christopher

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    Twenty episodes, actually, although it sounds like there were a bunch that they skipped over completely.
     
  9. Captain Craig

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    Outside of this thread me and $70m worth of sales over the holiday weekend, making it #2, said screw the critics opinions and those crying ethnicity foul enjoyed the movie.

    You really have to go with your own gut and how much you trust it yourself. Its a B/B- movie that set the stage for the saga, therefore as an entry film it is choppy or slow for the first half. Its an entertaining movie and better than 70% of what else has been out there this summer.
     
  10. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The film took about 200 million and was suppose to be their Harry Potter. It certainly did fall short of financial expectations, which is all that matters in the long run.
     
  11. CaptainCanada

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    It has a C-grade from CinemaScore surveys, and a 4.5 on the IMDB, so actual response having seen it isn't very good.
     
  12. Christopher

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    A strong-ish opening isn't surprising, since it was heavily promoted and the ads made it look good. What will be telling is how it does afterward -- whether it gets good word-of-mouth and repeat viewings. And so far the word-of-mouth is terrible. Have you noticed -- usually by this point in a movie's run, the TV ads include positive or seemingly positive quotes from critics. For TLA, I haven't seen a single ad quoting the critics.
     
  13. Captain Craig

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    What are trying to say there: 'took about $200m'
    Its posted budget is $150m, so nearly half way to production budget on opening weeknd isn't bad for any movie. It hasn't even opened overseas yet. Fall short, not really.

    Have you seen it though?
    I so seldom if ever care what others opinions are. I have a higher hit/miss ration based on my likes/dislikes than any site can ever afford.
    If you don't trust yourself and need others(not just you of course) to TELL you what is good then well... :shrug:
    Tell that to Knight&Day, now they were shocked at their pitiful opening.
    What it tells me is people decided K&D was a boring retread despite the heavy push and despite the poor critical response more people said, 'Hey TLA looks fairly good'.
     
  14. CaptainCanada

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    No, I haven't. I object to the casting, and M. Night Shyamalan hasn't made a good movie in years - and what's been said about the movie isn't making me regret my decision.
     
  15. Captain Craig

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    Then you really have no voice on the movie itself.
    It's like complaining about the Mayor, Governor or President and didn't vote just cause you object to the choices.
    This is the movie, see it and then complain. I'll respect that at least. I didn't think Michael Clarke Duncan was a good Kingpin but he didn't ruin the movie. You might, I stress might cause your so well dug into the casting and opinion on M.Night, find that as a whole its not bad. Not perfect, I say that, but not as bad as you'd like due to your bias, provided you can get over that.
     
  16. Admiral Buzzkill

    Admiral Buzzkill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, well you just check back on that total in three weeks.

    This sucker is a bomb.
     
  17. CaptainCanada

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    No, that isn't comparable. I'm familiar with the source, I'm familiar with the changes made - I have at no point spoken to aspects of the film not based on those parameters.
    It isn't a bias (in the negative sense) to dislike the casting, nor is it something to "get over". I object on principle; unless you can convince that the principle itself is incorrect, that's the set.

    As to Duncan, I quite liked his performance, though I generally like the adaptations to stick as well as possible to the original character description (with the Kingpin, there are certain body issues that make him particularly hard to cast, which was why they went with Duncan in the first place). But it's a completely different thing from recasting the Kingpin and recasting the leads here, for a bunch of reasons.
     
  18. Hound of UIster

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    That does not include the more than 100 million in advertising expenses.

    Breaking even isn't great business for the studios.
     
  19. CaptainCanada

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    I expect they will break even, based on these numbers, but whether it's enough to make a studio want to do a second one is more doubtful.
     
  20. LaxScrutiny

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    I've been waiting months for you to come up with an actual real life Innuit with a beard to match Katarta/Sokka's father.

    You haven't shown any "priniciple", you have just been repeating the same assertions over and over. I suppose stubborness is "principle" in some quaters.