History YMMV / TheLastAirbender

23rd Mar '17 8:26:10 AM KSoniK
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** Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone as Katara and Sokka given the white actors looked nothing like the characters in the cartoon and this was made worse by the fact all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. Their DullSurprise acting did little to help.

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** Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone as Katara and Sokka Sokka, given the white actors looked nothing like the characters in the cartoon and this cartoon. This was made worse not just by the fact all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so meaning the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. Their tribem, but also by their DullSurprise acting did little to help.acting.
23rd Mar '17 8:20:44 AM KSoniK
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* WTHCastingAgency:

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* WTHCastingAgency:WTHCastingAgency: The casting of all the main characters has been met with this reaction with certain examples standing out:



** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because, although they do not have Inuit features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.

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** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because, although they do not have Inuit features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but as Katara and Sokka given the white actors looked nothing like the characters in the cartoon and this was made worse by the fact all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their Their DullSurprise acting.acting did little to help.
14th Jan '17 8:59:30 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.

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** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because because, although they do not have Inuit features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.
14th Jan '17 10:57:02 AM KSoniK
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** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because although the characters have ambiguous racial features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.

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** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because although the characters have ambiguous racial features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.
28th Nov '16 12:52:33 PM crazysamaritan
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* EightDeadlyWords: Unlike the animated series which thrived from its richly developed and complex cast, this film was ''massively panned'' for its inability to do the same with its interpretation of the show's beloved characters; fans and critics were in unanimous agreement that most of the actors came off as both awkward and boring, and too heavily detached to really engage with the viewers, and very little of what made them so memorable on the show had shone through in the script.
24th Nov '16 10:14:27 PM NightShade96
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** Aasif Mandvi as Zhao. Mandvi is a primarily comedic actor best known for his work on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Shockingly enough though, he end up being one of the most faithful characters to the source material.
** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because although the characters have ambiguous racial features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe.

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** Aasif Mandvi as Zhao. Mandvi is a primarily comedic actor best known for his work on ''Series/TheDailyShow''. Shockingly enough though, he end ended up being one of the most faithful characters to the source material.
** Many fans of the original cartoon would have preferred Asian actors to play Katara and Sokka because although the characters have ambiguous racial features, their culture is based on the Inuit. Caucasian actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were cast instead, but all the Waterbender extras ''were'' Asian or Inuit actors, so the main characters don't seem to belong to their own tribe. This was made worse by their DullSurprise acting.
24th Nov '16 10:05:25 PM NightShade96
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* EightDeadlyWords: Unlike the animated series which thrived from its richly developed and complex cast, this film was ''massively panned'' for its inability to do the same with its interpretation of the show's beloved characters; fans and critics were in unanimous agreement that most of the actors came off as both awkward and boring, and too heavily detached to really engage with the viewers, thus very little of what made them so memorable on the show had shone through in the script.

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* EightDeadlyWords: Unlike the animated series which thrived from its richly developed and complex cast, this film was ''massively panned'' for its inability to do the same with its interpretation of the show's beloved characters; fans and critics were in unanimous agreement that most of the actors came off as both awkward and boring, and too heavily detached to really engage with the viewers, thus and very little of what made them so memorable on the show had shone through in the script.



* TheScrappy: Katara's live action incarnation has far fewer fans than her cartoon counterpart, mainly for hardly being like Katara is in the cartoon and her actress having a severe case of DullSurprise. It also doesn't help that this script removed many of her strong CharacterDevelopment moments and gave most of the rest to Aang.

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* TheScrappy: Katara's live action live-action incarnation has far fewer fans than her cartoon counterpart, mainly for hardly being like Katara is in the cartoon and her actress having a severe case of DullSurprise. It also doesn't help that this the script removed many of her strong CharacterDevelopment moments and gave most of the rest to Aang.
5th Nov '16 2:16:19 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* FoeYay: The ending of the Oasis fight was significantly more… Zutara-ish.

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The ending of the Oasis fight was significantly more… Zutara-ish.



*** The [[VideoGame/TheLastAirbender video game]] provides a cut scene where Zuko, as the Blue Spirit, gets ''really'' close to Aang's face before cutting his chains.
5th Nov '16 11:42:15 AM kataangluvr
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* FoeYay: The ending of the Oasis fight was significantly more… Zutara-ish.
** Not to mention some of Zuko's interactions with Aang.
*** The [[VideoGame/TheLastAirbender video game]] provides a cut scene where Zuko, as the Blue Spirit, gets ''really'' close to Aang's face before cutting his chains.



* ShipTease: The ending of the Oasis fight was significantly more … Zutara-ish.
3rd Nov '16 2:22:10 PM MrDeath
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* BaseBreaker: The downgrades done to the characters make them significantly wangsty.
** Aang. He used to be a {{Keet}} kid who loved to play and have fun. Here, he's more forlorn and angsts over his people's destruction. Sure, he mourns over what happened in the century of his absence in the original show. However, the writers balanced it out with a carefree attitude with a desire to enjoy his life to the fullest.
** Katara. She sounds so dull and uninspired when she talks about Aang. Not mention that her monologues rob the perfect opportunity to establish character and a cohesive story. Also, she lacks the kind, maternal behavior she provided for Aang and her brother.
** Sokka. Like Aang, his energetic character has been reduced to a boring plank of wood that can't emote. There are a few moments where his original character shine through, but they're few and far between.
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