History YMMV / TheLastAirbender

11th May '17 6:31:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* DorkAge: Widely seen as rock bottom for Shyamalan's career, with many of the director's most infamous tropes once again in play and its unfaithfulness to the animated series it was based on attracting immense backlash from longtime fans and newcomers alike.
10th May '17 9:08:41 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* DorkAge: Widely seen as rock bottom for Shyamalan's career, with many of the director's most infamous tropes once again in play and its unfaithfulness to the animated series it was based on attracting immense backlash from longtime fans and newcomers alike.


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** The mispronunciation of the characters' names; for example, Aang being pronounced as "Ong", and Sokka is pronounced "Soh-ka". The fandom went to town with this and it quickly became symbolic of the film's faults.
15th Apr '17 12:34:31 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Despite him claiming to be a fan of the show, Shymalan sure seems to have forgotten a lot about it. For example: In the corresponding episode of the show that the Earthbending prison scene comes from, the prison was made of metal and floating in the ocean[[note]]it's only because Aang and friends reveal that the prison has a large supply of Coal - which the Earthbenders can control - that they are able to stage a successful prison break[[/note]], so that there was no earth they could directly bend[[note]]metalbending was discovered by an Earthbender later in the show, but that character was not introduced until the second season; the episode the prison scene is from is in season 1[[/note]]. In the movie, however, the prison is more like a standard prison camp on the ground - not cages suspended from trees, or even metal plates directly below the feet of the prisoners. In real life, this would be like giving POWs loaded assault rifles with armor piercing bullets.
14th Apr '17 10:26:15 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Despite him claiming to be a fan of the show, Shymalan sure seems to have forgotten a lot about it. For example: In the corresponding episode of the show that the Earthbending prison scene comes from, the prison was made of metal and floating in the ocean[[note]]it's only because Aang and friends reveal that the prison has a large supply of Coal - which the Earthbenders can control - that they are able to stage a successful prison break[[/note]], so that there was no earth they could directly bend[[note]]metalbending was discovered by an Earthbender later in the show, but that character was not introduced until the second season; the episode the prison scene is from is in season 1[[/note]]. In the movie, however, the prison is more like a standard prison camp on the ground - not cages suspended from trees, or even metal plates directly below the feet of the prisoners. In real life, this would be like giving POWs loaded assault rifles with armor piercing bullets.



** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpgbZcHk_A Earthbending sequence]] has been the victim of many EpicFail and FightSceneFailure jokes.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpgbZcHk_A Earthbending sequence]] has been the victim of many EpicFail and FightSceneFailure jokes.jokes[[note]]For comparison's sake: in the show, a single Earthbender can take out a Tank; six Earthbenders would be enough to level a small city[[/note]].
30th Mar '17 7:51:49 AM Retloclive
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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Shaun Toub and Dev Patel, though at least the latter was somewhat close to his character's original portrayal.

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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: TookTheBadFilmSeriously:
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Shaun Toub and Dev Patel, Patel as Uncle Iroh and Prince Zuko respectively, though at least the latter was somewhat close to his character's original portrayal.portrayal.
** Aasif Mandvi as Commander Zhao also puts in one of the movie's better performances.
30th Mar '17 7:48:11 AM Retloclive
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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpgbZcHk_A Earthbending sequence]] has been the victim of many EpicFail jokes.

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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpgbZcHk_A Earthbending sequence]] has been the victim of many EpicFail and FightSceneFailure jokes.
30th Mar '17 7:47:42 AM Retloclive
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* NeverLiveItDown: Played straight with Creator/MNightShyamalan, who has yet to distance himself from the spectacular failure of this film on top of his [[Film/TheVillage previous]] [[Film/LadyInTheWater three]] [[Film/TheHappening outings]]. Likewise, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} have not been allowed to forget that they paid for it.

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* NeverLiveItDown: NeverLiveItDown:
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Played straight with Creator/MNightShyamalan, who has yet to distance himself from the spectacular failure of this film on top of his [[Film/TheVillage previous]] [[Film/LadyInTheWater three]] [[Film/TheHappening outings]]. Likewise, Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} have not been allowed to forget that they paid for it.


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** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RpgbZcHk_A Earthbending sequence]] has been the victim of many EpicFail jokes.
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.
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