I'm not going to focus this review on how much of middle finger this was to the series. Even if a movie isn't an accurate adaptation it could still be an enjoyable movie, right? Well, that question will remain unanswered as this movie blew, it sucked, it was flawed in almost every respect. Alright here's one bitching that I haven't heard before, why did they go from Supernatural Martial Arts
to Kung Fu Wizard
, the martial arts were a Magical Gesture
which...just bugs me! And Badass Decay
for The Chick
and The Smart Guy
are expected, but for the main character too? And the exposition was so bad that only fans would get what's happening, but they'd hate it for the decay, so who's it marketed to?
First, the characters, Ang (I refuse to call him Aang) is probably the most boring actor of the bunch and his character arc is...to master his emotions? He doesn't have any emotions
to master! The lead should not be dull, and his crowd raising speech was god-awful, he wasn't even hilariously bad
just sleep worthy, and his stunts were ruined by the camera work.
Katara, ugh, The Chick
, nothing more, her lines and acting were bad, but were overshadowed
by Soka (He doesn't deserve the name Sokka). Yeah, she was completely superfluous to the story.
Soka was bad, he was really bad, obnoxious, dumb, aggravating, useless, annoying, arrogant, and a total dick hole. I wanted to kill him when he tried to be funny and laughed whenever he tried to be serious.
Iroh was kinda badass, but pointless.
Zuko was probably the third best acted part of the movie but, that ain't saying much. Dev Patel jumped from yelling angrily to speaking softly and quietly, which makes me think a lot of these guys aren't bad actors, just the direction was terrible.
Ozai was completely useless and probably the least imposing Evil Overlord
I've ever seen, he looked like Zhao's less scary brother, not FIRELORD OZAI!!!
, I don't know why he was there, not to mention, Azula looks like she's going to sell me cookies, not kick my ass and make me enjoy it.
Zhao was simply awesome though, Aasif was epic and seemed to be the only guy to actually use strategy, and if wasn't for his completely balls fighting abilities, he would've won.
All in all, terrible, but the effects were good!