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WMG / Shaolin Soccer

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This film shows that bending exists in real life.
Specifically, airbending (Mui), firebending (Sing) and earthbending (several Team Shaolin players, esp. Third Brother when he takes a turn at goalkeeping). Just compare the styles in this film with those in the Avatar series.
  • Said bendings were, after all, based on Chinese martial arts after all (if we ignore the movie adaptation, which is pretty much a hilarious Hollywood Fu.)
  • Confirmed, in a way: Avatar: The Last Airbender's creators Bryan and Mike did cite this film as inspiration for depictions of some bending arts, and called it one of their favorites.

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