So? You don't put the Star Wars Kid in one of the movies, and you don't put a kid intoThe Last airbender because of his skill with a staff.Izawwlgood wrote:To be fair, Aang was cast because that kid sent in a video of him doing a routine with a bo staff that proved to be pretty awesome...
Jesse wrote:I'm assuming someone has already picked up on the good guys being cast as white, and the evil people being cast as darker-skinned, instead of the other way around.
Around the IMDB boards (as much as I should know better than to go there in the first place) there seemed to be a lot of people going on about how much he looks the part, which confuses me a good deal. They're both bald?Box Boy wrote:I don't need him to be Asian, I've already said that he looks caucasian to me, but I do want him to bare even a passing resemblance to the character he's playing and not to look about two years younger than he should be when he's not even meant to be a teenager.
Izawwlgood wrote:Case in point, Nick Fury transitioned from being a white dude, to being a black dude sometime in the last, I dunno, 10 years? Sam Jackson isn't a white dude, but was made for the part.
Jesse wrote:Izawwlgood wrote:Case in point, Nick Fury transitioned from being a white dude, to being a black dude sometime in the last, I dunno, 10 years? Sam Jackson isn't a white dude, but was made for the part.
Bad point. Ultimates Nick Fury was black from the inception of the series, and based on Jackson in the first place, because it was the only way they could make Fury an even more badass version of himself.
This also.Jesse wrote:Well, yeah, but the Ultimates line was a different continuity from the Universe. If Nick Fury had only ever been a white guy with brown hair, and then in the film he was a black guy, then I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been pleased.
Izawwlgood wrote:Changing Aang to be a white kid because the actor is exceptional with a bo-staff is legit, at least, more legit than keeping Aang Asian simply because he was to in the series.
Minchandre wrote:I'd just like to echo the sentiment that this is one of the very, very few adaptations out there that I feel it would be okay to age the characters all to their late teens/early 20s (actually, I guess that's true of a lot of anime, manga, and JRPGs, which strike me as having artificially young characters), and I'm bewildered as to why the decision was made to stay with a 12 year old protagonist. I mean, I guess that aging Aang would get rid of a little of his child-like wonder, but c'mon, he was raised in a monastery, he would still be very naive. You also lose some of the problems associated with the actors aging during production of sequels and stuff.would be kinda sad, but I guess it would still work if you cast a sufficiently tiny person of higher age.
Atomic Toast wrote:To tell the truth, I don't really like Avatar, but this movie seems amazing and I am going to see it.
I didn't think M. Night could succesfully pull off a movie like this, but it seems I'm being proven wrong.
You never fail to impress me, you crazy indian.
I'm going to speak plainly in a language everyone can understand. M. Night Shyamalan's THE LAST AIRBENDER is a hate crime against film lovers. No one should ever have to endure what I was unexpectedly put through yesterday afternoon watching this murky 3-D shitstorm of a movie that appears to have been shot through unflushed toilet bowl water, which, upon reflection, seems 100 percent appropriate.
-Aint it Cool
Shamwow claims he changed them to the correct Asian pronunciations, but considering the Asian people, writing, styles of fighting, etc. didn't seem important enough to keep accurate, it sort of looks more like he got it wrong then decided to convince everyone else that was the right way to do it.tbpk2099 wrote:also, did it bug anyone else how they pronounced almost everything different than in the show?
cephalopod9 wrote:In better news, there's been rumors going around about plans for anew series. (on the t.v., with the creators of Last Airbender) although no one knows anything for fact, and it could be years and years until we get to see it.
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