So, it looks like The Last Airbender phase is over. Thank God. Movie could have used some work. But enough of how I didn't like the movie. Let's take a look at some of those funky things, directors call stats.
Domestic: $130,171,502 57.8%
+ Foreign: $94,918,508 42.2%
= Worldwide: $225,090,010 (TLA 2 needed 150 mil)
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Runtime: 1 hrs. 43 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Production Budget: $150 million
Trust me, I'm surprised, too.
The Last Failbender?
For the most part, The Last Airbender was not well received by those who watched the original series or who were die-hard fans (that covers most of us here). It seems that non-watchers didn't mind, but that didn't stop them from still giving it a bad review.
- Wooden Dialogue
- Why does he scream so much for a 12 year old?
- Kyoshi Warriors? ( promised to be introduced in TLA 2)
- It's not Oong. It never was.
Those are all some basic things we have against it.
The Last Airbender 2 and 3
Anyways, TLA 2 and 3 (Book 2 and 3) are still going to happen. M. Night has some rough drafts ready.
|"“I do [have things mapped out]. The third is more ambiguous, but the second one, I’ve written a draft that I’m really happy with and is darker and richer, and it has a wonderful antagonist in it in Azula, who’s kind of like our only real, pure antagonist in the series, so I’m excited about that.”"|
|— M. Night on the next two TLAs|
Also M. Night did cut out some things from TLA (Kyoshi Warriors?) and promised their re-introduction in TLA 2.
|"“We shot [an amazing scene with the Kyoshi Warriors], and we spent an unbelievable amount of time choreographing them. And they just distracted from the movie, because the movie wasn’t about them. I probably won’t show the Kyoshi Warriors [on the DVD] because I want to save them for the second movie, because I’m going to have to introduce them all over again.”"|
|— No Kyoshi Warriors on DVD|
Will Paramount keep M. Night?
Yes, despite all of our complaints and how we felt cheated. He has the next to films planned, has some scenes, and knows what he's going to do (whether that's good or not).
M. Night is not a bad director, he just...needs some "assistance".
So, despite a critical failure on his part, M. Night has been loved by non-cartoon watchers who thought the movie was..."amazing". Thus the franchise is at it's highest. I just hope all of our complaints go to M. Night and he doesn't screw up the next two.
The Legend of Korra?
It's not been canceled, yet. That's a good sign.
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