I caught an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Nickelodeon the other day and it was actually a very enjoyable show. I decided to stream off some episodes and I got hooked.
So this is my new addiction. I’ve already seen the first season (that’s 8-10 hours) and I’m on the second now. However, this post isn’t really to just to talk about the awesomeness that is Avatar. I am here to talk about what is going to ruin this awesomeness.
I have a habit of Googling just about anything I am interested in, to read up more about it and I found something I stumbled upon months ago.
The Last Airbender, the live action movie. Oh my dear god.
These kind of movies really depress me. We’ve already seen how badly Dragonball and Speedracer failed and now Avatar has to feel the evil clutches of Hollywood. There is something very wrong about this film and I’ll tell you what it is.
These live action films tend to really miscast their actors. Look at the live-action Dragonball – Even though 90% of the characters in the animated Dragonball are (Eastern) Asian, the live-action movie casted heaps of Caucassian actors. This is just stupid and a decision like this will never appeal to the fans. What is the reason behind this anyway? A hollywood movie HAS to have a white-boy as the main character? Is that how shallow American audiences are? I don’t think so. I don’t understand how hard it is to find Asian actors (particularly Chinese, Japanese or Korean for The Last Airbender). One of the major things that’s cool about Avatar is how the entire world is based on Eastern culture. So is Shyamalan going to just throw like 20 Caucasians into an Eastern world? There just isn’t a viable reason as to why this decision of casting was made.
I foresee a very bad review of this movie. I hate you, Hollywood for turning great things into piles of garbage.