Joined: Jul 2008
Oh wait... Dev Patel was supposed to be Zuko? I didn't even notice. I thought he was playing an original character. In all seriousness though this movie failed in every aspect. The acting was terrible, the plot moved way too fast (did we even see Aang learning waterbending), the diagloue was painful, everything is so forced, unnecessary details were revealed too early on, a lot of things just don't add up and the bending was a complete disappointment. What were Aang and Zuko doing having a normal fight? I want to see a battle involving the elements for goodness sake. More importantly why were they hanging out in that room anyway, isn't Zuko supposed to be trying to escape? No spirit world, no Koyshi warriors, no Roku, no Hei Bai, no Koh, the Avatar State is just boring, yada yada yada... Do yourself a favour and don't pay to see this mess. Just watch it online. Oh and I seriously doubt there will be a sequel. Maybe a reboot a couple of years down the line, but I am sure M. Night is never going to touch this franchise ever again.
That movie was so disappointing. I went with some friends, some of who are fans of the original series and others who weren't. The ones that were fans, me and two friends, didn't like it. The ones that weren't fans actually found it okay. So if you're a fan, it will disappoint, if you're not, check it out... at your own risk.
Worst movie I've ever seen, couldn't even force myself to continue watching it after the events from the first two episodes. If I'd never watched the series I might have been able to finish it but I doubt I'd have scored it above a 5/10. As is, I know what they butchered (even if I don't know why) so this is definitely a 1/10. I really really hope that they don't let Shamaylan (or anyone else responsible for this monstrosity) within 100 miles of the second movie or anyone associated with it.
Edit: tried to force myself to finish it again, but the shear stupidity of "imprisoning" earthbenders on soft earth surrounded by hard earth was too much for me to take. if they didn't want to do the prison scene right then they shouldn't have done it at all :/