I went to see Airbender with ~Katro-buz. We both knew it was going to be terrible, but figured we should go see because we rewatched the whole series just for the movie.
It was way way worse than my expectations.
The first thing that really started to bug me was the way they pronounced names. Aang was more like Ung, Sokka was more like So-ka, Iroh was... I can't even find out how to type it. Basically they got everyone's names wrong except for Katara and Zuko.
On that note, the actors were terrible. No emotion. It was like they were just reading the script for the first time. The dialog was basically narration.
Also, you think they could actually make Zuko's scar more visible? It was there, but it was hard to see.
For someone who hadn't seen the series, the movie would be confusing like nothing else. They jumped around places and it didn't fit together.
I will agree the effects were cool. Though the motions of the benders were a bit overdone. If they had shown some of the bending while they were doing the motions it would've been a lot better.
They did change some plot points. Not many and I guess overall they were an okay change. Firebenders couldn't make their own fire (but actually that bugged me a bit in the series lol) and the comet was going to come in 3 years instead of less than 1.
Momo and Appa didn't really play any roll. They were just there in the background.
No Kyoshi warriors.
And I know a lot of people were upset about not having Jet but really... think about it. Were they really essential to the story? When you are putting an entire season of a show into a 2hr movie, you gotta leave the minor parts out.
If the actors had been better and they showed more of the in between of they journey to the Northern Water Tribe, I think it may have been an okay movie. But overall... ya it was bad.
Anyways, less than 3 weeks till my birthday woo!!!