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M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Miana Kenobi, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. Fel_Freak228

    Fel_Freak228 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU-6CAs3Iug&feature=player_embedded]A behind the scenes video.[/link]

    And a bunch of new posters.
    [image=http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/cutenews/data/upimages/tla_poster_uk_payoff.jpg]

    [image=http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu196/mastuhpyve/newposter.png]

    [image=http://www.slashfilm.com/wp/wp-content/images/tlabposter.jpg]<----my favorite one!!!!
     
  2. Fel_Freak228

    Fel_Freak228 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    More posters!!! This time in French!!

    [image=http://mimg.ugo.com/201005/43397/tlab-french-payoff-3d-1sht_wm.jpg]

    [image=http://mimg.ugo.com/201005/43395/tlab-aang-french-banner_wm.jpg]=[face_love]

    [image=http://mimg.ugo.com/201005/43398/tlab-katara-sokka-french-banner_wm.jpg]<---Best shot we've gotten of them yet in my opinion! I love how Katara's fingers are poking through the water....

    [image=http://mimg.ugo.com/201005/43399/tlab-zuko-french-banner-rev_wm.jpg] sqeeeeeee!!!!! Guys, it's official. I'm in love with Dev.

    *sigh* Why do the French get all the best posters?!:(:p
     
  3. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ooh nice!
     
  4. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mGiZBeetKM]The French trailer shows the Kyoshi warriors![/link]
     
  5. RK_Striker_JK_5

    RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    ... YES! [face_dancing][face_dancing] Suki's my favorite Avatar character. :D I wanted her to take her fan and slice Azula's head clean off. :D
     
  6. Fel_Freak228

    Fel_Freak228 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL....am I the only one who laughed hysterically while watching that French trailer, when Zuko said, "You have nowhere to run!!" all srsbzns like, then it cuts to Aang taking out his gilder and jumping off the ship...[face_laugh]

    But honestly, the voice over in the French trailer is my favorite one so far. It explains the plot of the movie so much better than any of the American ones did....*pout-fest* (better posters....and now better trailer...so unfair):p
     
  7. Darth-Vassago

    Darth-Vassago Jedi Master star 5

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    I cannot wait for this movie.
     
  8. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master star 5

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    Is this still supposed to be a July release?
     
  9. Darth-Vassago

    Darth-Vassago Jedi Master star 5

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    July 2nd, as far as I know.
     
  10. JEDI-SOLO

    JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master star 5

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    Great I cant wait!
     
  11. Darth-Vassago

    Darth-Vassago Jedi Master star 5

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    July 1st, according to the latest TV spot on NickToons.
     
  12. Chipster92

    Chipster92 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    New TV spots:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCMVVhkZVIo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NRcofVQgTE&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ9BHQnVuCs&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf7MqFAEauk&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN7qBhopPkg&feature=player_embedded

    And from the official movie website,the environments from each of the four nations

    Water Tribe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_EqZGmBqc4&feature=player_embedded

    Fire Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZR38gDiCCE&feature=player_embedded

    Earth Kingdom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPyZcE9eJBE&feature=player_embedded

    Air Nomads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7svSmwUN5R4&feature=player_embedded

    I really have to say,I am loving how this movie is looking visually. M. Night's films have always had good cinematography and this one looks to be no different(Especially on this film since he's working with Andrew Lesnie, the cinematographer from the Lord of the Rings trilogy). Even if the rest of the film ends up being dissapointing(personally, I think it looks good), at least it will be beautiful to look at. I don't know if those environments are real, CGI, or a combination of both but they are amazing. ILM seems to have outdone themselves on this one. The bending effects look very convincing as well. Also, parts of James Newton Howards score for the film have leaked onto the internet and I must say it's great! Listen for yourself.

    The Last Airbender Score snippets:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIwJhiZc2G8
     
  13. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon

    Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Knight star 6

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    Just watched season 1 on Netflix, so here's my question:

    Are there ANY stills or clips from this movie that show Aang being goofy, or even just smiling? To use a Keanu metaphor, he's all Neo and no Ted, whereas the Aang on the show I'm watching is a lot of both.

    This is looking like Dragonball: Evolution all over again.
     
  14. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    Anyone else struck by the resemblance of the title design to this:

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/Last_starfighter_post.jpg]

    The titles are close enough without having near matches on font...color...etc.
     
  15. Darth-Vassago

    Darth-Vassago Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't think it'll be that bad.

    I do recall reading they removed a lot of the "funny, comedic" touches from the show and tried to make it a bit darker/more realistic. I don't think Aang in the movie will be quite as fun loving. However, I also think it's a marketing tool to make him look "bad ass" and appeal to a wider audience. If he's a stoic statue the entire movie, I'll be leaving very disappointed.
     
  16. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In the newest TV spot, you can see both Momo and (*le gasp*) Aang smiling.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxKIu_AdLCY



    I'm really miffed that the date got changed to July 1st, since I already got the evening off for the midnight and now have to pray my bosses haven't scheduled me late for the evening of June 30th. :(
     
  17. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon

    Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Knight star 6

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    Well, that's something. I'm hoping there's more silliness in the movie, and that they're just playing up the "stoic chosen one" angle in ads because they think it'll sell better.
     
  18. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan Jedi Master star 4

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    There does seem to be an attempt to minimize how much Aang there is. You rarely hear him speak, I don't think you ever see him speak, and usually any shots of him are in the midst of battle or a serious moment. I'm also concerned about Sokka's humour and bumbling, being lost
     
  19. Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon

    Jedi_Keiran_Halcyon Jedi Knight star 6

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    That last trailer has some Sokka comedy.

    Now if only we could get a hint of some Uncle Iroh comedy...
     
  20. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or TEA, for that matter.
     
  21. Dawud786

    Dawud786 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    There had better be tea, and it better not be chai!

    On a side note, you were right... I'll probably be seeing this. One thing this movie has going for it, there's literally nothing interesting in theaters right now or any time soon. I'm bored and I want to go to the movies... and my in-laws already stole my thunder and took my son to see Toy Story 3, so I'll be taking him to TLA or The Karate Kid with my Dad.
     
  22. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Iroh has TEA!!

    [image=http://i46.tinypic.com/9ifz1i.jpg]

    [link=http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/art/Reality-Shift-5-41270054](A somewhat related funny cartoon)[/link]
     
  23. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    *still thinks the Iroh actor would've been MUCH better as Roku*

    EDIT: I'm kinda torn about whether or not I'm gonna see this movie. On one hand, I don't want to enable this kind of butchery with my money, so I want the movie to fail so that maybe it gets done right one day. OTOH, if it fails too epically, it'll get buried deep in the recesses of Hollywood hell.

    But 3D is right out [face_not_talking]
     
  24. Darth-Vassago

    Darth-Vassago Jedi Master star 5

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    I think people are being a bit harsh. No one has seen the movie, nor has a single review been released (that I know of). No one knows if it's "butchery" just by the look of some trailers. In my opinion, the movie looks well done. I don't think it'll a carbon copy of the show, but at the same time...it's not supposed to be. The same was said with The Watchmen when it came out, "Oh it was awful!" Actually it was a faithful representation but in the end, it was Snyder's take on the source. Just as this is Shyamalan's take on the source.


    I'm not here to convince anyone to see the movie. If you'd prefer not to spend money on a [ridiculously] priced ticket, then don't by any means. All I know is I'll be there at Midnight to check out the movie because I enjoyed the show and the film looks to be shaping up nicely.
     
  25. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well my friend at Nickelodeon already heard Mike and Bryan's review, and they weren't too pleased at how it turned out.
     
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