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The original cartoon was fun, the previous live-action was not fun to sit through. I had not watched the original material before the movie, but I could tell it was one of the worst/boring movies I have ever paid for and watched. Iirc one of my friends (who had watched the original show) apologized for it.

I'm not hopeful they can really recreate the fun atmosphere of the cartoon. They'll need good actors AND a good director.

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On 9/18/2018 at 10:39 AM, Seto Kaiba said:

... wasn't there already one admittedly terrible attempt at a live-action adaptation of Avatar: the Last Airbender?

 

On 9/18/2018 at 11:36 AM, SMS007 said:

Yup. The infamous one by M. Night Shyamalan.

The difference this time around is that Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino are in charge. 

Never watched it.  Was it as awesome as the live action Dragonball?

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7 minutes ago, peter said:

Never watched it.  Was it as awesome as the live action Dragonball?

If you meant Dragonball Evolution, then for me, the The Last Airbender is better. :rolleyes:

 

 

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Netflix adaptations have been pretty good IMO, so I'll need to actually see some of this before I count it out, no reason to doom and gloom that it's terrible before we've even seen any of it yet. Also M. Night isn't involved, so we're good there, I know he wanted to do a sequel to his first film but if very thankfully never happened. 

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I've never watched the anime and don't have much desire to. Did watch the movie and it was alright. Could have been better. As someone coming in still with no expectations of how the characters act and what actions they take, nor where the story is taken, I'll probably like it - unless it's a total crap show. But as stated above, Netflix does pretty dang good with their adaptations, so my trust is in them until they do something to lose it.

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Me and my family re-watch the original cartoon perhaps once a year.  We know when the emotional gut punches are coming, and yet, pow, it get's us all over again.

I love this show.  I remember scoffing at the advertisements for it during it's original run - like, "how good could some American made Nickelodeon cartoon be?"

It wasn't till I started hearing by word of mouth how much people liked it that I decided to get a copy. So glad I did.

I, too, am apprehensive about this planned version, if only because there's a lot of silliness and zany moments that just lend themselves so well to animation and I'm afraid they'll be lost in the production.

The Witcher leaves me thinking that perhaps there's a chance.  It manages to use a lot of humor and do it to good effect.

Avatar without the humor would really be sad and dour, you know, like the M. Night Shyamalan movie was.

It got some things right, but man was it a chore to sit through.

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