Tuesday, June 30, 2009


"The Last Air Bender" directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Based on the Nickelodeon animated series "Avatar: The Last Air Bender" created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (which is one of the finest children's television programs ever created), is set for release in July of 2010. I first started watching the series with my son during season one, and was hooked instantly. Aang, the last air bender, is a reincarnated master of all four elements in a world divided into elemental clans, where bending (the ability to control and alter an elements form and structure) is practiced by gifted individuals from each clan. The Fire nation has waged war on the once peaceful planet, where all four elements co-existed in harmony, and the Avatar is the only one who can restore balance. BOOYAA! Hopefully M. Night Shyamalan calls upon his higher self and delivers another "Unbreakable" rather than another "The Village" and does this animated classic justice.

Word on the street/what may just ruin the whole thing...several characters, who are clearly not white, have been casted with white actors, which is upsetting since the entire series takes place in Asia and revolves entirely around Asian culture. It's 2009 people, do things right. If the role is Asian, hire Asian actors, and if the film takes place in Germany, don't hire English actors...I'm talking to you "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas". -Mr.-

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