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Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:57 am
by hanyou-no-miko
SoxMike wrote:
Mike wrote:The teaser is okay, so I haven't lost hope, but using a pretty much all white cast for this is dumb.


Tbh, I really don't think this is that big of a deal. I mean, at least Aang looked pretty authentic. I guess I'll wait and see.


I'd originally been pissed over Katara and Sokka being white while Zuko was Jesse McCartney or some shit. But now I'm a little more pissed they replaced McCartney with Patel to make Zuko (and ONLY Zuko, the villain this movie) more Asian -- ignoring that northeast Asians and Indians are totally different ethnicities. But...hnngh. You know.

Also, Sokka's actor made a comment about how he'd get a mohawk and a really deep tan and people would suspend their disbelief, which is just...argh. Wow.

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:54 pm
by Jed
I, for one, am reserving judgement until I actually see the thing. :P

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:19 pm
by frack
Yeah, that is a pretty horrendous trailer.

hanyou-no-miko wrote:I'd originally been pissed over Katara and Sokka being white while Zuko was Jesse McCartney or some shit. But now I'm a little more pissed they replaced McCartney with Patel to make Zuko (and ONLY Zuko, the villain this movie) more Asian -- ignoring that northeast Asians and Indians are totally different ethnicities. But...hnngh. You know.

Yeah, I agree Zuko shouldn't be Indian and the water tribe shouldn't be white...

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:41 pm
by hanyou-no-miko
frack wrote:Yeah, that is a pretty horrendous trailer.

hanyou-no-miko wrote:I'd originally been pissed over Katara and Sokka being white while Zuko was Jesse McCartney or some shit. But now I'm a little more pissed they replaced McCartney with Patel to make Zuko (and ONLY Zuko, the villain this movie) more Asian -- ignoring that northeast Asians and Indians are totally different ethnicities. But...hnngh. You know.

Yeah, I agree Zuko shouldn't be Indian and the water tribe shouldn't be white...


Goddamnit, they didn't even try...

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Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 11:41 pm
by SoxMike
Why is Katara 5?

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:18 am
by Mike
SoxMike wrote:Why is Katara 5?

Eh, she's 14, same age as Katara. She does look a bit young. Too white though...

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:28 am
by HettGutt
This YouTuber lists out pretty much anything and everything that could be changed going into the movie, and raises an especially good point: casting mainly for looks is generally the worst idea ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRJ2vOqQgJM
We're all still going to dish out 10 bucks to see it, so the best thing to do is to reserve judgment.

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:04 am
by Jed
hear, hear. My sentiment exactly. If the actors are good enough to put on a convincing performance, they don't need to look anything like their characters for you to be convinced that they are who they're supposed to be.

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:55 pm
by Secretary Of Pocky
HettGutt wrote:We're all still going to dish out 10 bucks to see it, so the best thing to do is to reserve judgment.


Not if you don't have time go to theaters............ also it helps when you just don't care.

Re: "The Last Airbender" Teaser

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:49 pm
by frack
Quite frankly, I think those people actually look reasonably close (aside from obviously skin color). And of course, the acting/character development is more important than appearances.