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Hm, without getting into the protracted casting arguements, it does actually look pretty well done. :) Wouldn't mind seeing the film out of curiousity, though the "Some believe he is the chosen one" part of the voice-over is kind of cliche... though accurate.

For legality, a strip by Rufftoon, who I believe was actually hired by the guys because of the quality of their drawings,
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Date: 2009-06-23 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
They've made it as generic as possible--always a good sign. Chosen One, last of a powerful nation, some believe he's a myth... I'm surprised they didn't start with the lines "In a world..."

Part of me still just doesn't accept this movie is real.

Date: 2009-06-23 09:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kagome654.insanejournal.com
Okay, I admit I liked the part with the slow pan of all the Fire Nation ships.

Still don't know if I'm going to bother to see the film. It certainly starts behind the eight ball given the director and the shit casting.

Date: 2009-06-23 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lanternicity.insanejournal.com
The Fire Navy looks great! I still don't think Zuko's scar is big enough though (I know he's not in the trailer, try google).

Date: 2009-06-24 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unknownscribler.insanejournal.com
The eraseure of the arrow tattoo on Aang to a pale implication of its presence isn't that great either

Date: 2009-06-23 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] damar148.insanejournal.com
A good teaser does not make a great movie.

Date: 2009-06-23 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezchan.insanejournal.com
Going by his last several attempts, neither does M. Night Shyamalan.

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Date: 2009-06-23 10:07 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-06-23 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] richiedaley.insanejournal.com
The trailer is ok. It's not even close to good enough to overcome the whitewashing of the series.

So yeah, I won't be watching it. But I'll probably have viewing parties of the cartoon around the same time. I'd like reward the makers of the cartoon for not being afraid of Asian protagonists (and for making a damn good cartoon) while not supporting the ills of the movie.

Date: 2009-06-23 10:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
I was hoping this would be good.

I was wrong.

I do not get the twinkle toes, fun loving, air ball cycle riding Aang. Just A lot of Aangst.

Date: 2009-06-23 10:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sistermagpie.insanejournal.com
Yes. Aangst the warrior brooding over the loss of his warrior nation it sounds like.

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What's wrong with MNS?

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What Aangst?

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Re: What Aangst?

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Re: What Aangst?

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Re: What Aangst?

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Re: What Aangst?

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No, I don't think so.

From: [identity profile] nefrekeptah.insanejournal.com - Date: 2009-06-24 03:30 pm (UTC) - Expand

...you're kidding, right?

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Date: 2009-06-23 10:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
*edit* The little cartoon for legality is hilarious, though.

And when did Zuko learn to talk ape?

Date: 2009-06-23 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gargoylekitty.insanejournal.com
The airbenders where a powerful nation? Whut? Meh. Not impressed and still not seeing it. It feels lacking even if it's just a teaser.

iirc, that's the gist (http://www.drawingboard.org/blogs/Nofret/2424/Big+News%21%21.html) of it with Rufftoon though she's also done work on Teen Titans Go and Flight. Love her Water Tribe Zhao comic.

Date: 2009-06-23 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parsimonia.insanejournal.com
I have a feeling this movie is going to fail. It kind of throws me off to have a guy narrating it when it's Katara's voice that always did the introduction.

But still, the racist casting. Bleh.

Date: 2009-06-23 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gargoylekitty.insanejournal.com
Now that you mention it, the voice does bother me. Apparently it's an advertising thing that men's voices are more commanding and that's why, a few more female-oriented ads aside, they're generally used more. I can only imagine that being part of the decision here, subconsious or not, and that annoys me a bit.

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Date: 2009-06-23 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mullon.insanejournal.com
I feel divided. On the one hand, the airbending and the ships looks accurate. On the other hand...I got nothing except still distrusting Shyamalan and still not liking the casting decision, but that's old news.

Could anyone see if the nation logos were accurate?

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Date: 2009-06-23 11:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ccsharumun.insanejournal.com
This has done nothing to alleviate my concerns for this film. D:

Date: 2009-06-23 11:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addude.insanejournal.com
Is it just me or was the narrotor Roku?
I mean was it the same guy or is it my hopeful thinking?

Date: 2009-06-23 02:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gargoylekitty.insanejournal.com
I've seen some speculation that it might be him.

Date: 2009-06-23 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaileighblue.insanejournal.com
I must have it good. I have not seen this show so the movie looks interesting to me. It's the same way I went into LOTR without a clue about Tom Bombadil (I read it after). Or Transformers. Or many things really.

I probably won't see it in the theatre since I'd have to convince my friend to go but I'd still watch it.

Date: 2009-06-23 12:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] iluvpurplegoats.insanejournal.com
Now here's your part of the deal, cuz
Lay the secret on me of man's red fire

(But I don't know how to make fire )

Now don't try to kid me, mancub
I made a deal with you
What I desire is man's red fire
To make my dream come true
Give me the secret, mancub
Clue me what to do
Give me the power of man's red flower
So I can be like you. :)

Now the song's in everyone's heads...:-)

Date: 2009-06-23 12:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaileighblue.insanejournal.com
Also. Everyone mentions Signs, The Sixths Sense and the other more recent Shymalan films but no one seems to know about this one http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120510/

And there's probably a good reason for it.

Date: 2009-06-23 01:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nezchan.insanejournal.com
I remember seeing The Village. I couldn't believe how awful it was.

Date: 2009-06-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] majingojira.insanejournal.com
The thing with M. Knight is that in order to make a successful film, he needs to be kept under a pretty tight watch. That is what's happeneing in this movie.

They're trying to pander to a wider audience, and that can alienate an already wary fanbase.

It's just a teaser, don't expect to much accurate information from it.

I still withhold a verdict until either a full trailer is put out or more information is put out. To little data exists to draw a conclusion at this point.

That said, all this Trailer makes me want is a proper RTS for the Avatar-Verse.

Date: 2009-06-23 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] janegray.insanejournal.com
I'd still much rather see a fourth animated Season. If they can make up Soulbending, they can make the Book of Whatever.

Date: 2009-06-23 06:06 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
you're right...the worst part is the new possible series may be delayed or might not even happen because of this movie...*sigh*

Date: 2009-06-23 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fashi0n_mistake.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I don't like it. And not just because of the racist casting but because it just..doesn't feel like Avatar to me. I can't really explain it better than that though.

I will give them this though, they chose their scenery very well. Pity they couldn't do the same with all aspects of the film.

Date: 2009-06-23 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filbypott.insanejournal.com
I'm not an Avatar fan, I dislike M. Night Shyamalan, the whitewashed casting angers me, so... yeah. Not gonna be seeing it.

Date: 2009-06-23 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] colonel_green.insanejournal.com
Weirdly enough, I was just taking a break from watching the DVDs when I logged on to check up on the latest web-news.

Regarding the film, my only real issue with the character casting is having Aasif Mandvi in a serious role. I'm not sure that's gonna work for me.

Now, one suspects the film will suck, but that's because it's a Shyamalan film (though I suppose doing an adaptation instead of building a whole movie around a 'twist' might be good for him). Also, since I'm a big fan of Dev Patel from him previous work, I hope that the film succeeds and augments his star power.

Date: 2009-06-24 10:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherkahn.insanejournal.com
No one took Tom Hanks seriously back in the day after his Bossum Buddies show. I'll give Aasif the benefit of the doubt.

Date: 2009-06-23 04:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmask.insanejournal.com
The effects look cool, but it seems so.. dark.

Even if this movie didnt have the problems it does, the trailer would make me think "that could have been cool if.."

Date: 2009-06-23 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scottyquick.insanejournal.com
I just wish the show wasn't so good. Then it would just be racefail and a bad movie.

Bad movie?

Date: 2009-06-23 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nefrekeptah.insanejournal.com
What makes you think it's going to be a bad movie? For we know, it could end up being a really good movie, despite the racefail.

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Geez, aren't we pessimestic.

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Date: 2009-06-23 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] liarashadowsong.insanejournal.com
I'm still upset about the casting, but the trailer was better than I'd expected. I still have no intention of seeing the film in theaters, but I might rent it from the library (or perhaps a video store) if I don't hear too many negative things about it in the meantime. Otherwise... well, I've been known to watch some pretty shitty movies on cable TV when excessively bored or tired.

Date: 2009-06-23 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sandoz_iscariot.insanejournal.com
Boring and generic. I don't see this trailer enticing many new people or making DVDs fly off the shelf.

And the racefail is still enraging.
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