Friday, August 30, 2013

Avatar: The Last Airbender (Movie Versus Series)

 I know this movie is quite an "oldie" but I will still have to make my personal review about this movie- since I'm a very big fan of Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
First I would like to tackle about the positive side of the movie. It is a fictional movie that shows different super powers- air, water, earth and fire. Every character has the specific bending power. That bending power can manipulate a specific element. The air nomads, these are people that has the power to bend or to manipulate the air or wind; the water tribes are those who can bend the water; the earth benders or the earth kingdom has the power to elevate earth and use bending powers using earth, the fire nation who out ruled the other three using fire bending. And lastly, there is this called the avatar that can bend or do all four elements. The avatar is the most powerful in all benders.

In the movie, I love the animation. I first saw Avatar: The Last Airbender as an animated series and I fell in love in the characters as they use their bending powers to defend their territories and their people. Watching it in an animated series (cartoon) is fun. I really enjoyed watching it especially when they use their super powers. They use different kinds of Asian martial arts in the series and the movie achieved what I expected. The characters use different martial arts and there different bending powers came into living. This time it’s no longer cartoon or animated.

The negative side about the movie is that the actors didn’t show the “character” of the characters. I can always compare and contrast the series and the movie. In the series, avatar Aang has a bubbly and jolly character (which is loved by the audience) while in the movie Aang is more serious and determined boy, same as with Sakka, Kitara and Zoku- they are really a different person. In the series I fell in love with Zoku as he said this famous line “I want my honour back”. My heart felt with excitement as I wait for the actor to say that famous line in the movie, but I was disappointed. The Slumdog Millionaire actor Dev Patel, didn’t achieve to captivate my heart. The last thing I didn’t like about the movie is that the actors and actresses in the movie were purely American while the story and the concept of the series is purely Asian. I don’t want to tackle about racism, but there are many good actors and actress in whole Asia who can portray the role. They deserved to be in that scene.

For me, I still love to watch the next movie sequel, but I think there are no more sequels in that movie due to negative reviews. The movie was released last July 2012 but until now I haven’t heard about the sequel. So the movie was left unfinished. I salute to the animated series for a job well done. I had finished watching the three seasons and I am very satisfied. But Still, you watch the movie it’s great.
Have a great day everyone. Enjoy your weekend. God bless.

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