Posts Tagged ‘last airbender’

Multiple Awards Given to The Last Airbender!

February 27, 2011

Nearly sweeping the cermony this year, The Last Airbender received multiple Razzies at this years award ceremony.  In addition to Worst Director and Worst Picture, AIRBENDER also “won” Worst ScreenplayWorst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use of 3-D, and Worst Supporting Actor in Jackson Rathbone.

It turns out, there is a way to make The Last Airbender palatable; riffing.

Thats right, the guys at Rifftrax.com (formerly MST3K), have released a rifftrax you can play along with The Last Airbender. You can forget how terrible the movie is, while you’re dying of laughter. The rifftrax for Last Airbender can be purchased here.

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More Korra Details!

July 21, 2010

More news is pouring in on “The Legend of Korra!” This time the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy got some juicy story & character details from Nick, and also a slightly higher res version of the previously released promotional still!

Nickelodeon said in a release that “The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra.”

Korra’s quest eventually leads her to Republic City–the epicenter of the world of “Avatar.” A metropolis powered by steampunk-type technology, the city is inhabited by people from all nations. Korra finds that Republic City suffers from rampant crime and is also dealing with an anti-bender revolt. Korra is tutored by Aang’s son, Tenzin, is the ways of airbending.

Sounds like the world of Avatar will closer reflect the steampunkish early concept art from the original series as seen in the recently released “Avatar: The Last Airbender” artbook! It’s also interesting to note that Aang’s son, Tenzin, can presumably airbend, when Mike & Bryan previously stated that Aang would be the last of the airbenders.

Night Talks Sequel

July 6, 2010

Having grossed $51.8 million over the Fourth of July weekend, The Last Airbender’s current domestic box office now stands at $69.3 million after only five days! Director M. Night Shyamalan already has the entirety of the sequel mapped out, with Summer Bishil becoming the main antagonist for the remainder of the films.

“The third is more ambiguous, but the second one, I’ve written a draft that I’m really happy with and is darker and richer, and it has a wonderful antagonist in it in Azula, who’s kind of like our only real, pure antagonist in the series, so I’m excited about that.”

Night also spoke on the absence of the Kyoshi Warriors from the first film, and hints that we might not see them on the eventual home release.

“I probably won’t show the Kyoshi Warriors because I want to save them for the second movie, because I’m going to have to introduce them all over again.”

“We shot [the scene] and [the Kyoshi Warriors] were amazing, and we spent an unbelievable amount of time choreographing them,” he said. “And they just distracted from the movie, because the movie wasn’t about them.”

Of course, all of these plans hinge on The Last Airbender’s box office success.

Airbender Opens With $16.35 Million!

July 2, 2010

Playing on approximately 4,600 screens, The Last Airbender has scored the 5th highest-grossing Thursday opening ever with an estimated $16.35 million! The estimated total also includes $3 million the film earned from midnight screenings, which was the highest-grossing midnight launch of any non-sequel film of the summer. Seems like Airbender is on track for a very respectable opening weekend indeed.

Autographs & Trailer At Six Flags

June 18, 2010

Our friends at Paramount have provided us with some cool photos of an event held at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in San Francisco, CA on June 17th! Actors Nicola Peltz and Jackson Rathbone were in attendance for a trailer unveiling and to sign autographs for those lucky enough to be there. I just hope they kept Sokka away from all of that meat.

It is unclear at this time when the trailer that was unveiled will be released publicly, if it hasn’t been already. In the meantime, enjoy the sights! (more…)