Posts Tagged ‘The 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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REVIEW The Last Airbender

July 10, 2010

Lost in translation. What better phrase to sum up M. Night Shyamalan’s efforts to bring the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series to the silver screen? It has been three and a half years since Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies announced the hiring of  Oscar nominated director M. Night Shyamalan to produce the live action adaptation, much to the trepidation of Avatar fans worldwide. While Night’s early Hollywood career met with substantial box office success and critical acclaim, his two most recent films (and a third to be released in 2008) were received far less favorably. Many were beginning to justifiably doubt his directing talents, and still more wondered if he had the skills necessary to do justice to the Peabody award winning modern classic. We’ve been following this film since production finally began to ramp up in the fall of 2008; covering every news item, every photo snapped, every interview given, every trailer screened, and we were even lucky enough to have a chance to interview Night himself back in March earlier this year. The cast and crew said the right things, the costumes and sets looked fantastic, the special fx wowed us, and Night had a lot of enthusiasm for the show & seemed to get what made Avatar great. Aside from the much publicized casting issues, things seemed to have been progressing most auspiciously. I was lucky enough to have been invited to the film’s premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York City on June 30th. Having given myself a few days deliberation, I believe I’m ready to submit a critique of the film that will hopefully keep gut-reaction hyperbole to a minimum. (more…)

High Definition TV Spot #7

June 28, 2010

Paramount sent us a HD version of TV Spot #7 today. This spot has so far been my favorite, mainly because of the great Appa roar at the end.

HD Television Spots #5 and #6

June 25, 2010

Paramount released two high-definition versions of television spots #5 and #6 today for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy and keep checking for the results of the novel contest!

Television Spot #5 “The One”

Television Spot #6 “Save Us”

Well I Was Talking…. To Momo!

June 10, 2010

Our friends at LastAirbenderFans.com recently posted up new photos from the Airbender iPhone application. The one we found most interesting was the one that gives us a first look at Momo, the greatest lemur bat to ever live!

More iPhone images from The Last Airbender are available at LastAirbenderFans.com

30 Ninjas Vs. Aasif Mandvi: Round 2!

June 10, 2010

Hey there Avatar fans, you might remember not too long ago getting  half of a riveting interview with everyone’s favorite Admiral, Aasif Mandvi. In this, the second and final installment, Mandvi discusses dealing with a “control freak” director, M. Nights animated Ipod sequences, and dealing with a new demographic.

DAN: Do people stop you on the street a lot?

AASIF: A fair amount. Yeah, I mean, we have our demographic, which is a lot of people in New York.

DAN: The reason why I ask is because something like Airbender has the potential to be mammoth. I’m wondering if you’re prepared for, say, appearances at Comic Cons?

AASIF: I’m not. I’ve never gone to those things. I’m not a comic book person. I’m not really a geek in that way. So I’m very curious to go and experience all of that. It’s definitely interesting. Look, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I don’t worry about how mammoth it’s gonna be. This business is fickle. For me this was like doing an epic play, which I’ve done many of. And I had a great time. If I get people who are a completely different demographic than people who watch The Daily Show recognizing me, I guess that’s a good thing. It can only be good, you know? So, my short answer is no, I’m not prepared for that. (laughs)

DAN: You realize there may be an action figure of you?

AASIF: There already is! They sent it to me!

The second part of the interview is available in its entirety  at 30Ninjas.com .

Picture This: New Stills of Jackson Rathbone

May 31, 2010

Jacksonrathbonesource.org has been posting some cool hi-res pictures of Jackson Rathbone as Sokka during the month of May. Today they had a couple of new additions which we at Last Airbender Film though everyone should see.

Check out Jacksonrathbonesource.org for more great pictures featuring everyone’s favorite boomerang-wielding idea guy.

An Epic Japanese Airbender Trailer

May 31, 2010

One would think, that with TV Spots, Avatar Marathons, Prequels, and Mangas nothing could make the last few weeks better, but one would be wrong. This Japanese trailer surfaced today, and is by far the best one yet. Enjoy!

Prepare to Enter the Avatar State!

May 28, 2010

Aang in the Avatar StateThe powers that be are making sure that no fan misses a chance to catch up on, or re-watch, every minute of the Avatar the Last Airbender Saga. Multiple promotions are going on during the month of June , all intended to stir the Airbender fan base into a pack of mouth-foaming, over excited maniacs.

By far the most exciting event in June is Nicktoon’s month-long “Avatar State” event.

This multi-faceted event will feature marathons, online games, and new downloadable content.

The “Avatar State” will begin on Monday May 31st at 2 p.m. EST. The first marathon is a collection of Avatar “movies” which will air from 2 – 8 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

2:00 pm                 The Avatar Returns

3:00 pm                 Avatar: The Siege of the North

4:00 pm                 The Fury of Aang

5:00 pm                 The Secret of the Fire Nation

6:00 pm                 The Guru/The Crossroads of Destiny

7:00 pm                 Day of the Black Sun

8:00 pm                 The Boiling Rock

Throughout the week episodes from all three books will be aired, and the weekend will begin the first of four “Power Weekends”. Each weekend marathon will feature a different bending style, beginning with “The Path of Water”, then earth, fire , and finally “The Path of the Avatar”.

With each “Power Weekend” comes a new online quiz, which can be played here.(Only the path of water is unlocked as of now.) Also, be sure to collect the new downloads that will become available as the weeks progress via this link.

While details are still sketchy, either week two or three will be “Warrior Week”, which features a collection of episodes highlighting the many fighting styles and skills in the Avatar universe. During these two weeks, extras from Season’s 2 and 3 will be aired along with their respective premieres.

The most monumental marathon takes place in week four, with an impressive week-long, commercial free, airing of Season 1.

Now, for those that don’t have access to Nicktoons there is still hope. The popular movie rental company Netflix is offering all three seasons of Avatar The Last Airbender in both home delivered dvd format and streaming online! And for those without a Netflix account they are currently offering one month free trials, during which, all streaming content is available.

With so many opportunities in the month of June, getting psyched up for The Last Airbender should be a breeze for any Avatard.

REVIEW The Last Airbender Prequel: Zuko’s Story

May 20, 2010

Prince Zuko. The name alone conjures a flood of wildly varying thoughts and emotions from fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender: disgraced, enemy, friend, nephew, son, brother, betrayer, teacher….Zutara.  What most fans can agree on is that the scarred prince is one of the deepest and most compelling characters to be found in the acclaimed Nickelodeon television series, and that fact has not been lost on the creative minds behind the forthcoming live action adaptation. Speculation has run wild since Del Rey Manga, a division of publisher Random House, announced a Last Airbender tie-in manga at Comic Con 2009. That tie-in was eventually revealed to be a prequel featuring everyone’s favorite “hot man.” Officially released May 18, we’ve now had our chance to sit down and absorb every panel of Zuko’s Story. Does it reveal any titillating new insight into Aang’s complex enemy? Read on, but beware spoilers!

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