July 15, 2009

Last Airbender images released

New The Last Airbender Movie ImagesA handful of new images from M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender have surfaced featuring the principle cast and a cool montage shot of the Air Nomad, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Water Tribe.

Lending their mugs in the character images below clockwise from left to right are Noah Ringer as Aang, Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel as Zuko, The Twilight Saga: New Moon's Jackson Rathbone as Sokka, and Nicole Peltz as Katara.

The Last Airbender, the first in a planned trilogy of Avatar-based films, recently wrapped principle photography in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has entered post production with an anticipated July 2, 2010 release.

Vina · 1 day ago

This is apalling.

Aang and Zuko should be light-skinned East Asians. Katara and Sokka should be darker-skinned Inuit/Native Americans.

Why would they make this movie if they were just going to whitewash all of the heroes?

Mike8378 · 23 hours ago

Ugh! This movie looks terrible! First they change the martial arts styles of bending. Then they change the emblems for each of the nations. Then zuko's hair and scar, and don't forget aang's tattoo. Now, even Sokka and Katara don't even look like their characters! WTF!?

FAILURE! I am not going to pay to see this pile of steaming crap!
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Villains and Losers in Airbender and Hollywood's Version of Inuit.


dmarks said...

This cartoon never impressed me. Sounds like another "Golden Compas": an uninspiring movie laden with bad CGI that HBO/etc will show about 8 times a day.

Rob said...

Yes, it seems like there are millions of these generic fantasy stories floating about. Limiting it to the ones that use the "four elements" (earth, air, water, and fire) reduces the number to thousands. ;-)