I love a lot of television, but there isn’t hardly any television I love more than the Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon. We’ve seen it SO many times in my house, and I still get chills every time I hear Katara say “I believe that Aang can save the world.”
When the live-action movie came out, we flocked STRAIGHT to the movie theater and sat through what was possibly the worst movie in the history of movies. The characters were not only white-washed, flat and boring, but they didn’t even say their NAMES right. And, this isn’t like it was some book-to-movie mispronunciation business. It was CARTOON TO MOVIE. THEY SAID THEIR NAMES RIGHT THERE IN THE FREAKiN CARTOON!
And since then, we Avatar fans have all put that awful poopshow of a movie out of our minds and just remained happy with the cartoon version. UNTIL TODAY PEOPLE. BECAUSE THERE IS A NEW LIVE ACTION VERSION OF THE SERIES COMING OUT AND THE ORIGINAL DIRECTORS ARE INVOLVED!
The thing, is, they hated the movie as much as we all did. They won’t let this one get screwed up. In fact, here’s what Konietzko and DiMartino had to say, “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to helm this live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender. We can’t wait to realize Aang’s world as cinematically as we always imagined it to be, and with a culturally appropriate, non-whitewashed cast. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to build upon everyone’s great work on the original animated series and go even deeper into the characters, story, action, and world-building. Netflix is wholly dedicated to manifesting our vision for this retelling, and we’re incredibly grateful to be partnering with them.”
Netflix is bringing us this magic by partnering with Nickelodeon. Melissa Cobb, vice-president of Kids & Family Content at Netflix said, “We are committed to honoring Bryan and Mike’s vision for this retelling and are thrilled to support them on creating a live-action event series, bringing Aang’s epic world of elemental magic to life for global audiences on Netflix.”
And that’s when the fire nation attacked.
SIGN ME UP.