Fans still prefer to keep quiet about this film adaptation

Some wounds can not even all the time, and watching one of the best series ever become a cinematic disaster is certainly part of it.

What began in 2005 as a supposed children’s series developed absolute cult status over just three seasons and is still considered by many to be one of the best series ever. We’re talking about “Avatar – The Lord of the Elements”. Aang’s fantastic journey, the avatar and the last air-blind to defeat the almost overwhelming Firelord with his friends * captivated many with its humor, well-written characters and fast-paced, skillfully staged battles.

By Saturday, May 7th you can get off 23.00 live action “The Legend of Aang” on RTL Zwei watch. But beware: it’s only worth staying up if you want to see for yourself the quality – or lack thereof – of one of the biggest movie flops of all time. For practically all the positive points that can be made about the series have been reversed in the adaptation of M. Night Shyamalan.

“The Legend of Aang” received a devastating 5% positive response to Rotten Tomatoes, while the audience also gave the film a 30% positive response. There are a number of reasons for this: the racist-looking cast, in which only the good guys participate white were cast, though their characters in the original are striking because of their diversity. The lack of humor, the involuntarily funny action interplay, where instead of big fights, sometimes despite great fanfare, only a small stone is thrown at the opponents, unnecessary changes to the template, which even goes so far as to make Aang’s name wrong in the. original pronounced and much more …

In addition, the work brought in nearly $ 320 million at the box office around the world, which with a budget of $ 150 million for production alone was not convincing enough to complete the planned sequels. Incidentally, these cinema films were even worse off:

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Fans should even be happy that no more parts followed, for the live-action adaptation has such a bad reputation among them today that they mostly simply hide its existence. True to the propaganda motto of Dai Li, the intelligence service in the giant capital of Earth, they change “There is no war in Ba Sing Se” to “There is no film in Ba Sing Se” and thus deny live action adaptation with a crooked smile.

I can also explain the regrettable relationship among the fans with the fact that other fantasy titles like “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” got tremendously benefited from live-action adaptations and are still firmly rooted in the mainstream today. Despite all the praise, Avatar – The Last Airbender never took the big leap, though the series has experienced a resurgence in recent years after being accepted on Netflix.

The streaming service is also currently working on a reboot that comes as a live series. Fans are at least skeptical of the project, most recently after “Avatar” creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko left the Netflix series due to creative differences – which was also the case with the film adaptation …

Nevertheless, the right series could somehow help lead many people to the original, and their fans can currently look forward to plenty of supplies anyway. Founded in 2021 by DiMartino and Konietzko, Avatar Studios plans to release a number of series, movies and more over the next few years. Maybe the live action movie will no longer be such a thorn in the side of the fans, and there may even be a more relaxed relationship. Recognizing their existence would be a first step …

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