The Last AirBender – Blockbuster Buster

Using his new ability to enter Bad Movies, ERod visits an old foe.

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11 comments

  1. Batman-Credit-Card

    Great stuff again. Keep it up 🙂

  2. I have a feeling the Earthbender scene is going to be one of those things that people are going to be like “everyone says it sucks for *that* reason, but you forget that it also socks for *This* reason!”

    I will not even be suprised if anyone says that to me, pointing out something stupid that I missed.

    Anyway, one of the many, many problems with that scene is the way the camera spins. Now, that in itself is not a bad thing. I’ve seen it used effectively to make a character feel trapped. And I’m sure it took a lot of effort to do it all in one take.

    The problem is they also did that thing where all but 1 or 2 fighters just stand around waiting their turn to fight instead of fighting all at once. The fire nation and the Earth benders were doing that. This is fairly common in action movie, but most action movies literally focus the camera on the ones actually doing something so that you’re not figuratively focused on the ones just standing there. But here, the spinning camera thing lets you see everything.

    They’re not even fighting Ang! They’re taking turns fighting each other! There’s plenty of Firebenders for each of you.

  3. Zuko is missing his scar. Must have cried it off 🙂

  4. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love you Erod, but how your effects got so terrible? I mean, how hard it is to green screen properly or not to have semi-transparent objects? Or to have less cheap looking background in commentary bits? I mean just ask your fans, there are better CGI artists who can do help you for free.

  5. Yeah, there are a lot of movies that I like that everyone else hates: Catwoman, Sucker Punch, etc. and yet I can’t stand this movie. The only scene I enjoyed non ironically was where the Blue Spirit and Aang were escaping.

  6. Surprised you didn’t mention how this dumpster fire of a movie tried to sequel beg by showing Azula at the very end.

  7. TragicGuineaPig

    “Oh HAI Zukko! How is your sex life?”

    • TragicGuineaPig

      What if Katara and Sokka had gone to the wrong iceberg, and instead of a bald kid with an arrow on his forehead, they found a flag guy with a shield?

  8. TragicGuineaPig

    Here is my thought about the ethnicity issue: It’s pretty obvious that Shyamalan wasn’t really trying to match the characters from the animated series at all. That being the case, what he should have done was looked for actors who were good martial artists. Granted, there probably aren’t that many kids who are like that, but still.

    Personally, as long as the person cast for the role is true to the character, it doesn’t bother me. Like Samuel L. Jackson: he makes a brilliant Nick Fury. But let’s face it: there have been some terrible instances of this as well. Take Johnny Depp as Tanto: it was clear they were trying to capitalize off the Jack Sparrow image, but what they thought would be hilarious turned out to be horribly racist. But at the end of the day, it should be less about matching ethnicity and more about portraying the character.

    About Katara as the Main Character: I never thought about it before, but it makes sense. Most of the story is told from her perspective; most of the time, she’s the one who has to make some difficult choices. And while Aang might be the eponymous Avatar, it’s usually Katara who sets the direction for the rest of the group. It then makes sense at the end of the series that she’s the one who initiates the kiss with Aang.

  9. Lacobus Passer

    Is it me or does the kid playing Aang here look like Other Joe from The Angry Joe Show?

  10. I’ve been a fan for a long time ERod, but I will say that I’ve just been losing interest quick since you started doing these sketch based reviews. This is the first time I’ve checked back on your videos in probably well over a month, when before I would be looking forward to them every Sunday. I know that I’m probably in the minority, as more and more reviewers are doing sketch based comedy rather than simply talking about what does and doesn’t work, and making fun of the movie with words, but I just personally feel that it takes heavily away from the review itself when sketches are implemented. It feels less like it’s an informative and comedic “here’s what’s wrong with this movie”, and more of a “let’s make a parody of this scene” sort of thing……

    I started watching your show because you always would go into details for the fans, and point out things that worked and didn’t work both from a fan perspective, and from a movie making perspective. Your reviews were both entertaining, and informative. I know more about comic books, super heroes, classic shows, ect, from watching your reviews over the years than I ever would have on my own. But with these sketch based reviews, even if they are mostly things you’ve already reviewed, it feels like you’ve drastically cut down on the informative and entertaining, and broken that up by having quick simplistic sketches thrown in with a brief return to it before and after. Honestly, it mostly feels like you’ve lost what made the Blockbuster Buster, the Blockbuster Buster……

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