Never has there been a more reviled cartoon adaptation than the live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The film takes a great Nickeloden cartoon, drags it through the mud, then stomps on Aang's head for good measure. There are many, many reasons the movie is bad, but the focus here is on how specific elements of the Avatar show were mishandled in the movie.
Overall, there are about a million ways The Last Airbender movie screwed up Avatar, and now many of them are compiled in one handy list. Obviously, the film became a big example of Hollywood's tendency to whitewash casting, since the good guys are turned into Caucasians.
This list isn't about that, though. This is about all the other things that annoyed Avatar fans. So check out this list to relive the worst things about The Last Airbender movie, and learn what exactly M. Night Shyamalan and his team of filmmakers got wrong about the classic cartoon. Short Answer? Everything.
- 13,151 VOTES
Earthbenders Apparently Don't Know How To EarthbendPhoto: Paramount Pictures
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The Movie Puts An Earthbender Prison On A Bunch Of Earth
- 33,357 VOTESPhoto: Avatar: The Last Airbender / Nickelodeon
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The Movie Just Glosses Over Katara's Training As A WaterbenderPhoto: Paramount Pictures
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The Meeting Between Aang And The Blue Spirit Is Completely BungledPhoto: Nickelodeon
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The Movie Butchers The Opening VoiceoverPhoto: Nickelodeon