Nostalgia Critic - The Last Airbender

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  • Cornered Fox  - At long last...
    Just finished watching, and all I can say is (funny and awesome btw), thank you. This movie was a bane on every fan of the original.
  • minnie3434
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    I wholeheartedly agree with you. I felt physical pain while watching this. I'm so glad he watched this series so he could see why so man fans hate this monstrosity
  • embercoral
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    Yeah, he actually did his homework before the exam this time around! He deserves an A+!
  • minnie3434
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    I know right. I kinda want to see a live reaction of Doug as himself seeing this movie the first time.
  • Valis77
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    an a++++
  • Valis77
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    this time?
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    Well, he did a pretty bad job with his Sailor Moon review due to not doing his research. Like, really, really, really badly. So, yeah, "this time".
  • MictornosIII
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    I haven't even really watched the show, but I STILL hated this movie.
  • whatevr
    That just shows how bad it is: Even people who never saw the cartoon before hate it, just see Angry Joe's review.
  • DMaster
    Or for a casual fan, check out ERod's. For a mix of diehard fan, casually AWARE, and completely out of the know, check out the one under Y Ruler of Time's slot.

    ...GODS this movie's been reviewed a lot. And MAN is it justified each and every time.
  • TheGodEmperor
    Doug spelled masturbating wrong :P

    Oh, I disagree with one thing. That Avatar (the show) was perfectly paced. While I think it was better paced than most cartoons that was aimed at kids (especially one with an overarching story and development of characters and such), it was not perfect. There were many times it felt rushed to me.
  • secretsheik
    Glad I'm not the only one that noticed the misspell... XD
  • sir hatless  - Owww
    I love this series and just watching the review was painful. seriously, Where does this Shyamalan get the balls to say he's a fan and respects Avatar while making this atrocity?

    Excellent review sir, you encapsulated all of the pain fans of Avatar went through all those years ago and helped it heal in a very cathartic way. Though I will be honest when you said Deus Ex Machina I was really hoping it would be Santa Christ, because everything's better with Santa Christ.
  • 04rlane  - what is that!
    Ok I can't stand this anymore I've been hearing the line Deus Ex Machina for ages now and I have no idea what it is will someone please explain.

    On a personal note critic nice review, I was wincing almost all the way through as I was forced to relive this movie, when I first saw it I was hoping it would do a decent job for the series but that hope was very short lived. Two things that I feel you missed though that you could probably place in the commentaries is this, with the fire bending they could only bend fire that was already there (like a water bender or earth bender need sources of their elements) while in the show it literally came from their breath (as Iroh said in the first season "the breath of Fire") another is that the movie is only about an hour and a half long but if you look at the box for Avatar season 1 it says OVER 7 HOURS, 7 HOURS! when you think like that you can see that this movie was doomed from the start.

    Anyway great review really enjoyed it (hope Rachel gets to keep the blood bending, you rock girl)
  • arty.piedra
    a deus ex machina is a resolution to a conflict that solves everything even though it was never brought up before and in some cases makes everything that came before a little pointless if it could have been solved that easily to begin with. like when superman just turned back time to save lois despite nothing alluding that it was even possible
  • Elphaba645
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    GOD this is the worst movie I have seen in my life. And I've seen all sorts of terrible shit. Objectively, it probably wasn't as bad as some of the movies I've seen, but it was just such a slap in the face to loyal fans and a fantastic series. I could hardly watch it, I felt physical pain watching it.

    Funny review though. Nice return of the platypus bunny.
  • doctorwho3600
    That was great, glad I watched it, the song wasn't that good but was a decent way of getting exposition out, loved the return to the plot hole and the "Reviewer world"/"real world" mechanic, the rant over the prison scene was hilarious, all criticisms were legitimate, overuse of the guest stars (again) but not by so much as to ruin the experience. Lived up to the hype, well done.
  • RavenclawGirl29
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    Fantastic review :D as a huge fan of the show, I agree, really hope to see a commentary
  • Dacilriel
    I second that. Please post this review with commentary!
  • KenxKao  - I THIRD IT
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    WE WANT COMETARY!!!!!

    I think this has to be one of your best reviews to date.

    I love how you incorporated Legend of Korra into the review, and your vlogs. This just had me in stitches.

    . . . how you going to top this? Oh well, that's a question for later.
  • Jendrexyl
    ye I agree good review but you are better on your own doug
  • Spartan_155
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    Great review. It's always fun to hear your thoughts on movies. I actually didn't hate this movie when I first saw it in theaters beyond feeling like it wasn't all that strong; especially in light of how much it was built up by the original trailer. If nothing else the movie actually convinced me to go through the entire show which I had only caught a few episodes of when it was actually being broadcast originally and it ended up being one of my favorites. You definitely nailed the main weakness as being the lack of emotion and I think I also felt like the fire nation characters especially Iroh, Zuko, and Zhang had the most depth out of everyone there even if it was just for a few moments you could see the foundations of their characters shine through the dull script.
  • Rohan  - Ok
    M Night Time.
  • sp9433TheLegend
    YES!!! WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS! ALL THE BUILD UP! HERE IT IS!
  • ImitationJesus
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    NICE. really enjoyed the review, and i really hope there will never be a TLA2. ugh, i shiver when i think of that. one last thing: which is better, this movie or "The Great Divide"?
  • Syph26
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    The Great Divide was going well with good morals up until the part where Aang says it was all a lie and laughs it off. The movie... Well, you saw the review. Point goes to Great Divide.
  • greenbean
    Oh, yes, finally!!!! The Failbender-movie!!!

    I hope Doug will one day put the TLA and TLOK reviews and the movie review together as a DVD-special. I would buy the shit out of it.
  • GrenMonk2
    Use your Plot Hole State powers!
  • Groovy Dudette
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    That was really quick!! I saw this movie not too long ago...but with rifftrax so it was more bearable. XD
  • Madame Red
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    I saw this when it first came out, when I was a kid, and I knew it was bad, then!

    My first thought was "they would probably beat their enemies quicker if they stopped dancing and started bending..." xD
  • August M.
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    Umm...the movie isn't that old(Barely over 3 years), you're probably still a kid.
  • Madame Red
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    Meh, My memory is foggy, I'm 17 now, but i still consider myself a kid when I watched this. :-|
  • CrisJoe
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    I can't wait to watch this, f***ing homework.
  • Weeny8888  - YEAH
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    I KNOW RIGHT?!
  • smjaiteh
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    Oooooh! This is gonna be good.
  • MattheJ1
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    My god, this was early.
  • Frogga
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    well, at least the pictures in this movie were nice...,
  • Kaga-kun
    I got so excited when I saw this up. I'd been refreshing the list of NC videos all day but I still didn't expect one so early in the afternoon.

    And oh god, that summary song. XD
  • MCharacter  - Wow!
    Didn't expect this so soon! :D
  • SfC1289
    Oh Doug, this is truly among your finest work.
  • TheWrittenDemon  - Wow, I thought you were making a bad pun.
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    No, really I thought you were making a bad pun until he showed up with that mask around 17 minutes. O_O
  • Sadako
    But I believe the Nostalgia Critic can save the world.
  • Weeny8888  - Wisdom.
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    Those words are touching.
  • A51Rene  - Hilarious
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    Doug, you have seriously outdone yourself. I really liked all the little references you put in there. Thank you for doing this for the fandom!
  • Nostalgic Fan
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    I've been waiting for this one :3
  • Weeny8888  - OH DESU!
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    I WANT HIM TO DO A REVIEW ON TMNT 2012 SERIES!! RANT ON LEO! AND APRIL AND EVEN SPLINTER!!! maybe with Mikey a bit... NOT RAPH THO :D HE CAN DO WHAT HE WANTS WITH DONNIE RANT RANT RANT!!!
  • KouTheMad
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    it would be kind of cool to see him look at the 2003 and 2012 Turtles Series.

    though to be fair, the 2003 series was badass......which is nothing short of a miracle considering it was connected to 4kids.
  • MattheJ1
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    The 2012 one is pretty cool, too. I imagine he'll be taking them all into account when the Bay movie comes out.
  • Cory of PRIVATE Corp
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    Well that was awesome. What more could be said about it?
  • MattheJ1
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    The Shaymalan cameo could've been mentioned. (He was the guy Haru was bending stones at.)
  • hedwig123
    Finally! This is great! Definitely worth all the build up. :D
  • SpeedyEric  - Thank god I haven't seen After Earh
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    I haven't watched a single episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I respect all the fans thoughts of this film, along with the fact that M Night Shyamalan hasen't made a decent film since Unbreakable.

    Why must Shyamalan have the charaters in his movies act so bland that it makes me feel like I'm actually watching a Twilight film instead? ...F**kin'asshole.

    10:58- The Professor and Mary Ann...

    I was also in shock when I found out that Aasif Mandvi from The Daily Show was in this craptasterpiece of a movie.

    14:05- And this is why I think Michael Bay does better with Transformers that Shaymalan does wish this franchise.

    23:25- And this is another reason why The Star Wars Saga is my favorite films of all time.

    I first heard of the penis hair in The Cinema Snob's review of Caligula while comparing it to the penis cake from said movie. Seriously, M. Night, WTF was up with you!

    This review makes me wish I've watched the original show. Great job, guys.
  • KelaRavenwood
    You know you still can, It is available on DVD and totally worth it.

    A small correction in your review, while you did correct yourself with the count of Shamalanadingdong Earth benders; only 3 of the 6* Earth benders in the TV Shows scene where actually earth bending the other 3 were standing in a line of battle behind them waiting their turn.

    I also love the evidence Doug produced at 24:30 of the Creators having a time machine something he suspected in his Korra Vlogs.
  • Vulture
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    that's even worse. look at what these 3 guys did compared to your six!
  • WiiStation360
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    Fun fact, the actor who played Sokka was in Twilight.
  • SpeedyEric  - Re: WiiStation360
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    And I just read on Wikipedia that he won the Razzie Award for worst supporting actor in this thing.
  • SaG
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    What most people probably don't get about Unbreakable is that we have to thank both the first X-Men movie and Shyamalan for both movies. They both influrenced the darker elements and finally buried the campy comic movie era for once and for all! X-Men for having funny but also enough serious moments and Unbreakable for the idea of super heroes in real life (and possibly even Christopher Nolans influrence to the Dark Knight movies)

    Not saying that Unbreakable is a masterpiece, but it's still a great movie and also the best of Shyamalan in my opinion.^^
  • mannequinmel  - SO EXCITED!
    I'm going to get a soda and prepare to watch. I'm sure this will be great. Finally, revenge on that horrible movie that slapped my childhood in the face. :D
  • embercoral
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    I never saw ATLA or ATLoK, but I know friends who both love the series and loath this movie...

    I wonder if Mr. (or do I have to call him Lord?) Shamala is upset over how James Cameron had first dibs on the title "Avatar". From what I understand, books can share the same titles, but movies cannot for some reason (correct me if I'm wrong).

    PS, I do hope you will review Baby Geniuses 3. You know it will just continue to haunt you until you get it over with.
  • Weeny8888  - Oh Gosh
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    OH MANN I FORGOT ABOUT BABY GENIUSES! That movie just makes me hate babys :P
  • blue.knight-626  - I HATE THIS MOVIE >:(
    I especially can't stand what they did to my favorite character Sokka, in the show he was so funny and this movie uuuuhhhhh......no.

    Funny review critic and I'm glad you ripped into it >:D
  • Weeny8888  - AHAHA
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    I HATE THE MOVIE TOO AHAHAHAHAHHAH1#@??@?
  • Guitar Ghost
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    Ending Theme Song by the Tazmanian Devil.
  • JoeDawson15
    I'm pulling a Daniel Bryan here: YES YES YES. Get it Doug!!!!!!
  • ShadowsTwilight
    Damnit, I have class in 20 minutes and this is 40 minutes long. WHY DID I HAVE TO CHECK NOW!?!?!?!?!
  • Weeny8888  - LOL
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    Sorry but LOL!
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