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Review by daughter-ofzeus posted over a year ago
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this made me really happy when i read it!! i agreed with it alot!!

The action fantasy "The Last Airbender" about people who can command fire, air, water and earth now controls something else: the Razzie awards for Hollywood's worst film achievements of 2010.

"The Last Airbender" led Saturday's Razzies with five awards, among them worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay for M. Night Shyamalan.

The movie also received Razzies for worst supporting actor (Jackson Rathbone, who was cited for both "The Last Airbender" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") and for a special award, worst eye-gouging misuse of 3-D.

A spoof of the Academy Awards, the Razzies were announced the night before the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest party.

Shyamalan has been on a downward spiral since 1999 Oscar best-picture contender "The Sixth Sense," which earned him directing and writing nominations at Hollywood's highest honors. He won Razzies as worst director and worst supporting actor for his 2006 fantasy flop "Lady in the Water."
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Opinion by Ryanne81 posted over a year ago
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Filming and production en route to the July 2010 release of the Avatar: The Last Airbender movie is currently in full swing (complete with a bunch of licensing deals with toy and publishing companies), as if there isn't any ongoing debate in regards to its controversial casting decisions. So far, no Paramount people has even remotely acknowledged the presence of any controversy, much less bothered to address it.

More than anything, this puts to question whether all the noise that this racist vs. not racist debate has that big a following, or is it one of those cases where a few outspoken fans overreact and get more people riled up in the process. Adding their voice to the cause, however, both the animatic editor and the cultural consultant of the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series have both expressed disappointment with the casting decisions, perhaps revealing that there is something more to this outcry than just plain fan overreaction.


After all, Avatar creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko have categorically stated that, "We knew that Nickelodeon was looking for a kind of show, so we kind of took that directive and set about creating...
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Review by ClassicalNadia posted over a year ago
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M. Night Shyamalan - the writer and producer
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On January 8, 2007, Paramount Pictures' MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies announced that they have signed M. Night Shyamalan to write, direct and produce a trilogy of live-action films based on the series; the first of these films will encompass the main characters' adventures in Book One. The film was in a dispute with James Cameron's film Avatar regarding title ownership, which resulted in the film being titled The Last Airbender. It is set for release on July 2, 2010. Shyamalan was attracted to the series because of its inspiring martial arts and spiritual theme, after being introduced to the program by his children. Filming will begin in March 2009 and take place in Philadelphia and Greenland. Producer Frank Marshall stated the film may be moved to later in 2010 or even to early 2011, and that some filming could happen in the Far East.

According to an interview with the co-creators in SFX Magazine, Shyamalan came across Avatar when his daughter wanted to be Katara for Halloween. Intrigued, Shyamalan researched and watched the series with his family. "Watching Avatar has become a family event in my house ... so we are looking forward to how...
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