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The Last Airbender (2010)
I have never seen the animated series and I knew absolutely nothing about this film's plot or characters or anything when I got into it. I have to disagree with the majority of the people on here and say that it was actually a good movie. I really enjoyed it. As I said, I didn't have any experience at all with the story/characters going into it and I didn't have any trouble at all understanding the plot. I understood WHY the fire nation was waging war against the others without needing the animated series to explain it. To be perfectly honest, I don't understand why people dislike this movie so much. It's really not that bad, guys! Don't take it so seriously. You're getting riled up over nothing. Like Twilight fans who quibble over the slightest detail deviations from book to movie. It's just a movie! And not a bad one at that. I'm sure that the movie was always supposed to be LOOSELY based on the animated series, not a word-for-word adaptation. Seriously, stop dissecting and start enjoying the good things in the movie.
1. The acting -- I actually thought it was pretty good. The lead (Noah) wasn't wooden at all. He's actually very expressive, especially his face. All of the actors were expressive that way (even Jackson).
2. The special effects were pretty cool, in 2-D at least. I didn't see it in 3-D.
3. The story was actually pretty easy to understand, if your mind isn't clogged up with analyzing each and every little difference from the animated series. The plot in the film is pretty straight-forward. No need to see the animated series first to understand what's happening. The plot isn't boring (and not too hackneyed). I found it quite interesting.
Anyway, I think that those three things make the film worth seeing. Just don't compare it to the animated series so much, and the movie will be really enjoyable.