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Avatar The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat

Avatar's The Last Airbender earns Nickelodeon Razzie heat

Movies based on animated classics are typically hit-or-miss. Whether it’s a live-action remake like the Transformers series has been, or a extended continuation of the animation, like the SpongeBob movie, the results can either pay off big time, or leave fans a little upset. Last year, M. Night Shyamalan brought Nickelodeon’s unique anime, Avatar: The Last Airbender, to the big screen in a live-action recreation. The results weren’t overly pleasing to the hardcore fans of the Nicktoon, and an organization in Hollywood called the Razzie Awards took notice. The “reverse Oscars”, the Razzies are meant to acknowledge the worst in cinema, and five of which went to The Last Airbender, including Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, Worst Supporting Actor, and Worst Misuse of 3D. Yowch. All this for a film that grossed $300 million at the global box office. Too harsh?

M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender brings Nickelodeon’s Avatar to 3D

M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender brings Nickelodeon's Avatar to 3D

On July 2nd, a mere 6 weeks from now, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures will bring The Last Airbender to the big screen. The film is M. Night Shyamalan’s live action representation of Nick’s Avatar: the Last Airbender animated series, an American anime with manga style. As an added little bonus, and largely due to the amazing success of … well… every film that has come out in the past year or so, The Last Airbender is getting the 3D treatment. The movie promises to delight on all three dimensions now, reaching out into the audience, as long as you’re wearing those neat little glasses. What’s your thoughts on the whole “everything must be 3D” trend? It worked well for the other Avatar – do you think it will click with Nickelodeon’s version?

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