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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?

Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra, the waterbender after Avatar Aang

Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra, the waterbender after Avatar Aang

With the success of the Avatar animated series, as well as M. Night Shyamalan’s motion picture The Last Airbender, it’s no wonder Nickelodeon wants to keep the train running for the American born anime series! Thankfully, we’ve finally got word of the next chapter in the franchise: The Legend of Korra. The latest Avatar, Korra is the successor to Aang. She is a teenage girl born to the Southern Water Tribe who has already mastered Waterbending, Earthbending, and Firebending. She needs only to learn Aang’s art of Airbending to evolve into a fully realized Avatar, learning from Tenzin, the son of Aang and Katara. The toon, from the same creators, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, is set to debut on Nick in 2011. Sounds like a fun new take on the series, but will it surpass the original?

The Last Airbender Movie brings Nickelodeon’s Avatar to theaters TODAY

The Last Airbender Movie brings Nickelodeon's Avatar to theaters TODAY

It’s Air, it’s Water, it’s Earth, it’s Fire, and it’s in 3D. M. Night Shyamalan is bringing the magic and mystery of Nickelodeon’s Avatar to the big screen today, finally, with the launch of the highly anticipated The Last Airbender. The film tells the story of Aang; the only individual on the planet with the power to manipulate all four elements, and it’s up to him to wield those abilities, as the Avatar, to save the day. This will serve as the opening chapter into the anime-based title, with a potential trilogy to follow, based on the success of this one. Local theaters in my area have already sold out the opening shows, with hordes of fans lining up to get their first look. Who is going this weekend??

The Last Airbender brings Avatar to theaters this Thursday

The Last Airbender brings Avatar to theaters this Thursday

Getting excited? Do you feel it in the air? Bent or otherwise? Well you’d better be! In just a matter of days, Nickelodeon Movies is bringing the hit Nick-based anime series Avatar to the big screen as The Last Airbender. The M. Night Shyamalan production, originally set to hit on July 2nd, is arriving a whole 24 hours earlier, much to the delight of fans everywhere. And, of course, the adventure will be presented in three of the best dimensions you could imagine. With tickets already on sale, its possible some of you already have plans to see the film this Thursday — I know I do!

Nickelodeon launches M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender July 1st

Nickelodeon launches M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender July 1st

Fans waiting until July 2nd to feast their eyes upon M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender might be a bit disappointed. Why? Well, because they’ll no longer be the first people to check out the film! Nickelodeon Movies has announced that they’re releasing the live action take on Avatar a whole day earlier, hitting box offices on July 1st nationwide. Sure, this puts a bit more competition between this film and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, set to open the day before, but the battle will be fun! Which will you be at?

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?

Avatar’s ‘Zuko’ now has a face

Avatar's 'Zuko' now has a faceM. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming live action film, Avatar: The Last Airbender, based on the popular Nickelodeon anime title, has finally found someone worthy of portraying Zuko.  Dev Patel, star of the recent hit Slumdog Millionaire, will take on the role of the Fire Nation’s evil Zuko, which was originally to be played by Jesse McCartney until schedule conflicts arose. The Last Airbender will be in theaters July 2nd, 2010.

Casting day for Avatar: The Last Airbender — the movie!

Avatar: The Last Airbender

The internet has spoken! Buzz is all around that M. Night Shyamalan has begun casting roles his upcoming, live-action film, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.  The movie, which is based on Nickelodeon’s animated super-hit series, has already cast Aang, Sokka, Katara, and maybe even Zuko.  So exciting!  The flick will hit theaters in July of 2010, but it’s good to hear progress is already being made.

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