There's something wrong here.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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5 comments:

Color Online said...

Yes it is. And I won't be viewing this very wrong movie.

Doret said...

This sucks and there was no call for it. Kids love this show as is. I see the enemy is still dark.

Tarie said...

I feel very sad about this. I just watched the entire cartoon series and I loved it. A movie adaptation would have been really cool - if it had been done right.

Is it not obvious that Aang is Asian? He wears Tibetan pants and looks like a Shaolin monk. He's obviously Buddhist too. There are Chinese characters in the show's logo, and all the writing on the show is in Chinese.

* screams *

Mardel said...

Kind of just sticks out like a sore thumb - the darkest skinned person playing the villian. The rest of the cast looks kind of generically caucasion, very generic looking.

But you know what else bugs me? maybe it's a cartoon style (at least in this panel you show), but why does the Asian guy have extremely round eyes? In the cartoon version, I'm seeing that everyone has rounded eyes, except the villain, (who actually looks more handsome to me). Or are they all just very surprised.

Tarie said...

Good point, Mardel. The show is heavily influenced by Japanese anime, hence the big eyes. But then why does the villain have very small eyes? The Japanese anime influence doesn't reach the art for the villain?

Originally Caucasian singer and actor Jesse McCartney was cast as the villain. Then protests mounted against the whitewashing in the movie and Indian actor Dev Patel replaced Jesse McCartney. Coincidence? I think not. This is tokenism.

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