Over the years, fans have voiced countless complaints about “The Last Airbender,” and it’s not hard to see why. From its whitewashed cast to the lack of humor in its script — a staple of the cartoon –, the film presents a fundamental misunderstanding of the characters and world it’s attempting to adapt. That’s perhaps no better exemplified than when “The Last Airbender” put the spotlight on Earthbenders in a sequence that those familiar with their animated counterparts can only describe as head-scratching.
As pointed out by Redditor RickySmith2005, “The Last Airbender” makes it seem as though it takes a group of Earthbenders performing a ritualistic dance to lift a relatively small rock — something the likes of Toph Beifong (Jessie Flower) could’ve done quickly and more efficiently on the TV show. Among the many comments jokingly stating that there’s no live-action “Avatar” movie at all, several voiced their disappointment in the scene, citing how underwhelming it was to see what the film had reduced Earthbenders to.
At the same time, not all “Last Airbender” viewers are so quick to give this moment flak. Penney Sound on YouTube went ahead and broke the scene down, explaining that the dancing group was responsible for the creation of a rock wall seconds earlier and that a single Earthbender tossed the smaller projectile rock on their own. This analysis may be right, but with the way this scene played out, it’s easy to see where the confusion came from in the first place. At any rate, we can only hope that Netflix’s “Avatar” interpretation handles details like this much better.
Is Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers the New Roger Rabbit? Early Reviews Overwhelmingly Say Yes
The announcement that Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers were being resurrected sent shivers down the spine of fans. Following in the wake of the Disney+ series Chip and Dale: Park Life, which brought the in vogue simple animation style to the furry twosome, a Rescue Rangers movie seemed like it was destined to make a whole generation grimace, but following the release of two trailers, it looked possible that a revival/reboot/remake was finally being done in a way that worked. Now the first reviews suggest that the film could well be up there with the pinnacle of live-action/animated crossovers, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Chip and Dale have been part of Disney’s character arsenal since making their debut in Private Pluto in 1943. After appearing in numerous cartoons with the likes of Donald Duck, the pair were given their own series in 1989, when they became the owners of a detective agency which they ran with the help of associates Gadget Hackwrench, Monterey Jack and Zipper. While the show only ran for a year, it has remained an iconic favorite, and now it looks set to make a huge and unexpected return.
The new film sees Chip and Dale, voiced by John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, respectively, years on from their days as investigators. Chip is working selling insurance, while Dale has continued to live a celebrity life and had a 3D make-over in the process, but the pair reunite when cartoon characters start going missing. Now the first reviews have started coming in, and it looks like this is one reunion that everyone who remembers the original series will want to see. Check out what has been said about the movie below:
There are very few rebooted franchises that manage to satisfy everyone, but somehow, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers appears to be on track to do just that. When the first trailer for the movie dropped, it caught many off guard with a knowing humor and hybrid of 2D and 3D animation styles in a live-action world. While this managed to grab the attention, it was the second trailer that really made people sit up and take notice as it delivered a whole wave of cameos, including characters not actually owned by Disney.
Of course, this is what has led to comparisons with Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which famously saw characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck appearing alongside the likes of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Betty Boop, which was an almost unthinkable achievement in itself without the movie delivering one of the best films of the decade in the process. Based on its early reviews, Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers could well become this generation’s Roger Rabbit – who coincidentally appears in the movie – when it arrives on Disney+ on May 20.
Ron Swanson's Best Significant Other On Parks And Recreation Is Obvious To Fans
In Season 5 Episode 3, “How A Bill Becomes A Law,” Diane Lewis (Lucy Lawless) is introduced to the cast of comic characters as a love interest for Ron, and the fans immediately fell in love with her. In the subreddit r/PandR, a picture was posted by u/deckhandpo with the caption, “These two don’t get enough credit as a couple. I think they were great for each other IMO.” Nearly all of the dozens of comments were in praise of the character, while those that spoke otherwise simply chose to insult Tammys 1 and 2.
Diane is characterized by her kind bluntness and tender confidence. A single mother of two and a middle-school vice principal, she has no room for beating around the bush. In an interview with EW, Lucy Lawless said, “This is his first mature relationship — she doesn’t pervert his nature in any way. This is the sort of woman that you might want to see him with, and yet it’s going to be damn near impossible for him to stay in it.”
Fans, like u/video-kid, praised her for accepting Ron as he was while encouraging him to become better. Others, like u/TixHoineeng, loved her sense of humor. While not the highest rated comment, u/chrissilich summed it up perfectly by saying, “Of course the only woman who fulfills enough squares on the Ron Swanson Pyramid of Greatness is Xena Warrior Princess,” which is a wonderful reference to Lawless’ notable acting career.