Gendo'sPapa wrote:I hope no one was looking forward to Netflix's live action adaptation of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER.
I have to admit that I had completely forgotten this even existed. Oh well.
silvermoonlight wrote:Legend of Korra suffered terribly as Nickelodeon didn't treat it right from the get go from what I've heard they were adamant that a female show was going to fail they even tried to pull it, but the test groups showed boys watching didn't care that Korra was a woman they liked her because she was cool. Its very telling that unlike Aang Korra had no toy line or collectables during its run. She is getting toys now but that's years later, I know this as I wanted to buy one and could only find fan merchandise. (The only statue ever sold of her, was way out my price range and limited edition and came out after the series ended)
I obviously don't know how it was handled in the states, but over here in Germany, they tried VERY HARD to have it be a success. They tried too hard.
The entire trailer was like "who look at how cool and badass she is! Remember Katara? Well, she is even cooler!" and the second or third line of the damn thing was about how obviously
all boys are going to fall for her immediately.
I was a right about my peak Avatar fanboying at that time and was sucking up absolutely everything and anything I could find on the universe, but after seeing that trailer I went "nope fuck that, this is not what I like Avatar for" and wrote it off as dead.
It's been years since then, and while I have thought about picking it up a few times, but since basically everyone tells me that much like its trailers, the show focuses a little too much on its shipping potential and glosses over other stuff for that sake, I don't see myself getting much enjoyment out of it
Why don't you save the Princess next time instead of being such a baby? She would love it and maybe you could get a sweet kiss. ~ sadly not Mari in Q (Joseki)
What about titty-ten? ~ Reichu
The movies function on their own terms. If people can't accept them on those terms, and keep expecting them to be NGE, then they probably should have realized a while ago that they weren't going to have a good time. ~ Words of wisdom courtesy of Reichu