The Last Airbender is the Worst Film Ever Made - HERE'S WHY

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  1. Hello Future Me
    Hello Future Me
    2 місяці tagasi

    aS yOU kNoW, I have a patreon Stay sane, Tim

    1. Blah blah nana
      Blah blah nana
      18 tundi tagasi

      BOOO hOOO

    2. John Connor
      John Connor
      24 päeva tagasi

      @Bully Maguire not yet

    3. Bully Maguire
      Bully Maguire
      24 päeva tagasi

      I am the senate

    4. John Connor
      John Connor
      25 päeva tagasi

      Don’t get me wrong but the movie is not in my book a official live action movie of avatar the last air bender the name for aang is said wrong an how he does the bending scenes are down right ugly

    5. Ladybugs unluckycharm
      Ladybugs unluckycharm
      Місяць tagasi


  2. Joost Mag Het Weten
    Joost Mag Het Weten
    11 tundi tagasi

    Owng and sowka

  3. Sockpupet Basiliscis Secudi
    Sockpupet Basiliscis Secudi
    12 tundi tagasi

    the fire natians dress like romans

  4. Blah blah nana
    Blah blah nana
    18 tundi tagasi


  5. King JBird92
    King JBird92
    21 tund tagasi

    All the actions scenes are in wide shot instead of edited cut shots to hide the actors who are waiting their turn to fight, which is why it looks so clumsy.

  6. i keep gettin banned
    i keep gettin banned
    Päev tagasi

    i was agreeing with everything you said until you said bladerunner 2049 was a "near perfect movie" lmfaoooooooooo i also am led to believe i just witnessed a mental breakdown. but thats the only valid response to this movie

  7. Toph Beifong
    Toph Beifong
    Päev tagasi

    My English teacher thinks that the movie is actually good. F*ck him.

  8. Carla Ferraccini
    Carla Ferraccini
    Päev tagasi

    I appreciate the effort but the intro was pretty bad. Better stick to the normal just tell people what the video is about

  9. Summer Rose
    Summer Rose
    Päev tagasi

    This film brought me pain, anguish, sadness, trauma and so much more. Shyamalan, I will hate you until the end of time.

  10. Summer Rose
    Summer Rose
    Päev tagasi

    This film brought me pain, anguish, sadness, trauma and so much more. Shyamalan, I will hate you until the end of time.

  11. Summer Rose
    Summer Rose
    Päev tagasi

    This film brought me pain, anguish, sadness, trauma and so much more. Shyamalan, I will hate you until the end of time.

  12. Confusion_Lord
    Päev tagasi

    53:50 left this comment on Nostalgia Critics video and I'll say it here, it took six men in the Dance troupe to move that small boulder and a seventh to launch it at someone standing still. It took seven men in total to "move a rock."

  13. David McAninch
    David McAninch
    Päev tagasi

    Warning: true Avatar: The Last Airbender fans despise this movie so much that if you are a fan of it, chances are we will go into our own Avatar State on you. May God have mercy on your souls. And as far as I’m concerned, EVERYONE who worked on that film is guilty!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Koji
    Päev tagasi

    the thing (to me) that hurts the worst is the horrible and utterly heartwrenching representation of the characters in this movie. I was cringing the moment I saw that half the cast is white. It's an asian representation series. Do better Shyamalan.

  15. Person
    Päev tagasi

    This is the breakdown of a man right here it is just this guy going crazy for a while

  16. Kboss The best
    Kboss The best
    Päev tagasi

    The movie is shorter then this video

  17. necromanzer52
    2 päeva tagasi

    I think the word you want is 'adaptation'.

  18. The mlemmers
    The mlemmers
    2 päeva tagasi

    Do you really need to tell us

  19. Dashing Daniel Games
    Dashing Daniel Games
    2 päeva tagasi

    My childhood crush was toph and azula

  20. Willow Robinson
    Willow Robinson
    2 päeva tagasi

    My thing is that the bending is so slow and oppa is scary.

  21. Dashing Daniel Games
    Dashing Daniel Games
    2 päeva tagasi

    Captain America is the best fight Spence what u mean lol

  22. Dashing Daniel Games
    Dashing Daniel Games
    2 päeva tagasi

    Learn marvel cuz it is all there is now lol

  23. jo jo
    jo jo
    2 päeva tagasi

    I would honestly say the casting in this movie is a little okay (not the acting) Except AANG how the hell do they mess him up so badly? It's not the kid's fault at all he had no acting experience and he was still chosen. Why?

  24. Anthony Lustig
    Anthony Lustig
    2 päeva tagasi

    I don't like videos that quickly but the amount of effort put into this video is exorbitant and is worthy of praise

  25. qualified armchair critic
    qualified armchair critic
    2 päeva tagasi

    They act like all of them have been given conflicting information about what genre of movie this would be. And soAKA acts like he's still in the twilight flick

  26. Paper Bagman
    Paper Bagman
    3 päeva tagasi

    Do yourself a favor and watch the original.

  27. Sweet Papaya
    Sweet Papaya
    3 päeva tagasi

    Their mispronunciations of the names that are very clearly stated many times over in the original series is so infuriating

  28. Ricard Rovira
    Ricard Rovira
    3 päeva tagasi

    When i saw this movie i was horrified, i told my friend not to watch it because "it looks as if the guionists had made a Summary of season 1 while on drugs and tried to put it together once they were fine"

  29. MeShannan
    4 päeva tagasi

    I've found another multi-hour video essay about this awful movie. Thank the gods 🙏

  30. Dandy Dabber dude
    Dandy Dabber dude
    4 päeva tagasi

    27:23 I chose c

  31. Benjamin Fawkes
    Benjamin Fawkes
    4 päeva tagasi

    My Brother and I were shocked when we left the theater.

  32. adoranymphlupin
    4 päeva tagasi

    Also interesting to note that in Shyamalan's script, he has Katara saying that Aang was having trouble with waterbending (for some reason), when in the show there was a whole episode dedicated to how easily Aang got the hang of the bending forms on the scroll whereas Katara was the one having trouble. I mean jeez, Shyamalan, you really had to just retcon or change EVERY little thing didn't you? (for some reason)

    1. Jess St James
      Jess St James
      3 päeva tagasi

      Literally though. A MAJOR character development arc centers around Katara's resentment of Aang due to how quickly he masters things that even she hasn't learned after years of work. And they threw that in the garbage for... reasons. Runtime reasons maybe, but I'm not willing to give them the benefit of the doubt when it's crystal clear that they didn't understand MOST of the characterization choices in the rest of the show.

  33. Aaron Van Meter
    Aaron Van Meter
    4 päeva tagasi

    jesus christ it really is a three hour documentary. savage.

  34. Selected Shipper
    Selected Shipper
    4 päeva tagasi

    Whenever they say “Ung” I die a little inside

  35. Nelson Lozada Gonzalez
    Nelson Lozada Gonzalez
    4 päeva tagasi

    I thought DragonBall Evolution was a pretty bad movie.

  36. Jakub Owadowski
    Jakub Owadowski
    4 päeva tagasi

    Oh, come on. It wasn't that bad. I watched it before the animated series and I thought it was OK. Not spectacular, but passable.

    1. Jess St James
      Jess St James
      3 päeva tagasi

      No offense, but if you watched it BEFORE you watched the series, that's the only reason you think it's passable. The entire movie is a colossal slap in the face to all the fans of the original series. It throws out SO MANY extremely essential characterization details and plot beats, for literally no reason. Shy didn't even remotely try to understand what endeared watchers to the original series, and it **showed**.

  37. ophe123
    4 päeva tagasi

    The few seconds of the opening scene where the four elements are introduced (5:48) sum up my overall thoughts on this movie - it's an imitation of a show which feels familiar to viewers, but lacks a lot of thought, depth and heart. In the original, we are introduced to the four elements with the following texts: 水善 (water, virtue) 土強 (earth, strength) 火烈 (fire, fierce) 气和 (air, harmony) I may be misinterpreting, but in this movie, I don't believe the background text in the opening serve any real meaning. It appears to be some brushstrokes thoughtlessly strung together - as if to imitate the feel of calligraphy. It loses a lot of the meaning and care, which I think is quite sad

  38. Chewy’s Adventures
    Chewy’s Adventures
    4 päeva tagasi

    Can we just forget this movie ever existed and maybe gets someone that gives a crap 💩 next time you try to make a movie on a beloved childhood series! Like come on

  39. Katie Grossman
    Katie Grossman
    5 päeva tagasi

    I have apparently blocked majority of this film from my memory out of sheer trauma cause I only vaguely remember like half of this lol

  40. Katie Grossman
    Katie Grossman
    5 päeva tagasi

    Oh my god that katara and pakku fight was so bad holy shit

  41. TheNinthGeneration
    5 päeva tagasi

    We only see Gyatso’s body in the animation, where are the other skeletons? Or is that possibly how powerful the fire bending became, you could Vaporise people with it

  42. TheNinthGeneration
    5 päeva tagasi

    How many fire nation soldier faces to you see between the animation and the live action?

  43. TheNinthGeneration
    5 päeva tagasi

    2:06:22 the two fire benders do different motions

  44. TheNinthGeneration
    5 päeva tagasi

    No Soki and no BamBam was probably a good thing because I’m probably being closer to the actual pronunciation than Sham would have done

  45. TheNinthGeneration
    5 päeva tagasi

    What kind of boomerang is shaped like an S?

  46. MR.Happy Mushroom
    MR.Happy Mushroom
    5 päeva tagasi

    Yue: I might die for the spirit! Sokka: and then what?

  47. Watch With Veer
    Watch With Veer
    5 päeva tagasi

    are you ok?

  48. Tosia Stępak
    Tosia Stępak
    5 päeva tagasi

    This is my feel good video i love it

  49. BergSaturnSonne
    5 päeva tagasi

    Katara,Sokka- White Fire Nation - Indians Aang is Ong. Why? :(

  50. Atom’s Chosen
    Atom’s Chosen
    5 päeva tagasi


  51. vizthex
    6 päeva tagasi

    didn't even mentioned how all the *earthbenders* are placed into a big forest *full of dirt!* it's like the polar opposite of what the show did!

  52. Opaque z
    Opaque z
    6 päeva tagasi

    mulan 2020 has entered the competition for being the WORST LIVE ADAPTATION

  53. vizthex
    6 päeva tagasi

    I die a little inside after every word I hear from the movie.

  54. vizthex
    6 päeva tagasi

    it's sham-alyean achktually

  55. NEON-X: Music Videos
    NEON-X: Music Videos
    6 päeva tagasi

    It's simply outstanding how this review is actually longer in runtime than the actual movie... and yet it actually feels much shorter

  56. candyzombiee
    6 päeva tagasi

    i’m actually amazed how she only refers to sokka as “my brother” in the opening narration. it’s so clunky and literally no one talks about their sibling like that or, hell, talks about people like that?? you would say “my brother and i are tasked with finding food, but sokka isn’t the best hunter” like?? if you’re talking to someone about your sibling you’re not gonna refer to them only as their relation to you the whole time

  57. Graven Wolf
    Graven Wolf
    6 päeva tagasi

    If I have to choose between this movie and DB Evolution definitely The Last Air Bender.

  58. CarnisianLady
    6 päeva tagasi

    Respect for Zhao!

  59. Belinda Enata
    Belinda Enata
    7 päeva tagasi

    katara’s actress is married to the son of posh spice 😃

  60. Something or other
    Something or other
    7 päeva tagasi

    Naga and Pabu had more screen time in Legend of Korra than Appa and Momo did in this movie.

  61. zoe brian
    zoe brian
    7 päeva tagasi

    This whole film was like one of those last episodes of the series where the whole series was acted out. Which are both pieces of shit one is good.

  62. A.narvaez
    7 päeva tagasi

    they all pronounce the names wrong holy shit

  63. Archie Thomas
    Archie Thomas
    7 päeva tagasi

    good adaptation isn't perfect book to screen adaption of the screenplay or shots, it's understanding the emotions, themes, ideas, style, genre and main point of the original work and emulating it as best you can in a new medium. the best way to do that is to focus on the most important characters, story beats, twists, themes, dramatic moments and the emotions behind them, you'll need to cut any unnecessary characters and scenes, change any outdated and problematic elements, have everything from the design, to the dialogue to the setting match one another, and most importantly it must work as a piece of art on it's own

    1. Jess St James
      Jess St James
      3 päeva tagasi

      I'm confused. Are you agreeing with the video or no? I'm assuming you're in agreement, because only an insane person would argue that Shyamalan did a good job of understanding the emotional themes, story beats, characterization choices, etc. of the original show, much less effectively convey them in his adaptation.

  64. IOLI II
    7 päeva tagasi

    You know that when the youtube video is longer than the movie it's criticizing that this is gonna be a long road

  65. Spiderz
    7 päeva tagasi

    God... the name mispronunciation is so bad.

  66. Pinkstarclan
    8 päeva tagasi

    1:13:36 turn-based RPG

  67. Michiel Hoeree
    Michiel Hoeree
    8 päeva tagasi

    1:55 Boy!

  68. Tori McCroan
    Tori McCroan
    8 päeva tagasi

    I almost wanted you to say “density” in that intro

  69. Audie Thacker
    Audie Thacker
    8 päeva tagasi

    A half hour into it, and I'm wondering if a good topic might be about how some stories blend humorous and series moments, how to go from funny moments to intense moments without one ruining the other. I've seen a few stories that have plenty of each (Fullmetal Alchemist, Firefly). It seems like there's more to it than "Let's be funny here, and have a real intense moment next".

  70. Crafter 686
    Crafter 686
    8 päeva tagasi

    The movie was so bad, that even the ridiculous play at the end of the show was far better and accurate.

  71. Crafter 686
    Crafter 686
    8 päeva tagasi

    The closest thing accurate to the original cartoon was the beginning with the elements and saying what they were.

  72. Crafter 686
    Crafter 686
    8 päeva tagasi

    I am glad they did not ruin other characters like Toph yet. Also, Imagine how horrifying the drill scene would have been...

  73. Munarki IV
    Munarki IV
    8 päeva tagasi

    speaking of how they says the characters name they actually used the asian pronounciation which sounds so wrong since most of the asian dub of the animation series used the english pronounciation for the names many of asian countries pronounce A I U E O in the same way for example we pronounce A like the A from Laugh i from Pitch U from Jumanji E from Bender, and O from Thrones so, now lets read couples of names below in that way Sokka Aang Iroh and... i still have no idea where was the "Agni Kido" comes from, cause "Agni Kai" is fit more perfectly, i have no idea what was Shyamalan trying to do but even Asian kids are confusing watching the entire movie

  74. narwals
    8 päeva tagasi

    I first thought I don't have time to watch all of this but I did and it was exactly what I needed after the movie. You really pointed out everything. Amazing video!

  75. mazoku112
    8 päeva tagasi

    I'm amazed anyone thought this would even be remotely good. Nick never puts actual money into their films. Even if they do most feel oddly cheap. I was not surprised when this blew up in their face.

  76. Le tuan linh
    Le tuan linh
    8 päeva tagasi

    "we have been watching the first 2 seasons over and over and oever at our house" yeah I don't think he even watched any or at least pay attention to any. Who would watch the first 2 seasons and then said "hey, maybe let just re watch the 2 season and not finish the 3rd one". Sound bullshit to me

  77. Mace Windu
    Mace Windu
    8 päeva tagasi

    Ah yes, Zhao. The villain who is so important, not even the characters remember him

    9 päeva tagasi

    Abbey saley

  79. The Ven that IQ tho
    The Ven that IQ tho
    9 päeva tagasi

    Have you not seen the dragon ball live action, because you sir are wrong.

  80. FCSΩ //FCSectorΩ
    FCSΩ //FCSectorΩ
    9 päeva tagasi

    I hate Katara

  81. William Apple
    William Apple
    9 päeva tagasi

    Regarding the issue with the bending, basically it just comes down to the fact that too many people are standing around, there isn't enough weight behind the bending most of the time, and it is toooooooo sloooooooow

  82. Mei-Ling Li
    Mei-Ling Li
    10 päeva tagasi

    Who's the guy at 2:22?

  83. Alex Benitez
    Alex Benitez
    10 päeva tagasi

    I remember watching this movie in person in theatres and my god it was awful I couldn't even cringe because it looked so bad that I knew criticizing wouldn't help. The only time I hoped a sequel didn't happen.

  84. AugustDipper
    10 päeva tagasi

    The fact you see Ozais face before book 3 is the most heinous sin.

  85. Shasa Sodo
    Shasa Sodo
    10 päeva tagasi

    B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.💋 -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-----۞------------ ▶️ ◀️ !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候

  86. Ramix09
    10 päeva tagasi

    I lost it at FIRE NATION COLONY FIFTEEN, what the hell is even this movie?!?

  87. Stella Belikiewicz
    Stella Belikiewicz
    10 päeva tagasi

    I love that right after “As you know,” we get “his son the prince,” which is SO DUMB AND REDUNDANT!

  88. Ozymandias, King of Kings
    Ozymandias, King of Kings
    10 päeva tagasi

    Ironically, Frankenstein's monster is the least human-looking and most human character in the story. So in this analogy, he's an adaptation that doesn't adapt the surface features but captures the soul.

  89. Ozymandias, King of Kings
    Ozymandias, King of Kings
    10 päeva tagasi

    I actually misremembered the killing of the moon spirit as being done by Zuko, not Zhao. So... It could have been worse?

  90. Ozymandias, King of Kings
    Ozymandias, King of Kings
    10 päeva tagasi

    I actually like the idea of mentioning Hama in the southern water tribe as foreshadowing. But like everything else, it's handled horribly in this movie...

  91. Jeaic Breathnach
    Jeaic Breathnach
    11 päeva tagasi


  92. Demon king Payton
    Demon king Payton
    11 päeva tagasi

    This is literally dragon ball evolutions brother

  93. Laura Bonnet
    Laura Bonnet
    11 päeva tagasi


  94. nagi
    11 päeva tagasi

    they whitewashed katarra sokka and aang YIKES

  95. Danny Devito
    Danny Devito
    11 päeva tagasi

    2:07:12 How did you know?!

  96. Tuol
    11 päeva tagasi

    36:15 Really channeling hbomberguy for this aren't you XD _Kevin._

  97. Victoria Herdegen
    Victoria Herdegen
    11 päeva tagasi

    Imma watch this video twice cuz it’s a gold mine for excellent writing advice disguised by critique of a movie we all hate Your sacrifices have been appreciated 🙏🏻

  98. KarmaTheAlligator
    11 päeva tagasi

    The funny thing is, as far as I know, only people who haven't seen the series were OK with the movie, so all the call backs or "I recognise this" moments were lost on them.

  99. Reaper Man
    Reaper Man
    11 päeva tagasi

    why did you ask if a child is a top or a bottom i don't think that joke works

  100. La Moria
    La Moria
    11 päeva tagasi

    I cannot wait for the 10 hour long video on why the lotr series is bad.