This was the review everyone was waiting to see. Ever since Doug Walker announced his Avatar vlogs and his intention of reviewing The Last Airbender
, this was the review we had all been anticipating.
Doug could have reviewed this movie blindly like he did with previous films such as Pokemon: The Movie
, but he realized that the only way to do this review justice would be to understand the original series from beginning to end, even reviewing the Legend of Korra
I remember reading one of the comments to his early vlogs telling him that he would only need to watch the first series in order to understand the movie. I'm glad Doug ignored that advice. It may have meant waiting longer for the review, but man, was that wait worth it.
With each vlog, we saw as this newcomer into the franchise developed a love for it, a love that would inevitably translate into righteous indignation when it finally came time to review the live-action movie. And when this review was finally released, we were hardly disappointed.
All this waiting, all this buildup, all this anticipation finally paid off when he released The Last Airbender
review this week, and while it may not be as great as his Moulin Rouge
or Son of the Mask
reviews, it definitely stands up there as one of his greatest.
There are so many great moments within this review. Perhaps the most cathartic for me was his outrage at the Earthbender prison scene. While I never had a burning hatred for this film as most other Avatar fans do, this scene really made me facepalm. I mean, seriously? Imprisoning people with the power to bend earth at their will makes as much sense as trapping a termite colony in a wooden box or imprisoning pyromaniacs in a dynamite factory. It just doesn't work!
But I have to agree with my friend theycallmesonic in that my favorite moment is when he's in the Hot Air Temple absorbing all the knowledge of the series from his other life, which would be his Avatar Vlogs. Oh, and the song and ditty the preformed summarizing the series was also hilarious. (Azula is coo-coo for Coco Puffs!)
If you haven't seen his review yet, by all mean watch it
, and if you've already seen it, feel free sharing your favorite moment in the comments below.VIDEO: Nostalgia Critic: The Last Airbender