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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 spinoff.

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
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:icongonzo22:
why do idiots like Michael Bay and M.Night Shyamalan are still allowed to make movies?
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BlameThe1st Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because money.
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:icongonzo22:
so what are your thoughts on the Legend Of Korra
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BlameThe1st Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's Awesome! Really loving this second season.
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:iconcarnifex125:

this

was

hilarious

and

painfully true

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BlameThe1st Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Painfully so!
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An-Archangel Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Loved the show to death, never saw the movie. Not because of the reviews or feedback when it came out, though. I saw the trailer in theaters, noticed that Aang looked like he was 8 years old and that his tattoos looked stupid, and resolved to never go see the movie. I could tell just from those two details it was gonna be bad.

Then I actually saw stuff/read about the movie. I was wrong. It was way worse than I could have ever anticipated.

Although the racial issues people had with it never bothered me. People wanted the leads to be Asian, but I didn't think they looked Asian in the show. Is it weird that the Fire Nation has become Indian? Yes. I always thought of them as Japanese, the Earth Kingdom as Chinese, the Air Nomads as Indian, and the Water Tribes as... Eskimos, I guess. But I got that mostly from culture and geography, not how they looked.

Glad to see the Critic review it and do it justice. I still haven't seen the movie, but watching this, I realize that there was much more wrong with it than I thought or read.
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BlameThe1st Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Yeah, I remember watching the trailer and knowing the movie was going to be bad.

 

As the critic said, race wouldn't be so much an issue if the actors actually did well enough to ignore it.

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:icontakisan111:
I liked how he made Shymamallama into an Amon parody. But the Doug Walker spirit animal was the best of all ^w^
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BlameThe1st Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi guys, I just want to stand in the middle of the shot and stare blankly into the camera.
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