The Last Airbender Movie: What Went Wrong?

18 sept. 2020
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How did The Last Airbender go so wrong?
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"The Last Airbender" film had incredible source material to work from - the widely-beloved Nickelodeon show "Avatar." But just about anyone who's seen it can agree that the film didn't do the show justice. Let's find out what the heck happened in this Wisecrack Edition on The Last Airbender: What Went Wrong?
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  • I have never seen a villain so non-threatening like The Last AIrbenders's Admiral Zhou lol

    Shadrach's GuitarShadrach's GuitarIl y a 16 heures
  • i was like 10 when this movie came out i watched the film as soon as i was able to because i LOVED the show even back when it came out all i thought was "this is just some dude giving a plot synopsis of what happened in the show, when are we going to get to any actual moments"

    jociejocieIl y a 4 jours
  • When something is so wrong, it's quicker to ask what went right... -_- M. Night Sham should never be trusted with a known property ever again... Just take your twists and go do content no one knows about so things can't be ruined. :P

    GrandeMageGrandeMageIl y a 5 jours
  • too harsh? you went too easy. you omitted the whitewashing of the cast, the laughable VFX, the awful acting, and the butchering of the ending.

    speelbergospeelbergoIl y a 7 jours
  • Man that casting was atrocious. A white katara or a dark zuko? No thnx

    VelociferonVelociferonIl y a 9 jours
  • I feel that this is letting M. Night Shyamalan off the hook for ruining this movie as the exposition was a byproduct of a man who lacked talent in the extreme, incompetent and boring philistine whose writing is the equivalent of using neon spraypaint instead of a pen to sign legal documents. Don't Believe me here is a quote from an interview he did with ""Shyamalan also addressed criticisms about the barely 90 minute runtime of the film, which was considered bizarre given that it had to condense a 20-episode TV season into one film, and is a far shorter runtime than is typical for summer blockbusters. Shyamalan's response was that all of his previous films were 90 minutes..."

    John DiaperJohn DiaperIl y a 9 jours
  • The Swamp water benders are actually based on Vietnamese

    Cathy NorthCathy NorthIl y a 12 jours
  • Everything. That’s the answer. Everything is wrong

    Matt 2172Matt 2172Il y a 15 jours
  • Everything went wrong

    izarahiah taylorizarahiah taylorIl y a 15 jours
  • He pronounces every O as A. Its a little distracting.

    Lalibella PayneLalibella PayneIl y a 15 jours
  • Looks like a new Avatar the Last Airbender have not learned from the past.

    somerpgsomerpgIl y a 16 jours
  • i should dislike this video for the sole fact that you think a man losing his cabbages is “goofy”

    DJKIDD809DJKIDD809Il y a 16 jours
  • If there is one thing that's always bother me about films being made from source material, its not what went wrong, its who went wrong, and this film takes the cake and throws it in your face.

    August the710MessiahAugust the710MessiahIl y a 16 jours
  • Everything went wrong, the end

    Richard EspañolRichard EspañolIl y a 16 jours
  • It was gonna be since they called in the fuck-up lord Shamylan.

    Vicente HizonVicente HizonIl y a 17 jours
  • Omg "these Florida inspired swamp people" 🤣🤣🤣

    Garnet is LoveGarnet is LoveIl y a 17 jours
  • It pains me to see shyamalan do exposition wrong. Didn't he direct sixth sense. I see dead people is one of the most iconic lines of last 3 decades.

  • 10:50 regarding narration, the one who voiced Katara in the cartoon is a professional VA, where the live action Katara had barely any real world acting experience, let alone voice acting. I do believe that bumping the character's age would help get more professional actors to play as teen/young adult characters without breaking immersion.

    triadwarfaretriadwarfareIl y a 18 jours
  • as bad as the movie was, it had one good thing for me going in with my mom. She never would have watched the cartoon with me, but she actually liked the world and style of the movie (and really doesn't realize how bad the dialogue was ^^*) and so I could convince her to watche the show with me to show her how much better it is then this excuse of a movie. And she did and she loved it! So yeah, that is something I guess ^^

    89taklung89taklungIl y a 18 jours
  • Reasons it sucked 1/ Uung insted of Aang 2/shitty bending 3/ they changed the dialogue and used worse ones

    Gadiel PhilipGadiel PhilipIl y a 19 jours
  • Tbh that exposition by Zuko about the sages' description of the avatar shows a lot more on Zuko's behaviour and mentality than exposition for the plot's sake.

    Dazzy BakemonoDazzy BakemonoIl y a 19 jours
  • I think the movie would have been at least bearable if all the exposition came from the original sokka

    Alex BoudreauAlex BoudreauIl y a 19 jours
  • I’ll tell you what went wrong: They didn’t find Aang how they originally did, they don’t even pronounce his name right, aang isn’t funny, Uncle Iro didn’t do the test the way he did in the movie, and much, much more

    Andrew WiseAndrew WiseIl y a 19 jours
  • Boy: Dad! Me: Oh that is his dad cool reunion Boy: This is my father 🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ okay.

    Privacy IsKeyPrivacy IsKeyIl y a 20 jours
  • they should give Tartakovsky do the next adoption of Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Yoni The KYoni The KIl y a 20 jours
  • Hello Wisecrack when are going to do a video on Naruto

    Zachary MontgomeryZachary MontgomeryIl y a 21 jour
  • I love the show but the movie sucked ass. Other than the actor for aang looking just like the cartoon character, all the others were just bad actors. Also the director, like wtf who would ask M.Night Shyamalan to do a this movie. That person should be fired too.

    Lord PoundCakeLord PoundCakeIl y a 21 jour
  • Zuko with a scar that can be barely seen and no top knot? Sokka with no meat or sarcasm? Aasif Mandvi as Zhao (good actor, but absolutely the wrong role for him)? And that's just the tip of the iceberg that is the terribleness of this film.

    J KoolioJ KoolioIl y a 24 jours
  • the greatest sin in the last air bender movie was the bending

    darnelldarnellIl y a 27 jours
  • I was pissed every time they mispronounced the characters name, every time they said Aang I cringed 😬

    Miscedez ShawMiscedez ShawIl y a 27 jours
  • The Last Airbender Movie- what went wrong EVERYTHING

    Abhra DasAbhra DasIl y a 29 jours
  • Movie clips are too low in volume

    adam heartsadam heartsIl y a 29 jours
  • 18:13 Why would they have other people tell the story about how Zuko got banished it worked so well in the show when Iroh told it to the crew of the ship it at a time that made sense and the story was told by someone who loves and cares for Zuko so much

    Mae MitchumMae MitchumIl y a 29 jours
  • Inigo's line always sends chills

    AceTaxiaAceTaxiaIl y a mois
  • You had me at Florida swamp people.

    Lucky CatLucky CatIl y a mois
  • What went wrong it was made

    Mae MitchumMae MitchumIl y a mois
  • I mean the guy admitted in an interview that he sat down with his two little kids and just took notes on what they said.

    Jun MorenoJun MorenoIl y a mois
  • Something my screenwriting profs said to me which has always stuck with me is this "No doubt you've all been told to avoid exposition like the plague but I'm going to tell you that you shouldn't be afraid of it". He said if you're going to have a character state some exposition do it in a way where it gives the audience more information on who the character is. For instance when Zuko starts shouting at Iroh "I must capture the Avatar, he must be over 100 years old by now" it tells us his main goal and gives us some world building but also shows how obsessive Zuko is with the Avatar by demonstrating how well informed he is.

    Dr. MaddDr. MaddIl y a mois
  • "Were we too harsh on the movie?" You spent 20 minutes talking about a huge problem on the movie and that's not even half of them...

    Caio RCaio RIl y a mois
  • Wait..wait...wait....I haven't seen the movie & don't want to either but....does Katara really pronounce Aang as Ah-ng and Sokka as Sou-ka in the movie? Or did I just mishear that dialogue in this video?

    Harmanjeet AroraHarmanjeet AroraIl y a mois
  • Ok so I've never watched this abomination, but does Aang seriously beat the Fire Nation at the North Pole by a dragon telling him to throw a bigger wave? That's more tragic the the tragedy that the Ocean Spirit felt when it's partner was brutally murdered in front of it, so it forcefully possess' Aang to use him as a vessel for it's revenge. You know.... a good ending.

    Matthew DykemanMatthew DykemanIl y a mois
  • Creators of Avatar The last airbender: pretend the movie doesn't exist Everyone: We're trying the internet won't fucking let us

    Sean KermaniSean KermaniIl y a mois
  • Long ago, the Avatar series lived inside our memories in harmony. Then everything changed when M. Night Shymalan attacked...

    PD ZombiePD ZombieIl y a mois
  • Stop calling him ong!!! I can't take it any longer.

    Gajanan NigadeGajanan NigadeIl y a mois
  • Everything

    Gajanan NigadeGajanan NigadeIl y a mois
  • It would have been easier to just make a list of what went right? But i guess you cant get 10 minutes out of that

    Saphirx ExodusSaphirx ExodusIl y a mois
  • you said " restore zuko's reputaion " when you should have actually said " zuko's HONOR " seriously its what defines him lol

    Witness_ ytWitness_ ytIl y a mois
  • I thought Son Goku was the last Airbender? Who is the bald kid? Isn't this bad anime movie canon?

    fgregerfgregerIl y a mois
  • The review is brilliant, but do you have to keep actually playing clips from the movie? XD JK (sort of) Okay okay, I'll stop.

    Rusty .ThebaniteRusty .ThebaniteIl y a mois
  • Do dragon ball z next

    AJaneOfAllTradesAJaneOfAllTradesIl y a mois
  • Pretty much everything. Much everything. Everything.

    Person Man ManPerson Man ManIl y a mois
  • I feel like dr.who does the explainy thingy but it works. Makes it a good show I can watch while playing video games.

    dbfs Daily Beat FreeStyledbfs Daily Beat FreeStyleIl y a mois
  • 6:42: DAD! This is my father. why the fuck did that make me belly laugh

    Noodle SushiNoodle SushiIl y a mois
  • Never imagined Ned Stark talking about bees

  • There’s more white people in this movie than friends and Seinfeld put together

    Loveless act 1Loveless act 1Il y a mois
  • Avatar state yip yip!

    Michael RobbinsMichael RobbinsIl y a mois
  • Ah yes, the film we love to hate

    tommyiubtommyiubIl y a mois
  • 6:18 what movie is that? is that a serious film?

    Bong OrdanezaBong OrdanezaIl y a mois
  • What went wrong... oh let’s see um EVERYTHING

    Collin WilliamsCollin WilliamsIl y a mois
  • Why are the eskimos white?

    Andrew WeinsteinAndrew WeinsteinIl y a mois
  • Steven universe is jesus christ, wisecrack should do an episode on it

    Andy GarciaAndy GarciaIl y a mois
  • Long story short? They tried to cram a 20 episode season into one 90 minute movie.

  • I have not watched a second of this video but I know I can, in one word, answer the question this video is taking 19 min to answer. Everything.

    riley duranriley duranIl y a mois
  • Having someone just sit there and tell you the story would be a better experience and cost less.

    Ruhollah NakhaeeRuhollah NakhaeeIl y a mois
  • I'll tell you what went wrong: The Sixth Sense was popular. So Shamalayan thought he was a good director.

    A. Van ToorA. Van ToorIl y a mois
  • Theoretically, could you just erase all of the narration out of this movie and it will become better? Or at least, not such a pain to watch?

    cenedra20cenedra20Il y a mois
  • Paramount Pictures just taking L after L... This movie was the first thing I thought of when they announced the director of the Live-Action 'Your Name"

    litha ntushelolitha ntusheloIl y a mois
  • The blatant racism wasn't enough, they had to add a HORRIBLE writer.

    AdondrielAdondrielIl y a mois
  • Forget what went wrong, do the philosophy of uncle Iroh

    Alexander BalabanovAlexander BalabanovIl y a mois
  • I thought we all agreed that this movie didn’t exist

    Aj BAj BIl y a mois
  • What went right?

    philmstud2kphilmstud2kIl y a mois
  • I went to go see this in the theater and promptly erased it from my mind.

    QueenMelanthaQueenMelanthaIl y a mois
  • instead of bleeping out curse words, you should bleep out how they say Aang and Sokka in the movie. It just sounds.... Wrong in every way.

    Caonex De Jesus Melo RomanoCaonex De Jesus Melo RomanoIl y a mois
  • I wish Netflix would just leave it alone if they aren't willing to respect the source material. Let the original continue to be great on its own.

    Myisha KingMyisha KingIl y a mois
  • Hearing the voiceover say "ONG" and "Soaka" again needed a fucking trigger warning. this bullshit

    Andrew TabitAndrew TabitIl y a mois
  • The problem is the characters are wooden partially do to exposition, but mainly do hiring ethnically accurate over good actors. Its always best to try and find an actor who most closely resembles the source material actor but fools misinterpret that to be the exact same race only. Case in point the remake of aladdin, instead of finding actors who embody the characters of the cartoon they sheepishly only focused on middle eastern actors and thus didn’t focus on the best actors. If you can have both then awesome! But if you can’t then the actors skill or character is more important by far. ie scarlet johanson in ghost in the shell, she was perfect for that role and looked like the anime also but babies whined about her not being japanese which could’ve caused a lessor actor to be cast just for that feature which is racist in itself

    mick cvmick cvIl y a mois
  • before i watch the video everything everything went wrong edit: can we applaud dev patel’s acting though? he got actual feelings out of me other than that i hated the movie

    JamesJamesIl y a mois
  • Not gonna talk about the whitewashing??

    Leslie JacksonLeslie JacksonIl y a mois
  • Well to answer your question... Yes

    Sophie HoskinsSophie HoskinsIl y a mois
  • You're not being harsh you're being tame

    Meliodas NanatsuMeliodas NanatsuIl y a mois
  • It was white wash as shit

    Tiger ZeroTiger ZeroIl y a mois
  • Thank you for not just went on about "This movie is suck/This movie is a trash" Finally someone who calmly explain what actually went wrong and gives tips about the fliming. Not just UNORIGINOOOLL and spend the rest of the clip ranting. Yeah I know there might be some channel out there that explained well too, but what I've had seen so far is "why i don't like it" instead of "why is it seems so off" I, too, feel that this movie is weird the first time I saw it but had no idea what the flip did this thing do wrong. A big like and thanks for you

    Meh WhateverMeh WhateverIl y a mois
  • Weird that he is talking about a movie that doesn't exist

    Ashutosh DasAshutosh DasIl y a mois
  • Who the fuck is ong!

    Mike GonzalezMike GonzalezIl y a mois
  • I saw this movie first without seeing the show and I liked it. That's a testament to how good the show is, just the plot and concepts are interesting even in an awful movie.

    Jebecky GranjolaJebecky GranjolaIl y a mois
  • The wolf of wallstreet had some if the best exposition dialogue easy

    Luis HernandezLuis HernandezIl y a mois
  • It sounds like she’s explaining v.s. Narrating. Where are the story telling elements where’s her character her motherlyness where’s her care for aang she sounds bored like she’s not emotionally invested in what’s going on at all

    Aaron SteeleAaron SteeleIl y a mois
  • The amount of captain obvious sentences in this movie is ridiculous a lot of the expo is so pointless it makes the action look dry like it doesn’t match the mood or tone of the scene

    Aaron SteeleAaron SteeleIl y a mois
  • Done right, Dialogue is action. If you want to see the opposite of exposition go watch Fury Road. Airbender had about the worst editing in cinematic history, like cutting off dialogue mid sentence bad. It's like the film is the result of a series of decisions and they managed to make the wrong one every step of the way.

    Evelien HeerensEvelien HeerensIl y a mois
  • Is anyone truly incredulous over M night Shyamalan making a bad movie? I mean.. Really?

    Evelien HeerensEvelien HeerensIl y a mois
  • Four kingdom?

    yussar farrelyussar farrelIl y a mois
  • This video on exposition is too complicated. Explain it to me, like I'm a 12-year-old...

    Rudie ObiasRudie ObiasIl y a mois
  • It isn't a bad movie because it's not like the show. It's a bad movie because *IT'S A BAD MOVIE* Poor acting, crappy CGI, poor grasp at the source material, too much exposition, poor racial choices (Fire Nation - Japanese, Air Nomads - Tibetan, Water Tribe - Inuit, and Earth Kingdom - Dark Asians), flanderization, and many more.

    SteveCrafts2kSteveCrafts2kIl y a mois
  • Normie benders 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Samella WaltersSamella WaltersIl y a mois
  • Every time she says Aang's name, I'm reminded that this movie was made by people who didn't watch the show.

    Grady JeanGrady JeanIl y a mois
  • Everything. Except the Ending Credits

    PropsMovvPropsMovvIl y a mois
  • If they had kept Aang and recast the rest of the crew and director we'd have a decent trilogy by now

    Moonbase BroadcastingMoonbase BroadcastingIl y a mois
  • When I point to an example of good exposition, I use Black Mirror, specifically the episode 15 Million Merits. No dialogue to explain the rules of the world. When someone talks about bad exposition, I bring up Bright.

    Wesley HudsonWesley HudsonIl y a mois
  • Not gonna lie, when this came out I was 12 and I thought this movie was great lol

    Xavier SosaXavier SosaIl y a mois
  • "Florida inspired swap people." 🤣🤣🤣 As I Florida man I can tell you this is so accurate.

    Benjamin TaulbeeBenjamin TaulbeeIl y a mois