The era of live-action adaptations has been underway in full swing. The latest Netflix series Avatar: The Last Airbender was released recently, narrates the story of young Aang, who is the last Airbender alive after the Fire Nation massacres his people in a brutal attack. Asian actors are cast in accurate roles, a move which was widely appreciated by the masses. However, all is not well with the critics of the show, despite an earnest attempt on the makers’ part to keep the show true to its source material.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Receives Mixed Reviews

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Gordon Cormier plays Aang in Avatar: The Last Airbender

Labeled as another cartoon live adaptation misfire, Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender has received mixed reviews from the masses. While some love it for the nostalgia that it inspires and others for its accurate cast, the show has been negatively reviewed for its shoddy visual effects and uneasy balance between comedy and violence.

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Nonetheless, it is a fast-paced show made for the modern Gen Z who loves to indulge in binge-watching. The Nickelodeon cartoon was a beloved series for many people in their childhoods, only to witness the live-action adaptation not quite hit the mark. In the murky waters of the reviews, there does lie a piece of good news for fans of the story.

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

The series is definitely better than the previous live-action adaptation that saddened viewers immensely. Exciting nations and worlds from the fantastical story spark curiosity and imagination among the viewers. If people avoid nitpicking and see the show for the heartwarming story it presents, it will not turn out to be half bad. In the end, the reviews suggest that the Netflix series dangles somewhere between the grandeur of the original series and the debacle of the past movie adaptation.

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Upcoming Animated Sequel to the Show

New Avatar The Last Airbender Live Action Series Searching for Diverse Talent

The story from the Netflix show Avatar: The Last Airbender will continue in an animated movie set to release next year in October. Polygon first broke the news and reported that the story would follow Aang and other central characters later in their lives. Sokka and Katara will be with Aang as the trio faces the tribulations of adulthood. Lauren Montgomery will reportedly direct the movie.

Aang, Sokka, and Katara will be in their late 20s and 30s in the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender. It will be interesting to see how Aang recovers from the events of the series and settles into regular life in adulthood. We can expect new world-building with fresh storyline, well-sketched characters, and more adrenaline-filled action.

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