July 19, 2008

Sozin's Comet

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" ended tonight with a fine, two hour move called "Sozin's Comet." It was a lovely cartoon series with a whole group of finely crafted characters. Now M. Night Shyamalan takes the helm from the Nickelodeon creators with his planned, live-action film "The Last Airbender" planned for 2010. Even with special effects being what they are, I somehow can't imagine a live-action version of the Avatar being as good as the cartoon. Shyamalan, though, believes it will be as beloved and as popular as Star Wars. He sees a common thread between "Star Wars" and "The Matrix" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender." I understand his thinking, all three are about a savior, a destiny and a great force within, just waiting to be developed and released for the good.

Let's hope he can pull it off... his movie will be a retelling of the Cartoon, not new episodes, and it will be hard to beat (in my book) the original... get a taste, if you haven't seen it, by viewing the trailer below:

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