‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’: Dev Patel Apologizes for M. Night Shyamalan Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
Toph, Sokka, Katara, and Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender followers have had loads to be comfortable about this summer season. The hit Nickelodeon present ran from 2005-2008, and Netflix not too long ago picked it up for streaming. What’s extra, the present managed to interrupt one in all Netflix’s longest-held information in July, proving that age doesn’t matter. Now, with a live-action remake of the complete sequence within the works, Dev Patel is apologizing for M. Night Shyamalan’s widely-panned try at a live-action movie. 

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ tops Netflix document

Toph, Sokka, Katara, and Aang of Avatar: The Last Airbender
Toph, Sokka, Katara, and Aang of Avatar: The Last Airbender | NickRewind/YouTube

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Netflix hit jackpot once they determined to possibility Avatar: The Last Airbender for streaming on their platform. The present has a devoted following, and simply picks up new followers with its whimsical sense of journey and mature dealing with of inauspicious matters. 

In a shocking tour de drive, Avatar: The Last Airbender broke one in all Netflix’s information. As of July 15, 2020, the Nickelodeon present sat on the highest 10 checklist for 58 days. That’s at some point longer than the earlier champion, Ozark

Interestingly, Avatar is just one of two non-Netflix exhibits to sit down within the prime ten performers for an prolonged time period. The different one is Money Heist. It’s stunning to some {that a} present over ten years outdated was in a position to accomplish this feat, however it solely speaks to the standard of the present. 

Dev Patel apologizes for M. Night Shyamalan’s film

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While the Nickelodeon present could also be a marvel, M. Night Shyamalan’s try at adapting the sequence to movie was not successful. The movie was extensively panned by critics for its writing, appearing, and poorly executed particular results. What’s extra, the film whitewashed lots of the characters who’re individuals of coloration within the authentic present. 

In a clip that’s resurfacing not too long ago, Dev Patel was noticed calling out the movie for its poor high quality throughout a fan occasion. While signing autographs through the premiere of his movie, The Man Who Knew Infinity, Patel signed a fan’s Avatar merch. 

While signing the merchandise, Patel can be heard telling the fan, “I’m sorry about this film. It was a little bit sh*t wasn’t it?”

Twitter liked the interplay. One consumer commented, “Good, he did the right thing to apologize to the fans and threw this travesty movie a well-deserved shade.”

“He was actually one of the best parts of the whole film tbh. He played a great Zuko, it’s just a shame that the whole film didn’t make sense and they just f*cked everything up,” added one other consumer.

Fans speculate on ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ remake

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M. Night Shyamalan| Gary Gershoff/WireImage

Now, with one other try at a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender on the way in which, followers are somewhat bit nervous. However, there’s some reduction in the truth that the brand new model is being made by the present’s authentic creators. 

Some followers have prompt that we would see aged-up variations of the Avatar characters within the live-action remake, each as a result of filming constraints and Hollywood requirements. One Redditor wrote, “I bet they’re going to age them up, so they can market to the teenage population but also appeal to nostalgic millennials. Plus Hollywood hires mid-late twenty-year-olds/thirty-year-olds to play teenagers all the time so it’s possible.”

“They do for high school roles, but they usually don’t hire adults for kids that are middle school-aged. But yeah I can definitely see them aging them up just because of the difficulty in working with child actors and their constraints on the amount of time they can work,” added one other consumer.

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