Trying To Watch: The Last Airbender (After Seeing the Show)


After finally seeing the original, IHE & Jim sit down to revisit M. Nights infamous translation of the classic Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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  • Casper Rabbit
    Casper Rabbit2 ditë më parë

    If you haven't seen the show, the movie is a patchwork of disjointed scenes and sequences held together by the vague notion of "it must've been in the show", topped off with bad acting, bad writing, bad cinematography, bad choreography, mediocre special effects, and ham fisted exposition If you HAVE seen the show, you get all of the above (bar the lack of context), but you also get the whitewashing, brownwashing, name changes, changes to how bending looks and works, "why did they include Haru's episode but not the Kyoshi Warriors, Jet, or Avatar Roku?", "why is the prison from Haru's episode now just a stone gorge rather than a boat like in the show?", "where's Zuko's scar?", and "why?"

  • Dakkalistic
    Dakkalistic3 ditë më parë

    Channel name perfectly expresses my feelings after trying and failing to watch this, I couldn't bring myself to finish it, never have

  • Simon Hansen
    Simon Hansen3 ditë më parë

    Thing about this movie is, the scenes that they *do* include are the easiest ones to do in live action that require the least amount of CGI. And they still can't get it right.

  • hal970fx
    hal970fx3 ditë më parë

    The costuming/makeup/casting gives some strong fan-D&D movie/LARP vibes. But you know, with a $150M budget.

  • Shame Ultra
    Shame Ultra3 ditë më parë

    The worst scenes in the legend of Korra seem like master pieces in comparison to this shi😂

  • Laura Carrera
    Laura Carrera5 ditë më parë

    the only thing im appreciative of this film is that it made me so mad I started to re-watch the TV series which made me fully fall in love with it the way I am now

  • Avery
    Avery6 ditë më parë

    Did u accidentally almost spoil Zulo redemption arc to your friend at 13:00 😂

  • Chani Malice
    Chani Malice7 ditë më parë

    M Night needs to quit making movies. His track record is more bad than good. His good films are great, but his bad are so horrendous that it does not make up for it

  • TheBrowniesOwn
    TheBrowniesOwn7 ditë më parë

    i think a lot of movies just work because people like the actors, or they like the special effects, so you end up with shitty directors who think their vision is what made those movies good.

  • Kiwigaming09
    Kiwigaming097 ditë më parë

    i havent seen this guy in like a year so i googled him a whatya know he was born in new zealand and guess what im also from new zealand so small world i guess

  • Funny Depressive
    Funny Depressive8 ditë më parë

    Dragonball Evolution is better than this movie if only cause the cast seemed to be having a good time. Every character in this is a dull, lifeless plank of nothing.

  • Emily M.
    Emily M.9 ditë më parë

    I saw this movie in theaters and it was so cursed the movie broke and they skipped over a scene and I left not even caring because it was over quicker.

  • RékaLuiza
    RékaLuiza10 ditë më parë

    I actually watched the movie when I was 9 and I never before had gotten so pissed off by a film Even at 9 years old it was garbage

  • Juan Frate
    Juan Frate11 ditë më parë

    Worst adaptation ever

  • DICKO !
    DICKO !12 ditë më parë

    I watched this when it came out as a 9 year old. This was the first film I watched as a kid that even my child brain went “wow. That kinda sucked huh”

  • Meriadoc
    Meriadoc12 ditë më parë

    How can you watch a movie that doesn't exist?

  • 42kei
    42kei13 ditë më parë

    today I learned that dev patel was in the live action avatar movie wtf

  • ZenoDovahkiin
    ZenoDovahkiin13 ditë më parë

    "Doing the opposite of running away" was a cool idea. ...that he learned in book 2 from Toph to master earth bending. Not at the north pole.

  • Teekayhuey TK
    Teekayhuey TK13 ditë më parë

    0:50 I fell head over heels for this show. Ofcourse you did this show is amazing. If someone told me they didn't like it I would call them a liar.

  • Holsapple Studios
    Holsapple Studios14 ditë më parë

    Why bother bringing in the creators of the show to give feedback, if they were going to be ignored anways?

  • lionheartt15
    lionheartt1514 ditë më parë

    this whole movie is typical shyamalan. utter crap. he has good ideas don't doubt that but actually turning them into mives however is where he goes so wrong.

  • magalí aka magpie
    magalí aka magpie14 ditë më parë

    when jim first talked i was like holy shit 2 alexs

  • Stormy
    Stormy15 ditë më parë

    Let’s be honest, Anyone here could have directed the movie better

  • Jonathan Shirley
    Jonathan Shirley16 ditë më parë

    Lemme get uhhh, boneless Avatar the last airbender.

  • Tom H
    Tom H16 ditë më parë

    When this movie came out I brought my kid who was nine and his cousin who was eight and both of them were snoring by the mid-point and both of them were fans of the cartoon ... And so was I unfortunately.

  • tuschman168
    tuschman16816 ditë më parë

    Did you spoil your mate by mentioning blood bending? He had only watched season 1 so far, right?

  • MadMadge
    MadMadge16 ditë më parë

    If I ever meet M Night Shyamalan, he's gonna meet my fist for spoiling this. The cartoon was so good. All he had to do was make it live action. All the material was already there.

  • Pajamas
    Pajamas16 ditë më parë

    Hearing Alex gush about Avatar brings smiles to my earholes

  • lostskull7467
    lostskull746717 ditë më parë

    I never committed to the show as a kid. I only watched it when it happened to be on and enjoyed it a bit on occasion, but when I watched this movie back then... Complete garbage

  • K-Next yes very much, all the time.
    K-Next yes very much, all the time.17 ditë më parë

    The way the original creators of the series have come out and said they had nothing to do with the movie makes me think about Cowboy Bebop's live action adaptation and how the creator of the original anime WARNED fans about it even before it's aired...

  • Brayden C
    Brayden C17 ditë më parë

    I'll never forget seeing this with my mom and sister. We saw the non-3D version, and during most fight scenes the action was taken out, since they were 3D.. So you would have the start of the fight and then immediately the end or a different scene. It was the most confusing thing to witness, considering the fact a large portion of the movie is action..

  • Liam
    Liam17 ditë më parë

    I like how its a whole thing in the show that the enslaved earth benders work in an environment of steel, and its just sort of forgotten about in this film

  • ROBOGUY009
    ROBOGUY00917 ditë më parë

    I think someone drink too much cactus juice when they made this movie.

  • Yeh Doe
    Yeh Doe18 ditë më parë

    I haven’t watched for a while but the way you’re speaking in the last 2 videos made me feel like I’m watching a whole different channel. Had me confused. Not complaining just saying lol.

  • plip plop
    plip plop18 ditë më parë

    Genuinely choreography would be better if it was led by a fan. Have the producers actually watched the scenes in the show? The movements at least FELT like they had a purpose or there was a rule, the movements made sense and each bender had a specific way of moving for bending. In this movie it just feels like nothing, they wave their hands around for a bit then shit happens.

  • sonablom
    sonablom19 ditë më parë

    There is no war in ba sing se and there is no live action avatar movie.

  • Barry Allen
    Barry Allen20 ditë më parë

    my favorite peeve of this movie is that in the cartoon one man was able to pick up a mountain and nearly crush a twelve year old but in the movie it takes six men to pick up a rock the size of a backpack and move it slower then walking speed

  • M. Jackson
    M. Jackson20 ditë më parë

    Watching the movie after I watched the show is one of my great shames that will follow me to limbo.

  • Charles Foster
    Charles Foster20 ditë më parë

    Everyone should see the show

  • Fury The Redhead
    Fury The Redhead20 ditë më parë

    Them not using the original themes was actually the one thing I didn't mind because the J. N. Howard's OST was actually wonderful. Put on "Flow Like Water" on Spotify without the movie and you'll see.

  • silvertonguer
    silvertonguer20 ditë më parë

    I saw this movie in theaters. It’s one of the only times I have ever regretted seeing something in theaters. I was pissed.

  • Juke
    Juke20 ditë më parë

    I remember watching this as a child before seeing the series and I remember it being the first film ever where I was like "well that was kinda shit I didnt understand anything." So the only thing that came out of this was first signs of critical thinking in my child brain

  • Douglas Dye
    Douglas Dye20 ditë më parë

    This was a great review. Keep up the IHE stuff

  • Mlaga Thomason
    Mlaga Thomason21 ditë më parë

    It's happening,no dislikes

  • Onetnec Ghoti
    Onetnec Ghoti21 ditë më parë

    the first big, red, flag was a cartoon inspired by different asian cultures to have white leads. it all went downhill from there.

  • Ambient666
    Ambient66621 ditë më parë

    If you think this is bad, try watching Dragonball Evolution...

  • Neo Mortem
    Neo Mortem21 ditë më parë

    Seems like the OG creators always get cast out when it comes to their creation: this movie and the Netflix show. There's always some sort of falling out or seperation due to creative differences.

  • John Scigulinsky
    John Scigulinsky23 ditë më parë

    The soundtrack is actually a masterpiece and is the ONLY good thing that came out of this movie. It is different from the show, obviously, but again, with a drastically different tone, characters, pacing, story and... well, everything, the original score would probably make this feel even worse, or made you remember the show and get even more mad that this atrocity exists... Either way, on its own, The Last Airbender score is a marvelous score.

  • adj789
    adj78924 ditë më parë

    I want to know what he thinks of the Castlevania series

    THE STORY OF US24 ditë më parë

    You know the direction was abysmal when the actors can’t even pronounce the names in the script correctly…

  • Trazyn the Infinite
    Trazyn the Infinite24 ditë më parë

    But why? Why would you do that? See this movie i mean.

  • Jemalo
    Jemalo24 ditë më parë

    Considering my love towards the animated show I can't, I can't even look at the thumbnail.

  • Joshua Evans
    Joshua Evans25 ditë më parë

    2:31 "They just skipped like a REALLY good scene from the show" get ready for a lot of that

  • Garrett Van Tiem
    Garrett Van Tiem25 ditë më parë

    Anyone else see that god awful Matt Damon ad where he's selling crypto? They show all these great moments in human history and then he says "fortune favors the brave" - last I checked ancient greek sayings aren't copy-written so you can use the original... anyway, good video.

  • Gaming Ledgens
    Gaming Ledgens25 ditë më parë


  • The Son of the Original G
    The Son of the Original G25 ditë më parë

    They actually can't hire a 112 year old child to play Aang?! Disappointed

  • Utterlyrandomguy
    Utterlyrandomguy26 ditë më parë

    I did the same thing too I immediately stopped when the kid said his name is ung

  • DareToBeDeviant
    DareToBeDeviant26 ditë më parë

    Does anyone else in Hollywood want to give this another shot? Reboots, re-imagining, and re-whatevers are always happening so go for it. Plenty of source material is there. Fuck it up (again) and we'll torch the homes of everyone involved. Other than that, no pressure. :)

  • Omaha
    Omaha26 ditë më parë

    Honestly i really enjoyed the movie :(

  • Kohl
    Kohl27 ditë më parë

    The critics hated this movie The fans of the show hated this movie The creators of the show hated this movie Quite the accomplishment

  • ilove fortnite andmen
    ilove fortnite andmen27 ditë më parë

    Is it just me or I hate everything sounds like your run of the mill white guy

  • Hurt


    27 ditë më parë


  • Jean Duponte
    Jean Duponte28 ditë më parë

    I actually loved this movie, it's the best comedy of 2010

  • Harvey Lane
    Harvey Lane28 ditë më parë

    This movie makes James Cameron's Avatar look like a cinematic masterpiece.

  • Candy McNeil
    Candy McNeil29 ditë më parë

    I hate the move the show is so much better

  • Salad
    Salad29 ditë më parë

    Deez nuts

  • -Attack of the youtube copyright bots-
    -Attack of the youtube copyright bots-29 ditë më parë

    so bad he stopped uploading

  • Ph4ty B
    Ph4ty BMuaj më parë

    Homie still alive?

  • Briza Schuler
    Briza SchulerMuaj më parë

    Oh my gosh I just realized who sokkas actor is, I think it might be the guy who plays jasper from twilight, poor guy

  • Briza Schuler

    Briza Schuler

    Muaj më parë

    It totally is hahaha

  • Carlos Sarn
    Carlos SarnMuaj më parë

    I like toast

  • rosettafury IWA
    rosettafury IWAMuaj më parë

    aang was actualy 12 bc at the end of book/season 3 he is 13

  • rosettafury IWA
    rosettafury IWAMuaj më parë

    the acter of socka also plays jasper 'hale' im twilight

  • CloudedEden
    CloudedEdenMuaj më parë

    where the fk u at boi

  • garthwolf fisher
    garthwolf fisherMuaj më parë

    Just call itTragic-Tar

  • Yea
    YeaMuaj më parë

    Where did you go lad

  • Lilian Achura
    Lilian AchuraMuaj më parë

    Actually, the cast for the series were children. Not adults pretending to be children.

  • LadySeraphineCC
    LadySeraphineCCMuaj më parë

    Summer Bishil was supposed to be Azula. Honestly. I would have loved to see her as Azula. But written by someone else. lol

  • LadySeraphineCC
    LadySeraphineCCMuaj më parë

    They essentially casted Aang with an unknown, they wanted someone who can do martial arts as well. I'm for that but I think they chose poorly. I also think he should have been given acting classes. The only thing I will give this film is that they changed the air bending tattoo. I actually really loved the design aspect they put into it besides just a colored in arrow. What they could have done though, is use the same colored ink that cartoon Aang had. Then use that for the designs. So it sticks out more. Other than that. That movie had nothing going for it.

  • slashZ890
    slashZ890Muaj më parë

    IHE is dead.

  • krispyking24
    krispyking24Muaj më parë

    tbh i first watched the movie before watching the original and at the time i liked it and it was good but now it’s so bad

  • Arcsin
    ArcsinMuaj më parë

    this is really unrelated but i always wondered why firebenders could just create fire but everyone else needs the element actually nearby my best guess is because fire is really just energy which the human body is already full of, or because heat is just rapid motion of any atoms idk

  • Yea


    Muaj më parë

    Fire is combustion. They can just combust everything

  • JohnDough
    JohnDoughMuaj më parë

    I tried doing this same thing once, I couldnt even watch the first five minutes of the movie

  • Jeremy Allen
    Jeremy AllenMuaj më parë

    Watching the Avatar adaptation without knowledge of the cartoon: what the hell was THAT? Watching Aavaataar after watching the cartoon: why did Nickelodeon think giving this piece of crap the greenlight was a good idea?

  • Gergő Piroska
    Gergő PiroskaMuaj më parë

    If they ever do a real ATLA movie These actors should play the ember Island actors

  • Arrant Razor
    Arrant RazorMuaj më parë

    Is this still a channel or what?

  • Gabriel Adkins
    Gabriel AdkinsMuaj më parë

    there is no Avatar Movie...there is no war in ba sing se

  • Givi
    GiviMuaj më parë

    What movie? Guys...

  • Nixon & Agnew Reviews
    Nixon & Agnew ReviewsMuaj më parë

    What's the sequel called, "The Last Genderbender"?

  • Madison Anderson
    Madison AndersonMuaj më parë

    The only time watching this movie is worth it is when you're watching it with friends who have never seen it

  • Sandro de Vega
    Sandro de VegaMuaj më parë

    I was in that movie in the cinema. The moment the FIRE BENDERS were surprised that Iroh could CREATE A FIRE I got up, shouted "KURWA MAĆ" (it's such x3 more vulgar "fuck") and left. And to make it funny, it seems that I have become, in a way, a liberator of the people because a few more strangers left the room right behind me.

  • Yea


    Muaj më parë

    What is kurwa mac

  • RMG
    RMGMuaj më parë

    Hey Alex, I'm Pretty Sure You've Done A DW End Of Time Part 1 Thing Recently

  • JyTV
    JyTVMuaj më parë


  • BonesAlexander
    BonesAlexanderMuaj më parë

    As someone who has watched the whole series growing up this was a huge disappointment. The pronunciation of the names, the piss poor element bending and bad direction just sucked. When this came out the moment I came home from a date I puked lol, I don't know what caused it either.

  • KVAcedo27
    KVAcedo27Muaj më parë

    "There is no live action Avatar movie in Ba Sing Se. Here we are safe. Here we are free."

  • ׂ
    ׂMuaj më parë

    I wonder what IHE thinks of the new Dune remake. (Because for me it was one of the most hollow experiences in cinema I ever had.)

  • ׂ


    Muaj më parë

    @RR I wanted to like it but I felt like if the characters didn't have such bland personalities, and there was less time focused on shots accompanied by dramatic music and more on aspects like character development, world building, storytelling, etc. it would have been much better. The opinions are very divided from all I've seen so I'd like to see what IHE thought of it.

  • RR


    Muaj më parë

    I liked it but I am aware it is not for everyone

  • boi
    boiMuaj më parë


  • Feras N
    Feras NMuaj më parë

    I hate you

  • The Incredible Biddisonz
    The Incredible BiddisonzMuaj më parë

    R u ok

  • Dalmaska Dead Trash
    Dalmaska Dead TrashMuaj më parë

    I hate everything more like I hate regular uploads.

  • Dalmaska Dead Trash

    Dalmaska Dead Trash

    Muaj më parë


  • Yea


    Muaj më parë

    I hate everything more like i hate Dalmaska Dead Trash

  • dootias
    dootiasMuaj më parë

    *Try not to laugh watching ATLA Live Action with sound off*

  • Dragonmoth
    DragonmothMuaj më parë

    I don't get why they would use any of the shows seasons in a fucking movie. You can't take 7-8 hours of a show and compress it into 1,5 hours and make it good. They should have made a side story as there are many small time skips in the show.

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