• NeatNit
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    4 months ago

    I loved it. And I was (am) a fan of the animated show. I think the adaptation was creative, approachable, and overall excellent. Fans forget that there’s a big potential audience that isn’t interested in watching a cartoon, just the fact that it’s live action gives so many more people an opportunity to see this world.

    First episode was shit though

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      4 months ago

      Yeah first episode was shit.

      I liked how they bypassed Sokka’s sexism and made it more about his insecurities with his dad and what it means to be a man.

      I liked how Katara’s fight with Paku and her ability to lead all of the female waterbenders made her a master in his eyes which lead to him telling the teens to find Master Katara.

      I like how all the previous Avatars have baggage about doing things alone or being vicious. It forces Aang to find his own path instead of following someone elses path. He no longer needs to live up to the previous Avatars, he just needs to be his own Avatar.

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        4 months ago

        Dude, Sokka’s sexism was not even a plot point and it was touched upon BARELY in two episodes in the animated series. And they did touch on it in the show when he was mansplaining how to throw his boomerang and Suki showed him up.

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          4 months ago

          It’s the entire plot point of the Kyoshi Warriors. Take out Sokka’s sexism and there’s no need for a group of female warriors. Nothing would have been lost from the episode that pushed Aang further along his path.

          How Netflix addressed it was about Sokka feeling inadequate as a man and seeing all these women who could do the things he wished he could. So he shyly and politely asked to be taught.

          It’s a good change.