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Last Airbender Spoilers 04 by rufftoon Last Airbender Spoilers 04 by rufftoon

Not so much a spoiler as a small rant.
A small nitpick.

Zhao's repeated back and forth travels between wherever he was in the world and the fire nation.
It will not annoy most people, but that's all I could think of every time he would just pop back at Ozai's palace.

Personal thought.

The edit- travel scene is from the movie Snatch. What worked extra well is that it was used a second time, even faster. Not only did it work well but it was funny. If that had been applied to Zhao 3 times, it would have been perfect.
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KaleiC Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Outstanding Snatch reference hahaha!
Math823g Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG, I just straight up fell off my chair laughing :rofl:
Snatch is one of my favorite movies and you captured the "fast travel"-sequence really well. I immediatly recognized it.
I never thought that I would see Avatar: The Last Airbender (though this is the movie version) and Snatch together, but you, good sir, just made my day.
Bravo to you :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
aaaaceace Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
The reason they never give Ozai something to do is because he is kind of an idiot. Not a complete idiot, but enough of one to make him bad at being an evil over lord. Not only did his own farther knew he was a loser, Ozai needed his wife to get him on the thrown. Also he doesn't seem to have an military experience and when you throw in the incredibly stupid plan to burn the Earth Kingdom down and it is clear he may not be as smart as we thought he was. Hell the only reason Iroh didn't use his influence over the military and popularity with the solders to over throw his younger brother is because he just wasn't interested in ruling any more.    
ShaunONeil Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Could it be possible he simply boarded Fire Nation vessels heading in the directions he needed? Would that be logical?
commander672 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Ya, but a trip across an ocean via industrial-age steamship is time consuming. Keep in mind the Titanic sank FOUR DAYS into its trans-Atlantic trip, and it was going at full speed trying to break a speed record. If this map represents a planet the same size as our own, then he must've spent collective months going back and forth to give reports to the Firelord.
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Good point.
Meowberries Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cracked up throughout the entire time reading this. "Did you hear about the library?" That was the best. c:
prussia-awsome Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had the same question.
Erubikuba Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
you know that the fire nation has taken over the whole world basically so when you see him surrounded by fire nation it doesn't mean that he has to be in the fire nation. I am sure there are fire nation bases all over the place that have been built over the 100 years of war. Also it is a freaking show get over yourself! Every show has some kind of slight flaw. I mean really if you want to be that picky there are tones of things you could point out. This show wasn't really made to be realistic... unless you know people who can bend the 'elements'.
TheLastVeo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
"This show wasn't really made to be realistic... unless you know people who can bend the 'elements'."
Just because it's a fantasy world doesn't mean it can just completely disregard basic logic. If you were watching Lord of the Rings and a giant rabbit fell from the sky for no reason, would you sit there and go "ah well, it's a fantasy movie, it's not meant to be realistic!" It has to follow some kind of logic, and be consistent with its own rules. So unless the film explains how Fire Nation ships can go back and forth between continents so quickly, then we as the audience must assume they go the speed of any other steam-powered ship...which is: not very fast at all. Therefore, it's illogical for Zhao to keep bouncing back and forth across the globe so quickly.
I't's a MINOR error, and I'll agree it's a nitpick, it just grates on me when people say "it's fantasy!" in order to excuse lack of logic in a movie.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Of course they have bases and colonies all over the place, so either A) he travels a lot to return to the Firelord to make reports or B) The Firelord travels a lot and Zhao travels to wherever the Firelord goes to make reports.
I am more than willing to have a very high degree of "suspension of disbelief" if a tale is well told. I love fantasy and science-fiction so when it comes to accept unrealistic events and powers, count me in.
I simply had hoped that the movie had followed at least as good a standard in terms of storytelling as the animated series. I perfectly understand that doing an adaptation is hard work, but there have been plenty of other movies that showed it could be done well.
I'm quite over it, thank you very much, but at the same time cannot help but poke fun at it. It has made it too easy. A joke is a joke, nothing more.
fanglish Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
And That's why I never watched that movie!! Snatch was way better.
blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Lame movie. The show was where the awesomeness happened.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
You could still watch Last Airbender for completely different reasons (but yes, Snatch is a better film).
icewhip Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
They should have cast a bunny to play that part! Would have made the movie ten time better!
Mooknar Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
zhao's lack of sideburns was the reason Avatar sucked
PagodaComics Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
OMG I love these little comparisons you make - LOVE THEM!!!! XDDDD
You totally made my day, can't stop chuckling.
Love the expressions, the way you handle the characters and how you...hahaha...put down all those..slightly irritating little mistakes here and there in the movie...
Ozai..fuuuuu...soooo NOT epic - horrible. X'C
In fact I had hard time to even distinguish him from Zhao... -__-
Giush Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Once i'm done reading all you have to say, I'm so watching this movie again to laugh to my heart's content x) I didn't remember the whole library "library library... (30 seconds later) ...library" thing.
Csp499 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iunno Avatar, but I get the reference, and Snatch was an awesome movie.
Betterifimdeath Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL Snatch is an awesome movie, nice joke about it, sorry i did not watched avatar the film adaptation coz i knew it would suck but i feel u :P
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
No need to watch Last Airbender, especially since there are no cool "Snatch" cuts. If only there had been...
KamikazeDrake Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
That Snatch moment was fantastic!
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Agreed! Snatch has such fun moments, I'm just glad I finally had a chance to reference it.
evil0verlady Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The message hawks went on strike, so they had to improvise. ;)
thirteenth-Capricorn Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Snatch spoof was priceless!
Buckle Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
OMG, Snatch is one of my favorite movies! So glad to see such a great reference!
hanzo66 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
I wish my throne room had a nametag like that.
PD-Black-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Snatch I mean...I never saw the Avatar movie. :P
PD-Black-Dragon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great movie and awesome comic :D
Onjivan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
hmmmm maybe the fire nation has an alliance with star fleet
"beam me up, Scotty"
TheSUNGlassKid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
And you weren't editor for "Last Airbender" because...
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
...I was busy with other work (and am not trained as an editor). Plenty of good ones out there though, but it will all depend on A) the material they are given to work with and B) The will of the director.
H1O2W3L4 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
definitely moving at the speed of plot
TheGreatPantheism09 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
The following petition represents us wanting M. Night Shyamalan to give us his original 125-minute version of "The Last Airbender" which he filmed before summer-2009...much better than the version we ended up seeing in theaters. The original 125-minute version was praised by critics/insiders (published reviews) weeks/months before the movie was released.
Sign now.
chao9 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Oh my god I just finished watching that movie. Perfect timing.
AntenOz Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
This comment encompasses all I feel about this and the submissions that preceded it that it belongs to: I love you. I love you very much and you have made me happy.

Thank you. C:
fuzzypinkmonster Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
haahaha!!..seriously!..i felt so annoyed watching Zhao go to the Firelord to discuss "Evil plans"....i hope they dont say, he had an eel hound who ate a lot of coffee.
and i TOTALLY hated how Firelord Ozai and Zhao were making plans of killing the moon spirit together. i feel Zhao is a man who will do anything to win praises from his leader, but wont tell what exactly he did!...

and i totally hated Ozai in the movie..he wasnt as scary as the series depicted him to be.
csi-fan777 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahahaha!! It's funny to me because I just saw Snatch this afternoon. :D

And the whole thing is great, too :)
Arkeyana Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Student General Artist
ohmygosh that was amazing and I loved the use of the Snatch scene xDDD
Wollfisch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very true ^^ I've just read 2-3 of your "Spoilers." 1 is just a bit to small to read ^__^'
This movie is unbelivable... boring... and stupid.
But I love the series.
AkirakaMizu Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
This is hilarious! I actually didn't notice that this was happening.
Amaya-ana Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
LOL DID I TELL YOU ABOUT THAT LIBRARY!! omfg library. zhao just won't let that go
John-Tommy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
yes i was totally wondering that as well, he kept like appearing in some building with like pagodas or something in the background.
it would have been easier to have firehawks or whatever they were like in the tv show.

I love how you have him doing a bottoms up on the airplane thats a great angle. and i like firelord ozis nametag

Best explanation so far otherwise I kinda just tried to suppress it from my mind like every other scene from that movie in order to preserve how awesome the tv show was.
crapitalradio Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist
haha, Snatch ftw. Guy Ritchie is so much win.
Skilly-n-Duff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student
Um...I might be fav spamming you today. Sorry about that.
boushido Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
maybe the war balloons were already invented?
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
In which case they should have given us a glimpse of them (but yeah, your suggestion is a good one).
goddesstears Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lmfao! Hilarious! You're awesome at this stuff, I bow before you! *bows*
jess-the-rockstar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Artist
:happycry: Finally, another fan of Snatch!

You make me SO HAPPY every time I visit your gallery!
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