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Last Airbender spoilers 01 by rufftoon Last Airbender spoilers 01 by rufftoon
Sketchdump time!
If it appears small, try download for fullview.
It is still a bunch of small doodles though.

There are so many things about this movie that
Just a sample of doodles done after watching it.

I won't go into a full rant.
Tidbits that I liked: some wide shots, some environments.
Some moments of acting.

To those who say they've liked it, I am envious. You've seen more positive in it than I could.
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Goblin2carnival Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
I left the theatre after it took a flash mob to accomplish what a child could do without bending and more force by throwing. 
KiminaTheGuardian Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Why did you guys let that talentless bastard get his worthless hands on your beautiful series? Surely you'd know from his track record that all he'd make is crap. The Sixth Sense was his one hit wonder.
MystyrNile Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Xxshatteredworld92xX Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Fire Nation soldier: I swear, if he mentions that library one more time, I'll strangle him! *later on* Kill!

:lmao: Priceless.
karasukagami Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
which is why im having trouble rationalizing buying the movie...dispite buying the first 3 boxed sets of the cartoon the second they were released. these things...pick at me over time... =/

"The universe just loves proving me wrong doesn't it?" - Sokka, Avatar the Last Airbender
Quoth143 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How many of you bet Shyamalan didn't actually watch the series?
midnight-nightengale Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
100 dollars
CCDooMo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is priceless, I stormed out of the movie kicking stuff and cursing under my breath, waste of time, thanks for the laughs, I really appreciate it
168natasha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
glad to see im not the only one having problems with the earth benders and that rock
Saber16 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   Digital Artist
I frigging love this.
Also, finished reading the stories from The Lost Adventures collection, really love your art.
sophatizer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched the movie before watching the series, and even then I thought it was horrible! And I never dislike movies! It's what drove me to watch the series actually, to see if it was as bad as that. Thankfully, I got a lot more than I bargained for, and fell in love with that amazing story! Avatar FTW! I tried re-watching the movie after having seen the entire show, but it was just so bad that I couldn't make it past half xD
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy you didn't get discouraged from watching the show. ^-^
cmccrrzy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, so like... it really makes sense that the Earth Kingdom beat back the DRAGON OF THE WEST when they can do... that. GAHAKJLKJLKJG WHY DID YOU MAKE THIS SHYAMALAN? WHYY???
phantomdragons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
oooook this was a stupid attempt at being gritty and not give kids nightmares which watching zhao drown and all of that AWFUL acting probably caused
cupcakebunny15 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
i liked it the first time i watched it, in the theater. It was mostly denial and amazement that they made my fav cartoon into a movie.
shelby1309 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could not get even halfway through the movie, and the Imprisoned part was basically where I drew the line. Mostly, I figure the movie was really dark. I know that the cartoon was for kids, but at least there was actual humor and fun! Everyone loved it, kids, teens, some adults, but the movie was dry, and it made me sad...

Not to mention, Aang was very depressed all the time. I understand his people were killed and he abandoned his Avatar duties, so he was guilty, but in the show he at least was still a fun-loving kid who tried to see the good in everything. It's why we loved him.

P.S. Sorry for the rant... -_-
Kolbatsun1226 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I have this movie on DVD. Seriously. The entire "Imprisoned" adaptation in the movie is a summary on why the movie is awful. They gloss over important side characters, Aang (or rather Oong.) is boring as hell. Nobody knows how to pronounce Avatar, oh and everyone in the movie are stupid. I know the Earthbenders' will was broken, but the Earthbenders in the cartoon were at a prison. It felt like they were imprisoned and the hope and fight was taken out of them. While in the movie, it looked like they can just get out and there's ground all around them. Somebody could've at least try to fight back. While in the cartoon, they were on a metal boat in the middle of the sea. And on top of all that, how come nobody thought of extinguishing the damned fire. I mean there's dirt everywhere.
DevissiTRHW Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha when one of the storyboard artists from the original finds the movie distasteful, you know there has to be something off.
minnichi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOL I can't get over the waterbender gang! xDDD
toaofshyakugan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. pretty much.

doled out $30 for me and a friend to see it in theaters.

worst money spent ever.
DoreiUchiha36 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Lol! There was one part where Uncle made fire out his hands then all the firebenders were like...oh crap! He can control fire! Run away! Um...yeah? Why is that so shocking! They should do that!
Ceibita Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Sir, your gallery is composed of pure win.
Ashen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. :highfive: :lmao:
Hasdi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm... hello again. Have anyone mentioned to you that film Ozai is composite of Ozai and Admiral Zhao, and film Zhao is a spun-off character and apparently his illegitimate son, i.e., "Zhao Jr"? [link] Hence the sideburns is on film Ozai but not on film Zhao.
EpicShroom Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, totally agree with all the bad earth bending, but also the water bending what are all the moves for? disappointed with the movie, but love the sketches :)
Evilgidgit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The hilarious thing about the six dancing Earthbenders is that they're not even moving the rock, but another guy is doing it.
ghostchill222 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I never actually watched the movie, ENOMOUS fan of the show btall that interests me is who they pick for the cast,after they do that, loose interest(its weird).

anyways,ijust heard Zhao died video random waterbenders and - well that actually dosent sound to bad .in my mind it looks really cool. Were the fight scenes atleast ling and you know-good?
rufftoon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
It always comes down to personal taste. For me, didn't work well.
Felisfurtificus Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was infinitely more entertained from reading this than watching the movie... Where the hell did the oil rig go?! The plot, it makes no sense!!
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Oil rig possibly went away due to budget. Possible. All speculation, really.
Lightspeed042 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this! It states the obviously wrong things they did in the movie, contrasted it with the better way they did it in the show, and you even offered some of your own input that WASN'T in the series that's really good regardless! Especially Zuko's intro, primarily your version, where he's hidden beneath his helmet, you can't get a good look at him until he eventually takes his helmet off!

Really compelling excercise you did, here! This is DEFINITELY going on my fave list! :D
WhisperALullaby Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I finally let myself watch this movie. There isn't anything to ever make it better.
rufftoon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Unless you redid it from the grounds up. Somehow. And that's not even sure to work.
DistahDrawer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
I agree. The movie wasn't as good as I hoped. Everything you said seems much more appropiate to the movie. It's also funny at the same time. :D I also enjoyed How To train Your Dragon movie.
StardustLuna Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Love the sketches. =)

Though yeah, out of everything, I couldn't understand why the Fire Benders had to have fire present. Sure, it could make it 'clearer' for the 'general audience' but I'm pretty sure most (not /all/, but most) of the people that went to see this movie had seen some if not all of the animated series.

Besides, it would only take a couple of lines for Iroh to say 'Remember Zuko, your fire comes from within your souuuul.' and then drink some tea. : )
uhanekahu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
"some moments of acting"

where? D=
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Ha ha, touché!
Pweada Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
To make more of a mess of it? Nah.
gnbman Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You've got to be kidding. You have this figured out.
JoeEngland Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Seven earthbenders, actually, counting the guy who actually "pushed" it.
Superstarsix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Well that was the guy who actually lifted it off the ground. Those 6 earthbenders you see actually made a rock shield to save someone.
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmm... I dunno. I've reviewed that scene, and it doesn't seem to add up. For one thing, these guys are doing their little dance AFTER a wall goes up. And for another, it looks like we see several earthbenders doing the rock shield thing single-handedly at various points in the fight. Even if those guys had raised that shield, why were they still prancing after it was done, and why did it take half a dozen of them to do it? Just doesn't work out.
Superstarsix Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Let's this out of the way first, that scene didn't look good at all.
The film overall made bending look less than impressive.
I actually don't know if it took one or six earthbenders to bend that shield but the villager that they saved did look in their direction which is when they started those series of moves. Personally I think they were trying to show the Firebenders that they weren't afraid anymore. People call it dancing or "prancing" in your case but it wasn't something that would look out of place at a Martial Arts tournament complete with the yell or battlecry at the end. All of them doing it together might have been to further the point that they were going to fight to gain their freedom.

There's a funny gif of Aang doing those same moves and the small rock passing by. It's actually very funny but it's wrong. When I first saw that clip I thought that it just looked strange considering that in the show, 6 earthbenders would cause some serious damage. It never sat right that these seemingly powerful looking dudes would be responsible for something that weak. The huge clue is the angle of the rock, it didn't look right considering where they were positioned. The trajectory lines up with the guy who actually throws it toward that Firebender. Once you realize that, then it becomes clearer and the scene looks less foolish. As to Aang doing all those moves in the Water Tribe city to kick up a little snow, that's exactly how it plays out. If the bending were as fast as furious in the show, that would have been the film's only saving grace.
JoeEngland Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
So... you're saying that it just looked like they were ineffectually earthbending when, in fact, they were simply doing a spontaneous synchronized kata to demonstrate their solidarity in the midst of battle?
I suppose that's... slightly less silly.
Superstarsix Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Or a lian quan jiao, whatever the actual term is when doing Kung Fu. Perhaps if it had been cut down to just 2 moves instead of that whole routine, it would have looked better. It just didn't play well on screen and is still a source of derision for fans of the series.
Gaaralover-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I agree whole-heartedly. They made sooo many mistakes in that movie.
Yuki-chan112093 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Writer
this is awesome, just a little difficult to read
qichin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've read through all of these, and the storyboard lessons as well. They are awesome! I have no idea how a professional (and previously good) director working off a show that already does everything right could mess up so badly. The movie was a huge disappointment.
crimson-galley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
absolutely hilarious!
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