Avatar: the last airbender


If you were forced, coerced or otherwise tricked into seeing the latest M. Night Shyamalan movie over the weekend (After Earthand I swear if any of you sound-off on how it wasn’t a completely terrible movie I will come at you with everything I’ve got,)  come and sit at a place of happiness. Sooth your tortured soul with the Honest Trailer treatment doled out onto M. Night’s inexplicably bad adaption of The Last Airbender. Didn’t see the movie? Then point and laugh kids, sure making fun of it is low hanging fruit, but it’s still tasty.

Video up after the jump.  (more…)

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I arrived pretty late to the Avatar party. Maybe I was scared away by M. Night Shamalayn’s horrific live-action adaptation, which would really be saying something since I never even saw it, or maybe it’s because Nickelodeon simply hadn’t impressed me with their animated offerings in recent years. Then one day I sat down with Netflix to find out what all this Avatar and “bending” jazz was all about, and hours later I had consumed the entire first season. In a sitting! Yeah, the cartoon is really that good, forget everything you ever heard about that crappy movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a phenomenal ‘toon.

Its follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, might be even better. That is to say only one season has aired and it’s already off to a fantastic start so I’ve got high hopes this series could even eclipse Avatar. Korra‘s performed amazingly well for Nickelodeon as Entertianment Weekly reports on the show’s viewership as well as those newly ordered episodes,

After averaging 3.8 million viewers for Season 1, Book 1, which concluded June 23, the Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel is receiving a second-season order of 26 episodes that presumably will be divided into two parts called Books 3 and 4, bringing the total number of episodes to 52.

Hells yes!

But don’t worry Avatards – oh, how I wish that wasn’t the nickname for fans – there’s more Korra coming even sooner as we’ve still got the second part of Season 1, Book 2 premiering next year.

Any Nerd Bastards out there also Avatar fans? Are you pumped for more Korra?

Source: The Mary Sue

After much anticipation, The Legend of Korra, the continuation of Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar makes its debut on the internet. If you wish to get a sneak peek of the full episode before its official online release tomorrow on KorraNation.com . So far as I’ve checked, about 4 min ago, the video below still works so check it out while you can.

Thoughts on the first episode after the break. (caution the following thoughts do contain spoilers)


Three new videos from the Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel Legend of Korra came out over the weekend, and they are sure to get those of you Airbender fans on the edge of your seats. There is a spoiler in one clip, but since it’s almost certainly from the first episode, don’t worry too much about it; everyone already knows that Korra is not to be messed with.

So far so good it looks. Anyone got any comments on the series and your hopes for it?


Obviously anything “Avatar” that isn’t by M. Night Shamalamadickhead is exciting enough, but how do you make  Avatar: The Last Airbender , a critically acclaimed animated series, better? Boobs and steampunk. Yep, those seem like the right catalysts that nerds will fall privy to.

Paramount, which owns Nickelodeon, first announced the series last summer, back when we thought the film was going to be something better than a racist, lethargic, pedantic, monotonous, pile of shit. Word and intrigue has since been mute. That was until The Wall Street Journal got their first good look at Korra, the heroine from The Last Airbender sequel series Legend of Korra.

Set 70 years in the future, The Legend of Korra follows a new Avatar named Korra whose attempts to master the final element, air, leads her to a brand new, steampunk influenced city. The WSJ also revealed the cast:

Janet Varney as KORRA
Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
David Faustino as MAKO
Sheychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
Lance Hendrickson as LIEUTENANT
JK Simmons as TENZIN

Kick-Ass babe, steampunk, JK Simmons and Bud from Married With Children? I think I speak for every one when I say, “SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”

The show is set to premiere on Nickelodon sometime in 2012. Are you as excited as I am?



Scott Pilgrim The Last Airbender Mashup


(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

OK, while the Scott Pilgrim mashups should be long dead and gone, like $10 million dollars gone, it’s still creating more mashups. With the latest incarnation into life comes “Scott Pilgrim: The Last Air Bender”. Oddly enough, this actually goes well together (Are you freaking serious!). Blending the plot and voices of Scott Pilgrim with the animation of Avatar, it’s a match made in nerd heaven (or at least it’s cheap motel equivalent). Remember kids, don’t try this at home, he gets reincarnated when he dies, you don’t.


The Last Airbender“, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan is tortuously lethargic, uninvited, abysmal, and uniformly atrocious (in every aspect). And that’s me being nice!

Based on Nickelodeon‘s beloved animated series (to which I am only vaguely familiar and thus can’t compare) is set i a world in which the population is divided amid the four elements (Earth, Wind, Water and Fire) and some skilled practitioners whom can “bend” these elements to their will. Since the elements are naturally at odds with each other, an overall controller is needed to maintain order among the kingdom. This role is played by the Avatar, who can manipulate all the elements and thus can keep balance and peace amongst the tribes. Only problem is this Avatar has gone missing for 100 hundred years.