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Avatar Movie is Racist
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Posted 7/23/09
haven't really seen the movie, but i think i saw it in TV5..lol.. i don't think they are racist,, hehe.. just my opinion
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Posted 7/24/09
i completely agree! but... i've decided to look forward to it anyway... personal struggle! (not).
Posted 7/26/09
So many movies have racism in them, like The Last Samurai and Dances with Wolves. I'm kind of getting fed up. I mean seriously, I was so excited to watch the Avatar movie...but now that I've seen the characters. Forget it. I'm not going to spend money on crud. I personally think that M. Night Shyamalan has either lost his touch...or should just stick with supernatural/thriller themes.
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Posted 7/27/09 , edited 7/27/09
A friend of mine told me there was a movie called Alive which was supposed to be based on a true story and apparently it had a casting controversy as well. Alive was directed by Frank Marshall who is the executive producer of Avatar the Last Airbender.
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Posted 7/29/09
Look here, I know that the show is Asian based, you know Asian scripts, chopsticks, Asian clothing, Martial Arts, and Asian names like Aang, Zuko, Ty Lee, whatever. First of all, they never really specified the races. All it just says is Air Nomad, Southern and Northern Water Tribe, Fire Nation, and Earth Kingdom, that's all, so they can make Aang African- American and its still good. Now something like Prince of Persia, well it does say Persia, but yet it's all white people. Now for the scripts, chopsticks and Martial Arts, ANYONE CAN LEARN IT. It's just a matter of practice like how we learn to eat with utensils, learn the alphabet, and learn any kind of sports, its just the matter of practice. Asian clothing, well I have friends who are Asian fanatics and where Asian clothing. Lastly for the names, I know it sounds stupid, but it is not impossible at all. the names, what is a non-Asian was adopted by an Asian family and given an Asian name like you can see a black person with the name of Zhao. That's like a Korean with the name of Kevin or something. There is my next two-bits.
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Gwingman, everything in Avatar was Asian/Inuit/indigenous culture stuff. The show was built around the whole Asian theme, and they sold it and marketed it as an Asian show when it was on Nickelodeon, right? And they had all this press with the creators saying they got experts to make sure all the martial arts were real, and the Chinese calligraphy was authentic and everything. So why would they go to all that trouble to make the whole Avatar world Asian, but then somehow the people are all Caucasians? That makes no sense and would be like horribly offensive. You can't just take somebody's culture and boot out all the people. That's like kicking them out of their own identity. It's wrong.

I love the show but I can't watch this movie. It's just way too messed up.

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Posted 8/1/09
what makes u say that?
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Posted 8/1/09

Chenile wrote:

Gwingman, everything in Avatar was Asian/Inuit/indigenous culture stuff. The show was built around the whole Asian theme, and they sold it and marketed it as an Asian show when it was on Nickelodeon, right? And they had all this press with the creators saying they got experts to make sure all the martial arts were real, and the Chinese calligraphy was authentic and everything. So why would they go to all that trouble to make the whole Avatar world Asian, but then somehow the people are all Caucasians? That makes no sense and would be like horribly offensive. You can't just take somebody's culture and boot out all the people. That's like kicking them out of their own identity. It's wrong.

I love the show but I can't watch this movie. It's just way too messed up.



Dude I'm saying that even though it is Asian based doesn't mean the characters are Asian, think back on the show and say whether or not you see the characters act any Asian, or white, or black, or whatever. I'm not saying white is the best choice, but neither is Asian. For all I care, they can be African-American and still be accurate, same thing with asian and white and mexican and any other races.
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Posted 8/1/09 , edited 8/2/09
So, what if Avatar was American based, would it be okay for White people to play the parts. And you know what, all I hear about, yellowfacing, which is the concept of white people playing Asians and you know what I call it, flattery. Second, that's all I see. Where's protesting about black people always getting killed off, Muslims always look like the bad people, always making stereotypes to Asians, which any of them isn't true, and always pointing out illegal aliens and now swine flu to the mexicans, and all these people care about is yellowfacing.
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Posted 8/1/09
it actually looks good to me... o.O
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Posted 8/5/09
Just like Dragon Ball... *Sigh*
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Posted 8/5/09
it's true monks are asians but i guess their going be a diverse movie. i dunno
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Posted 8/5/09
no matter what any one thinks about this movie. you know you're gonna watch it, whether you like it or hate it.
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Posted 8/5/09
i have a feeling this is going to turn out like dragonball, what's wrong with white ppl trying to film asian shows? i couldn't believe goku was white! (im reallynot racist even if i sound like i do im not...really) anyway ya i think avatar's gonna turn out baaad, but i kinda wanna see it
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Posted 8/6/09
the movie looks interesting.
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