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The Superbowl Spot 
4th-Feb-2010 02:00 pm

"Taken over by darkness"...

Also, that freeze frame on Avatar-state Ringer gives me the lulz.
4th-Feb-2010 07:03 pm (UTC) - Making this the Official Post to discuss the Superbowl Ad
4th-Feb-2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
Paramount ISN'T airing Iron Man 2's ad, perhaps to give this one more attention and/or to save the money.
4th-Feb-2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
That's weird. Seems like most people watching the Superbowl would be more receptive to an Iron Man 2 ad than one for The Last Airbender. But maybe that's it - Paramount figures that Iron Man 2 doesn't need their help, lol...
4th-Feb-2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
The effects are amazing. And they actually cribbed quite a few shots from the original.

Music sucks. Very clearly playing it to the fanboys.

I like how we never get to look at Aang's face.

Freeze frame of Sokka/Katara stat please.
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4th-Feb-2010 07:08 pm (UTC) - Turbans?
Aw man, is the Fire Nation really going to be wearing turbans?
4th-Feb-2010 10:19 pm (UTC) - Re: Turbans?
It's to show how diverse they are, clearly. -.-
4th-Feb-2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
The special effects seem decent, so I'll give them that.

ETA: Can't actually listen to the trailer though, since I'm at work. Could someone give a rundown of anything especially good or bad?

Edited at 2010-02-04 07:11 pm (UTC)
4th-Feb-2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
There's one shot of Sokka and Katara- it's cribbed from the series promo shot, with Sokka holding a lantern with his arm around Katara. Mostly it's action shots of Aang fighting the Fire Nation soldiers, though there is one shot that looks like an Earthbender- maybe Haru? Also, we see Aang's arrow glowing in the Avatar state.

Re: sound, it's just generic rambling about how he's the only hope of a world "consumed by darkness" with rock music in the background.

Edited at 2010-02-04 07:23 pm (UTC)
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4th-Feb-2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
trailer music is usually NEVER from the original soundtrack... just placeholder music to evoke the idea. Fortunately XD

"Music composed by producer's nephews playing Guitar Hero"
4th-Feb-2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wow, we even get the "Charlie Chan family photo" wannabee shot.
4th-Feb-2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
The bending actually looks okay. Too bad about everything else :\
4th-Feb-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Things I like:
- SWT shot (and some other things) they basically took from the first episode
- Appa!
- special effects are great as expected

Things I don't like:
- two white kids in an otherwise Inuit village? <_< - bending forms look somewhat weird - generic rock music LOL WTF moment: - Is that Zhao vs. the Cabbage Merchant? XD
4th-Feb-2010 08:02 pm (UTC)
Where's the part with Appa?
4th-Feb-2010 07:46 pm (UTC)
Appa looks neato, though.
4th-Feb-2010 08:17 pm (UTC)
yeah so did Jar Jar Binks.

just sayin
4th-Feb-2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
YouTube link is up also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d0XAB8JstE
if you want to embed it on this page.
4th-Feb-2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
the rock music = lol. Tryin too hard to make it bad ass.

special effects are amazing, but then so were the special effects for Star Wars Phantom menace/Spiderman 3. Special effects do NOT make the movie.

"In a world consumed by darkness" - cut to scary brown people burning things. UM GREAT.

The moment where Aang slides underneath the guy's sword was pretty "SUPERSTAR! *pose*"-ish. I lol'd

It's funny how in the show, Avatar-state is the only time when Aang becomes serious to the point of being scary. In the spot, the Avatar state is the only time I can laughing at the sight of him. Maybe the music didn't help, but if that anonymous fandom_secrets comment is true, I'm not sure I'm going to like this new 'hardcore' super-serious hero of the faceless POC villagers Aang.

Yeah, the only thing I like in all of this is the special effects.
4th-Feb-2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
Frankly, it's hard to get a feel for the trailer from this 30 second spot filled with 80% CGI effects and quick cuts. This more or less a showcase for ILM and a confirmation firebenders can't generate their own fire.
5th-Feb-2010 12:10 am (UTC)
That and apparently Zhou is going to be a bit on the hammy side. Looked like some scenery chewing going on there.
4th-Feb-2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
4th-Feb-2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
"Hey guys, has anyone seen Momo... AW NO NOT THE LEMUR! WHYYYYY??"
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