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10 December 2008 @ 02:52 pm
Well, so much for that...  

I was willing to cut M. Night Unpronounceablename some slack on the idea of him directing the Avatar movie until I saw the casting.

If these kids get any whiter they will disappear into the web page's background.

I can almost understand a white kid for Zuko or Aang, but Sokka and Katara OBVIOUSLY have brown skin.

End of post; if I don't stop rolling my eyes soon, I'll have to go fetch them across the room while blind.

Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Grand High Supreme and Mighty Empress Connieconuly on December 10th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
It's like Earthsea all over again. What was their story that time, "colorblind casting"? Colorblind casting that just coincidentally resulted in a movie full of white people, that's all!
Phoenix Anew: are you sirius?phoenix_anew on December 11th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
Jesse McCartney as Zuko?? The character has to change dramatically over the course of the series and you pick a kid best known for showing up in issues of Tiger Beat and smiling?? Ugh.

Sadly the whiteness factor doesn't surprise me in the least.. though it is disappointing.
Fritters: A-TLA - Katara Glare by Gabenutfritters on December 11th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I am awesomelydisappointed. I expected some white people, but not Sokka and Katara.
toasteronfire: avatartoasteronfire on December 11th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh man, I'm so disappointed. Makes me lean toward forgetting the movie altogether and just being happy with the TV series, whenever that gets released as a complete set.
Fritters: A-TLA - Sokka Shenanigans by gabenutfritters on December 11th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
That's where I am right now...
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Bruce WTHWTraislak on December 11th, 2008 03:20 am (UTC)

This new for me is like hearing that the Robert Crais novel "Hostage" was going to star Bruce Willis. As I read the book I pictured more of an actor like Henry Winkler.

Oh well....
Fritters: A-TLA - Sokka suspicious by sharp_pastelfritters on December 11th, 2008 03:49 am (UTC)

Yeah, way to turn off half the built in fan appeal right there...
thudpucker: SGA Rodney DO NOT WANT - stargaterthudpucker on December 11th, 2008 05:17 pm (UTC)

"This new for me is like hearing that the Robert Crais novel "Hostage" was going to star Bruce Willis. As I read the book I pictured more of an actor like Henry Winkler."

That was the way I felt when I heard that the title role in the movie adaptation of David Brin's The Postman was going to go to Kevin Costner. I had always pictured Richard Dreyfuss.

taichi_chan on December 11th, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
This better not be permanent, I just can't picture Jesse McCartney to portay Zuko. But, I also agree about the casing choices for Sokka and Katara. What was he thinking?

Fritters: A-TLA - Zuko Face Palmery by mezameroyasfritters on December 11th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
...and if I'm this appalled, when I'm not even enough of a purist to demand they all be Asian, how much more must the hardcore fans be pissed off?

Yeah, Zuko as a smiley blonde.... wait, WHAT??