Avatar: The Last Airbender

I watched the first episode today, and I felt the episode generally lacked the spirit of the animated series. The only moment that seemed to capture some of the emotion for me was near the end when Aang calms down from his Avatar state and hugs Katara. However, I felt a good scream of anger prior to triggering the Avatar state would have been more of a signal of the pain. So in a way, even that scene lacked a punch to me.

Overall, I think when one makes the decision take a piece of work in one medium (e.g., writing, music) and convey it using another medium (e.g., movie), I think it is worth asking what can the new medium bring to the table and also what will be lost from removing the work out of the source medium.

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