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Jakarta Post

Shyamalan bends `Avatar' too far

Jakarta   /   Sun, August 8 2010   /  01:07 pm

The adventures of A'ang and his friends have hit the big screen thanks to the efforts of Indian-born director M. Night Shyamalan. So, is it a successful adaptation or was a dud? Water, earth, fire and air, those are the four elements that an avatar must be able to bend. What? Bending air? Just ask this question to a fan of Nickelodeon's animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and you will get a comprehensive explanation about the phenomenal series. Avatar: the Last Airbender, first aired by Viacom's cartoon channel Nickelodeon in February 2005, struck a chord with adults and kids alike, who are drawn to its quasi-mythological tale. The show, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, has become an international blockbuster and has been broadcast in more than 120 countries. DiMartino and Konietzko spent six years constructing the whole fascinating series, t...