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As I’ve said time and again, Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the greatest TV shows of all time. The live-action film adaptation from M.Night Shyamalan? Not so much.
With the news of an Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series coming to Netflix that is being overseen by the original showrunners, there’s some semblance of hope that this might turn out golden. At the same time, I do have my reservations, so here are the list of things that should be improved in this next live-action adaptation of a classic show.
Adaptations are a tricky thing to pull off. Steer too far from its source material and you get an alien product that may not gel with its target audience. Stay too close to the source word for word, and you’ll chase off people who want to see a different directorial take on the subject matter.
Disenchantment’s coming out this week on Netflix. Let’s hit them SEOs, shall we?
The Simpsons: what’s there to say apart from the fact that the show is a cultural juggernaut?
It’s that skyscraper glow! And from the top rope coming down hard with a flying elbow is Netflix’s second season to “Glow” and her opponent weighing a total of a sizable mound of Chinese Dollars, it’s that other Dwayne Johnson flick, “Skyscraper”.Read More
Best Movies 2018 time. This week Hidz of the Genre Equality and Hard Hidz podcasts returns to talk best flicks in 2018. We pick our films so fat and also our honourable mentions so listen now!Read More
This week it’s all about the best TV 2018 edition, so far. And as per tradition, we’re joined by a special guest host, Hidz of the Genre Equality and Hard Hidz podcast. We pick our favourite shows and also honourable mentions so listen now!Read More
Isle of killer giant dogs anyone? This week we talk about the spin-off series “Cobra Kai” continuing the exploits of the original Karate Kid. We go to the “Isle of Dogs” and critique the latest Wes Anderson animated feature. And in our main segment, we slay “I Kill Giants” the movie adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name. Listen now!Read More
Pacific rimjob anybody? Gundammit don’t we have a giant robot sized episode for you this week. We’re reviewing “Pacific Rim: Uprising”, the sequel arrives sans original director Guillermo Del Toro but with more John Boyega. But before that we also review “Jessica Jones -Season 2”, the videogame “Ni No Kuni 2” out on PC and PS4 and also another movie review with “7 Days in Entebbe” a film based on the hijacking of Air France Flight 139 in 1976.Read More
It’s a full metal gear… alchemist…survival episode? Anyway we have another videogame review with Konami’s Kojimaless Metal Gear Survive. And also we review the live action adaptation of Full Metal Alchemist. It’s a heavy metal episode, so raise those devil-horns and tune in now! Oh yeah and also Oscars talk…Read More
Tonya Harding lands the triple axle, the “Cloverfield” series gets a third entry and a woman makes love to a man-fish. Welcome to a special, wet and wild, all movie review episode with your friends at the last king podcast. We talk the new JJ Abrans produced film that dropped on the day of the Superbowl 2018. And in our main segment we have a double feature of “I Tonya” and “The Shape of Water’.Read More