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10 December 2008 @ 12:25 pm
 
Damn you, M. Night.

I have personally loathed every movie you've done other than The Sixth Sense. But I was prepared, given your obvious and great love for Avatar in interviews, to have hope that you would do right by these movies.

JESSE F-ING MCCARTNEY AS ZUKO??! SERIOUSLY? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

ETA: Rhien needs chocolate badly. (I'm channeling Gauntlet right now. Because God, chocolate is the only thing that could possibly make my day any brighter right now.)
 
 
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Perri: fireballneonhummingbird on December 10th, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I gotta say, taking a cast as deliberately multicultural and blended as Avatar, and casting it totally white-bread is... missing the point on an epic scale. I'm pretty disgusted.
Fatemafatema on December 10th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Ditto.
rhienelleth: aang - kelpchenrhienelleth on December 10th, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
EXACTLY.

Aang is, IMO, the only kid that could be cast as caucasian. *points to icon*

Everyone else, though. Katara and Zuko are pretty obviously of a different ethnic mix than Zuko, but none of them are "white".
Nuquiet_rebel on December 10th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I never watched the show, but just curious on who would be your perfect cast? And what your thoughts are about the whole not-hiring-Asian-actors thing?
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 10th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
Hmm. That is an excellent question! I don't know who my perfect cast would be. I would need to research that. Probably mostly "unknown" actors. CERTAINLY not an all-white cast.

And my feelings? DUMBFOUNDED! I expected M. Night to mess this up in other ways, not in his all-white casting choices.
MiniOrr: Avatar: Can your science explainminiglik on December 10th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
I just posted almost the same thing a few minutes ago.

I'm kind of shocked.

Epic fail.
rhienelleth: katara - omnilugiarhienelleth on December 10th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
I am TOTALLY shocked! I was not expecting to hate the casting choices. :(
Ambassador of  Awesome: broken_records OMGamphetamine_47 on December 10th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
LOL, I don't even watch Avatar, and I WTF'd at that news. Jesse McCartney?
Trixietrixalicious on December 11th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
This is a horrible cast. I am horrified. It is so wrong, on so many levels that I just... can't.
rhienellethrhienelleth on December 11th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Jesse freaking McCartney as Zuko! The absolute horror! (Please, God, let those 'talks' fall through.)