After the disaster that was the Shyamalan movie version, people wonder if the Avatar franchise could work on the big screen. Well thats why Im here. Im here to list/explain the steps to make the ACU work well and be a success.-
Step 1: Make the films at least 2 hours
Explanation: Of all the issues of the 2010 movie, one of the biggest issues was that Shyamalan made the movie too short and that a lot of big stuff was left out. These might even need to be as long as the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies so that it can properly adapt each season.
Step 2: No Traditions
Explanation 1: A major complaint people had was the pronunciations of certain names, primarily Aangs name. I understand why Shyamalan felt he needed to, but obviously it was a bad idea considering the responses to it.
Explanation 2: While the effects were somewhat cool in the movie, the actors just looked really dumb because of the movements they made and the little outcome they caused. So basically, dont have martial arts, just cool fight Sequences and moves.
Step 3: Keep the modernized dialogue
Explanation: While most fantasy stories like this have a very dated dialogue, ATLA and LOK have very modern tones and voices. They speak like we do today. Again, I understand why Shyamalan felt he needed to do this, but it was not a good choice.
Step 4: Start with Legend of Korra films
Explanation: I think it would be wise to give people more time to get over the 2010 failure, plus, with all the mention of previous characters and events of the past, people who have never seen the shows or have never even heard of them, people will be intrigued and want to see prequel films based on ATLA.
Step 5: Make 4 ATLA films
Explanation: Just to be clear, this has nothing to do with the fact that LOK would be 4 films because LOK will have had 4 seasons. This has to do with the final season. There were 2 major events that occurred in Book 3- The Day of Black Sun and the final battle in the series finale. That is way too much to stuff into one film. Just for the fun of it, here is the list of titles I would give the ATLA and LOK films-
Avatar: Return of a Legacy
Avatar: Fall of the Earth Kingdom
Avatar: The Day of Black Sun
Avatar: Rise of the Phoenix King
Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Avatar: Wrath of Shadows
I dont have titles for the final 2 Korra films because we don?t know what will happen in Books 3 and 4 of the show yet.
The next few steps are things I personally think need to be done with Avatar films.
Step 6: Make Aang a teenager
Explanation: This mainly has to do with Aangs relationship with Katara. As much chemistry as the characters had, it just felt strange seeming them as a couple seeing as at the end of the series, Katara was 15 and Aang was 13. It just didnt feel right with him being younger. They should at the most make him the same age as Katara.
Step 7: Make Gyatso Aangs father
Explanation: In the show, we saw that Aang basically saw Gyatso as a father, so why not just make it that Gyatso really was his father. Wouldn?t that make it even more tragic and dramatic when he realizes he is gone? And this could lead to an interesting personal struggle that would be shown in all the films and not just the first film.
I will post more steps if they come to me.