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M. Night Shyamalan Scared of Asians: More at 11

Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess?Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
edited December 2008 in Social Entropy++
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Sokka as played by Jackson Rathbone

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Katara as Nicola Peltz

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And Zuko as ... Jesse McCartney (the hell!?)

Aang will be played by a 'Noah Ringer' ('no ringer') who is immune to GIS.

That, my friends, is only a tease. I have given up all hope, there is little chance the movie can fare well.

And no, I am not making this up:
http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/12/10/first-look-the-cast-of-the-last-airbender/

Yes, we can look forward to a very white-washed version of everyone's favorite fictional Asian world. When questioned about the unusual casting choices, the filmmakers responded, citing the unfortunate scarcity of Asians (particularly young, attractive, talented Asians) in the Western hemisphere. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to locate any Asians. It mattered little really, since Shyamalan has a recurring nightmare in which Asians douse him with mystical potions from the Orient. Originally the cast was going to be all black for the sake of Shyamalan's mental health, but they had as much difficulty locating black actors.

This thread may be used for the lament of any terrible casting selections.

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    PicardathonPicardathon Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Wait, so in their excuse for not putting in any asians they called Jesse McCartney a "talented actor"?
    Fuck this.

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    You glorious bastard ...

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    Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    every so often I feel like watching this show just to see what all the hullabaloo is about

    I admittedly didn't even know they were meant to be Asian

    sigh

    white people

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    so who thinks this movie will be good

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    sigh

    brown people
    fixed

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I have no idea what this movie is even called or what it is about.

    Besides M Night Shalymanenanenonin's ego.

    Because that seems to be in all of his movies.

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    every so often I feel like watching this show just to see what all the hullabaloo is about

    I admittedly didn't even know they were meant to be Asian

    sigh

    white people

    White people deet deet deet

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The REAL twist in The Happening is that evil Asians made the trees kill people.

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    FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I hate when they photoshop eyes to try to make them look more green. It's creepy

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cloudman wrote: »
    The REAL twist in The Happening is that evil Asians made the trees kill people.

    They are also destroyed by water

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    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    one day we will find out that he made some of his movies wrong on purpose, as a joke

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cloudman wrote: »
    The REAL twist in The Happening is that evil Asians made the trees kill people.

    They are also destroyed by water
    pass this news onto M Night Shyallama IMMEDIATELY

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    m night will make his customary cameo as the cabbage vendor

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cloudman wrote: »
    Cloudman wrote: »
    The REAL twist in The Happening is that evil Asians made the trees kill people.

    They are also destroyed by water
    pass this news onto M Night Shyallama IMMEDIATELY

    asianbending

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    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    m night will make his customary cameo as the cabbage vendor

    ok actually that is a great idea

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    No, seriously guys, what is this movie?

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I have nothing negative to say.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Quoth wrote: »
    one day we will find out that he made some of his movies wrong on purpose, as a joke
    noooooo he's been trolling us!

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Blaket wrote: »
    No, seriously guys, what is this movie?

    avatar i think

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    CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Well at least that Nicola Peltz girl is completely adorable.

    She doesn't look anything like a Katara

    But she's cute as buttons.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Blaket wrote: »
    No, seriously guys, what is this movie?

    Someone show this man the series finale.

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Is vin deisel Aang?

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    wait how is this an asian world?

    weren't most people in it generic whitey anime dudes?

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    So did anybody else actually see The Happening?

    it was the worsties

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Quoth wrote: »
    Faricazy wrote: »
    m night will make his customary cameo as the cabbage vendor

    ok actually that is a great idea
    MY CABBAGES!

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    Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Shyamalan is the worst human.

    The Happening was unbelievable amounts of bad.

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    The Last Airbender

    based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Cloudman wrote: »
    So did anybody else actually see The Happening?

    it was the worsties

    No but I have Wanted in my DVD drive. Not really sure if I want to watch it though.

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    Stormin JoeStormin Joe Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    Shyamalan is the worst human.

    wait, he's human?

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    PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    If he could pull it off, I'd rather he be Foaming Mouth Guy.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2008
    Raneados wrote: »
    wait how is this an asian world?

    weren't most people in it generic whitey anime dudes?
    I don't know much about the show but the characters don't look asian to me

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    jesus fucking christ would it hurt to have an asian lead in a mainstream US movie for once grrraaahahghhggahghghhh

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    ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Raneados wrote: »
    wait how is this an asian world?

    weren't most people in it generic whitey anime dudes?

    Asian enough to be exotic.

    White enough so the viewers wouldn't be confused and uncomfortable.

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    CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Is vin deisel Aang?

    This here is a quality idea

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    When questioned about the unusual casting choices, the filmmakers responded, citing the unfortunate scarcity of Asians (particularly young, attractive, talented Asians) in the Western hemisphere. Despite their best efforts, they were unable to locate any Asians.

    good lord that is absolute bullshit

    I mean, I personally don't care what kind of person is cast to fill these roles

    but fucked if that claim can possibly be true

    ASIA IS NOT IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE SO THERE ARE NO ASIANS TO BE FOUND :shock:

    alternatively: all Asians in the Western Hemisphere are old, ugly, and dumb

    super

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    Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Cloudman wrote: »
    So did anybody else actually see The Happening?

    it was the worsties

    No but I have Wanted in my DVD drive. Not really sure if I want to watch it though.
    oh jesus, that's probably even worse

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    racist

    you can't just cast asians just because they're not cast a lot

    that's racist

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    wait how is this an asian world?

    weren't most people in it generic whitey anime dudes?
    I don't know much about the show but the characters don't look asian to me

    Even if they didn't look particularly Asian in the show, the white ensemble is going to look rather at odds with the obviously Asian architecture and setting.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Druhim wrote: »
    Raneados wrote: »
    wait how is this an asian world?

    weren't most people in it generic whitey anime dudes?
    I don't know much about the show but the characters don't look asian to me

    yeah

    I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN

    like I said I don't care about the actual casting

    but fuck if the excuses they're making aren't bullSHIT

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