Nickelodeon is working on a live action adaptation of Avatar: the Last Airbender, and as a loyal, longtime fan of the original series, I‘m somewhat excited but mostly apprehensive. Live action adaptations of animated classics do not typically perform well, whether they’re big-budget Disney films with all-star casts or low-budget anime remakes that are inexplicably white-washed.

I take issue with the live action remake trend entirely. There’s no need for animated content to be “upgraded” to live action because animation is no less worthy of critical praise than live action. Animation imparts a level of beauty, fluidity, and vivid color…

Vidya Palepu

just another girl w very cool and hip opinions

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store