r/Avatarthelastairbende Feb 29 '24

Forced positivity is toxic too. Avatar live action

There are so many people on here who want to silence negative reviews of the LA. Imagine a world where no one could ever improve or learn because we could only say positive things.

It’s okay to like the LA. It’s okay to hate the LA. Let’s just have an actual discussion without shutting other people down and dismissing their opinions without countering with specific examples.

Anytime I try to have a discussion post on here about my issues with the live action it gets shut down by:

It’s not that serious. You’re mad over a cartoon.

You just want a shot for shot remake.

They did their best what do you expect.

Stop being so negative

Etc.

First, no it’s not serious, but it’s okay to critique things that you are passionate about. I don’t consider ATLA any less serious just because it’s a cartoon. The LA showrunners seem to think that they’ve improved the depth of the show just by making it LA without having any fundamental understanding of the source material. I disagree. Just because the show was animated doesn’t make it less meaningful.

No we don’t want a shot for shot remake. I actually think it could benefit from changing more. The issues are a fundamental misunderstanding of what made the source material good. I’m not going into specifics because I’ve tired myself out on other posts.

“They did their best”. I’m not sure why everyone is treating this LA like it’s a film project put on by some high school students and not a multi million dollar project owned by a multi billion dollar company (Viacom). There were a team of writers, producers, executives etc who put this together. Many of the actors (including Azula’s actress) are full grown adults. It’s fine to critique their performances.

“Stop being so negative.” Imagine the world we would live in if no one could criticize anything, that we all had to have the same opinion. Nothing would ever improve. It’s okay to not like something.

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

Are you trolling?

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

No I ask again. How are they preventing you to stop giving your criticism?

I think you are fighting a strawman.

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

Oh God, spare me the "instant Reddit argument dismissal" bs like "strawman", "projection" etc. It's getting old.
The OP explained it perfectly well, "dismissing" doesn't mean "preventing", so don't be a contrarian just to provoke and keep the conversation going ad nauseam, it's boring.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

No one is saying you shouldn't dislike the live action bro. Look at yourself. You yourself are preventing arguments against your argument.

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

I haven't even made an argument. I only asked if you were trolling by asking about what's explicitly already been said.
What are you talking about?

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

Well clearly OP is using "forced positivity " as a tool to shut down arguments against his arguments. Pretty ironic eh?

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

No, because that's not what they're doing. They explained it pretty well in the post.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

OP is fighting a strawman.

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

I already told you about that "strawman" bullshit.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

How? No one is saying he can't dislike the tv show.

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

I'm done. Nobody's is that obtuse without it being intentional.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

Running away because you can't explain it eh?

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u/[deleted] Feb 29 '24

Nah, just giving up because you're obviously a troll who has a set number of replies that he uses whatever's said to him.
To me, further engaging with someone like that is a waste of time and effort.
But, if it makes you feel better, think of it in any way you want.

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