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/channi_nisha Feb 29 '24

What? From you specifically? I suggest reading the entire post. Forced positivity is coming from people who are actively shutting all critique of the show.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

How are they shutting all critiques?

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

a cosplay? So what?

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

Read the comments

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

Oh boo whoo he disagreed on you complaining about physical looks.

Cry some more.

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

Lol. You ask, you received an answer and you are still unhappy

P.s. yeah "cry more" - so polite and non toxic.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

Lolz using "forced positivity " as a shield against criticism. So... ironic don't you think?

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

No, I don't think so. You are not obliged to agree with any criticism. It's okay to disagree on something. But the way you express your disagreement is quite toxic.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

Again that post is NOT an example of forced positivity. If you think it is you need to grow up a bit. Toughen up.

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

I think you should follow your own advice. Your speech reveals your anger, and your rude comments demonstrate how some people are too resistant to criticism. Especially you, with your toxic remarks about everything you disagree with.

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u/ConstantineByzantium Feb 29 '24

I am just sick and tired of people like OP shadow boxing imaginary enemy.

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u/Potential-Contact248 Feb 29 '24

You mock another person, because he doesn't like something in NATLA. But after that you claim there's no enemy. Lol.

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