In the 2000s, the animated series “Avatar – The Last Airbender” attracted many children to television. The series was originally produced for US children's channel Nickelodeon and first aired in this country in 2006. Fans can look forward to seeing Avatar as a live-action film on Netflix starting February 22.
Avatar's Netflix series has some surprises for fans.Photo: Robert Falconer/Netflix
The story of Avatar Aang and his friends Sokka and Katara should have some changes. This relates to, among other things, Sokka's sexism. There will be no room for that in the new version of the cult series.
Sokka should be less sexist in the Netflix movie
In the anime series, Sokka's sexism is shown in many scenes. For example, he expects his sister Katara to take care of the house. In the Netflix series, sexism is now said to have been toned down, as explained by the actors for Sokka and Katara's characters.
“I wanted to make sure Sokka was funny,” Ian Owsley says of his character.Entertainment Weekly». He further noted that “realism carries more weight in all aspects.” In a live-action adaptation, some of the things that worked in the animated series intended for children will work differently. Then his colleague Kyawintio, who plays Katara, made one point. she said:
“I have a feeling that we also removed the aspect of how sexist it is [Sokka] He was. “I feel like there were a lot of moments in the original series that were questionable.”
As noted by Showrunner Albert Kim Interview with “IGN” It indicates that there will be changes to the characters in the adaptation. “There are certain roles that Katara played in the cartoon that we didn't necessarily play here,” Kim said. “I mean I don't want to get into too much detail, but there were some gender aspects that didn't quite translate.”
Fans criticize the changes in the series
The fact that the character Sokka in the anime series is sexist is also an issue among fans of the series. As Entertainment Weekly points out, there are entire threads on Reddit covering this.
Changes are now also becoming an issue. Not everyone is thrilled about Sokka's character being rewritten it seems. Some feel that his initial sexism is important to his character development.
By doing so, they essentially destroy Avatar's explicitly anti-sexist message
Sokka's early misogyny not only led to extraordinary character growth, but also made each subsequent fighter seem more impressive by competing in a world where sexism was rampant. https://t.co/Y4kPoyQUGc pic.twitter.com/V8Kmk6WZAh
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Although sexism would have made the fighters seem more impressive.
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