Netflix's animated series adaptation divides fans and critics

For a generation of teenagers and young adults, the word Avatar didn't conjure up a world of giant blue aliens in James Cameron's mega-franchise.

Instead, we thought of a young boy from humble beginnings, destined for greatness. We thought of Aang. 

The animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is a touchstone for many under 30. It ran for four seasons, a movie and spin-off show (The Legend of Korra) which in itself had over 50 episodes. 

 That's a pretty significant impact, so of course much like One Piece, it was a prime candidate for the Netflix live-action treatment. 

Given the original show's success and its 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating with critics, there is understandable anxiety about the adaptation which launched last week.

Now that the dust has settled we can see that, with a 60% critics score and 75% audience score, it hasn't quite managed to capture the same magic as the original.

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