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Adults will love it too. Educational and Mesmerizing!,
This review is from: Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Complete Book Two Collection (DVD)Avatar is exceptionally written, perhaps the best animated series ever to air in America. It's so good that acclaimed Director, M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN,(The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, The Happening) called it, "The coolest mythology I've ever seen," and put his own screenwriting on hold to spend the next six years producing/directing a BIG-SCREEN LIVE-ACTION TRILOGY of this story.
Adults may find the occasional comic relief a bit cheesy, but will love the character development, psychological depth, mythos, realistic martial arts, "special effects", and the excellent insights into Asian philosophy, sociology, and mythology, and even politics. I've been studying Asian culture and philosophy and teaching in Asia for years and I've gained insights from this series because the writers have found ways to introduce and explain Asian thought so simply that even kids can "get it". Ideas like chakras, Daoism, and Chinese philosophy of the balance and properties of the natural Elements are brought to life and illustrated in the characters lives, situations, and cultural settings. I bought this to watch my nephews (though I often watch it when they're not here too) and I think it's awesome because as they grow up in an increasingly Asian world, I think what they were exposed to in this show will make Asian culture (Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, Indian, Korean) much more accessible and comprehensible to them than it was to me when I studied it.
Don't the the animation fool you, this series is an epic "reluctant hero quest" myth of exceptional crafting, on par with STAR WARS and LORD OF THE RINGS.
Mesmerizingly ENTERTAINING and uniquely EDUCATIONAL! With or without kids, you'll LOVE it!