This summer’s film, The Last Airbender
according to a British newspaper is being seen as humorous by certain audiences.
Because the word “bender” is a British slang for homosexuality.
Here’s a report from the UK’s Guardian review:
At the cinema showing I attended, the British crowd reacted derisively at key dialogue moments. One wise old lady says solemnly to a young man: “I could tell at once that you were a bender, and that you would realize your destiny.” One character tells another wonderingly: “There are some really powerful benders in the Northern Water Zone.”… And so on, for almost two hours. Each time, the response from the auditorium was deafeningly immature, and brought many of us to a state of nervous collapse.
Wonder what the UK thinks of Futurama