The Last Airbender 2010

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From the Director of Sixth Sense comes the highly anticipated live-action family adventure, The Last Airbender, based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon TV series. Air, Water, Earth and Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation led by Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.

Starring:
Katharine Houghton, Jackson Rathbone
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 43 minutes
Starring Katharine Houghton, Jackson Rathbone, Keong Sim, Noah Ringer, Seychelle Gabriel, Cliff Curtis, Dev Patel, Jessica Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Jessica Jade Andres, Nicola Peltz
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 13 December 2010
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature parental_guidance
Runtime 1 hour 43 minutes
Starring Katharine Houghton, Jackson Rathbone, Keong Sim, Noah Ringer, Seychelle Gabriel, Cliff Curtis, Dev Patel, Jessica Andres, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub, Jessica Jade Andres, Nicola Peltz
Director M. Night Shyamalan
Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction
Studio PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 13 December 2010
Main languages English
Subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray
If you are like me, you hate watching a kid's movie and then walk away scratching your head. This movie has that potential.

I liked the movie in spite of its short comings. I have not seen the Avatar cartoon, which may be why I over rate this as compared to die-hard cartoon fans. I have been a big fan of the early RPGs until my PS-1 died.

The world consists of a number of spirits which create harmony (moon spirit, dragon spirit etc.). Mankind in divided into four nations, each of which controls one of the 4 elements, water and Earth, Wind & Fire. Each element has its own spirit too. Each Nation has people who can control their specific element. The are called "benders." There is one person, and only one person in all the world who can control all 4 elements, that is the Avatar. The Avatar spirit always lives and is passed on, or reincarnated in every generation.

In this movie, the Avatar originated from the Air Bender nation. However, he didn't want to be an Avatar because of the self sacrifice so he ran away before he could learn all of his skills and powers. He ended up encased in a block of ice in the southern world, only to be "rescued" a 100 years later. During that 100 years, the Fire Nation and their machines have taken over the planet. They symbolically represent civilization destroying the planet and ruining the harmony of nature. The Air Bender must learn to master the other 3 elements in order to become a complete Avatar. This is his quest in the movie. Once he does that he can save the planet from the Fire Nation. He is capable of going into a deep trance and talks to the dragon spirit for advice.

Now to make this movie slightly more complicated there is friction within the Fire Nation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 27 Jun 2013
Format: DVD
If you are like me, you hate watching a kid's movie and then walk away scratching your head. This movie has that potential.

I liked the movie in spite of its short comings. I have not seen the Avatar cartoon, which may be why I over rate this as compared to die-hard cartoon fans. I have been a big fan of the early RPGs until my PS-1 died.

The world consists of a number of spirits which create harmony (moon spirit, dragon spirit etc.). Mankind in divided into four nations, each of which controls one of the 4 elements, water and Earth, Wind & Fire. Each element has its own spirit too. Each Nation has people who can control their specific element. The are called "benders." There is one person, and only one person in all the world who can control all 4 elements, that is the Avatar. The Avatar spirit always lives and is passed on, or reincarnated in every generation.

In this movie, the Avatar originated from the Air Bender nation. However, he didn't want to be an Avatar because of the self sacrifice so he ran away before he could learn all of his skills and powers. He ended up encased in a block of ice in the southern world, only to be "rescued" a 100 years later. During that 100 years, the Fire Nation and their machines have taken over the planet. They symbolically represent civilization destroying the planet and ruining the harmony of nature. The Air Bender must learn to master the other 3 elements in order to become a complete Avatar. This is his quest in the movie. Once he does that he can save the planet from the Fire Nation. He is capable of going into a deep trance and talks to the dragon spirit for advice.

Now to make this movie slightly more complicated there is friction within the Fire Nation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darth Maciek TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Aug 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Before reading the rest of this review, please see those three precisions / warnings:

1) I never saw even one episode of "Avatar" TV series before or after seeing this movie, so if you are a fan of "Avatar" and look for a comparison between those series and "The Last Airbender", further reading of this review will be for you unsatisfactory.

2) Due to very bad reviews this movie received, I went to see it with extremely low expectations and it may be one of the reasons why I was so pleasantly surprised - so if you are a fan of "Avatar" TV series AND in the same time you hate this movie, further reading of this review will be for you probably upsetting.

3) In many (not all) fantasy and SF movies I have a tendency to root for the bad guys, so if you are a fan of "Avatar" TV series and for that reason you hate the Fire Nation, further reading of this review can be for you life threatening....

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD:

I found this movie much better than I expected and together with my 9 years old daughter we spend a good moment watching it. To compare "The Last Airbender" with other vaguely similar fantasy movies, I would say that it is better than "Eragon" and "Golden Compass", mostly on the same level as "Narnia II: Prince Caspian" and only slightly less good than "Narnia I: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe".
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