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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:
Seychelle Gabriel, Jessica Andres
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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

Customer Reviews

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Format: Blu-ray
Wow.

In the years of movie-going i have endured, every year there is one film that gets damned by the critics and film goers alike (Battlefield Earth, The Avengers), ans i have always found them rather endearing.

The dreadful scripts, the hammy acting and the non-existent narrative all make a bad movie....somewhat appealing.

So I was sadistically looking forward to this movie. And despite the fact I found the movie the funniest i've seen in a while (the word bender for example), it's truly a monstrosity of a turkey.

Because i've never seen the animated series it's based on, I thought it was because of this, but as an hour felt like a week, it was the dire pacing and story Shyalaman has chucked at the screen.

I have never seen a director fall from such spectacular grace, like this man has.

Ten years ago, his films were sometihng that would awe-inspire the masses, now, he has made himself a laughing stock.

The film makes no sense at all, and we are forced to watch some of the worst acting and badly choreographed fight scenes ever to grace such a high budgeted event movie.

The effects are okay, but effects do not make a movie, and going from one set piece to another, watching fire fight ice and wind, isn't entertaining.
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By tallpete33 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: DVD
The Last Airbender had been pretty hyped up on all our visits to the cinema for the last year or so, so my daughter (aged 14) and I were quite looking forward to this one. Quite often for a film like this, it's more often a case of style over substance but in this case I found the reverse to be true - the story I found to be excellent but the execution was often lacking in parts.

It centred on Aang, the last Airbender (no sniggering at the back please) who was also found to be the latest incarnation of the Avatar, the special one who could also bend the other elements i.e. fire, water and earth (but not manage Chelsea FC). Made aware of his powers at a young age, understandably he panicked and fled, somehow ending up under the ice to be discovered a century later by Sokka and Katara. Katara was the last Waterbender of the Southern tribe, albeit not a very good one and like Aang her skills needed mush work! Aang's rebirth coincided with the Fire Nation's push for domination, starting with the destruction of Aang's Air Nation although rivalry in their army would often disrupt their plans. Aang, Sokka and Katara travel to the Northern territories to team up with the Waterbenders there and stage a stand-off against the evil Fire Nation.

As mentioned, I enjoyed the story which is nicely set up for part two but feel Shyamalan missed an opportunity here. With the exception of the excellent Dev Patel and Shaun Toub (the disgraced Fire Prince and his uncle) the acting was often wooden and the script could clunk like a drunk old man in clogs. Aang's preppy American accent grated to start with and his spiritual and training scenes borrowed from the original Karate Kid but lacked that film's soul and depth despite the authentic settings.
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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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Format: Blu-ray
I've seen a few episodes of the series this live action movie was based on, so as a passingly interested viewer rather than a dedicated fan I was happy to give this a chance to be great despite the bad review upon cinema release.
Sadly, the reviews were largely accurate.
The mythology is pretty simply - there are 4 opposing nations - Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Fire don't like everybody else, and have oppressed them with their war machines and armies, trying to root out any of the mystically talented members of the other nations' populations who can 'bend' and control their element and use it as a weapon.
Unfortunately, the characters are thinly drawn with bad dialogue, so the actors here are lumbered with the kind of roles that even a 2D cartoon might consider 'thinly drawn'. Jackson Rathbone in particular is left stranded as Sokka, smiling and emoting but given little to do except be heroine Katara's brother and make eyes at girls.
As Aang, the hero of the title, Noah Ringer has more to do, but still gets stilted dialogue and poor character development.
Dev Patel, as exiled Fire Nation prince Zuko is thankfully given almost enough meat to get his teeth into, including some tense scenes of humiliation at the hands of his own people, but his role is hamstrung by saddling him with few resources due to his exile status, and a series of endless failures. As a result, the nominal bad guy feels like a weak petulant child, and the heroes feel like trite cardboard cut-outs. Aang and Katara's story arc basically amount to: "I can't do it! Oh, hang on, look, I tried really hard and now I can." This feels insultingly thin and puerile in film of such gigantic budget and vast scale.
Luckily it's not all bad news.
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