Movie Review: The Last Airbender

Thanks to, I got the chance to attend the movie premiere of The Last Airbender before it's out.


I brought one of my girls with me for the movie.(Her nick is PIG! :P)


Don was there too! XD


Ok, now on to the review. XD

Many of you might not know the fact that this movie is based on an animation series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. In fact, I watched 1 or 2 episodes of the animation on OKTO before.The animation consisted of 3 seasons.

 *Spoilers Ahead*

The Last Airbender is the first of a trilogy. Similar to the animation, the first was Book One: Water.
The Avatar has the ability to bend all four elements, born as an Airbender, he needs to learn the 3 other elements so that he is able to fight against the Fire Nation Lord. Water comes after Air and Earth comes after Water with Fire being the last.

In this first movie, we see how Aang(the Airbender/Avatar) accepts his destiny as the Avatar and along with his friends from the Water Tribe tries to fought against the Fire Nation who had the motive of eliminating all other nations/elements conquer the world while searching for Masters to teach Aang to bend the 3 other elements.
Aang traveled along with Katara and Sokka to the Northern Water Tribe to find a Master Waterbender to teach Aang how to bend water. On their way, they have to avoid Zuko, the exile Prince of the Fire Nation who is only allowed to return if only he caught the Avatar. The Trio also have to avoid Commander Zhao from the Fire Nation who has evil intentions to destroy the Northern Water Tribe while capturing the Avatar.

The Last Airbender is a fantasy movie with not so fantastic effects. However, I felt that it requires no fancy effects as the elements portrayed in the show are the basics of everything. Hence there is no need for fancy effects for the elements. There's also some humor in the movie for us to take a breather from all the actions. Somehow the bending of elements reminds me of Tai-Ji, when research tells me that the bending of elements is based on different Kungfus. With waterbending based on Tai-Ji. I am sure you will get what I meant when you watch the movie yourselves. XD

As for the story, it's like all adventure stories where there will be a main hero who will be there to save the day. And also the evil people trying to destroy everyone else, putting themselves superior to others. You can't expect much out of something that is based on an animation which is targeted at teenagers.

In my opinion, I find that The Last Airbender is quite a good show as there are twists and turns and I felt that there is no boring moments. Just don't expect too much when you watch it and you will definitely enjoy the show.
I felt that the reason why many give it a low rating as they expect too much as the animation the show was based on was very popular and even won awards.

I rate this show a 3.5/5. XD

I will be looking forward to the other 2 parts of the movie. XD

Enjoy the Trailer! XD

And maybe you would like to visit the official site too. XD

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