In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.
In order to restore their dying safe haven, the son of Poseidon and his friends embark on a quest to the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece while trying to stop an ancient evil from rising.
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A young girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill ... Written by
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When The Blue Spirit frees Aang from his wrist irons, he fails to free Aang from his leg irons, and turns away, stowing his swords. However, Aang is running with him in the next scene. See more »
A hundred years ago all was right with our world. Prosperity and peace filled our days. / The four Nations: Water, Earth, Fire, and Air Nomads lived amongst each other in harmony. / Great respect was afforded to all those who could bend their natural element. / The Avatar was the only person born amongst all the nations who could master all four elements. / He was the only one who could communicate with the Spirit World. With the Spirits' guidance the Avatar kept balance in the ...
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As the credits start to roll, Aang, Katara and Zuko bend the elements: water fire and air. No earth bending is demonstrated, but an airy figure of Aang stand on top of stone pillars. See more »
The Last Airbender: A Momentous Achievement in Monotony
"The Last Airbender", directed by M. Night Shyamalan is tortuously
lethargic, uninvited, abysmal, and uniformly atrocious (in every
aspect). And that's me being nice!
Based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series (to which I am only
vaguely familiar and thus can't compare) is set i a world in which the
population is divided amid the four elements (Earth, Wind, Water and
Fire) and some skilled practitioners whom can "bend" these elements to
their will. Since the elements are naturally at odds with each other,
an overall controller is needed to maintain order among the kingdom.
This role is played by the Avatar, who can manipulate all the elements
and thus can keep balance and peace amongst the tribes. Only problem is
this Avatar has gone missing for 100 hundred years.
"The Last Airbender" follows a brother and sister from the Water Tribe,
Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) and Katara (Nicola Peltz), who discover a
12-year-old monk-child from the Air tribe frozen in a block of ice and
his gigantic furry steed (that resembles the luck dragon in "The Never
Ending Story").His name is Aang (Noah Ringer), and he, of course is the
missing Avatar. Now freed, he finds his home air tribe are all dead and
the rest of the world in turmoil. All at the hands of the tyranny of
the dreaded Fire Nation. Aang, who never wanted to be the Avatar in the
first place (thus why he ran away) must step up, lead a resistance and
bring peace back to the Kingdom. However, he must first learn how to
control the elements other than air (was imprisoned by an ice storm
before he could train). The Fire nation led by Lord Ozai (Cliff Curtis)
wants none of this of course and seeks to capture and subdue Aang (they
would just kill him but he'd just get reincarnated). Rounding out the
plot is Ozai's son, Prince Zuko (Dev Patel), living in exile with his
uncle Iroh (Shaun Toub), who also wants to capture Aang and bring him
back to his father to win his honor back.
Sound like a lot? It is, but surprisingly not as convoluted as it
sounds. The scope of the plot, which attempts at mysticism, politics,
religion and a whole obvious Jesus angle isn't the problem. Its how the
story is told that makes it unbearable. It throws a lot at you with no
effect. It fails definition and lacks resonance. Everything is rushed.
Characters and story elements are given no development. Take the Fire
Nation for example. We are told they are scourge of the once unified
kingdom but we arn't shown this. They travel the globe in their
ominous, menacing, iron ships and have a mightier than though attitude
but all in all nothing that establishes their evil-ness; albeit a later
incident with a glowing pond guppy. Because of this we have nothing at
stake, no reason to root for the good guys to triumph. Another example
would be a big part of Aang's journey. Which involves him letting go of
his anger towards the genocide of his people (a scene depicting said
genocide would have helped sell the fire nation's douchey-ness) but we
never see him get angry enough to make "letting go" have meaning.
Void-ness of emotional moments are what really plague this film. I
would blame this on the script but the performances are what make it
not work. Every actor in this film (minus Shaun Toub) delivers dialogue
as if they were reading it for the very first time. Not one thing
anyone says carries any weight, none of it resonates emotionally. To
say the actors suffer from wooden acting would be insult an to wood.
It seem Shyamalan seemed much more interested in the visuals than the
narrative (or the dialogue, which is shoddy at best). M. Night manages
a few striking images, most of them involving otherworldly landscapes
and ornate set design. There are strong special effects and action
sequences which are fluid and vivid. Particularly with the fights
involving element- manipulation. Winds gusts slamming people around
like rag dolls, earth barricades, globs or walls of water and so on are
eye popping. The effects are top notch. The hand-to-hand, Kung-Fu fight
sequences are well choreographed as well, but a bit too extraneous.
Should also mention that this movie is available in 3D and lets just
say it's a wasted element (pun intended), an unnecessary afterthought.
It wrecks whatever visual grace that might have been (and will give you
a massive headache).
Though, relatively successful in cinematic aspects Shyamalan, overall
fails to capture the sense of adventure. There is a signs of a
beautiful journey but it ultimately falls flat.
Underwhelming and joyless Avatar: The Last Airbender is sure the be the
final nail in the coffin of M. Night Shymalans stunted career.
M. Night Shyamalan: Fool me once? Shame on you. Fool me four times?
"The Sixth Sense" was clearly a fluke.
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