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The Last Airbender (2010)

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Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

Director:

M. Night Shyamalan
Popularity
475 ( 116)
8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Ringer ... Aang
Dev Patel ... Prince Zuko
Nicola Peltz ... Katara
Jackson Rathbone ... Sokka
Shaun Toub ... Uncle Iroh
Aasif Mandvi ... Commander Zhao
Cliff Curtis ... Fire Lord Ozai
Seychelle Gabriel ... Princess Yue
Katharine Houghton ... Katara's Grandma
Francis Guinan ... Master Pakku
Damon Gupton ... Monk Gyatso
Summer Bishil ... Azula
Randall Duk Kim ... Old Man in Temple
John D'Alonzo John D'Alonzo ... Zhao's Assistant
Keong Sim ... Earthbending Father
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Storyline

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 The Massie Twins

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Four nations, one destiny


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In a 2019 lecture at NYU's Stern School of Business, M. Night Shyamalan publicly disowned his films The Last Airbender (2010) and After Earth (2013), calling them "junk movies." He added: "I did a couple huge, big-budget CGI movies. There has always been this inexorable pull to join the group; a constant seduction in the form of whatever you want to tally, in the form of money, or safety, ease, not getting criticized. I did these movies, and I rightfully got crushed, because they said, 'You don't believe in yourself, you don't believe in your own voice, and in you don't believe in your values.' I felt really lost. It just didn't work. There's probably something Darwinian about all this.". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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Katara: 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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Crazy Credits

The opening production logos are accompanied by bending elements: the stars in the Paramount logo are accompanied by splashes of water, and the Nickelodeon Movies logo is seen ablaze and is cooled down with a blast of air. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anime Abandon: Night Warriors (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

La La
Written by Ashlee Simpson and John Shanks
Performed by Ashlee Simpson
Produced by John Shanks
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User Reviews

 
Pile of nonsense
30 June 2010 | by billa48See all my reviews

They went too fast and all the characters talk like they're reading off placards. The computer generated stuff was good though but i got less than what i expected. What a waste of time and money. I'd rather had stayed home and watched the original cartoon instead.

The original cartoon is ten times better to watch. Even if i consider this movie as a unit in it itself, its missing a lot of story where a new viewer wouldn't be able to connect the points. Although it has good computer generated animation and stuff but you still get less than you'd expect. There are bits where you expect it to be funny and it ain't, no fun.

Anybody who has watched the original cartoon will tell you how much of it they have skipped in the beginning of the movie. The story line is completely shot, you cant tell whats really going on.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avatar: The Last Airbender See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,325,019, 4 July 2010

Gross USA:

$131,772,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,713,881
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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