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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.

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... Aang
... Prince Zuko
... Katara
... Sokka
... Uncle Iroh
... Commander Zhao
... Fire Lord Ozai
... Princess Yue
... Katara's Grandma
... Master Pakku
... Monk Gyatso
... Azula
... Old Man in Temple
John D'Alonzo ... Zhao's Assistant
... Earthbending Father
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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


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Rated PG for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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1 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Avatar: The Last Airbender  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$51,804,232, 4 July 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$131,564,731, 19 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,731,881, 23 September 2010
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2.35 : 1
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According to a member of an Avatar forum by the name of Kyatto, the film went through a troubled production that began with a ghost writer doing uncredited re-writes to the script, and ended with M. Night Shyamalan getting tired of arguing with the overheads, gave up, and collected his paycheck. See more »

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In the scene with Sokka and Katara, just before Sokka is breaking the ice. You can clearly see a large ice formation just behind and the the left of them. During the ice breaking scene it is still there, yet when the ice is cracking and they back the way they came its gone. Also, in the over head shot the terrain all looks flat. See more »

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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 closing credits feature Aang, Katara and Zuko bending their respective elements of water, fire and air (no earth bending is demonstrated). See more »

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Referenced in Skids (2016) See more »

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Written by Ashlee Simpson and John Shanks
Performed by Ashlee Simpson
Produced by John Shanks
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The Last (time I pay to see an M. Night Shyamalan movie) Airbender
30 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

After waiting extremely eagerly for this movie, I sat in the theater and was extremely eager for it to END. Ear-oh? Oong? Soak-ah?! Could they have butchered the names anymore than they did? Worse, the entire movie felt like a string of clips put together for an hour and a half and not like a movie at all. All the major parts of the Book of Water were skimmed over, while things like the freeing of the earth nation village (while important) were given screen time that could have been given to major events like the southern air temple.

The actors were dismal, with the exception of Dev Patel as Zuko and to a lesser extent Shaun Toub as Iroh, who wasn't an accurate portrayal of Iroh visually but at least captured the character's wisdom much better than many of the other actors on board for the movie. He however failed to provide many of the aspects of Iroh that made him endearing in the series.

I will give that the northern water kingdom was gorgeous, but that's about all I have to say kindly about this movie.

If you love Avatar: The Last Airbender as the series, I recommend giving this movie a miss. It's heartbreaking how they butchered something that had such fantastic and barely needing change source material.


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