The Fire Nation is waging a ruthless, oppressive war against the other three nations. The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer), is the “Last Airbender” — the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together. Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world.
Jackson Rathbone plays Katara’s brother Sokka, and Dev Patel plays Prince Zuko, prince of the Fire Nation. Mandvi is set to play the role of Commander Zhao, an ambitious and hot-tempered Fire Nation commander. Toub is cast as Uncle Iroh, the retired Fire Nation general and devoted surrogate parent to Dev Patel’s character Zuko. Curtis is set to play the ruthless ruler Fire Lord Ozai. Keong Sim has been cast in the role of Earthbending Father.
“The Last Airbender” is an action-packed thriller that will keep your family enthralled! The film is from Nickelodeon’s well made series “Avatar: the Last Airbender”. The movie follows the animated series very closely. It has some very minor twists and changes. Some die-hard fans will recognize some episodes and notice some of the new twists that are introduced within the film.
I really enjoyed the movie and it was very easy to understand. It followed the animated series on Nickelodeon very well. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the movie since each season in the animated series consists of twenty episodes but M. Night Shyamalan wrote and directed this very well. Every actor does an impeccable job during the movie; the casting was right on for every role. I really enjoyed Jackson Rathbone who plays Sokka in the film. His acting and sense of humor was a perfect fit for his role. It really reminded me of Sokka from the animated series, also Noah Ringer who plays Aang really fit the role perfectly. He resembles Aang very closely and his acting his spot on.
The only negative I had with the movie was I felt it was rushed considerably but I could understand since they had to put twenty episodes into a one hundred and three minute film. If you followed the series on Nickelodeon or are looking for a fun family film then this movie I highly recommend. We award our Dove Seal to this movie for ages twelve plus due to some fantasy violence. If the brief mentions of reincarnation bothers you, you may want to skip this one. “The Last Airbender” will take your breath away!