The Last Airbender

Theatrical Release: July 1, 2010
DVD Release: November 16, 2010
The Last Airbender


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.

Dove Review

“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!

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a couple a couple of times.
Language: None
Violence: A lot of fantasy violence without it being very graphic; some martial arts fighting; a few characters strike each other with wind, water, fire and earth; one character appears to be hit by a ball of fire but she is not burned; explosions; some swords are used in the battles.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: This is a fantasy world and a few characters mention reincarnation which is possible in their world but it is not a constant theme; various spirits are mentioned such as the spirit of the moon; the prince's father is evil and burned his son's face; a character consults the dragon spirit which is supposed to give wise counsel; some powers are displayed and it is said that the power comes from within so there is no mention of God.


Company: Paramount
Producer: Scott Aversano
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter