Blown Away by Teaser Trailer for ‘The Last Airbender’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated June 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 pm,

the last airbender header Blown Away by Teaser Trailer for The Last Airbender

We’ve got the teaser trailer for M. Night Shayamalan’s The Last Airbender and let me tell you: it is much cooler than I ever would’ve imagined! It opens with a badass kung-fu feel and closes with a promise of epic, action-packed adventure.

And unless they had one hell of editor cutting this trailer,  I dare say The Last Airbender is looking like the film that might finally redeem M. Night Shayamalan!

Based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender, Shayamalan’s film will also tell the story of a war-torn world divided into four nations, based on the four elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air. From this world emerges a young boy named Aang (Noah Ringer), The Last Airbender, able to manipulate all four elements of Fire, Water, Earth and Air, who is prophesied to defeat the imperial Fire Nation and bring peace to the world.

Now that you know the story, check out the trailer for M. Night Shayamalan’s The Last Airbender:

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I just love the arch of this trailer: the quiet, cool, kung-fu opening building to the epic war sequence with fire balls coating the sky. Awesome. And did I mention that the “airbending” effects looked pretty good? An effective way to employ CGI.

Most surprising for me was the total lack of “Shaymalanisms” in this trailer. With just about every one of M. Night’s prior movies I saw ten seconds of a trailer and could immediately tell it was him sitting in the director’s chair. If I didn’t already know he was doing The Last Airbender, I wouldn’t have guessed it. Apparently adapting somebody ELSE’S work for the screen seems to agree with Mr. Night. Good to see him branching out of his own head.

Suddenly The Last Airbender is on my list of most anticipated films of next year. Who knew? It’s currently slated for a July 2, 2010 release. Tell us what you thought of the teaser trailer.

Source: Slash Film

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  1. I for one am reserving judgment until I see this film. I’ve just begun watching the cartoon, so I don’t have the whole picture yet, but I love it so far. As for ‘not doing justice’, there are few, and I do mean few live action movies that can ever do true justice to books, comics or animated series. There just isn’t the budget, time or resources for that today. I think if people went in with a margin for ‘error’ (i.e. some questionable casting, poorer acting, low-budget special effects, etc), you can enjoy many of these films a lot more. As far as the casting, as a person of a visible minority, my feeling is that Hollywood (and every other major movie centre) should cast people according to their talent, abilities and merit for a role, no matter what they look like and where they come from. I’ve found that Britain has been great for this; they hire who they think will do the best job, regardless of race, looks or ‘audience preferences’. I just hope that all the people in this film do their best and Shyamalan doesn’t drop the ball again. *I’m looking at you, Lady in the Water*

  2. Hey Silvertongue, I love the inkheart books dearly. But I think the movie did not turn out right. Here’s to hoping The Last Airbender will be different.

  3. You can tell its not the same as the series already when did aang ever fight anyone in anyone of the air temples?

    chased momo in the like 2nd or 3rd ep but thats about it.. and if he did there was never a heavy artilary of ships just outside floating around. but still cant wait to see the film marked down on my calendar and people stop being so bashful bout race hey were all the same :)

  4. Just So you Know Bradley18 its a TEASER TRAILER known of that really make sit into the movie.

  5. Noah had to shave his hair to Look like the avatar..Cool..

  6. Honestly I’m not impressed by this trailer. Maybe it’s because I hated the series, or because of my hatred of anime (which I’ve expressed here before) but this trailer was just… Boring really. Didn’t make me want to see it and didn’t capture my attention at all. I mean… I’m an open hater of the anime style and that may be why I don’t want to see this, but if the effects and characters look any better than this then I might give it a chance. MIGHT! Wish I couldhave seen the pics of the characters before Paramount took them down… I only saw the 1st episode of the series, do I need to be a big fan of it to understand this movie or will it honor the fact that not many people have watched must of the series but may see the movie?

  7. I don’t really consider Avatar to be true Animé. But more to the point…why comment if you totally hate everything about the series and the Animé genre altogether? I mean, why even watch the trailer in the first place? I just don’t understand why people are so determined to trash things just for the sake of it.

  8. I for one love anime and yes Avatar is not considered full on anime. Phillis was also right on the characters being of different race decents and I for one do believe it matters I mean Im pretty sure if the Dragonball movie was full of Japanese characters that actually know some kind of art unlike Spike and the wannabe karate kid that would have been a great movie not including the fact that the director did not take the show seriously. The fact is that these cartoons have comedy in them to get the kids attention but when you pay attention inside all those jokes theres a really good story going on. I do like M. Night and I hope he gets his act together on this one.

  9. hey the trailer clip is really okay. but,what i wont to know is will katara or her brother from the cartoon is in the movie. are any of the charter from the cartoon in the movie. hope soooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  10. well i thing it will be just as good as the series. well on that note i cant wait to see the movie.

  11. I can’t wait to see the movie!! My kids are HUGE fans and I love the story and humor found in the series as well. We have all 3 books and just heard that there was a live-action movie in the making while watching the special features of Book 3. We are sooooo excited and the teaser trailer looks awesome!! See u in theaters July 2nd!!!