Japanese Trailer for The Last Airbender

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The second official full-length trailer for The Last Airbender debuted last week but it didn’t show too much new compared to the first trailer. This new one-minute Japanese trailer for the film offers more in terms of visuals we’ve not yet seen.

The Last Airbender is by far the largest-scale production for writer/director Shyamalan and the first time he steps out from his trend of original work to direct an adaptation of an established and popular franchise. After some very disappointing films from him in Lady in the Water and The Happening, this is how he can bring back the quality of work on his resume.

I loved the first teaser trailer for The Last Airbender which only showed the film’s title character, Aang, practicing martial arts and his bending skills in a room full of candles as soldiers and ships of the Fire Nation approach his location. When the full trailers then came out, they didn’t hit me like the teaser did but this Japanese trailer does a better job of it for me. It focuses in on the bending abilities of the four nations and acts basically as a special effects, showing what many of the characters can do.

From everything we’ve seen from the movie so far and from all accounts, M. Night Shyamalan is making a truely faithful adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon cartoon series, Avatar: The Last Airbender. Part of the reasons Shyamalan is paying careful attention to the series is because his two daughters are huge fans and won’t let him do otherwise. As a fan of the series myself, this is on my most anticipated films of the year.

Shyamalan both writes and direct the project which stars Noah Ringer as Aang (The Last Airbender), Jackson Rathbone as Sokka, Nicola Peltz as Katara and Dev Patel as Zuko.

The Last Airbender opens in theaters on July 2nd, 2010.

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  1. does anyone know what the movies budget was/is ?

  2. I would hesitate to call this truly faithful. The casting is out to lunch, for one. And the tone looks way off. Yes, Avatar dealt with heavy and meaningful themes, but it was very rarely dark. It often had a really lighthearted and funny tone, and I've seen none of that in the trailers. The best evidence is Aang. Can you name one instance in any trailer/tv spot/production still where Aang can be seen smiling? I can't. And that's a bad sign
    Aang isn't some somber, frowny zen-like character, he's a 10-year-old boy and a particularly exuberant one at that. He recognizes his responsibilities but also just wants to goof off and have fun. If they drop that aspect of him, it's a huge loss as it's really the driving force of the character. His journey throughout the show is from fun loving child to responsible young adult.
    Now before anyone goes saying “These are just trailers, don't judge it till you see it” remember that alot of these movies have different trailers that highlight the variety in tone of their film, to draw a wider audience. One trailer will show the big series actiony drama, the other will show the lighter side. So far, all the trailers for Last Airbender have been big actiony drama, which leads me to believe there is no lighter side.

  3. “Frank Marshall confirmed today that the budget for the planned The Last Airbender trilogy is $250 million, and that they will be spending more on the first film β€œto create the world.”
    http://lastairbenderfilm.com/category/budget/

  4. Isn't he twelve? And you're spot on with your observation.

  5. All I'm going to say is that so far there's been no sign of Appa.
    And if there is no Appa this movie will automatically be sucky.

  6. No, Appa's in it. He was in very very briefly in a couple of other trailers, and pictures of the toy have been released.

  7. exactly. casting is already horrid…if they cut out the comdey and light hearted tone of sokka and aang then its bluray rental for me.

  8. Yeap, Appa in his six-legged glory has briefly shown up! :)

  9. Well I'm coming to this property completely fresh don't know any background on it. I like what I see and I'm hoping Shyamalan can bring a balanced picture in that most viewers can find something to like about it. Perhaps the negative fan observations are just an anomaly of early marketing. With this kind of budget and such a popular story base if he can't bring a successful movie in I'm afraid it will be his swan song. So many high profile failures would do in anybodies career.

  10. ok that looks absolutely amazing dude.
    I thought that Jackson Rathbone was meant to be in this one? He's meant to play Sokka or someone right? x

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