‘Last Airbender’ Japanese Trailer, TV Spots, & Featurette

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:44 am,

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It may be Memorial Day here in the U.S. but the Fire nation is waging war against the rest of the world in the new Japanese trailer and TV spots for this summer’s The Last Airbender.  In addition, we have a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the construction of one of the film’s elaborate sets – and some thoughts from director M. Night Shyamalan on his first blockbuster project.

The Last Airbender is a big screen adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  In terms of plot, the film will focus primarily on the events of the show’s first season as the Fire nation seeks to reign supreme over the Earth, Water, and Air nations.

Hope presents itself in a group of fearless fighters, most notably Aang (Noah Ringer), the latest incarnation of the Avatar, a figure who can control all four of the basic elements.  Upon escaping his Arctic prison, where he was accidentally frozen some 100 years before, Aang sets out with two water-bending siblings named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) on a quest to stop the Fire nation’s brutal campaign to conquer the world.

With that in mind, have a look at the final Japanese trailer for the film:

Like the last U.S. trailer, this new Japanese advert is heavy on the dark visuals and effects-driven battle sequences of The Last Airbender and offers only bits of expository dialogue here and there.  That’s probably for the best as the acting in the film so far looks to be kind of weak – see Aang’s (lame) anguished cry of despair in this new Japanese trailer for case in point.

In addition, we have two new U.S. TV spots that continue to showcase the impressive sets, costumes, and CGI-animated elemental abilities of the Last Airbender characters.  While the slo-mo choreography of the battle scenes might seem kind of standard nowadays, the manipulation of the elements are a unique touch that helps make the martial art fights look more unusual and intriguing.

Lastly, we have a making-of featurette that reveals the construction of the Northern Water Tribe set for The Last Airbender and some bits of M. Night Shyamalan talking about the impressive scale of the film – which will be by far his biggest-budgeted project to date.

So what do you think?  Does it look like Shyamalan has a hit on his hands?  How do you think all the impressive visual effects will look in 3D?  Sound off in the comments section below.

The Last Airbender hits regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on July 2, 2010.

Thanks to LastAirbenderFansOnline for the tip-off.

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  1. to be honest, i’ve seen like everything that has come out of the last airbender and this just made me even more excited! mostly because im more certain that aangs voice isnt so weird and that its not as dark as i expected, as in sokkas and aangs personalities. they’re much like the ones in the series, so thats extremely good:)

  2. OMG! this is “Duels of the planeswalkers”! XD I´ll be looking forward to the this movie.

  3. Should be nice. Lucky u guys can watched it on July.

    Malaysians have to wait till late August for this! *sigh*

  4. Yes.. Will be my sons first midnight movie. :D I just hope it is at least %50 as ‘powerful/well written” as the show was.

    I can accept a few short cuts here and there. However it is not that hard of a story/world to mess up.

    Im watching you M… ;)

  5. if you think aang scream is bad acting i would love to see what you recall good acting lol

    the acting looks good

    • Completely agree with nelson

      the scream rocked

  6. Seeing these shots, is making me more excited for it! Personally I think that the trailer is (yet again) too long: even though I, as a big fan, saw the 1st season 3x already…they showed too much details. There are some movies, where you just need to stick with teasers.
    And I think David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) could be a better fit for Sokka…it still bothers me that the main characters are from a certain ethnic group/skin colour.

    Btw: there is only 1 waterbending sibling…Sokka is a true warrior though :D!

  7. the acting doesnt look bad at all, im just not to keen on aangs voice, he doesnt sound as young/child like.

    does anyone know if this was converted to 3D, regardless of how good it looks im not paying an extra %5 to hurt my eyes.

    • that was supposed to be a $ sign btw

  8. This is going to be one of the best movies out there
    seen all of the last airbender
    :)

  9. I think Aang’s scream is great, and from what little we’ve seen from him I think he will be believable…but regardless, Aang doesn’t need to be played by a fantastic actor (at least for Book 1), but a fantastic martial artist and energetic kid. Which Noah Ringer seems to be. He is the main character, but his role hardly needs experienced acting chops. Considering this is Ringer’s first-ever acting role, I think he’ll do fine.

    I’m really looking forward to The Last Airbender! It looks to be shaping up really well. I’m also curious as to how the uninitiated critics and general public receive it; I think it has the potential to be Shyamalan’s first blockbuster hit.

    • It wouldent be M’s first Blockbuster hit. Its gonna be hard to top the 6th sense, That movie set records. it spent 5 weeks at number 1…and got 6 oscar noms.

  10. Wow sorry gang this looks like several other fantasy films I’ve seen in the last few years rolled into one.

  11. I predict a 30 mil opening weekend or less on this one.

    Based on a popular story or not it looks generic as hell.

    We shall see very soon,,,,,

    • I would have to disagree. Being a summer movie, with kids out of school, I expect this to get at least $70 million. I’m not saying it will be good (but I’m hoping it will), but it does have a large fanbase.

  12. I am really excited about this movie. I hope it rocks. I’ve followed the animated series very closely. To this day I am simply amazed by the creators of the Avatar and it’s story.

  13. how does this look generic the sets are gigantic and jaw dropping yeah i see martial arts based fantasy films with people controlling elements all the time

    LOL

  14. Push, Kung Fu Huslle,,,

    Even the creatures look generic.

  15. zzzz…. i hope that the 3d of this one is not the same in clash of the titans….:D

  16. This film has lots of promise, I’m waiting…to be THRILLED!!!!!

  17. hmm, im nott gonna be fooled by yet another M. Night movie, each one he has made has gotten progressivly worse

  18. This is the worst movie. Not true to the story and the actors know nothing about the story line. They keep mispronouncing Aang’s name. CG is good but that’s it. Recast with serious actors. Aren’t the characters Asians? Whitewashing at its best. Ironically the Director is not white. Wow!

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