First Look At Momo In ‘The Last Airbender’

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The Last Airbender First Look At Momo In The Last Airbender

Director M. Night Shyamalan returns to theaters next week with The Last Airbender, his highly-anticipated big-budget adaptation of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender.

While the most recent TV spots for The Last Airbender offered a significant look at the film’s version of Appa, the Sky Bison, this new promo reveals the design of another fantastical creature – the flying lemur, Momo.

In the original series, Aang (who will played in Shyamalan’s film by Noah Ringer) formed a particularly strong bond with both Appa (his means of transportation) and Momo (his pet) as they, like him, are the last of their kind. In The Last Airbender movie the white furry creatures will aid Aang in his quest to restore balance to the world – alongside the comical Sokka (Jackson Rathbone) and his water-bending sister Katara (Nicola Peltz).

You can get an early look at Momo in the TV spot below:

The visual effects and production design of The Last Airbender continues to look rather impressive, as do the element-based fights and battle sequences.  Unfortunately, the dialogue and acting still sounds and looks wooden at best, lifeless at worst.

You probably also noticed that The Last Airbender has officially been Rated PG for “fantasy action violence.”  Despite the dark tone of the film’s cinematography and the wartime setting of its plot, this doesn’t exactly come as a surprise for a film based on a kid’s TV show.

Noah Ringer in The Last Airbender First Look At Momo In The Last Airbender

Will younger moviegoers be more likely to forgive The Last Airbender for its flimsy screenwriting and poor acting if it delivers some spectacular, FX-heavy action?  I wouldn’t be surprised, but here’s hoping that the thematic elements of the film are more stimulating than they’ve appeared to be so far.

Do you like the visual style of The Last Airbender?  Do you think the young actors will be more convincing when seen in the context of the film as a whole?  Sound off in the comments section below.

The Last Airbender arrives in regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on July 1, 2010.

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  1. I am mostly worried about Jackson as Sokka…I don’t know if I can see that. But I will see here in a few days I guess. I am excited to see the movie. Though I would have preferred the acting of David Henrie as Sokka. If they are going to go with a white guy they might as well go with a guy that can obviously play and look the part. Check out the website link to see pics of him.

  2. i liked the movie but it was kind of a bummer because it is just book one and i was looking forward to what sozins comet looked like that was my favorite part of the whole entire episodes

  3. Oh well, that just means there will be sequels. It was stupid of them to muck up the acting though. Where’s the humor in this film?!