The Last Airbender Trailer

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:21 pm,

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Paramount Pictures has just released the first full theatrical trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Forget about the teaser trailer and Super Bowl ad, this theatrical trailer is 1:55 of awesome air, water, earth and fire bending not to mention appearances by Uncle Iroh, Lord Ozai and Princess Yue of the Northern Water tribe.

Do I know way too much about something based on a Nickelodeon children’s cartoon? You bet! But there’s a good reason; Avatar: The Last Airbender may have been on a children’s television network, but the storytelling, art style and top notch action scenes surely were made for adults to enjoy. Right?

With this trailer we finally get a full look at what Shyamalan has in store for us this July and from the looks of it, this film is not only going to be amazing, but its finally going to return M. Night back to his former glory as a top-notch director and storyteller.

Enough of me blabbing, watch the trailer and see what I mean…

Maybe it’s because I’m speaking as someone that’s a fan of the original series, but this film looks wonderful all around. The set pieces are beautiful, the bending is better than what I could have pictured in my head. Sure, we don’t get the quick glimpse of Appa that we had the Super Bowl ad, but you can  take a look at the Last Airbender toys to see what he’s going to look like.

It was totally worth waiting an extra couple months for them to fine-tune the CGI. This trailer has given me everything that I could have wanted and more. I have no qualms about saying that The Last Airbender is now my no. 1 must-see film of 2010…. And yes, I’m including Iron Man 2.

…that’s saying a lot.

What do you think of the trailer? Do you think it’s as good as I thought it was? Is M. Night going to rise back to the top or is this just going to be another “plants kill people” movie?

The Last Airbender is set to be released in theaters nationwide on July 2.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

Paramount Pictures has just released the first full theatrical trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Forget about the teaser trailer and Super Bowl ad, this theatrical trailer is 1:55 of awesome air, water, earth and fire bending not to mention appearances by Uncle Iroh, Lord Ozai and Princess Yue of the Northern Water tribe.

Do I know way too much about something based on a Nickelodeon children’s cartoon? You bet! But there’s a good reason; Avatar: The Last Airbender may have been on a children’s television network, but the storytelling, art style and top notch action scenes surely were made for adults to enjoy. Right?

With this trailer we finally get a full look at what Shyamalan has in store for us this July and from the looks of it this film is not only going to be amazing, but its finally going to return M. Night back to his former glory as a top notch director and storyteller.

Enough of me blabbing, watch the trailer and see what I mean…

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Maybe it’s because I’m speaking as someone that’s a fan of the original series, but this film looks wonderful all around. The set pieces are beautiful, the bending is better than what I could have pictured in my head. Sure, we don’t get the quick glimpse of Apa that we had the Superbowl ad, but you can also go back and check it out or take a look at the toys to see what he’s going to look like.

It was totally worth waiting an extra couple months for them to fine tune the CGI. This trailer has given me everything that I could have wanted and more. I have no qualms about saying that The Last Airbender is now my number 1 must see film of 2010…. And yes, I’m including Iron Man 2.

…that’s saying a lot.

What do you think of the trailer? Do you think it’s as good as I thought it was? Is M. Night going to rise back to the top or is this just going to be another “plants kill people” movie?

The Last Airbender is set to be released July 2

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  1. Man oh man, I am looking forward to this. The bending looked awesome. Though i dont remember the animated series being so dark, granted the fire nation is taking over and stuff but the music in the series was so upbeat alot of the time.

  2. i agree, it seems rather darker than the animated series, but i dont really mind it. it looks fantastic in all ways and i think Shymalan will rise to the top with this film:) i just hope that the characters will have the same personalities and stuff like they do in the cartoon! cause the bending looks already amazing:)

  3. i dont like the look of the female lead (the water tribe girl). and i dont recall aang having a cross like symbol on his back, needless to say the way they chose to go about the symbols on his body is pretty smart.
    definitely a muct see for me, loved the series and am hoping the movie is just as good if not better

  4. While this is my most anticipated movie of this year, I think I was impacted more by the teaser and the super bowl spot alone.

  5. Can't.
    Wait.

  6. Yes! I am so excited, too! Now that I've seen the trailers, I've become more optimistic…too many times have I been let down with movie adaptations, like Eragon and Twilight. But this…this looks awesome!!! :D

  7. Yeaaaaaah 8-10 year olds fighting!

  8. Amazing, It appears that its solely based on Book One: Water(Season 1). Im guessing they are planning on making a trilogy with Book 2 and 3 to follow.

  9. I absolutely loved the cartoon and am glad that (from what I can tell) they seem to be sticking to the canon. But the few changes I've noticed actually seem like improvments. Like Aang's tatoos being changed. They look more realistic than the blue arrows from the cartoon. And I like the darker feeling I get from this trailer. Sure the show was light and upbeat but it dealt with some very heavy elements (world war, genocide).

  10. I sure hope so. It just makes me wonder what they would name the next two… They didn't put Book 1: Water in this title so adding Book 2:Earth to the next one wouldn't make much sense. The Last Airbender 2? Na…..

  11. Please tell me someone else heard the patented scream at the end on the ship scene.

  12. Him and Appa have the symbols on both their bodies down their back and arms.

  13. Nothing like it should be! Zuko's main focal point, his scar, is virtually NON-EXISTENT how sad :[[

  14. Oh my… That looks totally wicked! Other than Katara and Iroh, everyone else gave off their characters vibes. I wish we got a glimpse of Suki in her Kiyoshi (sp?) Warrior outfit. :/

  15. ……why are all these people white? am i the ONLY one who watched the damn cartoon? Eskimos are TAN, look at the crayola crayon!!!! and wth? just wth? why the bad guy is the onyl ethnic mother in this movie….. just wow…. This is why racism in movies is jacked up…. like the DBZ movie…Goku was ASIAN……how in heck did he become white? and please dont try and say some bs that its not about race… well if there were trying to be true to the cartoon, then they would look diffrent ….

  16. Sokka and Kitara are not white in the cartoon. They have very dark skin. In this they look extremely pale. Like…beyond white male.

    Besides that, the film looks great. But that color things really bugs me. Is it bad that the difference in a problem for me or is it bad that the filmmakers cast people who look nothing like the the characters from the source material?

  17. Zuko didnt get the scar and the haircut until the next book

  18. if your gonna complain don't watch the movie ok -.-

  19. It's bad that it's a problem for you, one because you're really just mad because he cast non-asian actors and two if they were asian they'd probably still look nothing like the show's characters, Kitara does have blue eyes after all and I believe Sokka does too. If you're bitter because the characters are white in the movie just say so, it's okay, I understand how you feel, especially if you're Asian yourself, I don't agree but I understand. Just try to enjoy the movie for what it is, a live-action big screen adaptation. Why let the actor's appearance bother you if they can get the job done?

  20. I keep accidentally hitting like instead of reply…..
    No, he had the scar in book one.

  21. Why so serious?
    Had to be said….
    I know it's just a trailer, but can anyone show one instance where Aang actually smiles?
    He looks so removed from the carefree, playful kid from the show.
    If his first concern when he gets out of the ice isn't Penguin Sledding I'll be rather upset.

  22. The trailer looks good but I just don't see why would I be interested in watching a kid kicking the asses of full grown men…

    But, I will still give it a chance.

  23. aaaaargh i definitely wanna see the movie already darn it… it looks so awesome than what i imagined it to be.. WAAAAAA hats off to M. Night Shyamalan!!

  24. FYI.. In 2005, Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko created Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender. The show became a huge success and went on for three seasons.

    The show is advertised by Nickelodeon as “set in a fantastical Asian world” and is described by the writers themselves as taking place in “an ancient, fantastical Asian environment, primarily Chinese.”

    I for one am not going to watch this film (theaters, bluray, rental, cable, tv) and will be encouraging friends and family to do the same across the globe. I'm tired of Hollywood white washing. White is good. Black is evil. That's just wrong.

  25. Oh goody…another cinematic excretion from Cecil B. DeCrap. I can't wait. Who will be whispering their way through the lead role this time? And what scene will the illustrious director make a cameo in so he can pleasure himself to it later?

  26. aznman listen man im asian as well heres one thing i have to say being mixed with white and filipino, puerto rican and native american, can you give it a rest, jeez being a faithful watcher of the show and looking at the characters, they represent the people fine, my god, northern people are white just cause they choose not to make kitara and her brother brown seriously!? the whole show was created by white people and for that if you want to go all crazy, what would happen if there were no white people in the movie, OMG now you got another back lash! just give it a rest, we dont even know if taf is going to be a asian girl who earth bends give it time to build a story anng looks like the cartoon guy, i dont give a crap if hes asian or not, look at the movie percy jackson and the lighting thief grover is a white male but hes black in the movie, no one is pulling the race card, just people who want to be still jaded by hate, seems to me the people who invested into the movie want to see it done well and made the way they want it. dont crap on it till you see it. thats all

  27. Hope M. Night Bombamalan doesn't mess this up….Kinda like the way Beyonce portraying Wonder Woman would be a disaster……(I vomit in my own mouth at the thought)

  28. I'm not surprised at the white washing of the main cast, film companies simply believe that Asians aren't marketable and that American audiences even with Barack Obama as their president can't accept anybody but white faces as leading characters in their movies.

    The film may be good or may not be. I think what is objectionable is that these cartoon characters represented non-caucasian people but non-caucasian actors were not given fair consideration for the roles. The main casting sheets explicitly asked for caucasian actors for the lead roles but non-caucasians for the insignificant background extras which sounds pretty discriminatory. Why must Sokka & Katara be played by caucasians and yet the rest of the water tribe (ie extras) are played by people of Inuit descent? It makes no sense. Either make them all caucasian or all inuit.

  29. Ummm Goku wasn't even human. The statement that Aang is Asian or Katara is eskimo is purely skepticism, seeing as how the actual series never gave an actual race. And no race doesn't matter. A good movie is a good movie and a troll is a troll, and you sir are most definetly the latter.

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