Paramount Pictures decided that the 2010 Winter Olympics would be a suitable event to debut a brand new TV spot for The Last Airbender, and I’m glad they did. I haven’t seen one single episode of the original cartoon however all the trailers released so far, along with this new TV spot, get me all excited. It’s something about the visuals and epic feel that gets me interested, and I can’t wait until the film is released in July. Hopefully M. Night Shyamalan won’t disappoint.
The film’s hero, the reluctant young Aang (Noah Ringer), is the “Last Airbender” — the Avatar who, according to prophecy, has the ability to manipulate all of the elements and bring all the nations together.
Aided by a protective teenage Waterbender named Katara (Nicola Peltz) and her bull-headed brother Sokka, Aang proceeds on a perilous journey to restore balance to their war-torn world. Dev Patel plays the Fire Nation’s evil prince Zuko. Exiled from the Fire Nation by his father, Zuko is sent to capture the Avatar in order to restore his honor and right to the throne.