Jul 2, 2010

The Last Airbender - Movie Review

My Summary: There are 4 tribes. Water, Earth, Air and Fire. In each there are benders, a person that can control that element. There is what they call an Avatar, he can control all 4 elements and he is there to balance the elements in their world. The Avatar had been missing for a 100 years and the Fire nation had declared war on the other nations and mostly in control. Ong the Avatar is finally awoken after being stuck under some ice for a 100 years (not sure how he survived that, but ok) he has learned Air bending but doesn't know how to control the rest of the elements since he is just a child and hasn't completed his training. Ong and some friends go to the Water tribe so he can learn Water bending. The Fire nation is hot on their trail. Will Ong be able to defeat the Fire nation and bring balance back into the world?

My Thoughts: I enjoyed this movie, but I definitely think it's not for everyone. I would say if you liked the DragonBall Evolution movie that came out last year, you'd probably enjoy this. The visuals were great as were the martial arts scenes, very fluid and just nice to watch. Some parts where a little hard to follow, but overall the story was ok. It was nice to see Jackson Rathbone (Jasper from Twilight) in a bigger roll. His hair still left something to be desired though. Kids would probably like this movie more than adults since it is based off of a kids anime show, so expect that silliness that comes from anime tv.

I give this movie 5.85 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review. Comparing it to DragonBall helps me put it in perspective.