The first full trailer for The Last Airbender premiered today online. We have only seen the teaser and the Superbowl spot so far, and those trailers really did not give you a good idea about the movie. With this trailer, we finally get some idea of the story, and we can see some of the actors actually say some lines. There are not really any big name actors in this movie, other than the director/writer (adaptation) M. Night Shyamalan. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Jackson Rathbone (The Twilight Saga) are probably the only two actors that the movie-going audience may recognize. The movie is based on the anime series Avatar: The Last Airbender, but of course, Shyamalan had to drop the Avatar in the title because of another little-known movie that is not doing very well in the box office. From a couple of websites, I have gathered that the movie is based just on Book 1 of the series. The trailer itself is pretty good. It looks like CGI and special effects are top-notch. I am hoping that Shyamalan can redeem himself with this movie because his last two movies were not so good. He adapted this screenplay, so there won’t be any signature twist at the end. Rather than me try to give a synopsis of the story, I am just going to give you the synopsis that is on IMDB.com (I did not write this):
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. In the old days, there was peace between the four nations of the world. The Avatar — Master of all four elements — kept peace between the the Water Tribes, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation, and the Air Nomads. Only the Avatar has the ability to Bend (manipulate) all four elements, but one day, he Vanished. Then the Fire Nation attacked, forcing a war on the other three nations for one hundred years. Now, for the good of the world, it’s up to 12-year-old Aang (Noah Ringer), the new Avatar and the last of the Air Nomads (Airbenders), to return peace and balance by putting an end to the war and mastering all four elements. Aang must accept his destiny by stopping the Fire Nation’s war and defeating the Fire Lord for good.”
The Last Airbender bends its way into theatres July 2, 2010.