– 3 out of 5 stars

 In The Last Airbender, Aang is released with the help of siblings, Katara and Sokka, from the Southern Water Tribe, after being enclosed in ice for a century. Aang is the last Airbender and also the only Avatar that can control all the elements – Air, Water, Earth and Fire. Aang realizes that his tribe was destroyed by the power-hungry Firebenders who feared the Airbenders would overcome them. With the help of Katara and Sokka, Aang travels to the Northern Water Tribes to master the art of Waterbending since he left his Tribe before he could master all the elements. A war breaks out and it is up to Aang to embrace his destiny as the Avatar to save the members of the Northern Water Tribe.

Naturally, this is the first of the a series since Aang would need to master the other elements – Earth and Fire. But the reviews haven’t been really kind but I do hope there will be sequels. The Waterbending effects are pretty cool so it seems to be my element of choice at the moment. Earthbending seems cool too, judging from the sneak peek in the movie. Princess Yue is really pretty, even though she has white hair because her eyes are in such a pretty shade of blue. Jackson Rathbone (Jasper Cullen in The Twilight Saga) stars as Sokka and has more screen time than his vampire alter ego, which is good because he is often portrayed as the weird vampire even though he is quite cool in the books. He also acts as some form of comic relief in the movie. 3 out of 5 stars.

Here’s a funny clip with Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz (Katara) promoting the Nickelodeon KCAs 2010:


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