Thursday, July 15, 2010

Movie Review: 'The Last Airbender'

by Marina DelVecchio




Title: The Last Air Bender (2010)
Genre: Action, Family, Fantasy
Run Time: 103 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone
Recommended? Yes




Synopsis: Adapted from the animated Nickelodeon series 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' this movie introduces the story of Aang, who lives in a world divided by four different nations: Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. Each nation is inhabited by a small group of individuals able to "bend" its element. A young and inexperienced Avatar that has been preserved in ice for 100 years, Aang is the only one that has the power to "bend" or manipulate all four elements. He awakens to discover that he is the last of his kind and that the Fire Nation has taken control over all remaining nations, imprisoning or destroying the benders of each nation. As he is the Avatar, it is his responsibility to free all nations and its people while overcoming the strength and power of the Fire Nation war lords. As he had only learned to bend air before running away from the hefty responsibilities that came with being an all-powerful Avatar, before Aang can confront the enemy and free all the nations from its domination, he must travel from nation to nation to learn how to "bend" water, earth, and finally fire. 


Review: I was looking forward to seeing this movie, and was happy albeit surprised that M. Night Shyamalan had taken on the project, because my son and I used to watch the animated version when he was around four years old. Divided into thirty minute intervals, the story of the Avatar was done quite well; it wasn't rushed and the characters, all of them, were fully developed. Shyamalan took on a very demanding and difficult project with this movie, and it felt as if he was trying to squeeze too much information and background flashbacks into the telling of the story. In doing so, he was not able to develop the story's characters to the extent that the animation series does, and thus, the true nature of the main characters, their motivation to act as they do, and the love and affection that the viewer develops for these children in whose hands the saving of the world falls into is completely lost. 


One needs to watch the animated version to get a sense of the characters and who they are. In M. Night Shyamalan's version, the children, who are the main characters of the story and the saviors of their world, are mechanical and dry. We don't get to see Aang's sweet and immature side. He is a little boy who wakes up to the realization that the Fire Nation has obtained control because he ran away from his ordained role as Avatar 100 years ago. The animated version portrays the difficulties with which he struggles, wavering between a free, youthful, and light-hearted little boy who is forced to assume adult responsibilities by acknowledging his guilt over the doom that has befallen the nations during his departure, and fighting life and death battles with hard-core enemies that only want to destroy him. Shyamalan's adaptation is dark and gloomy, his characters mechanical and ineffective, and what is grossly missing is the humor and light-heartedness that is so present in the animated version. It's an integral component because it captures the dynamic essence of each character and the struggles they each face when appropriating such adult obligations. 


That said, I still think it is a movie worth seeing. I don't regret taking my son to see it because it brought to life the characters we loved and because he has been taking Tae Kwon Do for the past two years. He was able to make connections between the forms he has been learning and how an individual can take the moves in the forms to defend himself. And my three-year-old loved it so much that she unearthed her brother's Avatar toys to play with them. It was not a scary movie at all, and what was really done well werre the fighting scenes. It helped tremendously that the actors, although unknowns, are real live Karate or Tae Kown Do black belts, so the scenes in which they fought were quite believable. And the bending of the water, fire, air, and earth are probably done better with animation, but Shyamalan did a great job with that in this movie. The best scene in the movie takes place towards the end when Aang learns to bend water and manipulates the entire ocean, not to destroy the Fire Nation Lords, but to scare them away, for in this scene, everyone realizes the great power that comes from this small and unassuming little boy. It is a great story, even if there are great flaws with the movie version. And of course, I highly recommend introducing your children to the animated version. 

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