The Last Airbender parents guide

The Last Airbender

Overall B

For one hundred years the Fire Nation has been at war with the Air Nomads, the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom. The only hope these groups have for survival is 12-year-old Aang (Noah Ringer), who is believed to be the "Avatar." This title denotes a person with the ability to bend or manipulate all four elements and restore peace and balance. This movie is based on a popular Nickelodeon TV series.

Release date July 1, 2010

Violence C+
Sexual Content A
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Last Airbender rated PG? The MPAA rated The Last Airbender PG for fantasy action violence.

Run Time: 103 minutes

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The Last Airbender
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Last Airbender rated PG? The Last Airbender is rated PG by the MPAA for fantasy action violence.

Violence: Frequent battles are depicted using martial arts techniques, various primitive weapons and supernatural powers, however only one person appears to be killed in them and few are seen injured. People the Fire Nation has killed in the past are mentioned, and one of these characters is seen alive in flashbacks. Human skeletons are portrayed. A brief shot shows blood on a man’s face. A person is asked to sacrifice their life for the good of others. People are imprisoned because of their ability to bend elements. Some supernatural creatures are depicted. Characters are often in peril.

Sexual: A brief kiss is shown.

Language: No profanities were noted.

Drugs/Alcohol: No drug or alcohol use or depictions were noted.

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The Last Airbender
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Violence.
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

The Last Airbender is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and stars Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Last Airbender movie is November 16, 2010. Here are some details…

On November 16, 2010, The Last Airbender releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Both the single disc DVD and Blu-ray version of the movie offer these bonus extras:

  Origins of the Avatar

  Deleted Scenes: Talk to the Dead, Water Teaches Us Emotion, Water Tribe Battle and Field Ablaze.

  Gag Reel

The Last Airbender also releases in a Two-Disc Special Edition Blu-ray. This edition includes:

- Feature Film on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy

- Nine -part Documentary: Discovering The Last Airbender

- Inspirations   Co-creators of the show and M. Night Shyamalan give insight into the inner journey the characters take

- Spirituality   Explore the deeper spirituality that colors The Last Airbender

Heroes   Aang, Katara and Sokka journey together to save the world; behind-the-scenes piece provides a closer look at these characters and the actors

- Greenland   With sub-zero shoots on glaciers and frozen rivers just a few hundred miles from the North Pole, travel with the filmmakers to Greenland to meet the locals and experience the magnificent landscapes captured for the powerful opening of the film

- World   The sets, props, costumes and make-up that helped bring to life four unique nations in the film, each with a distinct look and style

- Action   With the film’s “bending” rooted in Martial Arts, uncover Shyamalan’s process with Noah Ringer to create complex, heart-pounding action sequences

- Effects   Closer look at the jaw-dropping cinematography and special effects that were created to blend seamlessly with ILM’s computer generated imagery

- Music   Longtime creative collaboration between M. Night Shyamalan and composer James Newton Howard is celebrated in the film’s sweeping score

- Finale   The journey culminates in one breathtaking moment on the ice wall

Featurettes: Siege of the North, Origins of the Avatar and Katara for a Day

- Deleted Scenes

- Gag Reel

- Avatar Annotations (Picture-in-picture on select scenes)

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This live-action adaptation features a lone character with a huge responsibility, similar to the position of Frodo in the Lord of the Rings franchise. In the family-friendly Kung Fu Panda, another group of desperate citizens looking for a "chosen one" to save their world.

Because the Nickelodeon animated TV series upon which this movie is based is titled: Avatar: The Last Airbender, this film is likely to be confused with the James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar.