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The Last Airbender

Released

Jul 01, 2010

Latest Home Video

Nov 16, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

M. Night Shyamalan

Cast

Noah Ringer
Nicola Peltz
Dev Patel
Jackson Rathbone

Studio

2010 Paramount Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: The Last Airbender.

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is The Last Airbender Rated PG?

The Last Airbender is rated PG for fantasy action violence.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Last Airbender...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Last Airbender.

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.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence.
AB PG
MB PG Violence.
ON PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Last Airbender...

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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Jenny_w_penny says: Jul. 01, 2010

Thank you for your review of this movie. I have decided to take my daughter to see this now!  We love watching the cartoon series and this will be her first live action movie to see that actually contains some violence. 

Aang, the Avatar is a wonderful character.  He is a true friend, quick to apologize if he does things against his conscience. He really is a great character that children can look up to, and I love that about Aang.  He also cares a great deal for humanity (both enemies and innocents), animals, and the environment.  This movie is based off of Eastern religion, and it plays a VERY HEAVY roll in the movie.  If you do not want your children exposed to that, I would avoid this movie.

RosemaryG says: Jul. 19, 2010

After reading your site’s review, I decided to take my 2 children (ages 8 & 10) to see the movie.  I was very pleasantly surprised: absolutely no swearing, not even “hell” or “damn”, which are so prevalent nowadays kids think they’re all right to say; no blood, gore or ridiculously over-the-top violence; a lot of courage, loyalty, perseverance and friendhip in the face of fear and evil - overall, excellent.  There is, as the other mom stated, a lot of Eastern philosophy and religious elements, but it never hurts to hear other ideas and learn new things.  My son liked it so much he chose to see it again in 3-D.  Great kid-friendly movie!

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