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.
Why Is The Last Airbender Rated PG?
The Last Airbender is rated PG for fantasy action violence.
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.
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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.
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 films bending rooted in Martial Arts, uncover Shyamalans 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 ILMs computer generated imagery
- Music Longtime creative collaboration between M. Night Shyamalan and composer James Newton Howard is celebrated in the films 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)