Must Watch: Final Trailer for Shyamalan's The Last Airbender
Paramount has debuted the final full-length trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender today on Apple. Noah Ringer stars as Aang and he's joined by Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz, Shaun Toub, and many others. This is such an epic and unbelievably awesome trailer. I can't frickin' wait to see this now! The effects look fantastic and the story looks great, too. It looks like that 3D announcement yesterday was just in time, as they also snuck in a big "in 3D" bit of text at the end. I'd still like to see this in 2D first. Even if you've never heard of the TV series before, you'll probably love this trailer, so definitely check it out!
Watch the final trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender:
You can also watch the final trailer for The Last Airbender in High Definition on Apple
The Last Airbender is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village, Lady in the Water, and The Happening previously. The screenplay was also written by M. Night Shyamalan while the story was co-written by Shyamalan and creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. This is based on the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender that originally aired in 2005. Paramount is bringing The Last Airbender to theaters everywhere starting on July 2nd this summer.
Reader Feedback - 92 Comments
Kamina on Apr 23, 2010
Looking pretty effin awesome!!
Enbee on Apr 23, 2010
have you seen the series?
Amber on Apr 23, 2010
HOLY ****!!!!! M. Night has done it!!!
Shad on Apr 23, 2010
APPA and the Blue Spirit SWEET
Duck on Apr 23, 2010
i really thought the series were stupid and not intersting nor cool, but i have to admit, this looks effin epic man!!!! im really looking forward to this one, and in 3d too, the effects are just a master piece, really badass hope to see sequels too
Mac306 on Apr 23, 2010
Ilike it..the "shamalama" comes through on this one for sure...
spanky on Apr 23, 2010
Mr. Frosty on Apr 23, 2010
Give the "The Legend Of Zelda" Licence to this man immediately. This is full of WIN
Link1983 on Apr 23, 2010
Wow... just wow. This looks as if it will do the series it's based off of justice, and that's definitely saying something!
Kangi on Apr 23, 2010
i'm starting to think that for some reason everytime he goes to the avatar state, his voice gets deeper. the actor has the voice for it. and i dont really remember his voice doing that in the series. i just want to here him ask to go penguin sledding lol.
artman on Apr 23, 2010
I have no clue why... But along with Iron Man 2 and Inception.... I am super stoked for this movie this upcoming summer? Not even an M Night fan.
Dad on Apr 23, 2010
horrible casting. cautiously optimistic given the director's last few efforts.
the cynic on Apr 23, 2010
okay so I wasn't excited to see this movie before. it looked kinda dumb, but this trailer changed my mind. so stoked. looks freaking sweet!
Erin on Apr 23, 2010
David on Apr 23, 2010
Definitely epic, but in 3D? Why?
Hellboy on Apr 23, 2010
This looks like "300" for kids. Still a fan of the show, not so much of the movie. But we'll see...
graffiti bandit on Apr 23, 2010
Well. I don't want to seem too excited, but damn this looks like it shaped up very nicely. God, I watched this trailer three times. I won't jump to conclusions-- it isn't out yet-- but I think M. Night has done what he needed to do 7 years ago... Adapt.
Cracky on Apr 23, 2010
hell ya bone shivering spine tingling trailer but yea i agree with alex first in 2d then in 3d but yea good job m night finally a movie of his worth waiting for
alan on Apr 23, 2010
Looks really good, but I seriously the humor of the show is in there, somewhere.
The_Kid on Apr 23, 2010
As someone who adores the show (and just finished rewatching Book One) I'm still cautiously optimistic. The effects, specifically the fire and air bending, look really REALLY good. And the brief shot of Appa surpassed all of my expectations I had for him. It's little things that are making me nervous from the trailers, but it's hard to judge whether that's just the way the trailer is edited or if that's really the movie (the amount of Yue I saw worries me, not because I think she's a bad character of that was a bad plot point, I just don't want Sokka and Yue to become a huge thing just so the film can have a romance subplot, when there were much better storyarcs that furthered Sokka's character on much more than the three episodes in the North Pole). And I got called out for this on Twitter by some guy, but the actress who is playing Katara makes me more nervous than anything. In this trailer I think she only has the one line, but in one or two before this there were maybe three other scenes with her and in each one it was said like she was on the verge of, or holding back tears. Not to say Katara never gets emotional but when she said those lines (or lines very similar) in the series they were always said with strength and conviction. I don't want Katara to become a throwaway female heroine that doesn't get a chance to show her real strength. But I'll have to see the movie to find out for sure whether I'm freaking out over nothing.
Michelle on Apr 23, 2010
Oh I'm the only one who wrote an essay in the comments, now I feel like one of THOSE fans :\
Michelle on Apr 23, 2010
Roderick on Apr 23, 2010
11 years olds and twilight fans will love this
bang lassie on Apr 23, 2010
@24: How is this compared to Twilight. You are either joking or an idiot. Looks really good in the SFX department and seems to stay true to the great storyline of the anime. I will certainly go see this. Appa!!
bang lassie on Apr 23, 2010
Can an American cartoon really be called an anime? I thought that "anime" was reserved for Japanese cartoons. Just my thoughts. This will be a great movie.
Awesome Opossum on Apr 23, 2010
looks great looks like the big change between the cartoon and the movie is Aang will be serious.
Zantorian on Apr 23, 2010
I gotta say, his past, what? three movies have sucked but this just looks freaking amazing hahah i just finished watching the series and i am so pumped up for this! cant wait! also i think that this movie only goes up to the end of the first book judging by the trailer but whatever that only means 3 movies hahah.
Josue on Apr 23, 2010
Fork Fiend on Apr 23, 2010
Fork Fiend on Apr 23, 2010
Looks epic as hell....buts its shyamalan he could still find a way to fuck it up with putrid dialogue and horrible pacing, maybe he will redeem himself?
Cody w on Apr 23, 2010
Im with 29/30 on this one. Momo is one of my favorite characters of the series, maybe even my most favorite. i guess they wanted to wait until the release to show the best character. lol. Also, i don't think i saw Toph anywhere. am i wrong?
Ian Kuah on Apr 23, 2010
Considering the fact that Toph doesn't appear until season TWO and this movie is doing the plotline of season ONE I can think of one very good fucking reason why you don't see her anywhere.
TW on Apr 23, 2010
The question is can you, Ian Kuah?
TW on Apr 23, 2010
1 word AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nans on Apr 23, 2010
Fantamsic on Apr 24, 2010
JEMIMAHRG on Apr 24, 2010
#26: Well, technically Anime means simply animation in Japan but outside of Japan it has become the meaning of japanese cartoon. Therefore the only true anime is japanese, however there are also chinease and korean anime which is simply cartoon made in an animestyle. The makers of The Last Airbender however are american and is thus an animated television serie made in an animestyle, or, American Anime if you will. On Topic: Just about everything looks really cool, though I wonder how far they go as far as the story is. As far as I can see it is mostly centered on Book One? #21: I agree, I really hope they bring Katara into the actual character, heck they even made a pun on her being overly sensitive in Book Three (the theater where they make fun of pretty much everything). I'm going to be mad if they don't, I've seen enough female characters go without their proper and strong personality into a pop-culture media.
Felix on Apr 24, 2010
How is this epic? A few cool CGI fights? More than likely they're showing the best of the movie in a trailer. million to one the kid sucks. Given I only heard one line...we've only heard one, unless I missed a trailer. His acting is going to be horrible. Sounded cheesier than Star Wars when Luke says "Soon I'll be dead and you with me" "I will stop them." "It maye be too late already."
tra la la la la di da on Apr 24, 2010
I need to go get a towel. Damn, that was awesome! brb.
Psyfon on Apr 24, 2010
I've been following the creation of this movie ever since I heard it was going to be made. I saw the first trailer of Aang in the Air Temple a year ago, but thought it looks ridiculously stupid. Of course, I'd only watched one episode of the TV show. But once I watched Every.Single.Episode in one week, I looked up every trailer there is and watched them 20 frickin' times each day. I just watched this 4 times, it gave me chills. 😀 As for Noah Ringer, yeah, I'm a little nervous he's going to be TOO stiff, TOO serious as Aang. But hopefully they'll find a way to bring in the humor that we all know and love. 😀 The only thing I hate is that we have to wait 2 years for the movie for Book Two. That one's my favorite. ;D
Rye-Rye on Apr 24, 2010
It looks cool, I never seen the show so I have no idea what to look out for. @ Link1983 – I was thinking the same, Nintendo what are you waiting for. Let him do The Legend of Zelda. @ The Cynic – lol horrible casting, who do you think should’ve been cast? Lol
blue & orange ny on Apr 24, 2010
Firstly, I have to say that I am super excited to see that Appa is in this! This entire time, I was just assuming they were cutting him out for the unfamiliar audiences. Thank god they did not! I think Shamalama finally found his genre. This film looks so awesome that it actually warrants a legit EPIC. I have one problem with this film, however. Aang was always innocent and funny until it came time to kick ass, and when that did happen, he was usually nervous and afraid. And only when things were really getting tight did his power activate. In this film, though, it seems that Aang is always serious and always ready to kick ass and I think that will have a bad effect on the audience. They will see him as this unstoppable force with no weaknesses when he should really be a lovable character that gives you a little warning about how he is going to act. i know that sounds like I want my hand held through the movie, but really, it is just a good pacing tactic. All in all, this movie really does look mesmerizing in all of it's CGI glory. Definitely going to be a midnight ticket for me.
Angry Chief on Apr 24, 2010
@33 dude, i haven't seen the show since it was on Nick, was that like five years ago? So i don't remember everything about it, okay. i also didn't know that this film is just focused on book 1, so i can be happy to hear that, thank you TW for letting me know. plus @43 and all the other people who think Aang is all serious in this film, how can we say that when we've only seen 2 minutes of maybe a 2 hour+ film? i think i'll wait to make any judgements until i see it. i'm just happy to see what was there for now.
Ian Kuah on Apr 24, 2010
the action looks really good, but the acting - the line delivery specifically - sounded really bad.
korm on Apr 24, 2010
#45 i disagree i am not expecting award winning performances but they dont look bad at all the acting looks fine
nelson on Apr 24, 2010
I'm too old to have seen the cartoon or whatever but damn this looks like a great kids movie, I havent seen a kids movie that looks this good in a long time.
Richard on Apr 24, 2010
Okay, now where's Momo? And, am I the only on that doesn't like Aang's voice?
Lar on Apr 24, 2010
sure the VFX are cool & shiny, but as soon as the dialogue starts you can physically feel your IQ take a dive. Shyamalan is an idiot with realistic human communication and behavior - it's like he has no idea how actual humans talk. just listen to this without watching the expensive eye candy - it's made for 6-year olds.
jamesAllen on Apr 24, 2010
I wasn't expecting the movie to be like this, exceeded my expectations.
Fisherr on Apr 24, 2010
This doesnt look like its gonna have the comedy from the series. but i still wanna see it. Looks really cool.
Daniel Felts on Apr 24, 2010
You know, I think to be sure, M. Night didn't want too much comedy because there's is so much more to focus on in his first run at this-- but I think we can look forward to much funnier (not literally) sequels if this is a huge sucess. Aang is straight cold-blooded from what I'm seeing.
Cracky on Apr 24, 2010
APPA! ... Where's Momo?
Claudia on Apr 24, 2010
And Momo would have to be CG, and I'm sorry but that would take away from the film. The less tricks the better IMO.
Cracky on Apr 24, 2010
arjones on Apr 24, 2010
EVERYONE! PAY ATTENTION!! MOMO IS i repeat IS IN THE MOVIE! we just haven't seen him in the trailers yet. Shyamalan left Momo in (even though he did write a version without mayo, and his kids didn't talk to him for a day. I've read the reports on how Momo looks, and apparently it's really cool. Don't panic! Momo is in the film. Also This is only BOOK 1 people.
Kingaling on Apr 24, 2010
Only thing I'm worried about is the actor playing aang, everything else is badass.
N on Apr 24, 2010
was not interested at all in this movie. until right now
DoomCanoe on Apr 24, 2010
This looks awesome. Some of the scenes were obviously taken directly from the TV show...and others are wonderfully different. Cool, Cool, Cool...
Frank N. Stein on Apr 24, 2010
I must admit, I am quite excited for this movie. I haven't seen any of Shyamalan's other stuff, so I don't really have an opinion on his directing skills - though I do have some reservations about Dev Patel. He's really not at all how I thought Zuko would be cast. But I'm willing to give it all a chance, and will probably see this on its opening weekend. Probably more than once, to be honest. If it's as good as the trailer makes it out to be. *keeping my fingers crossed for this one, Shyamalan please don't ruin it*
Rain on Apr 25, 2010
And also, Zuko's scar? Not incredibly impressed - that is pretty much my favourite part about his character, and it doesn't look like much from what I've seen in the trailers.
Rain on Apr 25, 2010
he does have his scar he just does'nt have a big drop of pink paint on his face like the show it is more realistic
nelson on Apr 25, 2010
Just go see the movie so it can survive the beating its going to take at the box office from Twilight. It's time for Fanboys to take a stand against Twilight.
the weatherman on Apr 25, 2010
LOVE IT~~~~~ huge fan of Avatar the cartoon
Kelton on Apr 25, 2010
i hated the last airbender show when it was on because it was so undescribably stupid but now when i see this this one has me interested and afew months back i was completely uninterested because it had the name last airbender on it (the tv show which i still hate) but now interested what shyamalan can do and make me a true believer of the last airbender
max s. on Apr 25, 2010
Man... this is what i expected... But... there is a little problem in it. The book one dont show Toph (the earth controler), i dont want to see the entire cartoon in one 2 hours movie. Hope this is just the epilogue.
D. on Apr 26, 2010
@ D. Read some comments before YOU comment. I commented (look at comment 56). MOVIE 1 IS BOOK 1 Water. It's all about him waking up 100 years later, getting to the northern water tribe, learning to bend water, and then the battle at the north pole. Shyamalan has already signed a 3 MOVIE DEAL. the second movie will be Book 2 Earth and THEN we'll see Toph. Why would he (a huge TLA fan) try to condense three movies into one film? He tried to condense the entire first BOOK into the first film until the creators told him (look, you gotta lose some stuff, you can't have ALL of it, that movie's way too long) so he then condensed it to the 2 + hours that it is now. MOVIE 1 = BOOK 1: Water MOVIE 2 = BOOK 2: Earth MOVIE 3 = BOOK 3: Fire
Kingaling on Apr 26, 2010
Who are these people saying they found the cartoon "indescribably stupid"? No accounting for taste, I suppose. It's only one of the greatest animated series of all time, and CERTAINLY within the last decade. I guess I can see how it might not go over perfectly well based on one episode out-of-context, but dude, people. You're depriving yourselves. Go watch the series - all of it!!! And oh yes, this trailer is mighty badass. :]
equustel on Apr 26, 2010
YES!!!!! I watch the cartoon from time to time with my kids and love it. I'm looking forward to this!
max on Apr 26, 2010
This trailer is way better than the previous one, a big WOW for the special effects, can't wait!
Voice123 - Trailer Voice Over on Apr 26, 2010
Kingaling, Maybe you misunderstood my comment or maybe you forgot the series. Watch 00:18 and you actually can see Toph!!! If this is the MOVIE 1: BOOK1: Water than Toph sould not be on it. Get it??
D. on Apr 26, 2010
Sorry, "Toph should not be in it"
D. on Apr 26, 2010
@ D. The Earthbender at 00:18 is a GUY. Most likely Haru. http://www.freewebs.com/fireprison/haru.GIF I have been paying attention to the films development since before the first teaser trailer, have an account at a website called lastairbenderfans.com http://www.lastairbenderfans.com/, have seen the IMDB of this film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938283/ Try as you might, you will not see a listing for Toph anywhere. They have Gran Gran Kanna listed for gods sake. Do you really think they wouldn't list one of the main heroes of the series if she was in it? Not to mention SHOW her in early images or the trailer? GRANTED, they haven't shown Momo yet, but that's because the computer effects are not done. M. Night said himself that Toph is not in this film, as it only covers book 1, and that Toph (along with King Bumi) will not be introduced until the second movie as it's focuses on Earthbending. Just because you see someone Earthbending does not mean that it is Toph. that all probably sounded a lot pissier than I meant to, but I know that she is not in the film.
Kingaling on Apr 26, 2010
After almost a year or so of not going to theaters... aside from IronMan2... for this movie, I'll have to drag my ass to the theaters, otherwise, I'll beat the crap out of me...
Absoulute on Apr 26, 2010
I am not an expert on TLA series (yep i have watched it delight but that was when it aired) but i can tell from the visuals and the effort put in making the characters genuine, Mr Night is definetely on the road to get his seat back along with other great directors 😀 and it was a long wait for him to do so... back to TLA I am also one of those that with each day and further production relases, expect more and more of this flick it looks so fluid and loyal to the source (which is a very huge plus for me) the effects are great the choice for the trailer looks very prompt 😀 the only negative thing that i can think for the trailer was the sound heard as the tidal wave breaks. sounded so much like the Kraken from PoC:at Worlds End and Clash of the Titans 😀 i am very much excited to see this in the theatres cheers OK one last minute - point: did it have to be in 3D 🙁
Burak "D'aequitas" on Apr 27, 2010
@Burak "D'aequitas" No, it didn't have to be in 3D. In fact M. Night and his producer Frank Marshall were completely ready to bypass 3D altogether (neither of them being at all fans of conversion), until they were shown footage of what the team converting it had done, and they were thoroughly impressed with it. That's when they made the decision that 3D would be great. They guys who did Avatar's 3D (ironic enough) are the one's converting the film, and it sounds as if they've done some really impressive things to get a couple people on board who didn't even want it converted in the first place.
Kingaling on Apr 27, 2010
Honestly..... looks sick. Shamalamalamalama's a huge fan and honestly tried to do the show some justice. Source Material was epic (like a faster paced DBZ) where each episode was a stand alone GREAT cartoon. That said, the only problem I'd see with this flick where there's sooooo much story to tell in 3 movies. I'm willing to seperate myself for 2 hrs to see where this all goes though. If it's better than "clash" with room to grow, i'll be impressed.
jomba joose on Apr 27, 2010
I loved the show and own some of the DVD's, so I was pretty skeptical when I heard that M. Night was directing. However, this looks amazing. I dare say that I might be more pumped for this than Iron Man 2 :O!
Hysterical99 on Apr 27, 2010
@76 Kingaling, IMO, if its not shot in 3D, conversion to 3D doesnt really work. fast paced scenes are realy hard to follow and very tiring on the eye. but gotta leave a crack of hope for the guys so maybe they can make me change my mind too 😀 lets wait and see cheers
Burak "D'aequitas" on Apr 28, 2010
@79 Burak "D'aequitas Well, unlike other directors (michael bay) the way M. Night shot the film, with its long CGI takes it actually lends itself 3D conversion a lot better than, say, the Clash of the Titans conversion, which was also choppy as hell. What I mean by choppy is all the big spectacle CGI films (transformers etc.) have really quick cuts when it comes to the animation so no one can see just how shitty it is. This is much different. I do have my reservations about it. I will be seeing it in 2D first, and if I hear great things about the conversion, then I'm going to see that as well. Regardless I'll be seeing the film a couple of times in theater.
Kingaling on Apr 28, 2010
Good times right here.....
Utalkin2me on Apr 30, 2010
@UTalkin2me Exactly. Thank you! Everyone has to breakdown and analyze every little piece of a 2 minute trailer. IT'S JUST A MOVIE-TRY NOT TO KILL YOURSELF OVER IT. lmao...
KobeWearsAPurpleThong on May 3, 2010
Hey just thought I'd offer some behind the scenes pics of some stone weapons I made for the Last Airbender movie. I made a bunch of primitive spears and knives for them, and one of my flint-tipped spears has already shown up in the second trailer. See the weapons at http://www.lethallithics.com, under the "photo gallery," then "movie props." Enjoy.. Barry at Lethal Lithics.
Lethal Lithics on May 6, 2010
LED Display on May 9, 2010
So, which one was Sam Worthington?
Max on May 22, 2010
I will never waste another second in life watching a movie made by him. I am a very big fan of "The Last Airbender" series. The way he cast this movie makes me want to smash his head into a brick wall. I am making it my personal business to make sure everyone I know doesn't spend one cent on this movie. I will tell him this to his face. M. Knight Shamascam should be slapped. Indian & White does not equal the right characters for this series.
Jovan on May 30, 2010
Boycott The Last Airbender.!!!!
Jovan on May 30, 2010
This looks amazing. I can not wait to watch this, being a huge Avatar fan! 1. This is only book one, for those who keep asking for toph. 2. If you are worried about Noah Ringer, check out youtube for his interview at the Kids Choice awards. He looks like Aang from 3rd season with hair, and sounds spot on like the Aang we know. 3. I heard rumors that the movie could be up to 2.5 hours long. can anyone confirm this? I hope so, as you'll need a decent amount of time to cover all the bases of the story build up to the Northern water trip towards the end.
KainLives on May 31, 2010
@47 you are never to old to see the cartoon I am a 34 and sit down one friday nigth to see one episode with my kids ; that was enough next day we rent the entire series and watch it all day none stop. it was fun and a nice bonding time , the message of balance and acceptance between the nations is perfect , I love the humor it keeps the kids interested while they are learning something much deeper. My favorites caracters are Uncle Iroh and Suko.
srsm on Jun 18, 2010
Trailer is not es good as the film! I liked it!
Obrazki on Aug 5, 2010
The trailer is far better than the movie was. At least in the trailer you can't tell that the story is rushed, re-arranged and poorly written. Being a fan of the series i was incredibly disappointed. But if I wasn't a fan I still would have been disappointed. Far too short for what he tried to cram in; his creative adjustments (such as how the spirit world was handled) were poorly chosen; and the dialogue was seriously lacking. Also, not enough character development; we didn't get time to fall in love with the characters. The movie had some decent moments; some of the scenes in the north were good, but as a whole it failed; unfortunately! Momo and Appa looked good.
Kain on Aug 13, 2010
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