Must Watch: Shyamalan's Last Airbender Superbowl TV Spot
Paramount has debuted their Superbowl TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender a couple of days early (thanks to UGO), probably because an official trailer is hitting early next week as well. I've got to say, this looks pretty frickin' awesome. The more I see from The Last Airbender, the more confident I am that Shyamalan is the perfect director for this. His style plays into it perfectly and the quality of the footage looks great, too. And it looks like they're sparing no expense either, making this look completely awesome and full of effects. I really do hope this is the start of the anime trend in Hollywood. Can't wait to see more!
Watch the Superbowl TV spot for M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender:
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 written by M. Night Shyamalan while the story was co-written by Shyamalan and creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. This is based off of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender that first debuted in 2005. Paramount is bringing The Last Airbender to theaters everywhere on July 2nd, 2010 this summer.
Reader Feedback - 71 Comments
HOTTTTTTTT!!!!!! I Like the tone!!
Fisherman on Feb 4, 2010
This looks pretty good. I guess M. Night is gonna try to shut up all the naysayers on this one!
Big Boss on Feb 4, 2010
well, it's looking a little better than Dragon Ball. That's not saying much.
Marty Martin on Feb 4, 2010
This looks BaD Ass, I hope M.Night redeems himself from his last film.
Mynameismine on Feb 4, 2010
Looks pretty cool. I think i'll need a full-length trailer before deciding if its worth seeing or not.
Ben on Feb 4, 2010
Kamina on Feb 4, 2010
Well, I think M. Night has done a great job so far from what I've seen in capturing the Avatar story from the cartoon and transfering it to a movie. It looks great, especially the graphics, settings and the actors chosen. Can't wait for this one!
Mercedes on Feb 4, 2010
maybe M. Night will repair is failing career as a director?
Xerxex on Feb 4, 2010
looks sexy and #8, M. Night hasnt and isnt failing as a director. he's one of the better ones out there
Colt on Feb 4, 2010
Alex, for the umpteenth time... please get your facts straight: Avatar wasn't an anime.
sean on Feb 4, 2010
I love the effects for the elements so far hopefully the trailer won't disappoint
Duck on Feb 4, 2010
This looks so shitty. I have no hope for M. Night!
Adam on Feb 4, 2010
I don't know... it doesn't look that great.
sean on Feb 4, 2010
I read 2 reviews of the movie from people who had gotten to preview it in Arizona. One review thought it was great and the other one thought the acting was atrocious. I'm no fan of Shyamalan, and though I haven't seen it the whole thing, I'm leaning more towards the review that said the acting was poor. They also described it being more of a Chronicles of Narnia than a Lord of the Rings. =\ Plus, from the previews and trailers, something just feels...off. I'll go see it, but I'm probably going to be so critical that I'll ruin it for myself. lol
Melissa on Feb 4, 2010
Child actors :S
blargh on Feb 4, 2010
I'm with #10. Avatar is not an anime. That's like calling Animaniacs an anime. That's like saying out loud "Hey, have you read that awesome manga called Watchmen? I hear it's pretty cool!" at a Comic-Con.
Luis M on Feb 4, 2010
Looks really good. 😀 I really like the director, just think he needs to be more careful on what he does.
Sabes on Feb 4, 2010
well at least it looks better than i spected
cesar on Feb 4, 2010
PJ H on Feb 4, 2010
I still don't understand why this movie is being made already! The series ended just a couple of years ago and it's already being adapted into a movie. Because of this there are going to be a ton of people complaining about how it's inaccurate or the casting was wrong. I just don't think it's going to work. The show still plays on TV fairly regularly. I'm not against a movie adaptation, I'm not even against M. Night doing it, I just think a movie is a little premature and the show is still lingering in a lot of people's minds.
Joe Ho on Feb 4, 2010
anyone remember the gi joe rise of cobra and transformers rotf superbowl tv spot and how u guys said it was awesome,and then when u whent to see the movie wtf + bad reviews? ill wait for the full trailer before i get hyped up
Spider94 on Feb 4, 2010
I'm upset. This looks good so far. I can't wait to see this movie but I've decided not to pay for it. I don't want to support the way this film was cast. My son and I watched this cartoon like kids with a new PEZ dispenser. There are scenes directly from the series, it looks great and I so badly want to see this. But i'm making a stand, and hopefully my son stands with me.
Darren on Feb 4, 2010
it looks kinda cool but i'm not going to get excited about it, not after 'the bees!!!'
el on Feb 4, 2010
This movie looks great! Granted....i've never seen the series, but i'm loving the style M. Night is bringing to the table. I really like the look of the acton, very matrix meats Dragonball (not the movie) ish. I'm not saying that it is gonna be amazing......but after this....i'm pumped. Btw the casting doesn't bother me, as long as the movie doesn't come off as blatantly trying to appeal only to Americans.
movie mike on Feb 4, 2010
This is how dragonball should've been
Don P on Feb 4, 2010
"... Hollywood will start putting those Ghost in the Shell and Akira movies into production, too..." That, my over-excited friend, is not a good idea.
sean on Feb 4, 2010
I wonder if Appa is going to appear and if so if hes going to look like Valcor? But looks pretty tight, cant wait
Spliff on Feb 4, 2010
they need to make a Golgo 13 movie... but with the same dark tone as the manga. then, i will be able to die in peace.
snitch robinson on Feb 4, 2010
"Hollyweird will start putting those Ghost in the Shell and Akira movies into production, too. And that's what I'd love to see." That Alex would me amazing! But you forgot one, Cowboy Bebop!
Xerxex on Feb 4, 2010
#28 Appa is in the teaser @ :09seconds. Looks just like in the series! It's easier to view in HD. http://www.lastairbenderfans.com has the TV Spot in 1080p.
LastAirbenderFans.com on Feb 4, 2010
The series was Epic The teaser was Epic This TV spot is Epic The movie will sadly...be Epic! Nuff said!
Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Feb 4, 2010
wow looks great!!
tankmaster on Feb 4, 2010
Looks like crap.
BoxOfficeZ on Feb 4, 2010
Alex stay strong, Avatar is an anime. the term "anime" refers to a Japanese style of animation which is based on Manga style comic books. Avatar T.L.A. is based on the same style. another example of an American Anime would be Teen Titans. #16 the reason that Animaniacs is not an anime and the Watchmen is not a Manga is because they do not follow the same style - big eyes, changes in character style to show emotion, etc. the movie looks great so far visually. most surprising is the skills of the "white" kid. (they should have picked an Asian kid or half Asian looking kid just like in the show, LOL - let the flame wars begin!). the "chosen" one in these roles is usually pretty weak M.Night did a great job with Unbreakable. not sure if I have faith in Hollywood live action adaptations of Anime. fortunately there are plenty of decent live action anime movies already made in Asia - Storm Riders, Oldboy, Wicked City, Shinobi, Ichi the Killer, Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky, Golgo 13: Kûron no kubi - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076281/, Lone Wolf and Cub, Crows Zero to name a few. I am still waiting for the live action Urotsukidôji I: Legend of the Overfiend.
Karl on Feb 4, 2010
@35 Urotsukidôji I: Legend of the Overfiend, would be the star wars of live action anime style movies...but Rated R of even yet the dreaded NC-17 LoL!
Lazarus from Sparta!!! DEATHKLOK RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Feb 4, 2010
EVERYONE LOOK AT THE TOP LEFT CORNER AT 00:09 YOU SEE APPA ON TOP OF THE BUILDING!!!
CarlosM. on Feb 5, 2010
This is gonna be crap. Looks great. Gonna be rubbish.
Craig on Feb 5, 2010
APPA!!!!!! YAY!!!! lol jk! but im a fan of avatar, the concept is clean, being able to control the elements! hope the movies is as good as the cartoon!
James on Feb 5, 2010
Looks fine to me 🙂 I'm not a huge fan of the cartoon but it can be really fun. And CGI looks good !
Martin on Feb 5, 2010
that looked pretty good,longer trailer please.
DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 5, 2010
All the white actors look good!!
Dan on Feb 5, 2010
ILM looks like they have done a good Job on the Special Effects, For The Last Airbender it looks Fantasy Driven Wow I'm in.
Cineprog on Feb 5, 2010
As a fan of the series, thsi adaptation looks pretty faithful on what has been shown so far.
L on Feb 5, 2010
Wow , looks great. I hope script is also good. Big fun of series, and I look forward to this new saga.
Lilith on Feb 5, 2010
I... loved it!
Robbie on Feb 5, 2010
There were parts that seemes like the Xena tv show, then bits that looked great, so still looking forward to it. Imagine the Akira movie, how shit it would be made by anyone in Hollywood.
crapola on Feb 5, 2010
Never wanted a movie to be so good so much, never been so afraid that it won't.
l.21 on Feb 5, 2010
It'll be great. besides the nerdy little douche bags that just wanna complain about every damn move except for the dark knight and avatar. -_- Plus I'm sure this movie will actually be PG13 and not PG like the fail of Dragon ball.
Kris on Feb 5, 2010
can't wait for this movie!
Christi Johnson on Feb 5, 2010
@20 EXACTLY, DRAGON BALL SHOULD'VE LOOKED LIKE THIS
Tana on Feb 5, 2010
You have to remember, only Shyamalan can screw this up now. Keep your fringers crossed.
Rod Tidwell on Feb 5, 2010
Okay i was really skeptical of this project from the start. its M. Night i mean its like a love rollercoaster. but im sold. i'll pay to see an extended version of the trailer if need be. but i have been wrong before so like so many other movies 'll keep my expectations neutral.
Josef on Feb 5, 2010
he rebounded quick after the happening..
harrison on Feb 5, 2010
"this is a great comeback after the disastrous happening" I'M really looking forward to it good shyamalan oh and i agree with 52 keeping my fingers crossed looking good so far dont screw this up
alan on Feb 5, 2010
Even though I'm not a fan of the generic rock music, I must say that this looks significantly better than I was expecting. Perhaps Shyamalan can pull this off.
SkaOreo on Feb 5, 2010
Well i think this movie will be good not great but good. We all have expectation from a movie and we never really come out satisfied. The people who compares the move to the anime will come out dissappointed as they always do. Theres only so much they can do to stay true to the anime but sometimes you have to change a few things. But with the production budget of $250million it will not be another dragon ball disaster. I for one am excited this movie will get 3 parts cause theres so much to show. With the fanbase it has i know this movie will be a success. I hope only day they make a live action naruto. Fight scenes with ninja would be epic if they did it right.
Steven on Feb 5, 2010
not knowing a thing about this story, this simple trailer makes more more interested that the first..I would check it out....Im not a HUGE M. Knight fan, but I respect the fact that he has different IDEAS and really works on his story telling (even taking risks that flop is more credible in my book than relying on generic tricks) his work is truly his and authentic..
Lando Calrizzzle on Feb 5, 2010
Oh and Alex, Im not excited but I think its inevitable that they will start producing this stuff..comic based movies gotta go into that anime crossover as well as the underground nonhero/spandex work the more I think of it, Ghost in the shell in the right hands could be mindblowing. I saw GITS2 "Innocence" in the theater and it I could see that working with a live action treatment.. Akira on the other hand...base it on the anime or the comic series? the series is involved and deep and even more complex than the anime..the anime was a great treatment but cut out a lot of cool details..something like Akira needs a Mini series! atlelast 6 hours!! that was my argument for watchmen too..
Lando Calrizzzle on Feb 5, 2010
#57 I hope only day they make a live action naruto. Fight scenes with ninja would be epic if they did it right. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK YEAH. To bad they would never be able to get right airbending is one thing. rasangas schidoris soosanoos the kuubi kisame and lady tsunades tits are another thing, tell me one actress that could play lady t's tits... she doent even have to be a good actress the only requirement would be that her cupsize is tsunade and not them fake boobs ether and i would hate to see them cgii'd in... i accept nothing but natural tits. no damn body can play her... sorry im just a big fan of ti... naruto.. i do however consider ninja assassin diet naruto
loblobaggins on Feb 5, 2010
I don't know what some people are harking about. There was barely anything in this trailer
SS on Feb 5, 2010
I find it hard to enjoy a movie where a 12 years old bald and short kid kicks the hell out of bad guys.
death-like on Feb 6, 2010
This looks pretty good. M. Night Shyamalan's should Remake DRAGON BALL The Movie "That Garbage"
SAGA on Feb 6, 2010
EVERYONE IS MISSING ONE IMPORTANT ISSUE! M. Night is a master of marketing and advertising, he has made just about every single one of his shitty movies look excellent in trailers and t.v. spots, only to end up sucking ass and being a waste of 9 dollars, and I'm pretty sure this will be no different.
bo on Feb 6, 2010
Sorry, man...have to disagree. M. Knight hasn't made a movie yet that "sucked ass." Maybe not what you expected, but hardly in the ass-sucking category.
Frank N. Stein on Feb 6, 2010
Well his last two movies were basically flubs. Those movies were from his original creation to my understanding. Sometimes you take chances and sometimes you fail. But hes been given an opportunity to redeem himself. From what i can see from the trailer they are not holding back with the special effects and thats a good thing. The only problem i have with this movie right now is with all the actors. Most of them are fairly unknown so we dont know how they will portray the character on screen. Hopefully they take this movie seriously and give the best performance possible because they are making this movie into three parts. I would love to have it come out every six months but i bet they will release one each summer. Depending on how good the first part of the movie is, thats gonna be a long wait til the next one arrives.
Sam on Feb 6, 2010
@35.. Yes, Anime does mean japanese animation, and since when was AVATAR ever this?! It is created soley in america, which makes it an American Animation. VERY different from a Japanese Animation. The style of drawing MAY make it ANIME INFLUENCED... but not Anime! All the same, the style doesn't even resemble anime, it still resembles standard american cartoons.
Crystal on Feb 6, 2010
anime is just a japanese word for animation. f ur a japanese in america, u might still say it's anime, especially if ur speaking in nihonggo. and alex never said its an "Anime" (in your definition)... he's juz hoping that it would start d anime trend in Hollywood. (even though avatar is an american production, i guess, it would help boost anime movie adaptations as well) Dragonball Evolution never existed. id say, NEVER. as 4 avatar, lets just wait and see.
kazu on Feb 8, 2010
I am in complete agreement with #48.
Mel on Feb 10, 2010
I agree with #48... and #10, this is kinda like an Anime, except it's American and not Japanese made.
Ane on Mar 9, 2010
APPA! I freaked out more than I should have spotting him...
Lar on Mar 29, 2010
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