28 April 2010

Coming Attractions: Full-On Awesome Trailer For THE LAST AIRBENDER

We haven't been on an 'bender' for -- wow, time flies -  FOUR months, and the movie most deserving of the name 'Avatar', M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender, has come full circle in that time.  Although promising clips from the action/adventure borderline Eastern fairy tale flick -- an adaptation of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series -- have been teasing audiences for nearly a year, everybody and their brother's been eagerly awaiting Airbender's 'big-hitter' - the full-throttle trailer that will prove their wait worthwhile.

Dabblers, that wait is over. Paramount Pictures released Airbender's 'big hitter' over the weekend, and it's amazingIf you're new to the magical realms of Airbender, a quick read of our short synopsis will be all you need to protect you from the elements:   
The world of Avatar: The Last Airbender is one in which the four elements of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air can be controlled, and those who control them are  known as "benders".   In Airbender, the powerful Fire Nation is waging a ruthless war to control the others, whose only hope for stopping the war rests on the shoulders of a reluctant young boy named Aang. The last known Airbender and survivor of the peaceful Air Nomads, Aang is  also the Avatar. He's  the physical embodiment of the world; he can control all four elements and draw upon the combined power, knowledge, and experience of all the Avatars before him. His duty is to maintain a peaceful balance between the four nations and the spirit realm, but it's a balance threatened for upset by the Fire Nation's war. 

Aided by the protective teenage Waterbender  Katara and her warrior brother Sokka, Aang begins a perilous journey to restore harmony to their war-torn world. Standing in their way is the ambitious Fire Nation Admiral Zhao, and Prince Zuko, the banished prince of the Fire Nation who seeks to capture Aang to regain his honor.

While the proof will ultimately be in the pudding, any concerns we've had of M. Night directing a movie of this magnitude vanished after seeing the latest trailer. From the utterly awesome way the film uses its over-the-top special effects to the fact that we get to hear the characters speak for the first time, the new High-Def Airbender trailer suggests we're in store for a four-star feature.  

That's our opinion, anyway. If you liked the Airbender teaser Coming Attractions brought you in January, you just might need to change your Jockey shorts once you've seen what's on tap today. Check it out ...

Pretty darn sweet, huh? Yeah? Were we right!? Hell yeah we were! Damn!! The Last Airbender will easily be one of this summer's blockbuster kings after it hits on July 2nd; that it'll be an experience of the three-dimensional kind just adds to the wow factor.  Almost too much to handle in one afternoon without having a nervous breakdown.  Whoa...can...can somebody get me my clonopin...   

Visit the official movie site of  
The Last Airbender  
[ here].

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