The kids had been begging me for ages to take them to the cinemas and I’ve been too exhausted but at the weekend decided to snap out of it and treat them. We were supposed to have watched Tangled but it had already started by the time we got to the cinema so decided on The Last Airbender as it was the only movie suitable to watch with kids. We have no regrets – the kids and I loved it.
The world is divided into four kingdoms, each one is represented by the element that they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the guidance of the Avatar who is a link to the spirit world and the only one capable of mastering the use of all four elements.
When the young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation attacks to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination.
100 years pass and Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone who is able to bend the elements in the Earth and Water Kingdoms.
Katara and Sokka are sister and brother who are from a Southern Water Tribe. They find a boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village and when they rescue him he reveals that he is Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads.
Thus starts the journey of reinstating peace and harmony in the spirit world but a very persistent Prince Zuko, who is the exiled son of Fire Lord Ozai, does his best to capture Aang to get back his dignity he lost with his father.
Without getting too much into the story and ruining it for you, I strongly suggest you go watch this movie. You will walk out of the theatre thinking you can bend an element. Well, almost.
The kids and I really enjoyed and desperately hope the sequel hits the theatres soon. Are they even making one?!
- Noah Ringer – Aang
- Dev Patel – Prince Zuko
- Nicola Peltz – Katara
- Jackson Rathbone – Sokka
- Cliff Curtis – Fire Lord Ozai