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THE LAST AIRBENDER – James Newton Howard

October 13, 2010 3 comments

Original Review by Jonathan Broxton

The Last Airbender, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, is a fantasy adventure film based on the extremely popular Nickelodeon animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, which ran from 2005 from 2008. The film is set in a world where civilization is divided into four nations based on the elements – water, earth, air and fire – and the concept that, within each nation, people called “benders” have the ability to manipulate their element by practicing different kinds of martial arts. In addition to elemental benders, there is also one person who can manipulate all four elements simultaneously – the mythical Avatar of the title – and his presence brings peace and stability to the world. In Shyamalan’s film, the current Avatar, an air nomad named Aang, has been missing for almost 100 years, and in the intervening period the ruthless Fire nation has begun to dominate the other three elemental kingdoms. After Aang is discovered frozen in ice by two young members of the Water Tribe, the three set off to stop the Fire nation and restore balance to the elements. Read more…