Movie Monday: The Last Airbender
Posted by Rosepixie on October 26, 2009
This is a trailer for The Last Airbender, which is based on the first season of the amazing Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender.
The voice over for this trailer talks a lot… and says basically nothing. That’s really what struck me after watching this. It gives absolutely no information at all. We don’t get the kid’s name, any information about who he is or why he’s important or what he does or why the world needs a savior or… anything. It’s kind of disappointing. And one of the biggest strengths of the show is the awesome ensemble cast, of which there is no sign in this trailer. I’m betting a lot of fans won’t be going to see Aang (the kid shown here), they’ll be going to see one of the other main characters. But there isn’t even a hint that they will be there! And for people who aren’t fans, they’ve got to be clueless after this trailer! It gives no reasons to go see the movie! What’s going on? Who is this kid? What’s with the circle of candles?
The fleet of ships did look awesome (and just like the Fire Nation ships in the show), but they totally couldn’t save this pitiful trailer, in my opinion.
Anyone else have any other opinions about this one? Is there anyone who wants to go see the movie because of this trailer? Why?