The Idiot’s Guide (Ages 20+) to “The Last Airbender”

Not really sure what all this “The Last Airbender” business is about? Neither am I — and neither is anyone born before 1990. Join me as a fumble my way through flash websites, Wikipedia and more in attempt to learn something about one of this summer’s biggest fantasy films. I’ve scrummaged through the elemental nations, character, trailers, clips and more, so at least respect how much time I’ve put in and read.


It’s okay to admit being old. They say with age comes wisdom, but sometimes ignorance and senility. If you’re a 20-something like me, when you saw promos for “The Last Airbender” for the first time over a year ago, you plucked the beer bottle out of your mouth and said, “what’s this M. Night Shay-a-ma-lay-un up to this time?”

It took a long time for me to realize that the film was based on a hit Nickelodeon cartoon entitled “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and that M. Night Shyamalan (Shy-uhh-muhh-lahn) was actually taking on an action fantasy project and not some kooky supernatural horror thriller that he invented.

As more trailers and clips have surfaced and the action and effects for this movie have shown themselves to compare well against just about any potential blockbuster, my interest in the film grew but not my anticipation, seeing as I knew nothing about the source material.

So, without watching any of the show or exploring fan sites and all that hooliganism, I embarked on a journey of self-education and have compiled my findings into this Idiot’s Guide to “The Last Airbender” for 20-somethings and up.

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