With the July 1 premiere of The Last Airbender fast approaching, Paramount Pictures has unleashed a torrent of new photos from M. Night Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon series.
Despite my issues with, and reservations about, the film, the more stills and trailers I see, the more excited I get. I can't help it.
For those unfamiliar with the animated series, and Shyamalan's adaptation, here's the synopsis:Air, Water, Earth, Fire. Four nations tied by destiny when the Fire Nation launches a brutal war against the others. A century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of this destruction. Caught between combat and courage, Aang (Noah Ringer) discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Aang teams with Katara (Nicola Peltz), a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka (Jackson Rathbone), to restore balance to their war-torn world.Based on the hugely successful Nickelodeon animated TV series, the live-action feature film “The Last Airbender” is the opening chapter in Aang’s struggle to survive.
The Last Airbender opens in 2D and 3D on July 1.