Follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must master all four elements and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water Tribes and the Earth Kingdom.

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M. Night Shyamalan
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1,079 ( 147)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Ringer ... Aang
Dev Patel ... Prince Zuko
Nicola Peltz ... Katara
Jackson Rathbone ... Sokka
Shaun Toub ... Uncle Iroh
Aasif Mandvi ... Commander Zhao
Cliff Curtis ... Fire Lord Ozai
Seychelle Gabriel ... Princess Yue
Katharine Houghton ... Katara's Grandma
Francis Guinan ... Master Pakku
Damon Gupton ... Monk Gyatso
Summer Bishil ... Azula
Randall Duk Kim ... Old Man in Temple
John D'Alonzo John D'Alonzo ... Zhao's Assistant
Keong Sim ... Earthbending Father
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Storyline

The world is divided into four kingdoms, each represented by the element they harness, and peace has lasted throughout the realms of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire under the supervision of the Avatar, a link to the spirit world and the only being capable of mastering the use of all four elements. When young Avatar Aang disappears, the Fire Nation launches an attack to eradicate all members of the Air Nomads to prevent interference in their future plans for world domination. 100 years pass and current Fire Lord Ozai continues to conquer and imprison anyone with elemental "bending" abilities in the Earth and Water Kingdoms, while siblings Katara and Sokka from a Southern Water Tribe find a mysterious boy trapped beneath the ice outside their village. Upon rescuing him, he reveals himself to be Aang, Avatar and last of the Air Nomads. Swearing to protect the Avatar, Katara and Sokka journey with him to the Northern Water Kingdom in his quest to master "Waterbending" and eventually fulfill ... Written by The Massie Twins

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Four nations, one destiny


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nicola Peltz was M. Night Shyamalan's only choice to play Katara. See more »

Goofs

Noah Ringer as Aang briefly looks at the camera for a second while giving his inspiring speech to the earth kingdom villagers, revealing that he's looking at a cue card. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Katara: A hundred years ago all was right with our world. Prosperity and peace filled our days. / The four Nations: Water, Earth, Fire, and Air Nomads lived amongst each other in harmony. / Great respect was afforded to all those who could bend their natural element. / The Avatar was the only person born amongst all the nations who could master all four elements. / He was the only one who could communicate with the Spirit World. With the Spirits' guidance the Avatar kept balance in the ...
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits feature Aang, Katara and Zuko bending their respective elements of water, fire and air (no earth bending is demonstrated). See more »

Alternate Versions

Also released in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Spider-Man 2 (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

La La
Written by Ashlee Simpson and John Shanks
Performed by Ashlee Simpson
Produced by John Shanks
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User Reviews

Lazy lazy and utterly predictable
26 September 2010 | by angel-591See all my reviews

No story, no history, absolutely dreadful script and acting that is frankly despicable. You can't write. You can't make up a world arbitrarily with no fleshing or effort. The Happening and Lady in the Water were terrible. This is much worse.

Shame on you you lazy lazy man. The talent is there. Your ego is simply unable to get past it. Go away and let someone hungry and brave who doesn't live in a fantasy world in their own nether-regions produce something.

You owe me my ticket and the complete waste of one and a half hours of my life. Tosser


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avatar: The Last Airbender See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,325,019, 4 July 2010

Gross USA:

$131,772,187

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$319,713,881
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2.35 : 1
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