Avatar: The Last Airbender is an American animated film divided into three parts by Nickedoleon from 2005 to 2008. The film was produced by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.
“Water – Fire – Land – Wind. In the past, all 4 countries lived in peace. Everything has changed since the Fire Nation attack, only Avatar – who mastered all 4 elements can stop them, but when the world needs you most, he disappears … ”That was the opening sentence of Avatar: The Last Airbender, also known as Legend of Aang.
The story is about a boy named Aang – who was chosen to be the next Avatar to save people when the previous Avatar disappeared, but strangely he disappeared and let the Fire Nation expand the power to annex 3 regions. earth remaining. 100 years later, when he was awakened from the ice by two friends in the Southern Water Tribe, Katara and Sokka, and witnessed the expansion of the Fire Nation, he determined to travel across four territories to find himself “the master. “Help you master the remaining 3 elements, stop the Fire Nation, restore peace to the world ….
The costumes and architecture influenced from Asia, such as China, Japan, Tibet, Eskimo … Real-life martial arts were included in the film such as the Eight Eight Treasures for Airbending, the Hong Gia for Earthbending Northern Shaolin martial arts for firebending and tai chi for waterbending.
The series contains many lessons about life, friendship, family affection, sacrifice and loss in war. Even though this is a movie with an audience of children, adults can still enjoy this movie and recognize values that I never noticed as a child.
One thing I like about this is the way the characters are built, and their mentality. Like the growth of Zuko, or about the psychological problem of the villain Azula.
Or in terms of how to build female characters in the movie, they are strong, but still have their own personality, not falling into clichéd feminist stereotypes. Their personalities and character development are meant to serve up the plot and are perfectly plausible.
Strong female characters including Azula, Toph, Katara, Ty Lee, Mai, or Kyoshi warriors like Suki are still confident with their feminine traits: “I am a warrior, but I am also is a girl!” (According to an article I have read, the original designs of Toph and Azula\’s characters were originally male, after the filmmakers found it more interesting to change if it was a female.)
The film has been shown on Netflix in the US since May, becoming very hot in the US and will soon show the Legend of Korra in August.
Avatar The last airbender set a record on Netflix with 61 consecutive days on the Daily Top 10, breaking Ozark\’s 57-day record. On the All-time chart, Avatar came in at No. 4, and is expected to easily increase their ranks when the sequel comes next month.
The film has an average imdb score of 9.2 top 2 highest animated series of all time, highest episode of 9.8.