‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ series is beautiful, entertaining

By Cameron Maldonado-Olea

The “ Avatar : The Last Airbender” live-action TV show displays amazing cinematography, outstanding acting and deep themes.

The cinematography of the show is beautiful and entertaining.

Locations in the show are memorable and unique.

This can be seen from the Air Nomads Village in high mountain peaks, with monk culture and structures.

Another is the Earth nation’s last fortress, located on the side of a mountain connected by a long bridge that runs to its city walls.

The choreography is enjoyable to watch, viewers can see how each elements bending style, the manner in which the user can summon the their abilities, utilizes different techniques.

The use of strength to catch someone off guard or overpower them is interesting as well. Aang’s, played by Gordon Cormier, avatar state is awakened by a past avatar named Kyoshi, played by Yvonne Chapman.

He is then tasked with saving the village he and his friends are staying at.

All four elements are used to overpower the fire nation troops single-handedly completely.

Water, fire, and air are used to create a small tornado that combusts, pushing all fi re nation soldiers caught in it to fly away.

Acting in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is phenomenal, as the characters’ individualism is executed perfectly.

Cormier displays his acting skills phenomenally conveying to the audience that Aang is a child who has a unnecessary burden in saving the world.

Throughout the episodes, we see the portrayl of the character childish acts such as playing with his super powers for fun to learning about responsibility.

Another character that stands out is Prince Zuko, played by Dallas Liu, who is ambitious and impatient throughout the show.

Liu’s acting makes it easy for viewers to hate the character from the beginning.

This is due to how arrogant his character can be.

We also get to see his soft side though his interctions with Uncle Iroh, played by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. Zuko respects and adores him as a father.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” t h e m e s a r e i n t e r w o v e n i n each character differently, the main themes being sacrifice, responsibility and redemption.

Sokka, played by Ian Ousley, is a character who has sacrifi ced his childhood to take care of the village.

He has a responsibility to protect those he cares about. Sokka wants redemption for his people who have died in the hands of the fire nation and is now working toward saving the world.

The series was originally an animated TV show that aired in 2005.

This time it is a live-action adaptation of the animated series.

It follows the character Aang, a 13-year-old who has a hidden power within him.

This power is known as the avatar, a being that can bend all four elements: fire, water, air and earth.

The avatar can also access knowledge and strength from past avatars.

Aang lives in an air nomad civilization that is attacked by the fire nation.

Aang runs from the responsibility of being the avatar.

He plans to escape the ocean, however, his plan isn’t best.

He is ultimately caught in a storm and, through his hidden power, traps himself in ice to protect himself.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” is eight episodes, roughly 55 minutes per episode on Netflix.

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