I am the happiest today! In the past 15 years, this is the first day that I won’t have to navigate through to the bizarre video-streaming website, snap out all the vulgar ads, & await the world’s number one program to buffer around 30 minutes prior to watching it. It is the time that the movie Avatar: The Last Airbender will appear on Netflix.
The movie Avatar: The Last Airbender – an animated sequence that featured on the show Nickelodeon from the year 2005 to the year 2008. The movie talks of the tale of the monk child, Aang, with unique powers to be able to forge (“bend”) all the elements: fire, water, air, and earth. The Avatar world is also fragmented into “nations” that are based on the elements, & the destructive Fire Nation pursues to pacify them all. The Avatar, Aang, is the sole being with a capability to reinstate the equilibrium to the universe. The dilemma is that he is just 12.
Avatar: The Last Airbender Review
The chronicle begins a century subsequent to first striking a Fire Nation: Aang is found — conserved in the iceberg — with the help of two siblings who are in their teens, Sokka & Katara whose parents perished in an interminable war. So, they make Aang, a part of their family & goes on to support him on the ultimate mission.
Subsequently, what trails is one among the utmost storytelling episodes in American television history. Avatar may be a cartoon, but don’t be tricked by that fact, the universe is lush & complex, and much of the schemes have a robust political resonance. The tale, too, is humanistic: The players are instilled with a type of intricacy that is in close proximity to a prominent HBO drama other than anything that was broadcasted together with Invader Zim.
Witnessing them nurture for more than three seasons in itself is a superior standard in character making — especially the reflective expedition of the adversary of the show, a tortured & sexy prince of Fire Nation called Zuko.
While it also has the characteristic of being a kid’s program, Avatar challenges immense themes. It is set out in a universe that is on the verge of ruin, where unrestricted militarism & greed caused extensive grief and disorder. Numerous incidents follow the dilemma of immigrants and those who have survived who are assessing for protection after being banished by the Fire Nation dwellers.
Others view at authoritarianism, where one episode reveals that the town is ruled by a sleuth administration of armed police, exhuming an alarming, 1984-esque propagation crusade. It also presents significant inquiries: about human cost on imperialism & the hazards of fierce nationalism. Also, the small questions on the lines of, whether your history describes your future & what really institutes family.
Even if you are reanalyzing Avatar after ten years, you will still find that the lessons are quite pertinent — they might hit harder even today unlike in your teenage life. If it is your first viewing, then welcome, I assure you that this would be a tale you will not feel guilty of spending your time with.