Avatar: The Last Air bender, I’m a big fan

Ok bare with me on this one.

I’ve been a fan of kids TV for a while now. They are some really great shows out there if you can find them. They appeal to not only the younger viewer but to everyone that has the time to sit down and watch them.

Luckily I do have the time at the moment, and finally after a year of trying. I have been able to watch pretty much all of Avatar: The Last Air Bender, and let me tell you that it was a very enjoyable experience.

It’s an American Take on a Japanese Anime. which should be rubbish, but its really quite good.

The premise is pretty decent. The world is split in to 4 different tribes, earth, fire, wind and water. Each tribe controls its respective element, and lording over all of them is the Avatar. The Avatar can control all of the elements and is super duper powerful and brings balance to the world by policing the different nations. The problem is that the current one has disappeared resulting in the fire nation trying to take over the world. So when the Avatar is found in a block of ice, he must learn all of the different element based fighting styles, so he can defeat the fire national and restore balance to the world...oh and he’s a 10 year old boy.

So the best way of getting across my love for the show is definitely in the bullet point format:

  • The crazy animals that inhabit the world:
    Badger Moles
    Wolf Bats
    Platypus Bears
    Sky Bison

    Every animal seems to be mixed with another, which is an interesting twist.

  • Sokka:
    He actually makes me laugh out loud, brilliant. Remember kids, don’t do drugs

  • Snogging

  • I have never seen so much full blown snogging in a cartoon. It’s brilliant.

  • The fighting

  • Each of the different fighting styles have been really thought through. They mimic the different element that they are using. The action is fast pasted and really well choreographed. It makes me happy.

  • The cabbage guy

  • This is Avatar's "running gag". This guy is trying to sell his cabbages but his stall is always getting destroyed, resulting in him shouting "MY CABBAGES"...comic genius

    *excuse the stupid intro, this is the only video I could find*

    There’s going to a proper film about it. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan...which scares me. After the Sixth Sense and Unbreakable he hasn’t really done anything that hasn’t been utter cack.

    However as this isn’t something he has written, it might be ok...MIGHT


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