Avatar: The Last Airbender (Review)

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.” – The Opening Sequence of Avatar.

Summary: In the series of Avatar we find Aang, a young airbdender return to the world to find out that he’s been missing for 100 years. The world of avatar consists of  Four Lands. The Earth Kingdom, The Fire Nation, The North and South Pole which belongs to the water tribe and Air temples. Aang was frozen in a block of ice for 100 years and he wakes up to a war that’s been raging on ever since he went missing.  Aang and his friends try to make up for lost time by mastering all 4 elements which he’ll need to defeat the Fire Lord. Along the way, Aang and his friends go on some crazy adventures which is really fun to watch.

Story: Avatar’s story is really well written. Due to the fact that it’s a Nickelodeon show I must say that right off the bat Avatar displayed many adult tones such as abandonment, death, love and war. The writing was simply impeccable. I found myself not being able to stop watching because it was just that good. I honestly think this is the best Nickelodeon show ever. The action scenes were really intense and when there were serious/emotional moments they make the series that much better. The mixture of comedy, action and sorrow was really well done. It doesn’t feel forced and you honestly will find yourself growing attached to alot of the characters to the point you would love to see episodes of them just talking about philosophy, love and life in general. This show does everything from pulling your heart strings to making you laugh uncontrollably.

Characters: It had some of the best development I’ve ever seen in a cartoon. From the way it started to the grand finale i couldn’t wait til i saw what happened next. For a kid’s program I can honestly say that not even some of my favorite television series can match the feeling of sincerity this show displayed. It really is a triumph. Throughout this whole series you will experience amazing bending and very emotional scenes. My standout character’s are  Prince Zuko, the son of the Fire Lord whom was banished from his homeland and the only way he can redeem himself is capturing the avatar. Uncle Iroh the uncle of Zuko and of course Aang, the last airbender.

From the left it reads: Sokka, Katara, Aang, Toph and Zuko
In the back: Momo and Appa.

Soundtrack:  The Soundtrack is exceptional, very spiritual and epic. There’s intense music and there’s sad scores that just make the show complete. Every score compliments the scene very well like this one scene where Uncle Iroh is grieving over his son who was killed in battle.

Voice Acting: The voice acting was great, remember that it is Nickelodeon and sometimes the voices are a little overexaggerated for the actual animation but it’s a microscopic problem for such a good show. Each voice, however, does match the face and for that I thank you Nickelodeon.

Final Thoughts:  Avatar is absolutely worth watching. I promise that when you watch it you will be hooked. It’s 61 episodes but it will fly by and when it does, you will be left with a feeling of this incredible journey you just went on and now that it’s over you just want to keep in touch with the people you got to know so well. Everything about this series was so great and i highly recommend it. 9/10

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