The Last Airbender [2010] [PG] - 1.5.1

 
 

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M. Night Shyamalan's live-action film adaptation of the first season of the Japanese animation "Avatar: The Last Airbender," features an Avatar (Noah Ringer) who in this incarnation must protect the world from the domination of the Fire Nation as he masters his second of the four elemental nations. Also with Nicole Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel, Aasif Mandvi, Shaun Toub and Cliff Curtis. [1:43]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A teenage boy and a teenage girl kiss after hugging. A teenage boy and a teenage girl hold hands.
 An older man later tells a young man that he had told a group of men that the young man was on vacation with a teenage girl. An older man suggests that a young man should find a girl to spend his life with.
 A boy's bare chest and back are visible on two occasions.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - During an intense battle scene, a series of large boats are used to funnel channels of fire through a city's wall, allowing giant lizards with men on their backs to enter the city, causing the city denizens to attack them with jets of ice and water; city; large burning circular cages are seen next to people engaged in violent hand-to-hand combat, as well as people shooting fire and water at one another, and a boy uses air to push a crowd of men apart and runs as men shoot balls of fire at him (the battle ends without any visible bloodshed).
 A boy is seen suspended in the air, chained at the wrists and ankles, a masked man approaches and cuts the chains off, and the boy and masked man race through a building filled with men wielding swords and poleaxes: the man and boy face a large crowd of armed men, and the boy uses the forces of air to knock multiple men to the ground and helps the masked man by knocking other men to the ground (no blood is visible).
 As four men approach from behind a man wielding fire, the man attempts to use a channel of fire to knock over the four men; the four men use jets of water to lift the man high off the ground, the water stops and the man falls to the ground, lands hard and his body appears to be lifeless.
 A teenage girl tells an older man, a teenage boy and a girl that she is willing to give her life to return the life of a spirit-fish; the girl lowers herself into a pool of water, then floats to the top, her body is lifted out of the water and the teenage boy cradles the dead body in his arms.
 A young man shoots two channels of fire at a girl, knocking her against a tree and rendering her unconscious (we later see her unharmed) and the young man kidnaps a boy: when the boy awakens, the young man and boy wrestle, the boy uses air to force the young man away, the young man shoots balls of fire, they wrestle and punch each other some more, and the boy uses a jet of water to freeze the young man into an icicle (he returns moments later and frees the young man's head from the ice).
 A man discovers two men hanging from their necks from the ceiling, and the man is knocked on the back of the head by yet another man with a sword; the three bodies are later found by two men who presume they are dead.
 As a young man narrates, we see a boy walking into a fighting ring where a man stands: the narrator explains that the boy refused to fight the man and as a reaction the man burns the child's face (we hear the screams but do not see the action; however we do see the child as a young man with a scar on the side of his face).
 After a man stabs a fish, a teenage girl gasps in pain and falls to the ground, channeling the pain of the stabbing to herself; the fish is later seen floating lifeless in a pool of water.
 A masked man holds a sword to a boy's neck and drags him out of a crowded building; the boy escapes when the man is struck by an arrow, knocking him out (the man's mask cracks and we see a small bloody cut on the man's lip).
 A huge explosion is seen on a boat, and a ball of fire erupts from an area where a young man had been and people discuss how the young man had died in the explosion; however we later see him unharmed. A girl is struck by a bolt of light coming from a glacier and is knocked back, hitting a teenage boy as they fall to the ground (they both get up, unharmed).
 A group of men and women use magical forces to create walls of dirt which dispel channels of fire coming from a small group of men; a man uses magical powers to throw a rock at one of the men controlling the fire, knocking him to the ground, and a boy uses a massive force of air to knock the remaining men to the ground. A boy uses powers to create a massive tidal wave that hovers multiple stories above a group of ships, and as the tidal wave swells, it knocks a man off a plank and the boats retreat with their occupants unharmed.
 On multiple occasions a boy is seen leaping through the air to avoid being captured by men holding swords, including an instance where the boy is chased through a hallway and he uses a force of air to lift a group of men and then drop them after he exits the hallway. A man casts a large ball of fire at an older man and a young man; the older man puts out the flames and walks away with the young man. A man sends a ball of fire over a group of people who have to duck for safety.
 A boy walks into a field filled with skeletons, he accidentally steps on a bone and breaks it, and he then pulls a necklace from the empty chest cavity of a skeleton and yells as a teenage boy and girl watch (the skeletons are seen once more in a flashback).
 Soldiers are seen on multiple occasions carrying large poleaxes, bows and arrows, and pikes, including an instance where soldiers surround an older man holding a knife and a boy and they drag the boy away from the man; soldiers are seen shoving a handcuffed boy, girl, and teenage boy into a fenced area that a man identifies as a prison.
 During sparing practice an older man wraps a boy in icicles and throws balls of water at the boy's head; the boy breaks them. Men are seen practicing punching and kicking moves, including a young man knocking four men to the ground and sending a ball of fire after two other men, knocking them to the ground too.
 A man shouts at a boy that he will burn down a village if the boy does not cooperate. Men yell at a boy on multiple occasions, and a man shouts at a girl. A girl shouts at a man and a boy shouts at a crowd of people. A girl tells a boy that an entire civilization had been "eliminated" by a group of people. Two men on multiple occasions discuss how they will destroy other civilizations and rule the world, and a man details that he will destroy an entire city and kidnap a boy. A man tells another man that he has destroyed a library and has fail-proof plans to destroy a city. A man instructs a girl that she must destroy a society. We hear a girl narrate how her mother had been taken hostage and killed when the girl was a young child. A man sarcastically tells an elderly man that he is sorry the older man's son had been killed and that his nephew died in an explosion.

PROFANITY 1 - Name-calling (soft, fools, traitor, incompetent). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - None.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Revenge, disowning a child, spiritual worlds, rivalries, killing an entire society/genocide, immortality, reincarnation, coming of age, loss of loved one, kidnapping, tattoos.

MESSAGE - The struggle between good and evil is an on-going battle.

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