Avatar: The Last Airbender (2024) – Netflix’s new series for young adults, a spectacular mix of fantasy and action with impressive special effects and thrilling scenes

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Martin Cid
Martin Cid

Avatar: The Last Airbender is a series created by Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko and Albert Kim.

Netflix presents one of its biggest premieres of the season, “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, a series tailored for a teenage audience that combines all the elements of an action-packed adventure to create an epic journey where a young boy, aided by his friends, must save the world. For the younger viewers, this series is a delight filled with special effects, movement, and characters specifically designed to appeal to a teenage audience. Adventures, fantasy, and plenty of fights and action make this series a visual feast of special effects.

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Plot

Four basic elements, four nations living in harmony: air, water, earth, and fire. The Avatar is the one who maintains balance between the four kingdoms and elements. The cycle repeats endlessly, rotating through the four elements. And in this instance, the Avatar will come from the Air Kingdom. Our story follows a 12-year-old boy who seems destined to become the Avatar and maintain balance amidst the war. However, when everything is in place for his Avatar training, the Fire Lord intervenes and sets off a chain of events, forcing the young boy and his new friends to prevent the fire from destroying the delicate balance.

About the Series

A kind of “Lord of the Rings” tailored for a teenage audience, but with all the classic elements of the epic genre: a character destined for greatness and to save the world, around which magical elements revolve to give way to battles, magic, friendship… A plot that, although not new in cinema or literature, continues to captivate generation after generation.

Avatar: The Last Airbender
Avatar: The Last Airbender

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” is a series that pays homage to its sources and does not shy away from its classic elements. It knows it is not reinventing the genre and that it cannot and should not reinvent the epic adventure, which has been present since the beginning of humanity. It takes elements from here and there, condensing Buddhist, Greek, and other traditions to create a coherent cultural ecosystem that leads to what we are all waiting for: a great adventure starring teenagers as the heroes.

By the way, this is not the first time this story has been brought to the screen, there was an animated series in 2005.

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” is simply amazing: highly entertaining, with spectacular camera movements and action. It knows when to pause, reflect, and take its characters and the adventure seriously. Full of fire, storms, water… the four elements guided by these four masters who, controlling them, do not hesitate to offer us spectacular scenes that will leave the younger viewers glued to their seats. For the older audience… perhaps the series is a bit too focused on young adults, but it is so visually stunning that it is truly entertaining and, if we forget for a moment that we are responsible adults (if we are), we can sit back and enjoy this spectacular production by Netflix and Nickelodeon.

Our Opinion

Fascinating, spectacular, charming and classic. A true delight for fans of fantasy, adventure, and war scenes. An avalanche of special effects for those willing to forget about existential philosophy for a while. Enjoy, because this series is worth it.

Where to Watch “Avatar: The Last Airbender”

Netflix

Avatar: The Last Airbender

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