Freeze Frame: 'The Last Airbender' Trailer!

'The Last Airbender'The new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender" has hit the 'Net, and we have your first look at it here on Splash Page!

Now, even though the new trailer keeps things simple and doesn't reveal too much about the story, that doesn't mean there aren't some things we can learn about Shyamalan's live-action adaptation of the award-winning animated series. Heck, we're pretty sure there are some of you out there who probably haven't even heard of "The Last Airbender" until now -- but that's going to change.

Here's a quick breakdown of "Airbender" alongside some shots from the new trailer. Consider it "Airbender 101" for the uninitiated.

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In the world of "The Last Airbender," certain people have the ability to "bend" one of the four elements: earth, water, fire and air. While nations have developed around those who can control each of the first three elements, 12-year-old Aang (played by Noah Ringer) is the last of those who can bend the air -- making him "The Last Airbender."

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Here we get our first look at Aang in action. Along with "bending" the elements, the world of "The Last Airbender" is also heavily influenced by the martial arts. And lucky for him, Aang is no slouch in either discipline.

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While Aang is the last of the Airbenders, he learns that he is also the "Avatar" for the world -- someone possessing the rare ability to learn to bend all four elements, not just air. This makes him a powerful wildcard in the ongoing war the Fire Nation has declared on the Earth and Water nations.

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After wiping out the rest of Aang's air-bending peers, the Fire Nation will stop at nothing to finish the job. The villainous Prince Zuko (played by Dev Patel), the heir to the Fire Nation throne, now hunts Aang in the hope of winning his nation's throne.

And that's all the backstory you should need, folks! Now, go ahead and watch "The Last Airbender" trailer again and let us know what you think.