The Last Airbender (2010) (part 9 of 10)

And then it’s over to Zhao and Eeroh as they enter the city, and one of Zhao’s men hands him the scroll we’ve heard so much about. And would you believe that Zhao feels the need to again explain that it shows the moon spirits’ location? Our heroes spot Zhao, and Ong sends the others after him, while he stays behind to fight. Meanwhile, Zuko frees himself from the ice with more rule-breaking stationary firebending.

Zhao arrives at the spring. And yes, those two glowing koi are the moon and ocean spirits. Who’d have thought, huh? Zhao says, “They are called many names: yin and yang, push and pull.” But nothing about Tui and La, their actual names from the show? Why do I bother anymore?

Zhao captures the moon spirit in a bag, and wonders why they would make themselves so vulnerable. Eeroh says it’s to teach humility to mankind. And how’s that been working out for them lately? Eeroh tries to persuade Zhao to let the fish go. Uh, you’ve been following him and listening to him this whole time. What did you think he was going to do?

Soak-a, Katara, and Yue arrive, just as Zhao says they can’t worry about “children’s superstitions”. Okay, and what part of killing the moon do you think fits that description? Zhao finally stabs the fish, and both Yue and Ong collapse as the moonlight turns red.

Caption contributed by Ryan

Sailor’s delight, I guess.

There’s a really confusing camera move where we zoom into Eeroh’s eye, then right back out again. Um, artsy?

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

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