Kaede - WATCH IT!!!!! I am hearting it BIG time! It's beautiful AND it has a good story ... and the cabbage man('s descendant) is in it!
loving 'The Legend of Korra'!! ^_^ it was kind of hard to adjust after avatar though, so different!
Accidentally watched the whole thing the other day. Good times. The end of book one seemed a bit meh though... But I guess that's what happens when masked men are unmasked. Meh happens.
Yeah, I agree that the ending was very . . . MEH. Amon was so much cooler before he took his mask off. I had the same thought towards Ozai with the original series as well. As soon as we saw his face in Book Three he just wasn't as intimidating as he had been before that.
I actually really loved the finale! I liked Amon's basckstory as well~
I loved the ending, but I do think that it could have been spaced a little better. As much as I adore the series, I think that book one could have been a little bit more fantastic if it had had a longer episode run.
Finally watched the end - well, that baddie kinda came from nowhere. I think they were building up to a better story, they just didn't have the time - more episodes were needed!
And WHY CAN'T WE HAVE MORE MAKO?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Yeah, I wish the length of the seasons for Korra were the same for AtLA. 20-something episodes would have dealt with the story line a lot better than the 12 we got. I still don't understand why it was so short. :(
I've seen some of the concept art and designs for Book Two though so I am excited for it again. Book Two is going to be called Spirits, which I guess makes sense (we've had all the elements now) and is going to be set across the Earth Kingdom as well as Republic City.
I loved Legend of Korra too! Can not wait for Book Two! Is it out yet?
I think I read somewhere that the higher level of animation required more time as well~
I hate to be so harsh, but I really hate The Legend of Korra. And not just because ‘it isn’t The Last Airbender’, though I do think TLOK lost a lot of awesome points from ATLA.
Before it came out it was announced that Korra would have already learned water-, earth- and fire-bending, so I expected the series to take place at least a little bit in one of the four Air Temples, probably the Southern Temple, interspersed with some travelling around the previously Fire Nation Occupied Earth Kingdom land. I’m not going to gripe about how I didn’t get the setting I would have wanted, but I am going to say that Republic City was an idea that could have done so well, but ended up wanting to make me throw up. You have a beautiful backdrop - a shining bay and snow-capped mountains - and a small area that is essentially a UN city. They could have made RC bursting with the different colours and styles of the different countries and cultures (Fire Nation, Earth Kingdom, Air Nomads, Water Tribes, Sand Tribes, Swamp Tribes), and it would have been awesome, the four nations and their various groups miniaturised and put into a city together. What we ended up with was a grey city of sky-scarpers and crime, the colours dull and almost irrelevant, culture only having a place in a few restaurants. Instead of having a palette of colours, we have the resulting grey-brown of when you smash all those colours together.
And paired with that is that apparently the writers have decided that the Avatar world suddenly has to be industrialised and steam-punk, leaving the setting even more horrible, dark and dull. I could have lived with quite a few advancements - after all, it was seventy years, and there was a lot of advancement during the 100 year war - but cars? Something that made Avatar so nice to me was the way they travelled: sky-bison, ships (and there were a lot of ships, fire nation and otherwise), zeppelins at a few points, ostrich-horses, and others. The addition of cars made me honestly sad for the direction the Avatar world was heading. The travel thing also brought a lot of animals into the equation, used for travel, tracking, as pets or as wildlife. In Republic City the only animals are the fish in the park, Naga (who is useless as a guide as she can only hold about two people), and some sort of lizard-crow.
TLOK had a lot of potential for setting, but it has turned into a grey-sludge industrialised piece of steel, with no culture aside from pro-bending (which could have been done so much better) and a Southern Water Tribe Restaurant.
But honestly, even with all of that, I could have lived with it. I could have. It was the plot and characters that killed TLOK for me.
Korra is incredibly underdeveloped. To prove my point, this is what we know about her: she somehow had control over three of the four elements when she was three (Mary Sue, definitely); she is reckless, and not in the way that Aang could be, but in the way that she NEVER PROPERLY THOUGHT ABOUT ANYTHING; she is arrogant, and cares only about strength (even though she has shown strength against someone else about twice, and has collapsed into tears about nothing a lot); she is hopelessly in love with someone for no apparent reason. I mean, it’s Twilight all over again: suddenly they are just in love (I mean, Aang was infatuated with Katara because a) she saved him from the iceberg b) she was there when he woke up c) she was pretty d) he travelled around the world with her for half a year, so they got to know each other pretty well. With these guys it’s “Hi, I just met met you OMG SO IN LOVE!”). So, Korra is an underdeveloped Mary Sue rebellious infatuated teenager. Not liking her too much.
And the whole thing with Asami was really stupid. Asami was a great character, feminist and cool without being so incredibly over the top like Korra, helping Korra and Mako over and over again, the relationship with her father . . . and she was written off as the vengeful ex by the end. Mako had a lot more on-screen reason to stay with her, yet strangely in the last episode he falls of Korra. Ugh.
Getting to the end of this, the plot wasn’t great either. It was anticlimactic and mainly filler, and the reduction of bending and the whole art form that bending had become in ATLA just made me imagine after watching TLOK that it was a completely unrelated show. They could have done a lot more, a lot better, and kept the beauty they had created in The LAst Airbender. Characters (Amon, Bolin, Lin, Tenzin and the Air Acolytes, Iroh, Naga) could have been more developed, plot lines (Pro-bending, Equalists and non-benders, Amon and Tarrlok) could have been done better, and the setting ruined the world.
Very late to the party, but I've finally finished A:TLA, I saw the first season as a child when it first was on the ABC in Australia, and it's taken like 7 years for me to finally see all the episodes. Safe to say that seeing the four-part finale was a tad emotional, and it's strange to think that it's over (Just like Harry Potter all over again to a lesser degree, and just like what seeing OC being over as well).
I know that there is Legend of Korra, but I don't think that will ever compare to A:TLA (I could be wrong), but I know it will never stand out like A:TLA has, if you haven't see it (and why would you be reading this thread?) I urge you to go and find a copy of them all, and preferably take less than 7 years like I did.
It was a beautiful way to end a fantastic series, hope to see more from Legend of Korra, but I think I'll need some time before I can watch it!
Anyone seen any of the new season of Legend of Korra yet?
Anyway no spoilers but I have to say, so far I think they've thought out this new season even less than the previous which is really disappointing because I really want to like this show. AtLA was so great and the characters so well thought out and developed across the seasons . . . and Korra just keeps flopping about like a fish out of water. [act]sigh[/act] I really liked some of the new characters that have been introduced too but instead of developing them they are just being used as comic relief to the point that they are now actually getting annoying and even offensive in some cases:
Eska, who is quiet quirky and fun in a weird kinda way, but she is really being played up as a complete crazy ex-girlfriend and if she doesn't get some legitimate development soon I'm going just give up on this show I think.
Not to mention the fact that I think it's ridiculous that, with all this stuff with Bolin running around looking for break up advice, everyone seems to have forgotten that Asami and Mako used to date and that he really kinda screwed her over . . . Seriously Bo why are you asking him for advice . . . you know he is the absolute worst at relationships!! OMG [act]flop[/act]
Yeah I know what you mean. The first season, well they didn't think they'd do more than the 10 or so episodes, so was rushed and lacked development. Now there's little excuse, I mean I enjoy watching them, there's some great things they can do with the show, just hopefully they do them...
[act]sighs[/act] I don't even think they are trying anymore. Sorta just feels like the characters are falpping around, not really doing anything (other than yell at each other).
I do like Varrick though. Varrick is currenlty its only saving grace.
The last two episodes were really good (the double), but maybe that's cause they didn't really feature Korra at all, it was just Avatar backstory
And it was really awesome backstory too. The whole first Avatar history was captivating, and the whole light/dark spirit thing, sure a little clichéd but still interesting. Now at least we have a story arc to work with, and a timeline for events, just like A:TLA. Hopefully the remaining episodes live up to these previous two, and they start working in some character development.... One can hope at least.
Aaaah, yes, I agree. Finally, things are happening! The backstory even adds a greater depth to AtLA too. I mean
How bamf must Katara have been to have actually basically healed Rava at the end of Book 2 when Aang got hit in the Avatar state.
I just watched the last four episodes of Korra's second season, and IUHSFDOGHSDOUGHIOUADHFNKALWOPIF)*OUHI@)(*#&E&TRUOLJ:K
It certainly improved, a slow start, but it got so much better. Can't wait for the third book, shall be interesting!
So, does this mean a new age of Avatars? Like is she forever disconnected with the last 10,000 years of avatars, and she'll make new connections. Or is she the last one forever? And what's a world going to look like with spirits and humans together?
Legend of Korra is back on in the US in 3 days! Season 3 awaits (though if you're super keen, they accidentally released episodes 3-6 in Spanish... ooops)
Meh, the only reason I'll be watching the 3rd book will be for Zuko
It\'s actually been pretty good, but Nick haven\'t done well with this season, the numbers are down but maybe that\'s from the sudden onset of the show. Apparently after tomorrow\'s episode the rest will only be available online rather than airing on Nick. They\'ve already signed for season four so this is odd.
Just finished the third book, and definitely an improvement. The final two episodes were really amazing, and aaahhhh. Can't wait for the final book.
I'm still not as impressed as I was with the first season but there has definitely been an improvement with this season (finally, they dropped the stupid love triangle thing). I still think the storylines are rushed through and the characters not as well developed but, eh. The animation is bloody gooorgeous so really that's why I'm watching it these days anyway.