cool I didn't know it was supposed to be a stand alone. still, when you resolve all the plot in like two minutes it's like NOOOO it can't be that easy! D:
That I agree with, but they already wrapped up the writing and part of the production - not sure about the production part - before nick ordered a second series. The majority of Korra's spiritual journey was done off screen and I was disappointed in not seeing more of her airbending training, but since the finale was the first time she actually produced wind, I can see why they didn't show more of her practicing.
Remember Aang was not a fully realized Avatar even though he could fire bend early on in the show.
If "that was it" then Aang's journey should have ended once he could produce fire. So what if he burned Katana, right?
I see Korra's journey no different. Just because she was finally able to airbend - she's not an airbending master nor do I think she's a fully realized Avatar yet. Even then, being an Avatar still has its own set of problems. Roku demonstrated this well.
Even though we see the power of energybending that actually raises a whole bunch of issues.
You can take it away, but you can also give it. In her case she restored it...but it raises the issue for non benders...
Once people find that out, I can see a number of problems with this.
The love "triangle" which had four points at one time didn't bother me. It actually kinda reminded me of how you watch people where a guy feels he has to go with one kind of girl because it's what is expected. Bolin just follows his gut lol. Mako is like the guy that thinks he has to go with what's expected. He realized there's a girl that isn't what he's expected and is confused. I'm ok with that. I actually didn't mind that Asami wasn't "ooh this evil girl" and yeah...you realized the mess is more complicated than hey look she's a user, go with Korra.
And since Beeston's post went below me as of re-editing it -I also wish there were more episodes to resolve things, but Nick was kinda...wishy washy on how many episodes to green light. Which is crazy to me but it's a corporate decision
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I'm assuming we're all Spoilers at this point so I'm going to leave a lot of blank Space for y'all.
All it needed was a couple of extra episodes for Act 3 and the epilogue. I think that way Tarrlock and Amon's stories could have been dropped along like breadcrumbs to pace the action a bit better instead of a large exposition dump, a 10 minute fight and then... well you know what happens afterwards. It also could have began to explore Korra connecting with her line of Avatars a bit better. The taking away of the bending really did seem like a significant action until, like Aliim said, they resolved it in two minutes. I think it was a great idea that Korra could only connect with herself after taking significant loss, but it needed to be part of the journey, not the resolution.
And then there's the "War" which lasts only two or so episodes. They take over the city, have two air-to naval skirmishes with the United arms fleet and then get defeated in one day. Again, if that war lasted a few more episodes, gave the characters a bit of down time and a low point to dig themselves back out of it could have been so much more awesome than it already is.
It was an amazing and intelligent and brilliantly written series. However I think that pacing the whole thing a bit better and giving it those two or three extra episodes it needed would have made it perfect.
I agree with all the pacing issues. Though I didn't experience that as a problem during the finale. Maybe it was a bit too easy for Korra to have her bending back. But personally I just thought "why not?" in that scene. Taking peoples bending away with blood bending seemed kinda crude to me. So it felt perfectly natural that the avatar should be able to undo it.
Probably spoilers in here galore
Going to type as I go along.
But well, I did think Tarlok was related to Amon and Amon to Yakone.
At some point. Especially the rage when saying he was like Amon.
Didn't think that both of those theories were correct though and all 3 related.
Explains Amons superhuman abilities well.
There is kind of no way to drop breadcrumbs for something like this more than they did without making it completely obvious with no surprise.
People already had theories without even knowing much.
Love triangle only made sense. They're teenagers. It's what teenagers do.
When all the Airbenders were on stage I said a simple "Oh shiiiiiit".
The show knows how to amp up the drama.
Zuko's grandson is a complete badass. Fucking flying through the sky with fire bending while skydiving.
Even Naga was a badass.
One polarbear dog took out multiple mechs easily.
Just get a shit ton of them together and you got an army.
The "War" was short because it was just the jumping off point that got shut down prematurely. It was the entire point of their plan to expose Amon. Take down the figurehead and it's ideals, take down the armies reason to fight.
The ending of the brothers was good too.
Pretty heartfelt stuff.
Only thing is I wish the avatar state was done in a bit better way.
It's something that's supposed to trigger at a point of absolute danger
and hopelessness. It was a bit anticlimactic.
Fixing the blood bending was fine. Blood bending I imagine fucked up the chakras. The energy bending fixed it plain and simple.
Not sure of the direction they're going from here though. They tied up most ends with villains and the world. So there's no higher ups beyond Amon, the movement was also mostly disabled. They lost their tech link, and their figure head. Another could take his place but it's going to be building his own story from scratch if they do another season.
Overall I think they did well in all aspects. Some don't like the pacing. I thought it was fine.
i was wondering, are there plans for a second season of this?
I thought the last two episodes were going to give all the drama set up for a next chapter but instead everything got resolved and patched out superfast, kinda unexpected.
Why wouldn´t they produce at least one more chapter? seems like the show was rather succesfull.
I didn't watch much of the first Avatar series, but I did watch Korra. I liked it for the most part, up until the finale. It seemed like everything from the Katara scene onwards was just thrown at the last moment was really rushed.
I don't really know if they'd even consider a second season, since all the 'conflicts' are resolved. Unless they can pull a bigger baddie out of the air.
I'm wondering how much of the equalist theme will be carried over to the next season. Sure, they stopped Amon, but there never was much of a conclusion to the whole movement as it was. Maybe they'll dissolve without a strong leader, though...
Adding some fun art
These are adorable
Well that's sweet. Though like I said earlier. No clue where they're heading from here. I think they didn't plan on it becoming this popular when writing it. Probably wanted to capitalize on the first series fame before it fades over the years and everyone sort of moves on and forgets about it. Since the kind of ingeniously set it up so they can do infinite amounts of stories on past and future avatars.
They're going to have to set up an entirely new plot line and enemies/plan. My guess someone new takes up the reigns of the equalist head. Someone almost the opposite of Amon. No mask, or secrets maybe taking advantage of Amons sort of 'betrayal' to the people to fuel the fire even more. Since I'm sure there are other people who developed tech in the world, doubtful that it's all developed and invented only in Republic city and exported out.. Maybe an entire nation gets practically taken over while the focus is still on Republic city or even a new nation being formed. Since Amon almost took down the leaders of Republic city and even the fire nation fleet without just his blood bending. It was a group effort. Could become a world war type scenario of a much greater scale. Since the first chapter was based on terrorism and current events, the 2nd might be on acts of war caused from inequality in society.
Of course there's obviously nothing but complete and utter speculation.
That's my guess on the route at least.
Well that link said books 3 and 4. It will likely follow the same elemental sequence for labeling the seasons. Can't really break the sequence of elements once you start won't make sense if suddenly you do Air then the next is like "War" or "Sun", "Energy" etc. Nothing fits. Just won't have as much significance probably as the original series.
I'm stoked though. What this means is they're writing the story in a more grand styling already planning for a full set of books/episodes. Rather than more mini wars wondering if they'll pick up the next season.
Always weird seeing the voice actors. Funny how Mako's actor spiked his hair up lol.
HOOOOOOOLY SHIT That's Bud Bundy voicing Mako. My mind is blown.
Thought some folks would like to see these...apparently they were given out during SDCC, I actually wonder if they'll sell them I'd like one tbh.
Large size: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7..._1280.jpg?.jpg
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Some new info for season 2:
I'm glad they said it in the interview - the one about Korra mastering her elements is not the end of the story. There's still more to being an Avatar and seeing how the Avatars spoke with Aang in the past about their issues - I wanted to see more going on with Korra too.
That world has such a rich history and so many stories that can be told imo.
Just bumping this Gungnam Style
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