At 6/23/12 04:07 PM, Tramps wrote:
Holy shit, manly tears of joy.
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So the whole battle at the start was great. Loved having Dante Basco's voice back, brought some fond memories back of the first series. I did feel the whole finding out who Amon was and the eventual demise of him was a bit rushed. I mean, you found out everything you wanted to know but it was a very quick realisation and end to him. Love how he died though. Both he and his brother knew they were dangerous and they had to be gotten rid of, shown by a single tear. Very touching end.
When Korra 'lost' her bending I was a bit annoyed. I figured we were going to have Books 2, 3 and 4 being all about her re-learning or unlocking her bending again which I wouldn't have been happy about at all. Then with her unlocking her spiritual side or whatever and gaining her bending back seemed rushed as well. I mean I think it's a total of 3 minutes where you get Katara telling Tenzin that she won't get her bending back, Katara getting her bending back and then knowing that she can restore other people's bending. I liked the ending and it gives it a nice clean slate for the next season but I would have liked to have seen it wrapped up better.
All-in-all, a wonderful season. Great series. Preferred it when they had 20 episodes, even if some of them were a bit slow. I enjoyed taking it all in rather than sprinting through the story. Not sure why it was only commissioned for 12 episodes when the first series had 20 and was the most popular series in Nickelodeon history. Maybe that's what the writers wanted though. WHO KNOWS. Fantastic though, 10/10.
You really enjoyed it? I felt the season finale left ALOT more to be desired.
The series felt a bit rushed as a whole, and the character development was very limited. For example, the relationship between Mako and Korra wasn't even developed properly. Infact, it was only hinted at in one previous episode, and by the season finale they "love each other"? Come on now. Also, The relationship between mako and Asami was in the process of developing but in the end out of the complete blue he ends up with Korra? Really?
The Bloodbending was a VERY nice plot element that expanded upon the mythos of TLA. However that being said, I still feel that they kinda wasted Amon's character. Throughout all the development of his original character, I feel like they just kinda rushed him near the end when they couldn't think of anything and went with a generic villian. Not only that, but they never explain how exactly he was able to remove the bending of other benders. His back story seemed quite generic, and lacked the sustenance I personally was expecting from a villian with a somewhat legitimate goal (remove benders, bring peace,etc.). The way inwhich they defeated him was really anticlimatic though, but I guess you can say that the Real way he was defeated comes in his final scene with Tarlok (which was great!)
I really liked Korra's personality, but they really pulled a Deus Ex Machina at the end. Suddenly after she looses her bending (and randomly masters Air) she randomly gets into the avatar state and masters all four elements? Also, she RANDOMLY is able to give people their bending back?
Eh, I expected more from a pretty good series.