11 a.m. Saturday. Nickelodeon.
June 22, 2012, 3:10 p.m. CST
And I keep wondering, when they're done with Korra, and they shift on to the next Earth Avatar, will he be of the digital age, or the 70-80's? My money's on 70's -80's. That would be cool!
June 22, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
it's not nearly as good as it's predecessor. things are way to rushed. The characters beyond the series namesake are not flesh out at all. And the series seem to rely too much on great animation and cool moments to take away from the poor writing and characterization. A fun time waster, but not nearly as well rounded as the first go round. If they maybe had some more episodes to work with they'd be fine. But 12 is just too few for a season with this kind of story in mind. And they've already said that while it somewhat carries over into the next season that each season is essentially stand alone. And as a stand alone this season just doesn't cut the mustard.
June 22, 2012, 3:36 p.m. CST
June 22, 2012, 3:45 p.m. CST
im still not gonna watch i though cuz i just dont believe a kids show can be all that good
June 22, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST
June 22, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST
Have you seen the original Airbender series? I'm in my 30s and avoided seeing it until last year because it looked like a stupid kids show. When I finally watched it, it was amazing. It has more depth than most 'adult' shows on tv. If you've never seen it, watching the entire first Avatar series from start to finish is an extremely satisfying experience.
June 22, 2012, 4:50 p.m. CST
June 22, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST
The original had a bunch of throwaway episodes, usually that's a bad thing.... But in that case, it always added a bit to the overall story and let us know the amazing characters they created a lot more
June 22, 2012, 5:02 p.m. CST
On the surface, it might seem like a kids cartoon, and yes it's got a lot of stuff you'd find in those shows, slapstick comedy, goofy jokes, but over the seasons there are great narrative arcs, genuine character development, amazing martial arts sequences, epic storytelling, heavy life/death stakes & issues, eastern mysticism and spirituality that you wouldn't typically find in a typical kid's show.
June 22, 2012, 5:15 p.m. CST
Just as great as the original, I actually think that the writing, design and animation has improved from the original and the original was great!
June 22, 2012, 5:42 p.m. CST
I first gave that distinction to Young Justice but that was before I realized Korra was airing. Gave it a watch and, well...</p> </p> Solid, awesome show
June 22, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
if you think the writing has improved over the previous series then I'm not sure you've actually seen the previous series. Either that or you're just one of those "New Is ALWAYS Better" kind of people. I'll give you the animation point. That's definitely better. But the writing of Korra can't hold a candle to the previous series. And it's sad because it's written by the same people.
June 22, 2012, 6:46 p.m. CST
The writing is clearly better then the original. I'll give you 12 episodes may be too short, but damn if they didn't use the time they had efficiently. Go back and watch the first 12 episodes of the original series and if you think they compare at all to Korra go and have yourself checked for brain damage. Amon and Tarlok I would put against any villain in the original series even Azula. Korra starts off a lot farther along then Anang did so she's less dependent on her gang thus Bolin and mako take more of a back seat then Sokka and Katara. Personally, I like that they're doing something different by focusing on the student mentor relationship of Katara and Tenzin. Honestly, I like Korra, Tenzin, Befong Amon more then any character in the The Last Airbender. The writers have covered an amazing amount of ground in 10 episodes. The fight scene in episode 4 is more intense then anything in the original series and the fight scene in episode 6 is as epic. I'm not taking anything away from The last Airbender, but Legend of Korra is simply an improvement in almost every way. Calling it poor writing is just simply poor writing.
June 22, 2012, 7:24 p.m. CST
Young Justice is probably the most irritatingly awful cartoon I've forced myself to watch. The animation might be beautiful, but all it amounts to is a thin layer of passable eye candy that covers awful dialogue, heavy-handed melodrama, wafer-thin characters, terrible plotting, and logic holes the size of a Death Star.
June 22, 2012, 7:27 p.m. CST
June 22, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST
The martial arts choreography never looked better, and I like that the characters are older this time. But the new series just doesn't seem to have the same storytelling weight as the first. Amon is taking away peoples' bending powers...is that it? I just can't get excited about the stakes ths time. But I'll still take it over 98% of the other animated shows on TV...
June 22, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST
There is a reason why the show seems rushed. The creators only intended for Korra to only be 10 episodes. It's getting a second season because Nick wants one.
June 22, 2012, 8:33 p.m. CST
Amon is taking away people's bending powers when that is something that only the previous Avatar could do. And he's willing to start a war to cleanse the world of benders.
June 22, 2012, 8:36 p.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Im amazed by the detail and thought that went into the world building, it does a really smart job of taking Avatar forward 70 years. I'm also surprised by the atmosphere in general, the series has had a real melancholy weight to it throughout, and last week's episode was amazing. Agree that I wish it wasn't such short seasons, but I wonder if I'll still feel that way when re-watching it as a whole. They've clearly put a lot of thought into this, and if the sat down and said this is what we need for our story, by the end of season 2, I just might agree.
June 22, 2012, 8:48 p.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
That's actually the point. If they only intended to tell a 12 episode story it shouldn't feel rushed. They should have done a better job with the pacing. And not spend time on the parts that drag the show down. How about instead of all that time spent wasted on ProBending they just introduce those characters without a gimmick and develop them. Also give some time to Tarlok so he's not a one episode villain that's easily disposed of. Just so many missed opportunities on this show.
June 22, 2012, 9:17 p.m. CST
I like that its rushed. There's a greater sense of urgency with the series, less "wasted" time. I think in a series aimed at kids, where you can't kill a character on screen, the stakes are extremely high. Taking away a character's bending is akin to taking their life. I don't know about you guys but I think the impact of Lin losing her bending was the same as if she would have been killed. I love both series equally (I've watched the first series countless times with my kids). To say one is better than the other is splitting hairs and arguing over which is better: pizza or ice cream. I'll take both.
June 22, 2012, 10:06 p.m. CST
From story, to art, to animation, to art direction, you won't find a single animated series that compares. PERIOD. Whetever image processing/filters they use on that series, I'm hooked. I have to pause sometimes just to marvel at the quality of the art and animation. If you're not watching this series (for whatever reason) you have no idea what you're missing.
June 22, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST
he's been in the show since almost the first episode being developed which is one of the many reasons why Korra is so great. The thing is it maybe be fast paced, but thats only because its bacically the 4th season of Avatar and a lot of the world building of a normal 1st season has already been established with seasons 1 through 3. What would suck and be bad pacing is if they did pad it with unnessicary stuff. Everything thats been done is great.
June 22, 2012, 10:20 p.m. CST
looks like I have another must-see. How do I miss these things? Wait, I know... :(
June 22, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST
by future help
awesome design, characters, action, pacing, score, architecture. Just a great piece of art in fast motion.
June 22, 2012, 10:53 p.m. CST
June 22, 2012, 11:20 p.m. CST
I'm hooked on Tron Uprising too. That and Avengers. So sad that was canceled.
June 22, 2012, 11:29 p.m. CST
They say that theres another one in the works, but if its anything like Ultimate Spiderman then thats going to be a trainwreck. Not to mention having to start over again with all of the stories that the current show started. At least we are also getting a new X-Men cartoon. Both of the previous ones were only ok.
June 23, 2012, 1:22 a.m. CST
It has gotten better in these last few episodes. I'm pretty sure my "meh" attitude towards it has to do with the bending sport arena (or whatever it's called). I found myself disinterested in almost every scene that had to do with it or mentioned it. The rest of it has been pretty good.
June 23, 2012, 4:25 a.m. CST
by Michael Lightner
From what I just read on wiki it states that the demise of Avengers may be premature and that the rumors of its cancellation began online and have not ben substantiated!
June 23, 2012, 6:12 a.m. CST
That storyline was pretty epic, it's the last few episodes. Probably the best I've seen of the Clone Wars. I'd rank Tron #1, Korra #2, and Clone Wars overall as #3 (Except those last few episodes would be #1 for me...) Have not seen the avengers yet
June 23, 2012, 8:03 a.m. CST
by Nice Marmot
. . . are you all in junior high or something? Sorry, I know you shouldn't post when you have no clue what the talk-back is about . . .
June 23, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST
I think part of the issue with the "rushed story" complaints is that originally Legend of Korra was going to be a shortened one season order mini-series, which Nick later let them expand to 2 seasons. In either case, with less episodes per season, you have much less room to work on character episodes (which most people call filler episodes). Toph's daughter is a badass...sucks what happened at the end of the last episode, though.
June 23, 2012, 9:46 a.m. CST
Now that this season is over of kora I hope to catch it from the start if they play it from the first episode next week.
June 23, 2012, 11:05 a.m. CST
I really wanted to see the War of the Benders move beyond the borders of that steampunk city to engulf countries or the world. Korra is The Avatar. Shouldn't her struggles involve more than just espionage raids on pamphleteers and rich dissidents? I guess my issue is with the scope of the story. It all seems too confined and small.
June 23, 2012, 11:53 a.m. CST
While I love the show and think that its grand and epic, I also feel that it would benifi from the travel that seasons 1 - 3 had with Aang. I fact when Korra was kidnapped I was thinking Oh good he's going to ship her off to some far off place and she's going to spend a number of episodes trying to get back. But I still love the show.
June 23, 2012, 1:10 p.m. CST
Turns out there was no actual press release and it was all fabricated and spread by a lone fanboy with a new site... everyone just bought it and spread it for him... hilarious.. http://www.comicbookmovie.com/animated_features/news/?a=61993 You have to read past the Spiderman stuff to get to the meat of it. In any case, this is good news. Avengers:Earth's Mightiest Heroes was...is actually a great show. So someone, somewhere must be able to clear this up. Could he have just guessed correctly and it's still canceled? Or.. is there going to be a 3rd season and this Avengers Assemble show doesn't even exist? Or am I buying into some very resourceful wishful thinking myself here?
June 23, 2012, 1:43 p.m. CST
They've done a good job of making us feel like we've been dropped into the middle of the action. Korra's Avatar training is in full swing when we meet her. She immediately gets the problem of the anti-bending movement dropped in her lap. And Republic City is on the brink of civil war. But all this action is a clever ruse to make us think that this is the scope of the story. The first Avatar was 61 episodes. It took a long time to establish all of the elements that made that story so epic. Amon may or may not be the big bad for the whole series. But Korra's biggest struggle will ultimately be to win the hearts of a citizenry who sees the Avatar not as an advocate of the masses but of the benders, who seemingly have used their bending to marginalize the non-bending majority. Korra will probably lose her bending. Ostracized and unable to defend herself for the first time in her life she will flee Republic city with friends who are likewise shunned or endangered for their connection to her. Lost, she will wander the countryside witnessing the cruelty and subjugation of the citizens of the four nations by benders. She will learn what it's like to live in inequality and in fear of benders who can harness the forces of nature with impunity against her. The fear, the searching and the time spent amongst regular people will help Korra develop her sense of spirtuality. Her newly discovered sense of spirituality will eventually let her access the spirit world where she will regain the ability to bend and learn important details regarding the betrayal that led to Ang's early demise. She will return to republic city with new-found respect of her powers and non-bending citizens. She will cut through the political bullshit to advocate the notion that benders should work with the people of the four nations, not rule over them. She will seek out benders who abuse their power and hand their asses to them. Amon will be revealed to be a bender. Tarrlok in turn will be revealed to either be Amon, or working for him and using his position to escalate the situation to make Republic City ripe for a political coupe, and to motivate the people to depower all benders except Amon. Both Amon and Tarrlok are involved in Ang's death and the strategy they are executing to take over the city and/or the world has been in place since Ang's death. Most of this has been hinted at. Korra was raised in seclusion since an early age. She has no idea what it's like to be a normal person. When she first arrived in Republic City she immediately got into a fight with the triads and tore up a whole neighborhood pursuing them. She has no idea how powerful she is and how destructive and scary those powers are to regular folk. I'm making the show sound predictable. But the original show was predictable. What was so good was how they told the story. I think the new show is starting from a great place. Moreover, I think Korra has a lot of growing to do before she can find her way as Avatar. There's going to be plenty of chances for her to make friends and visit the far reaches of the four nations. I hope I have a daughter someday so I can share this show with her. I love that Korra is so macho. Fuck Disney princesses.
June 23, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST
That shit is fantastic and very excitng. Plus the graphic and storyline pulls you in.
June 23, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
What a shitty finale. The reveal of Amon was a cringeworthy infodump of a character we've never seen. And his intentions completely undid the character as it was portrayed from moment one. All of the stakes were bullshit as nobody was de-bended. Seriously awful. I went from at least being entertained by this show to actually not liking it at all in one hour. Just complete amateur hour. I can't believe these are the same people that wrote the previous series.
June 23, 2012, 3:35 p.m. CST
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June 23, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST
While it did appear a bit rushed, the finale was well done. It was obvious that bending could be restored... given that Korra is the Avatar, right? Unless you're so naive as to believe that Korra would no longer be the Avatar, the restoration of powers by the Avatar should have been well understood. I would have liked more of Amon's story to be revealed over a few eps, but so what. Aside from that point, the story was well executed.
June 23, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST
But I am curious if a non-bender snuck into the line if they could get bending powers... Or if someone dug up a freshly dead bender and grafted their arm on... LOL
June 23, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST
Other stuff is almost as good, but Tron takes the cake. That last blackout episode was amazing. Kept me on the edge. Not bad for a 'toon.
June 23, 2012, 8:50 p.m. CST
What's the deal with the lightning bending?
June 23, 2012, 8:54 p.m. CST
Every form of bending has an advanced form Earth advanced = metal bending Water advanced = blood/life bending Fire advanced = lightning I forgot what wind was
June 23, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST
Which means: I won't be seeing the damned finale until it shows up On Demand. Fucking Nickelodeon.
June 23, 2012, 10:51 p.m. CST
June 23, 2012, 11:50 p.m. CST
I would have been nice to have had a whole 3 seasons like the previous 3 seasons, but I felt they did extremely well wrapping things up. I'm only wondering whats next since they pretty much didn't leave any openings. I guess that we actually get to see what we only got glimpses with Aang of her being a full bender, going around and keeping the peace. Hirosi's not dead yet so maybe something along that line? Probably an even bigger threat though. All in all though this one was more satifying then the Aang finale, I hated the fact that we didn't actually get to see Zuko's reunion with his Mom and the fact that Aang only took the Firelords bending rather then offing him. But seeing the anti-bending in Korra seems to give it more weight for me.
June 23, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST
No theres going to be one more. Should be interesting to see the Korra Comic-Con panel in 3 weeks and what they reveal about next season. Even if your not going most of the panels (without the video clips) usually ends up on Youtube and day or two later.
June 24, 2012, 12:15 a.m. CST
But I would think there'd be some sort of potential for bloodbending via oxygen or sucking the air out of someone's body.
June 24, 2012, 12:24 a.m. CST
June 24, 2012, 12:33 a.m. CST
June 24, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST
by Ozman X
Someone above mentioned that, where is proof of this happening?
June 24, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Over at AV Club a commenter threw out the idea that advanced air bending might have something to do with the spiritual realm or energy bending, since that seems to be the air benders purview. Though now we know energy bending can apparently be done by blood benders as well, so who knows? Anyways, great finale! I thought this series might end up with Amon defeated, but benders also having lost and the world of bending extinguished or on its way out. Its an interesting finale though cause I have no idea where season 2 goes from here. Though it'll be great to see a full season with an Avatar at full power. I think making it a happy happy ending was a little weak (thought maybe the series might make a bit of a braver choice by having love interests NOT play out exactly to the protagonists favor), but I'm pretty whole heartedly happy with this show, especially given how nervous I was about the idea of it. I think some of the criticisms of the show may be subdued once there's a bit more distance from it, and people get over that its genuinely a different show the the first series, its story telling form and goals aren't the same as the first show. I think what Korra is doing is great, and its refreshing to see a tv series just flat out tell a stories like this, moving forward smartly and confidently each step of the way. Can't wait to see what season 2 is up to (the show is about the LEGEND of Korra after all, so presumably we have some epicness ahead of us).
June 24, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST
June 24, 2012, 4:14 p.m. CST
It was me, I read it in one of the Loeb interviews about the new Avengers cartoon and he mentions that they are in the very early stages of an X-Men cartton. I'll try and find it.
June 24, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST
EXCLUSIVE: “Agent X” spills the bean on the future of Marvel Animation, and did he just mention a new X-men TV series ? Avengers, Avengers Assemble, Hulk and the agents of S.M.A.S.H, Spider-man, Ultimate Spider-man, X-men by last avenger Our trusted friend and, Marvel insider, Agent X is back with more EXCITING reveals. After, his earlier leaks were confirmed by yesterday’s Avengers Assemble announcement, Agent X revealed to me today Marvel’s future plans regarding its animation division. This also includes some fun facts about Comic con panel. While all his previous info have been proven correct, I will still suggest to take the below news with a grain of Salt. As requested by agentX, i have reworded all what he revealed, so that his won’t get recognized by Marvel *Disclaimer from AgentX: The info provided is accurate as of today. In the ream of Animation, changes happen all the time. So between now and series announcement and premiere couple things might change* Regarding Ultimate Spider-man: - Marvel knows how much fans hate the show. They know, that they messed up when they could have brought both kids and adults fans together, instead of focusing on the children. Regardless of what their PR BS makes it sound, the reason Ultimate Spider-man has been renewed for a second season, is that the network ordered the second season WAY before the series debut. The publicity stunt Marvel pulled by stating the show has been renewed by popular demand, is just a strategy to try and tell fans that people like this show maybe you should give it a second chance. - Ratings for the show are not good. He then gave me the following example: If you have 10 people watching a channel, then you introduce a new show, and instantly 200 are watching, but after 2 weeks the number goes down to 60 you still have bad ratings drop, yet its way better than the original 10 they had before the show. Agent X wants you to look at that statement carefully and you will know the “TRUE” meaning of Marvel ratings PR stunt. - Chances are more than high that Ultimate Spider-man will conclude after season 2. There will be some minor changes to the show during its 2013 season (a bit less in your face humor, a tiny bit more drama, and less scripts from “man of action” while more from Bendis and Dini). If by chance, the fans embrace the show in its second season it will be renewed, otherwise a new Spider-man show will replace it. Early talk about a series in the same tone as the upcoming movie reboot have been discussed, but nothing more than just that: discussion. Agent X also still urges the fans to show their disapproval of the show, since Marvel is listening, although it takes months and years for the company to answer the cries. Hulk and the agents of SMASH: - Agent X wants to make sure that people understand that the HULK and the Agents of SMASH is meant for kids, much like Ultimate Spider-man. Which a mistake Marvel is now realizing, but again, way too late. - After Ultimate Spider-man fan backlash, Marvel is almost certain that hardcore fans are not going to enjoy this show either. - Unlike Ultimate Spider-man, only 26 episode have been ordered, and to not make the same mistake again, the network will wait on the ratings before ordering a second season of SMASH. - As mentioned before, the show premise is ACTION, ACTION, ACTION with no place for plot development. The target demographic of the show is boys ages 5-12. So again it seems a disney kids show with Marvel characters. Regarding Avengers Assemble: - According to Agent X, Avengers Assemble is the most ambitious TV animation project for marvel, ever. Unlike, Ultimate Spider-man and Hulk Agents of SMASH, the new Avengers show is taking cues from the successful Marvel Cinematic Universe, and from the thousands of angry fans comments towards the direction of Ultimate Spider-man. As a result the new show WILL NOT be in the same universe as Ultimate Spidey, nor is it in the same universe as Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. - While still a cartoon, Avengers Assemble will be taking itself seriously and trying to appeal to both kids and hardcore fans. - Marvel is spending money on Avengers Assemble than any other show, so expect high quality animation like never before. - Wishful talk was made to have the actors from the Avengers movie reprise their roles in the show. But due to high costs, the idea could have been scrapped. Agent X does not know what was the final decision in this matter, but he knows that whoever is voicing the characters will try to sound similar to the movie cast. - Falcon was chosen to be in the roster, so that fans get familiarized with the character, before his “certain” appearance in the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. - Panther and Antman will join the cast later and a possible Ms Marvel inclusion is also on the table. - Thanos will feature as a big villain in the show. 2 more Animated Tv projects on the work: - According to Agent X, 2 more, unannounced Marvel animated TV series are in different stage of production. - One of these series is a new X-men animated show. - Not much is known abt the X-men show except that it might have the same tone as Avengers Assemble. - Agent X either did not want to reveal the second project or did not have enough info. Regarding Comic con 2012: - Agent X informed me that Marvel is a bit worried about fans reaction to Ultimate Spider-man on their animation panel. - There will be undercover Marvel guys who will ask questions to the panelist, praising Ultimate Spider-man, and pretending to be hardcore fans who “supposedly” enjoy the show. While Agent X hates the sneaky plan, he tells me this is very common with almost all companies. - A full episode of Ultimate Spider-man will be shown at the panel. According to him, it is either a Bendis written episode (Bendis episodes are supposedly good ones) or the a major villain reveal episode (either Green Goblin or Doc Octopus) - Marvel hopes to show a full episode of Hulk and the Agents of SMASH. If the first episode has not been completed by July, a short 5min clip showing the SMASH agents in action will be shown instead. - More info regarding Avengers Assemble will be revealed at the Panel, along with character designs, and maybe some test footage(if ready by then). - Excpect a lot of praise from Jeph Loeb towards ultimate spider-man, and a claim that hardcore marvel fans love it, which of course is BS Misc: - Talks of an Avengers vs X-men adaptation is on the table. Agent X does not know if it will be a DTV movie or a crossover between the 2 upcoming tv series of Avengers Assemble and X-men. - AgentX mentions that Marvel is moving along with new direct to video animated features. More on that in few month, he promises. - AgentX asks the fans to be patient and to remember that Marvel is a company that listens to the fans. They might have messed up, big time he adds, with Ultimate Spider-man and Hulk agents of SMASH, but the company is learning, and avengers Assemble and the new X-men animated series will prove that. He also mentions the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how awesome it is now after few missteps in the beginning, and asks to have faith in the company, which is really aiming at beating DC animation in both series and DTV’s - Marvel was so shocked and in awe at the huge number of complaints the company received for Ultimate Spider-man. The company started censoring their social pages (twitter, facebook) to block users from hating on the show, and therefore spreading the hate online. With all that said, AgentX still asks the fans to voice their love, hate, or criticism towards the Marvel shows, via social media(twitter, facebook, forums, etc). The company does listen and the hate towards ultimate Spider-man is really helping change the upcoming projects and making Avengers Assemble a great show.
June 24, 2012, 4:17 p.m. CST
June 24, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST
...with the producers... (spoilers for those who haven't watched it yet) Nickelodeon: "Okay, we'll let you show a murder/suicide, but you've got to show every single downed pilot floating to safety in a parachute!" Producers: "Fine, fine you've got a deal! Now let's talk about the scenes showing the villian's father pushing his kids to torture and control animals." Nickelodeon: "Oh hell no. You're going to have to cut out all the casualties from the harbor attack, at least." Producers: *sighs* all right. Producers (to themselves): "How can we imply the lead character is contemplating suicide without getting called on it?" Seriously, I was kind of shocked (pleasantly) with the cojones this show had. The more I think about it, the more I appreciate everything it did right. If Shayamalan hadn't already massacred the theatrical prospects of this franchise for the foreseeable future, I'd say I couldn't wait to see how a big-screen version would translate. Still hoping someone else takes on the material from the beginning, and treated with the respect it deserves.
June 24, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST
She learns to airbend the very last episode? Ok, I guess. The guy can blood bend but all he does is make people sit down and pass out, not explode them? Ok, I guess it is a kid's show. At the same time they have a guy who is constantly cheating on his girlfriend... They never actually broke up. I thought there were a ton of great moments these last two episodes. I wish more of the series was like them. Just too much focus on the arena, with the limited episodes they had.
June 24, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST
just mull over that idea for a bit.
June 24, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST
...I mean that some people will think the stripping down of character and going for spectacle and references over relatable connection is simply AMAZING!...when most of us know it's total crap. I asked some kids recently who they thought was better, Darth Vader or Darth Maul and they said "DARTH MAUL!" because they're like 7 and Darth Maul is RED. So they'll grow up loving him more for some dumbass reason. Hope people ENJOY Korra, because it's not a shitty show, it's just too he-said-she-said and comes off more like fan fiction than the bonafide world we saw Aang & Co. thrive in for 3 seasons.
June 24, 2012, 11:08 p.m. CST
by Ozman X
I was bummed about the current Avengers and last Xmen show getting the axe but you just supplied some nice tidbits there. Not getting my hopes up but still hanging in. Also bookmarked the site you posted.
June 24, 2012, 11:53 p.m. CST
Im sad about Avengers and really hope that it not like Ultimate Spiderman. Hopefully the X-Men show will be awesome though, while Evolution and Wolverine were enjoyable neither were great.
June 25, 2012, 10:20 a.m. CST
"you mean alot to me" as he's going after who he's really serious about and the spurned ex kisses his forehead... this is a franchise where "sorry, but I'm more attracted to your brother" is expressed as "I'm sorry, Katara" and a coded ex-gay camp adventure
June 26, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST
... you'd get the message, wouldn't you? If not, then you've never been in a real relationship where words and context actually matter.
June 26, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST
Your "Star Wars Prequel-itis" doesn't make any sense. 22 years separate the start of the Star Wars eras. That is not analogous in any way to the Avatar series. And your "he-said-she-said... fan fiction" doesn't make any sense, either. As far as I could tell, Korra was a well-told first season. It's hard for me to find valid criticisms of the storytelling beyond the fact that it seemed a bit rushed due to the shortened season. But the rushed feel is to be expected; the original had a long run of episodes. They could afford to spend an entire episode on what would appear to be filler, but would be made relevant later. Context is important when offering criticism.
June 26, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST
Really a great animated series and it'll easily best 99% of any scripted show on TV. The animation, directing, voice acting are top notch. The writing may not win an Emmy or anything (that should go to Mad Men) but it's really very, very good. The storytelling is tight and paced well and the universe they've created is rich and vast and they weave in all manner of emotions and character work that other writers couldn't craft in a million years. It's a shame these guys didn't write the script for the movie. That Shyamalan thing was just a giant mess.
June 26, 2012, 9:54 p.m. CST
I agree with a lot of you, the scope and world was to grand for 12 episodes. *Spolier* The downfall of Amon came to quickly for my tastes should of been a 4 episode Arc instead of 2. I do love seeing Ang and the gang as Adults (Rocking the Chin Strap) I'd love to see more of that next season!
June 27, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
It's kind of a "Betty or Veronica?" question, I kno...
June 27, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty