Lord Varys Posted August 18, 2021 Share Posted August 18, 2021 9 hours ago, fionwe1987 said: While I think Mako, and Asami, get very little growth, and Bolin gets some but not enough, I definitely feel Korra herself drew me in at least as much as Zuko did, and in some ways more. She's a fascinating character with an excellent arc, and that they did this for a teenaged woman character makes her stand out all the more. I think part of the strength of the Korra show is that it focused more on the titular character and the supporting cast - especially the villains but also Aang's and Toph's family - than team Avatar. In the original show we cannot really say we understand Fire Lord Ozai's motivation all that well - and that's only in part because continues his grandfather's agenda. And I have to say that Iroh's change could have been covered in more depth. Did he ever want to be Fire Lord before his son's death? How exactly was his relationship with his father and Ozai? That's all kind of in the dark. In Korra all the four villains have very interesting and convincing motivations. That said - I'd agree that they could have done more with the gang. 9 hours ago, fionwe1987 said: There's very little of that here. The first story manages to remain legendary and epic, it's heroes age in ways that make sense to me, and the next batch of protagonists, while not delved into with the same depth, except for Korra and Tenzin, are fairly engaging and are fine as supporting characters. Whatever comes next, I hope it has the dynamism and innovation in Korra, but also manages to give everyone in Team Avatar sufficient screen time so they develop the distinct personalities and arcs that the OG Team Avatar had. I think there is a good chance that this whole franchise is only getting better. What's really great, overall, is that the world gets more and more complex with the seeds of that always being there. You get that with the backstory of Zuko's family in the original show, the Korra show is basically there in glimpses of the past we get in The Last Airbender about how there were other tyrants and threats long before 'the Fire Nation attacked'. 9 hours ago, sifth said: As for Korra, she was alright, but not great, IMO. I felt like the writing for her was very inconsistent at times; I remember her having a case of amnesia in season 2 and them doing nothing with it, aside from making the rest of the cast look like total jerks, for not telling her that she and Mako broke up. I honestly think the best Korra scene in the entire show, is when she helps the guy on the bridge at the start of season 3 and think the show needed more of these moments. Much like how I felt that Man of Steel needed more scenes of Clark saving people; I felt the same with Korra as well. Also cutting Korra off from her past lives, was the shows biggest mistake, IMO. I wanted Korra to learn lessons from the other Avatars, the way Aang did and maybe have her learn new lessons from different Avatars, or maybe have Korra learn a different lesson from Roku, than Aang. I think both that and her trauma after she was nearly killed by the platinum poison was supposed to demonstrate to the audience that the Avatar isn't some kind of demigod. They can be hurt, they can be killed, and the Avatar line as such can also be destroyed. The really great part of that show was that Korra no longer cared about the past all that much. She transcended the whole Avatar thing to a point, and exploring how things go from there - as they do in the comics - is really great. 4 hours ago, Werthead said: It's much more the thematically ambitious and interesting show, but it also falls short of its ambition. Avatar was in some respects a much more traditional show but it met and exceeded the potential of the premise. Korra had some very clunky pacing and storytelling, and Season 2 of the show is easily the worst season of the franchise, and Season 4 is only marginally better (Seasons 1 and 3 are decent, though). That isn't really the way I remember it, but I think I'm going to rewatch the show in the near future. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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