First off is anyone else wondering why when korra fights tarlock (spelling?) she punches the ice he throws at her instead of...oh i dont know....bending it? so ive had the chance to watch alllllll whopping 12 (count em) episodes and i am..very disappointed..the whole "chapter" just seems...rushed and for that we dont really get to know the characters in any depth for example when they take the chiefs bending away i find myself not..really caring..at all because we dont get to know her or her story or..much of anything for that matter..and then theres mako..we never learn anything about his parents even though his "scarf" is mentioned as being super important...annndd..yeah we dont get to hear a cool back story or anything. I also dont like that they just went "he is the love interest ACCEPT IT!!!" really? 12 episodes just isnt enough time to make me feel there was any connection..feels like they went..hate you like you love you just bam bam bam. Theres so much i would like to say but heres my summery
Music: a huge step down some of it seems totally out of place and just sounds like carnival clown music at times doest fit with the story at all
Look: the only part where it doesnt disappoint..it looks amazing
Story: bad...really bad...the whole thing makes no sence at all..the bad guy has some convenient story that we only find out at the end..and how he uses his power is never explained nor is what happend to him allllllllll those years he was lost its like they just put this out there to remind us that avatar existed. Yes there are some very good moments in this show..i enjoyed watching it but im just so disappointed..theres so much more they could have (and should have) done.
Acting: i know its animated..so how is it that i feel like the voice actors are just sitting on there couch just saying their lines? theres practically no emotion in a lot of the delivery the only one thats pretty okay is amon himself. I love avatar..its the best show out there but this follow up to me is just not as amazing as it could have been
12 episodes and this cartoon make me one of the happy's fans of the planet. Korra is an amazing character. Tenzi, Mako, Boli, the pretty Asami, Beifong, Naga, Republic City *-* just perfect, funny and great entertainement.
Okay so honestly, i was a big fan of ATLA but i still love this series. I waited fo what seemed for ever for a spinoff (i was about 11) when i first saw ATLA. But i waited so long and now the spinoff is here am i complaining about the show no i am a hardcore fan of this series too i really like it its got a new-day kinda feel to it without abandoning its roots. In my honest opinion they should make more than 2 seasons i would honestly tune in every Saturday just to watch them like i do now. The one thing this series has that is has always had is AMAZING story boarding i mean there are just so many twists and turns especially with Amon and Tarlok i loved that bit of story. I seriously thought Korra lost her bending and Mako didn't i was like WTF but it was fine at the end. All in all wonderful series please make more than 2 seasons Please everyone loves this series :)
Plot: Seven decades passed by after the war, the heroes of the last generation are now gone. And the world, has just recovered from the recent war that happened. One girl, a reincarnation of the Avatar, Korra, from the southern water tribe. Who is going to maintain the balance of the world once again with her friends, Naga, her animal guide, Tenzin, Mako and Bolin. Nice plot, with alot of twists!
Characters: Korra is sometimes annoying, but it's okay. The characters had some back stories and complete details just like it's predecessor. Voice acting is great.
Action value: It maintained the action like ATLA had. Very nice. Left untouched.
Art: Also left untouched. It still had the quality.
Overall: 9.5. They can make Korra less annoying. I thought this would be a disappointment, but I was wrong! Nickelodeon got it right this time.
Many people are saying this show doesn't live up to the standards of it's predecessors.... they're wrong. It's understandable that the die hard first series fans would feel this to be a major change comparing the new protagonist with the previous one. But this show is different... all characters are brilliant..... the bending however seems a bit low scale..... it will get better. We'll come to know about the past years soon ..... and korra will bend on a large scale too i'm sure...
it's a must watch for all cartoon lovers. It ain't just a cartoon..... it's a hilarious-action-packed-drama-serious-awesome tv series.
Ps- speaking of the past... it's interesting to see Sokka become the city council head! :)
I must say that from coming from ATLA to this, it is one big saddening trip. But we'll get to that later.
The Legend of Korra is about Korra, a teenager who is the reincarnation of Aang and the next Avatar. Her journey is to save Republic City from the equalists, an anti-bending association that is led by Amon, an evil warlord with the power to take away others' bending, though only the Avatar has ever been known to be able to do that. This series follows Korra in Republic City as she meets new friends and tries to stop the equalist rally.
Here's what I like about this series
1) The storyline. Like in ATLA, the story is complex and filled with many plot twists that would keep a viewer well-engaged into the series. To some there are several "Whoa, did not see that coming!" moments while for others, who are better predicters like me might just be like "Wow, I saw that coming from a mile away." But whichever one you are, this series will certainly engage you enough to keep you watching.
2) The animation. A BIG step up from ATLA. The motions are more fluid, which you can tell when watching the action sequences.
3) The relation it makes to the first series. Unlike some other spin-off series, this one does not just ditch the old characters, but we still connect to them, whether by their children in this series or some flashbacks (Korra sees Aang) we still connect to them even though most of the characters from ATLA are gone.
However, there are several things wrong with this series as well.
1) The characters. Jeez, they did not put as much work into development of them as they should have. Here's what we have. We have Korra, an annoying teenager who throws tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. She is very selfish. She wants to be with Mako, so she just kisses him even though he and Asami were dating. Also crushing Bolin's heart at it. She often rushes into things without thinking them through so her mentor and even her friends have to tell her it's wrong, and sometimes even have to save her. Then Mako, he's the cool guy who is dating Asami, but then hits on Korra while that's happening. What? All we know about Mako is that his parents died early on in his childhood. We can't really read his emotions, being honest with you. Bolin's the funny one, not really that well-developed either. Asami, she's one of my favorite characters, because she is the only character that is well-developed. I would go through others, but it would take too long.
2) Pacing. Boy, is it off. Korra goes from being at her watertribe home to going to Republic City to facing in a pro-bending tournament, to finding about Amon's past, to revealing that Aroshi Satto is evil, to being abducted in just ten episodes. The pacing is simply too fast. I know the series is only going to be twenty-six episodes, but still it seems too fast. It's not that over the limit, but it definitely is too fast.
3) The fictional world. I know they tried to put some modernity into the world of Korra, but it just doesn't feel the same as it did with ATLA. For some reason, I can't get used to far back Chinese culture being mixed with automobiles and the start of skyscrapers. This is just me, but I feel that the modernity just doesn't work with the fictional world they're creating, but again that's just me.
I would recommend you to watch this show, definitely. But I would recommend you to watch Tron: Uprising as well, which, in my opinion is better than this show which I give an 8 rating. On Tron: Uprising I gave a 9.5. Read my review if you want to know why.
I was a HUGE fan of ATLA. To make a major comparison of the two shows would be like comparing apples and oranges. Both may be fruit but still different. I love the whole concept of benders vs. non-benders. Its a story that is believable if it were a real life-scenario. I can truly understand the plight of non-benders(though I am still a bender fan. lol.
The action is the series is great. Unlike ATLA where you had to sit through weak developments in Aang's bending, Korra is 17 and already a great bender, with a few obvious setbacks. And of course we see the advanced bending we rarely, if ever, saw in ATLA. The animation is fantastic and combined with great music makes many scenes truly epic.
Another great thing about the show is a sticking to the story. No annoying filler episodes like in ATLA...does "Nightmares and Daydream" ring a bell? You know in Legend of Korra, each week you will be provided with a new portion of the ongoing story, perhaps a fun flashback or some new information about a character. There is enough reference to ATLA to please ANY fan of either series.
My only slight issue is the need for a little more character development. I would be more interested to know about Bolin, Mako, and Asami's background. Perhaps those will come with the new season. But irregardless, this is a fantastic series that is sure to please MANY! Just when I think the series can't get better, someone new pops up, or I see a flashback and the series gets better than I thought possible.
The series improves on it's past and I was delighted that it would be continuing the story. Although Aang's story is over, the writing of the current show links both the old and the new through the use of flashbacks and the children of past characters. Initially Republic city and it's steampunk style were a bit hard to accept but I grew fond of it after the first few episodes. The art style is as amazing as ever and never ceases to amaze me. The voice overs and the dialogue are still as excellent as it was in the previous story. The music has changed and is a kind of jazz with an oriental twist/feel which to me is perfect for the story. The Legend of Korra features a much more mature plot, tackling issues such as the relationship between benders and non-benders. The antagonist is also much more devious and not as simple as the previous incarnations. Overall, The Legend of Korra is a truly fantastic work of art that builds in intensity with each episode and continues to intrigue it's audience with the yearning for more information, especially what happened in Aang's later years and of the other characters. If you have yet to watch the new series, I urge you to give it a go, it will not disappoint and it will surely bring a smile to your face.
I was very skeptical when I first heard about this project, because like many fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I couldn't imagine a show set in the same universe with different characters. Even after watching the first couple of episodes I wasn't sure if I could actually like the new characters. But I'm glad that I stuck with it!!
This show does not try to supersede it's predecessor, but instead it adds to the first one. Just like a new chapter in a book. The characters are very likable, and the show maintains all of its charm. The animation style of this one is more modern and the music is beautiful.
A must watch for anyone who was a fan of the original series.
I was always worried that this show was going to have a cheesy story line or that everything was moving too fast. Now I realize that the creators of The Legend of Korra pieced it all together and it's amazing. I'm still so annoyed because my older brother is always spoiling the most important parts while I'm watching.
The show has such brilliant writing and despite the fact that the first book is only 12 episodes long, the creators are doing such a great job making the characters realistic, and the action in this show matches so beautifully with the music. The story line is definitely more mature than the last airbender, but the protagonist is a strong individual that it just makes the show that much more admirable.
I love the new Legend of Korra, where it combined the blend of new and old. I also like Korra where she reminds me as Katara, independent but tough as nails and hotheaded. Hope you guys also liked it as well.
The Legend Of Korra bring a western style animation. It is fast forwarded to a time with electronics and such. As I saw the first episode i was in love at how much an attention grabber this show is to me. Although it is nothing compared to the original Avatar The Last Airbender, The Legend Of Korra brings new excitement that keeps me coming back and craving for more.
Although some people are saying that The Legend of Korra doesn't have the same charm as The Last Airbender, I see potential, especially with the development of characters. We're only at episode 8, and there's just so much mysteries that have yet to be explained. The cliffhanger at the end of episode 8 bumped my rating a little, actually, a lot... because the developers are taking avatar back to it's roots.
For people who didn't see The Last Airbender, the main protagonists moved almost every episode. Korra was stuck in Republic City, but after episode 8, I have a feeling that she's gonna travel some.
I also have a feeling that they have a reason for her attitude, maybe a personal angst or pressure for being the avatar; something that could relate to Aang or her spiritual side in a way. Although it may seem that I am very positive about the show, it does have it's flaws, such as the storyline's inconsistency and confusing character design; to name a few. All in all, I think we need to wait it out, and trust the developers.
I watched the first 7 episodes thanks to links provided by this site. I like it. I enjoy the fact that the characters are older then the older series. I also like that this gives new elements to the show instead of the whole good vs evil, black and white. It's easy to cheer for benders but its also easy to see why people say they are a menace. Even if their intention is good.
I'm also enjoying the fact, for me at least, seeing characters whom I have no idea are good or bad. Makes for great twists.
I like seeing the links from the past to the present and seeing characters come along. Team avatar is building up well and differs enough to not feel like a rerun. All in all I will keep watching and will gladly add this to the old collection when available.
As for Korra, I like the character. To see an Ang doppelganger would not be fun. This show is doing it right by providing a new plot with new characters that can separate easily from the old while leaving viewers the chance to make connections to old character traits.
it took a while for me to synthesize with the new series and with Korra. Aang has a very likeable personality and Korra is kind of a big wind blow in the face for me. she's his polar opposite, but for now it's good to say I'm fairly synthesized with her.
as for the new enemy, well dear lord please save me. When i heard the anti-benders all I thought was "meh, another rallying protesters...lame-oh." then I head they're chi blockers. My expression: "Well they'll still be crushed.haha." then I watch as amon tak away bending and and the new technology and how they defeat benders within seconds. my expression. "WOAH. shit just got real."
this will be a challenging part on the benders. as far as I know they're on a losing side. I just hope they can hold out until korra learns to go to the avatar state.
A smooth blend of a fresh new show combined with a nostalgic continuity. There are just enough ties to Avatar:the Last Airbender to keep the shows from feeling like two completely seperate entities. Airbender took us on a fantastic and dynamic journey whereas it seems Korra will be rooted in Capital city. Korra herself is a perfect foil to Aang. He was very intellectual, evasive, and silly; She is older, more serious, rash and aggressive. They both loved fun but have different ideas about what is fun. Pro-bending is the perfect instrument for training both the characters and the audience in the ways in which bending works these days. I look forward to every episode and don't anticipate being disappointed.
I love everything so far, I like how korra has already learned 3 out of the 4 elements, very different approach. Was amazed that metal bending is more known now. I like how realistic everyones attitude is including how stubborn korra can be at times, shes a teenager after all! enjoying the plot but not knowing so much about amon is drivig me crazy with suspense, I want to know who he is but I have a feeling once its revealed its gonna make most peoples jaw drop lol LOVE IT! cant wait for more.
I have been disappointed with the show so far. I am a huge fan of the old series but I think this new one is missing the charm and humor that made the old one so great. Shouldn't the protaganist be likeable? Korra is kind of a jerk. She blatantly disobeys Tenzin and she totally crushed Bolin. She knew Mako had hooked up with Asami but she didn't care. She only cares about what she wants. She's so selfish. I can't really sympathize with her. She irritates me so much it's hard to watcch. I hope she has a major attitude change soon or I will be too frustated to continue watching.
Ok guys, the show is only in 6 episodes so idk how you can judge the plot now. There is still much to be determined. I freaking love the direction and can't see why people are not digging everything! I mean the characters have ACTUAL flaws (that's what makes the show that much more realistic and engaging! Look at Winston in George Orwell's 1984. He was ridiculously flawed and not exactly likable but he was the main protagonist). It's amazing. Korra's not Aang and I LOVE that. She's hot headed, a teenager (what the hell do you expect her to be?) and acts the part. I do agree that they are moving a bit fast but you guys have to take into consideration that they aren't sure if they are continuing it if ratings aren't the best so they kinda have to get all of the preliminary stuff out the way. there were morals and small themes that were taught by the original series but this one brings in more modern and honestly more pertinent themes like class struggle and revolution. I mean this whole idea of a "proletariat" (non-bender) uprising is just genius. Seriously, this freaking reflects a lot of the political movements occurring in Europe and Asia during the time period that this is set in [(1920s-30s, Within this time, Europe saw the rise of many Communist/Socialist states and also the establishment of multiple Totalitarian dictatorships (with Mussolini and Hitler's being the most prominent)]. Amon being the main instigator, cheated by society. (both parents are dead, face forever scarred by a fire bender, Hitler, both parents dead by age 19, personal being permanently scarred from being rejected from art school twice) Appealing to the neglected people, lower middle class and causing them to rally behind him (similar to Hitler's tactics on his way to becoming Chancellor) The "Equalists"? c'mon it's too obvious. This show's structure is intelligent. I mean take a hormonal teenage girl, MOVE her to the big city, have her have to worry about her emotions, her own personal activities and mastering air bending and having to quell a revolution? Placing all these stresses on one character... it's just freaking awesome! Seriously man this show is too dope. I really think you guys set your expectations too high and then now let those unnecessarily high standards dictate your judgement. I applaud this series.
i only liked this korra fan site to vent my disapointment with the way the world has evolved.... why destroy such a beautiful concept for a fantasy world by adding in so much modern technology, i admit there were machines in the original series but each of which were relevant to each benders race... why create a metropolis in what was such a wonderful setting with such cities as ba sing se or omas...hu and even the air temples and water kingdom ice fortress... a world of fantasy does not need a new york for a ford factory. so many vital charectors flaws and the only way i see this show progressing is maybe the che blockers take korras powers and air being the only element she cant use was never taken away from her so learns to use air bending... great concept with the che blockers but poory executed story line with very little imagination involved, i see no interest in to what the world of the avatar is becoming because who really wants to sit and escape into a world that is becoming more and more simular to ours... yay... pfft im my opinion all substence and fantasy elements to this show are fading fast and see no mezmorising aspects... wait to kill a great fantasy universe by introducing technology istead of taking the path of spirituality and mystisism! i say cancle it before you ruin a good thing or hire some decent writers who actualy have imagination instead of turning a fantastic world into the already crapy world we live in!
i might no be able to spell but i could write better concepts than this second hand realworld trash!
Okay, where do I even begin to start for this review. Well, this is a very well done animated series and I am extremely impressed by it. It is definitely way above average. If you loved the original series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" then you are most likely going to enjoy the spin-off series "The Legend of Korra". I've gotta be honest about something, I didn't know what to think of this show when I first saw the promo. The promo gave mixed feelings and I was a little worried to give this show a try because I was afraid the spin-off would be screwed up and wouldn't be as good as the first. My mom, my brother, and I would watch the original series "Avatar: The Last Airbender" together and we have been blown away by that original series and absolutely loved it. My mom and I don't really watch television together a whole lot and she doesn't watch Nickelodeon like me but she would watch "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Penguins of Madagascar" with me at least sometimes so yeah. I told my mom about how there's a spin-off series to the original series and she was very excited about it... like I said, I didn't know what to expect. My mom and I have been watching "The Legend of Korra" together while my brother just watches "The Legend of Korra" on his own because he has his own time kinda like a schedule. I watched the 1-hour series premiere of "The Legend of Korra" and I immediately fell in love with it and it's much better than I expected. With Nickelodeon not doing so well, he have this awesome show to back it up. Oh yeah, "SpongeBob SquarePants" also since I love that cartoon so much. What made me really enjoy this show though was how modern the writers made it. I really loved the animation here. I don't know if it's just me but does the animation here seem just a little different from the original series? either way, it's still awesome plus this show is still made by the creators of the original series. I love how the storylines go in each of the episodes, it just flows very smoothly. The characters here are very enjoyable and likeable... kinda annoying at times but they are fun characters and they each have a unique personality that we can appreciate. I really think the way the storyboard artists draw Republic City is so beautiful. So how is the action here, oh my gosh... the action in this show is so awesome. It's intense, epic, and heart-pumping fun when it comes to the action. It's like I don't know what the writers think when they make the episodes but if I ever saw them, I would tell them straight up "You are the most creative people for an animated series ever". That's really saying a lot haha. The story to this show is that Korra is the avatar who has already mastered Earthbending, Waterbending, and Firebending but yet has NOT mastered airbending but she moves to Republic City so her airbending master Tenzin can train her. Along the way, she runs into the Fire Ferrets (I believe that's the name) who are a team for the tournaments and these two guys named Mako and Bolin. That's all you need to know about the story of the series from there. I also think it's awesome that Katara from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" appeared in the pilot episode of this show except she is now an elderly woman and happens to be Korra's grandmother and waterbending master. Katara and Aang are also Tenzin's parents. I hope Aang does visit Korra as a spirit though... that would be so cool to watch. Also, I hope they show Katara (now an elderly woman) again in the series so she can reveal on what happened to Zuko's mother... I'm still curious on what happened since it was NOT revealed in the series finale of "Avatar: The Last Airbender". To finish off my review, "The Legend of Korra" is a top-notch animated spin-off series with splendid storylines, unique characters, well done executions, beautiful animation, intense action scenes, and an amazing continuation to the original animated series. Overall, you need to watch "The Legend of Korra" because it is worth your time and you won't be disappointed... of course, if you hated the original series then you're not gonna like this spin-off series unless you give it a chance and see for yourself. 10/10
I'm surprised with the 7.8 rating...yeah the last air bender sure started out better than this one through the first 4 episodes...but its still been very solid and I think it has potential to be better than the original
Not as good as the original Avatar (Last Airbender), but it is still a decent watch. Graphics are good, storyline is mediocre, characters are okay. The animations are still pretty good. It would of been better if they made a book 4 of the original rather than a new series, but overall Legend of Korra is alright and hopefully it will get better.
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