Legend of Korra: Series Finale Review

lokka end 4The Legend of Korra was legen– wait for it– dary! I’ve been holding that pun back all season. This series always had strong finales and this being the last one was no different. While writing this review every other sentence included “I like,” it’s tough writing a review when I only have positive things to say, it gets a tad redundant.

I never thought Legend of Korra would come close to eliciting the emotions I felt during The Last Airbender, but I was wrong. Dead wrong. It took longer for me to fall in love with the characters, but the strong final 2 seasons got me there. I’m less upset about the show ending than I thought I would be because every character had an ending that I was satisfied with. The only thing that bugged me was that Team Avatar didn’t really have a true reunion or send off in the end. As much as I love the Korrasami ending I feel like they emphasized that relationship over the rest of Korra’s friendships. The cast is adorable, did you see this video? The whole gang deserved to finish the series together. Otherwise I loved everything about this episode. 

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Legend of Korra: Kuvira’s Gambit

This is the last episode before the series finale… I think every soldier in Kuvira’s army has the same weird haircut and it sort of freaks me out. I’m not sure what the standard female haircut would be because Kuvira may be the only female in her army. Kuvira insists that the 2 of them will get married after the war is over, but I don’t notice an engagement ring on her finger. I think she loves Baatar Jr., but she loves winning more, and takes advantage of Baatar Jr.’s love for her. Maybe I’m just a helpless romantic, but I hope they really do get married after the war is over.
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Legend of Korra: Reunion

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How can this episode be titled “Reunion” if Bolin doesn’t reunite with Korra as well? Blasphemy! Naga reuniting with Korra, even though he’s seen her more recently than most of the characters, was the cutest reunion we’ve gotten so far. It’s great to see Bumi again, but what was he doing all this time and why is he free now? Whatever he was doing he lost a ton of weight, good for him. I wonder if we’ll ever see any more characters get airbending tattoos. Together Opal and Jinora could make a tornado strong enough to stop the largest army in the world, just what does it take to get these tattoos?
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Legend of Korra Review: Battle at Zaofu

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Suyin’s surprise attack doesn’t work at all, surprising no one but Suyin herself. She believes most of the army is only in service to Kuvira out of fear, but I’m not so sure. Every soldier so far seems to love her, but all of her opponents seem to hate her. Say what you want about Kuvria, but she’s kind to the people who do what she wants. Also Suyin doesn’t seem like the best judge of character.

I would have loved to see a fair fight between Suyin and Kuvira, instead they’re disposed of off-screen. I guess we already had a fight between 2 metal benders last season, but I’m always a fan of more bending fights.
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Legend of Korra Review: Enemy at the Gates

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I really hope that Baatar Sr. called for back up and didn’t listen to Suyin. I don’t care if she thinks they wont make it in time, call them! Look how gigantic that army is!

Varrick uses Zhu Li’s as his unit of measurement and names power outputs as Varricks, I’m honestly surprised the guy who invented movies didn’t name them after himself. If he invents the selfie then I’m calling he’ll name it Varrick.
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Legend of Korra Season 3 Finale Recap

I said in my last Legend of Korra article that I thought this has been the strongest season and the finale only strengthened my feelings. Avatar the Last Airbender always had epic season finales, whereas the both previous finales for LoK felt lackluster. Having Amon as the villain, while a great character, made it tough for the writers to justify using the avatar state against an opponent that generally excelled at close range combat. Having the avatar state go all out was a huge factor in how good the finales were. Season 2 went over the top with the avatar state, losing the bending element and setting the stage so grand that it felt dull when the fight actually happened. So while season 1 lacked the avatar state and awesome bending side to the finale, season two went too extreme in the other direction. Season 3 of LoK was a pleasant change and managed to find a balance between the fantastical and human elements of the show. Now let’s talk about that in more detail, spoilers for the finale…duh.
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The Legend of Korra Season 3

If you haven’t seen Avatar: The Last Airbender then go watch that right now, it’s amazing. Some people may be turned off because it’s a cartoon on Nickelodeon, especially older people, but it’s appealing to all ages and those people are wrong. A quick summary, the show creates a unique world were some people can “bend” one of the 4 elements – earth, wind, fire, and water. These people are broken up into different tribes, so say the people of North America could control fire and the people of Asia could control earth.  The show follows around 12 year old Aang, the avatar and only person that can bend all 4 elements who is trying to save the world from the evil fire lord. Honestly my description doesn’t do the show justice, but it really is one of the best animes I’ve ever seen and appeals to a wide audience. Do not watch the live action movie!!! Stick to the animated cartoon series, which is sadly unavailable on Netflix stream and YouTube has the character voices altered to avoid copyright infringement apparently, the voices are almost unbearable without audio adjustments. This is a purchase you won’t regret buying if it comes down to that, trust me.

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