Anonymous said: Hey, I was wondering if you'd recommend watching LOK? I remember watching up to the beginning of the second season and just being extremely disappointed at the plot line and how the characters behaved. I don't know, it just seemed, childish compared to ATLA. I'm considering continuing with LOK but I'm not sure?
I will now pontificate on the boons of Book Two: Spirits.
- While some of the writing, in terms of character development and (more importantly for me at least) dialogue, was quite unsatisfactory and shoddy, the dynamics of the season are compelling.
- If you only watched halfway through Book Two you likely did not see the visually scintillating Origin Story episodes detailing how the Avatar came to be. Beginnings was worldbuilder’s gold. That storyline harkens back to Avatar in a way Korra never had before. If handled disappointingly in terms of its introduction and some of its dialogue, the tale of Avatar Wan was unforgettable.
- Everything after the midseason masterpiece Beginnings is, well, really quite good, especially the challenging, symbolic, and masterfully paced four-part finale. Book Two: Spirits hooks with its opener eps, devolves into a confusing battle-less civil war paired with Roaring Twenties “movers” nonsense, then really shapes up after the main conflict is introduced. In my opinion this, the main conflict of Spiritual strife and celestial inevitability, should have been more of a focus. It comes together at the end; this, no one can deny.
In all, watch Book Two for these reasons or more importantly…
WATCH BOOK TWO TO GET TO BOOK THREE BECAUSE BOOK THREE: CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS AVATAR WAS NO LIE! I have seen six of the thirteen third-season eps and they are SO MUCH BETTER WRITTEN! The last of these eps, ep six, is actually my favorite ep of Korra and I sense it will ONLY CONTINUE TO IMPROVE!
Thank you so much for your question! I hope I have adequately persuaded you to press on through the three or four shitty eps of Book Two and towards the end of the season.
yeah…hmmmm my brief review of Book Two: Spirits?▲11 | reblog
In any event I just wanted to note:
I don’t think these clips are in final form. It’s not hard to notice, the animation doesn’t look so top tier as much of what we’ve witnessed in Book One: Air.
Now I don’t think we should worry. Think back to when we first saw clips for the premier Book. They were NOWHERE NEAR AS STUNNING as the final product we saw on air. Don’t be so quick to judge quality off of a commercial. Just keep up the excitement, this season will be INSANELY AWESOME!
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Background paintings for The Legend of Korra
My blog was born for the purpose of reblogging this set…▲6789 | reblog