Teran wrote:Good lord... it's hard for me to tolerate Iroh with that voice.
you know I kinda liked how it thematically merged the two characters in a bunch of ways. very cool.
all the action was awesome, sure! fucking sweet as shit.
it felt a bit rushed, but i blame that on them suddenly realizing they needed to use the budget on stuff for this new idea that they'd have more seasons. until recently the concept for those seasons just didn't exist, so they had to cut and stretch different parts of the timeline. forgivable.
i really wanted Korra's bending to be gone, though. I mean. I wanted her to get it back, definitely, but not until a lot later, even though it does make sense that triggering her airbending through a moment of meditative clarity and purpose is all air nomad stuff. air nomads were all benders and that was due to their spiritual connection to the harmony of the world. When she got anti-bended, I wanted her to be more immediately sad, since she's had all this fear and build-up to this awful thing happening to her. I wanted suffering so intense that it would make the audience's hearts all just pang in sympathy all over the nation all at once, but instead we just got the dread and horror of the bad guy's triumph. i wanted both. :P THEN! i thought we had another opportunity when she was on the cliff. It was so close, too--when she sat down and started crying I was hoping we'd get a full minute of her just bawling her eyes out, but Aang just shows up and is like "sup korra you like bruce willis movies? well here's The Fifth Element
I don't want to sound like a terrible inhuman monster who gets off on other people's pain, btw, having realized how dark that sounds >_> but I am an absolutely HUGE fan of when there is an insanely deep amount of pain and bad and impossible odds in hero stories so that when they overcome it, the sense of triumph is just that much more intense. The victory is tangible in these tiny little things, and it's really REALLY fucking good.
Makko's lightning blast on Amon was dope as hell. That shit was just, MAN, so satisfying. His lady just got, for all intents and purposes? mind raped. just traumatized immediately. and then he fucking blasts that motherfucker with god damn electricity. That's some vengeance shit. And when he was tossing fireballs ineffectually at him in the water? I LOVED him doing that shit. He knew he wasn't going to accomplish anything, the guy's a god damn waterbender in the ocean. But the son of a coincidentally and innocently nice lady but also psychopathic father and echoed his dad as a TAINT STAIN, that guy? He fucked with his lady, so he was trying to set the fucking ocean on fire. Awesome.
and to echo the previous sentiments:
Tarlok fucking murder suiciding him and Amon (other name just not as memorable lol) was fucking METAL as hell. I mean. They died. They FUCKING died. if you watch the episodes again online, check out how they show men swimming when the boats blow up, or a parachute for EVERY SINGLE plane with a person in it that goes down. There was none of that with Tarlok and Amon. They died. they fucking died in an explosion. that's metal as shit, and that's how you fucking kill a bad guy.