Perrito Caliente wrote:Republic City reminds me of Samurai Jack for some reason.
That must be one mind-boggling reason, Samurai Jack's future was a dystopia.
Republic City seems pretty close to an Utopia, only with villains added due to plot.
Also, I'm sorry, comic_kitten, but Samurai Jack seasons 3 and 4>anything on Avatar so far. Episodes like The Birth of Evil, Samurai versus Ninja, Seasons of Death and Tale of X9 are just top-notch cinematic storytelling. You don't see such stuff in TV cartoons these day. It's peerless.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amB2saWEq8w
I don't doubt Korra will be great, but to "top Samurai Jack and Avatar combined" hell even just "top Samurai Jack", no way. Especially, since Konietzko and DiMartino said there will again be "cheesy teen romance", so even they admit their storytelling is cheesy at times. A great budget and fantastic fighting choreography isn't everything.
Stufflikehearts wrote:Maybe it's just me.. but I maybe found one filler episode of Avatar annoying. Everything else was character development, which was needed.
Example: The Beach.
HA That's my least favorite episode of season 3.
Ty Lee and Mai come across like whiney 13 year old self-centered teenagers. Oh dear, one of you you had seven sisters and the other was the daugther of a famous politician and neither of you were centers of attention or did get much warmth from your parents? Well tough shit, a ton of people have way worse childhoods than that. Still doesn't explain how both of you, didn't give a flying fuck whether Mai's younger brother dies or not when he was kidnapped. Mai's such a self-centered bitch, it's not funny.
And Zuko and Azula had way better character exploration episodes in season 3. Zuko had "The Avatar and the Firelord" and "The Day of Black Sun Part " and Azula had "The Boiling Rock" and "Sozin's Comet part 3".
In "the Beach" Azula's character development was almost non-existant. Sure she has the great line "My own mother thought I was a monster... She was right, of course! But it still hurt.", but it's just handwaved, it's "Sozin's Comet part 3" that properly explores her character.
And then there's the little gem of a scene in which Azula asks Ty Lee advice on how not to gross away boys, ugh, just no. I know they're teenagers, but don't write them like they're Californian 21st Century teenagers, they live in an Asiatic fantasy setting for Christ's sake.
Perrito Caliente wrote:I don't think Mike and Bryan want a wasted word in this new series. I think that's is another reason why its a lot shorter (26 episodes compared to ATLA's 61).
Hate to break it to you, boy, but it's the network that decides the number of episodes, the creators have fuck all to say.
Originally Nick ordered 12 episodes, then they decided that they want 26. Had they ordered 120, DiMartino nd Konietzko would have made 120.