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Mixed feelings for Legend of Korra..
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Posted 6/30/12 , edited 6/30/12
The legend of korra was good but the last airbender was better to me
In the last airbender the fights was way better and the romance was better
But if i had seen the legend of korra first it wouldn't be all that good and the legend of korra reminds me like the last airbende game
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Posted 9/2/12
omg, i thought i was the only one with mixed feelings on the show. everyone i've come across have been ape shit praising it, and yet i never really felt the same as i did with Aang's series. i totally agree with the whole unnecessary love thing going on. it was....annoying {-_-}
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Posted 9/2/12
I love the Legend of Korra! And I really liked how they added more romance to it!!
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Posted 9/2/12
I have to say I enjoyed ATLA so much more. I have watched the series multiple times now and I can never tire of it. The characters just fit so well together. Sokka, Katara, Aang, Toph, Momo, Appa, Iroh, Zuko, and even Hawky. XD You just enjoyed them all. No one got on your nerves. Even Combustion Man was more developed than the characters in LoK, and he doesn't even talk. Each character had their traits and their history and flaws. LoK just threw their characters at you: 'look everyone this is Korra, she's the avatar and knows three elements already on her own. Love her without anything else.' "Oh and here's Mako and his brother. They're orphans. love them too." I don't know. I enjoyed the flashbacks that Aang showed that had the old characters more than most of the series. Plus The bending was much more epic in ATLA.
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Posted 9/3/12
It took me a couple of episodes to get used to the modern-ish theme, but once I did, I really started to enjoy the anime. I don't think Korra needed to fall in love for this season to work, the guy could have easily stayed with that rich woman. Korra was strong enough on her own. But I digress, The Last Airbender was and will be my most loved
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Posted 9/3/12
I wonder how many people felt the same about Avatar the Last Airbender in the first ten episodes when it aired for the first time, than they felt in the first ten episodes of Lo Korra. AtLA was allowed to mature through three full seasons, Korra hasn't finished one full book yet. Let Legend of Korra play out and see if you still feel the same.
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Posted 9/3/12
I really enjoyed the series, it had a very different feel from the last one and I think that was important for it, helps establish it on it's own feet so to speak.

Kora herself is a fantastic character, both in her design and in her personality but, I gotta agree the romance between her and Mako just feels like a cliche.

on the flip side however, I am very curious to see if anything sparks between Bolin and Asami in the next season.

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Posted 9/4/12 , edited 9/4/12
I don't see why you people want LOK to be EXACTLY like ALTA. I mean Korra is already 16, and Aang was 12/13 when he learned all the elements, and there's nothing to say that Avatars can't be different
I do miss the old setting of ALTA though, I think I still need to get used to the new Modern-ness of the show.
But the Love-Triangle was a bit much, it would have been so much better if they focused less on it aha.
But I really do love the show, and the best bits have to be the flashback of the old gang
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Ugh, for people complaining about the love triangle it was barely there except for episode 5. Other than that, it was just about 5 minute scenes or Mako/Asami anger at each other for a few episodes. I think people are pissed Mako is jerk, that's all. Also, people are also being ridiculous about Bolin/Korra. Korra always thought of Bolin as friend and wasn't really attracted to him that way. It isn't unrealistic or ridiculous she was attracted to Mako. It happens in real life too.

All the other problems are due to the 12 episodes. Even season 2 has 14 episodes. You can't do a lot in such a short time, and I think people are criticizing too much.
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I agree. They kind of made everything seem false and predictable. Korra is such a huge asshole too, you can't help but kind of dislike her. I wish they would have made Korra and Mako more lovable in that Korra can still be headstrong, but not embarrassingly so, and that Mako can be more of an angsty hot-head like Zuko instead of a douchy jock that dates the annoyingly perfect cheerleader Asami.

Or they could have just left Bolin with Korra, but NOPE let' make Bolin pure comic relief. No one dates pure comic relief.
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ugh...I wanted Zuko X kitara
Posted 11/14/12
I really loved the Legend of Korra. I watched Avatar: TLA and wasn't sure if it would still be mature enough considering it was from Nickelodeon. I was pleasently surprised at how mature the series really was. Korra was a great character and, in my opinion, had more guts than Aang. I didn't like how they broke up Mako and Asami, but it's the cliche that the Heroine gets the guy. Maybe Bolin will finally meet someone next season.
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Ugh, for people complaining about the love triangle it was barely there except for episode 5. Other than that, it was just about 5 minute scenes or Mako/Asami anger at each other for a few episodes. I think people are pissed Mako is jerk, that's all. Also, people are also being ridiculous about Bolin/Korra. Korra always thought of Bolin as friend and wasn't really attracted to him that way. It isn't unrealistic or ridiculous she was attracted to Mako. It happens in real life too.

All the other problems are due to the 12 episodes. Even season 2 has 14 episodes. You can't do a lot in such a short time, and I think people are criticizing too much.



All shipping conflicts aside, the problem is not that Korra ended up with Mako in the season finale (well, part of it is, but there`s a good reason for that), it`s that the entire love triangle that came the fuck out of nowhere really threw the show on the ground, and it was poorly executed. Which is really insulting. Why? Since the main protagonist is a girl, she just has to focus on love and how to get the mopey bishie jerk to notice her. Yes, A:tLA does have some sort "love triangle" thing going around and their fair share of romance, but it never actually became a driving force of the show compared to how LoK handled it. We don`t actually see the character develop, instead we are just forced to like the new generation of the Avatar gang because Korra is the fucking avatar and you have to feel bad for the Mako and Bolin because they`re orphans. And we hardly see Korra struggle to master airbending -- or any other element for that matter -- let alone obtain the avatar state, which by the way, became the the deus ex machina sephiroth gateway god, so there`s that. We didn`t see a character grow or learn a lesson, we just see her fuck shit up (including OTHER CHARACTER`S RELATIONSHIPS) and get her ass saved by Aang, because she was "at her 'lowest' point." Therefore, not learning a damn thing and not suffering for any of the consequences from making bad decisions. And yes, Mako is a douche because not only did he openly cheat on his girlfriend -- who by the way, the writers try to make her out as some jealous bitch when she has every right to be upset, like you know, finding out her father is a bad guy and leaving her wealth and comfortable lifestyle to be with Mako, only to be shut down and left with nothing -- but he clearly stated he wasn`t interested in Korra, until he found out that 1.) she`s the avatar, 2.) Bolin is actually interested in her, and 3.) Asami is left with no inheritance or worth to her name.

The setup of LoK was great, the politics of their world was interesting, and the use of modern technology was actually well-played. The problem is that the two main characters are atrocious, and hell, even Amon (the main villain of the whole show) gets a better backstory and development THE LAST FUCKING EPISODE THAN KORRA AND THE GANG DID THE WHOLE SEASON. /end rant/
I`m just hoping next season will pick up the pieces and actually try to redeem Korra, and give more airplay for Bolin and Asami, 'cause god knows, they need it.
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ShiverGirl wrote:

Ugh, for people complaining about the love triangle it was barely there except for episode 5. Other than that, it was just about 5 minute scenes or Mako/Asami anger at each other for a few episodes. I think people are pissed Mako is jerk, that's all. Also, people are also being ridiculous about Bolin/Korra. Korra always thought of Bolin as friend and wasn't really attracted to him that way. It isn't unrealistic or ridiculous she was attracted to Mako. It happens in real life too.

All the other problems are due to the 12 episodes. Even season 2 has 14 episodes. You can't do a lot in such a short time, and I think people are criticizing too much.



All shipping conflicts aside, the problem is not that Korra ended up with Mako in the season finale (well, part of it is, but there`s a good reason for that), it`s that the entire love triangle that came the fuck out of nowhere really threw the show on the ground, and it was poorly executed. Which is really insulting. Why? Since the main protagonist is a girl, she just has to focus on love and how to get the mopey bishie jerk to notice her. Yes, A:tLA does have some sort "love triangle" thing going around and their fair share of romance, but it never actually became a driving force of the show compared to how LoK handled it. We don`t actually see the character develop, instead we are just forced to like the new generation of the Avatar gang because Korra is the fucking avatar and you have to feel bad for the Mako and Bolin because they`re orphans. And we hardly see Korra struggle to master airbending -- or any other element for that matter -- let alone obtain the avatar state, which by the way, became the the deus ex machina sephiroth gateway god, so there`s that. We didn`t see a character grow or learn a lesson, we just see her fuck shit up (including OTHER CHARACTER`S RELATIONSHIPS) and get her ass saved by Aang, because she was "at her 'lowest' point." Therefore, not learning a damn thing and not suffering for any of the consequences from making bad decisions. And yes, Mako is a douche because not only did he openly cheat on his girlfriend -- who by the way, the writers try to make her out as some jealous bitch when she has every right to be upset, like you know, finding out her father is a bad guy and leaving her wealth and comfortable lifestyle to be with Mako, only to be shut down and left with nothing -- but he clearly stated he wasn`t interested in Korra, until he found out that 1.) she`s the avatar, 2.) Bolin is actually interested in her, and 3.) Asami is left with no inheritance or worth to her name.

The setup of LoK was great, the politics of their world was interesting, and the use of modern technology was actually well-played. The problem is that the two main characters are atrocious, and hell, even Amon (the main villain of the whole show) gets a better backstory and development THE LAST FUCKING EPISODE THAN KORRA AND THE GANG DID THE WHOLE SEASON. /end rant/
I`m just hoping next season will pick up the pieces and actually try to redeem Korra, and give more airplay for Bolin and Asami, 'cause god knows, they need it.



First, why such small text? Anyways, I've argued this out on other boards too much but Asami in S2 RESTORES or is bringing it back the industries. She's not poor, and probably still has plenty of money. Korra also let Mako go, Mako came back to her. She realized Asami needed him and accepted it, so it kind of ruins that point. Mako is the one who came back, and start bitching at Asami and everyone when Korra went missing. Mako didn't care she was the Avatar, he only cared when he realized he acted rude to her. Mako likes Korra, and chose Asami for her personality not wealth so that makes no sense. Mako doesn't really care about Bolin...who to say this? He likes Korra and Asami so he got jealous of Bolin and tried to rip them apart. He also kissed Korra back, and hurt Bolin causing everyone to freindzone eachother.. Asami was kinda of jealous bitch when Korra was kidnapped, though understandably. She should be worried more about Korra and her BENDING, whether she's killed, etc..than Mako's feelings. She could have dealt with that a bit latter, though I see her side. Also, Aang was still a kid. Korra is nearly an adult. Why the hell would kids Aang's age be kissing, making out, and falling in love? There's an age difference and there were more pressing issues at that time period.

Korra is learning plenty of lessons to come. Korra is going to have 4 seasons, and not to mention she learned she can't be blasting or blazing in. In S2, apparently she abuses the avatar state so much, an evil spirit ( Yes, an actual spirit ), comes out and I guess shakes things up. Korra suffered enough when she got captured by Tarrlock, and also getting her bending taken. That is her lowest point as her bending is her life and who she is. She was also learning air bending, off screen. Again, short time and only 12 episodes. Korra has been training since she was born, so she basically mastered most of the elements. She won't struggle, she has learned since walking to bend. Aang, however had limited time and could not bend like her and perfect it. Korra was in that place for 17 years, she would have mastered most of the elements by now.

Also, the love triangle was barely in the season except for episode 5. God people whined, because it was only handled badly. If the love triangle was the whole show, it would have been every episode, minute, and was only there for like 3 episodes. Like the mansion, episode not really there but it's shown or influencing the characters. Again, the kidnapping episode, not there except for Mako getting pissed and understandably for Korra's disappearance. The action was more in the show than the love triangle, and the only reason people are bitching and saying it is because it's was executed badly. I can't argue with that, but nobody was really wrong here except maybe Mako but he could have had more time to apologize if there were more episodes. Korra has nothing to be redeemed for, she did nothing bad except the kiss which she accepted was wrong and let Asami have Mako. She was not the perfect avatar, but she was good. She is about to learn more next season though, and probably learn to have more self-control. As she got totally beaten by Tarrlock..

I hope not. Bolin's going to probably have a love interest ( Korra's cousin ) who seems evil, and Asami...never really liked her in the first place. She doesn't really make smile, or root for her except for going against her dad. Korra is also going to get comeuppance, next season for using the avatar state for stupid things such as winning races on a airball.
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What I think: Stop hating on the love, people. Would you rather have absolutely no love at all? Love is a natural thing that can happen anytime, anywhere, and in any shape or form. So don't be so quick to judge.

Well anyhow, I like both the old and new, regardless of the love scenes. But with the love stuff, makes it all the more realistic and understandable, if you just place yourself in the characters' shoes and actually try to understand their personal thoughts and feelings but without any of the dislike or hate you, yourself, may already have toward any of the characters.
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