• The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra
    3,903 replies, posted
[QUOTE=Tovip;36460147]I have a bad feeling that [sp]Tarlok and Amon are still alive, I would have really liked their stores to have stopped there but it seems kinda brutal for a Nickelodeon show.[/sp][/QUOTE] [sp]It's not like we saw any corpses, just an explosion in the distance. Remember Combustion Man? There was no problem with the way he died.[/sp]
Wow, that guy who drew the Koh comic has a lot of neat LoK pictures.
Any streams for the finale? I missed it.
[sp]I was disappointed with the ending; it should have ended just before Aang showed up, with the second season dealing with the aftermath. Or...Aang shows up, but instead of being able to heal her, says he knows of a way for Korra to be healed. And then the season ends with her going with Aang to the Spirit World...yeah... Although I may just like that because I really want to see Koh again...[/sp]
Holy shit holy shit that was motherfucking amazing. Well, now I need something else to occupy my summer. I heard Game of Thrones is good, or should I rewatch Aang? Also, this show has a lot of those 'it looks sad to kids but to adults it's a really dark theme' kind of stuff like [sp]korra's almost suicide at that cliff[/sp], did A:TLA have any of those? (because if so I'm rewatching it.
For all you complaining that the first season should have been fleshed out into the second season, the first season was completed before they had the green-light for the second season.
[QUOTE=Gar;36460491][sp]I was disappointed with the ending; it should have ended just before Aang showed up, with the second season dealing with the aftermath. Or...Aang shows up, but instead of being able to heal her, says he knows of a way for Korra to be healed. And then the season ends with her going with Aang to the Spirit World...yeah... Although I may just like that because I really want to see Koh again...[/sp][/QUOTE] I'm glad it ended like it did because now I don't have to wait for the second season to feel all fuzzy.
Also, heres a theory for season 2. [sp]Now that korra is the avatar, she needs to rule. So it's going to be kind of like the promise (the comic that details aang (still young) dealing with the aftermath of the great war)[/sp] I'm not ready for the inbetween season wait.
[QUOTE=Funky Pickle;36460377][sp]It's not like we saw any corpses, just an explosion in the distance. Remember Combustion Man? There was no problem with the way he died.[/sp][/QUOTE] [sp]Well it's just that they do things like give parachutes to the people falling out of planes instead of leaving it up to the imagination that they fell, seems like they might have a problem with two people blowing up in-front of the camera even if there is not gore visible.[/sp]
[QUOTE=Gar;36460491][sp]I was disappointed with the ending; it should have ended just before Aang showed up, with the second season dealing with the aftermath. [/sp][/QUOTE] The problem I see with that idea is that we would end up repeating the first series wherein the Avatar must learn the elements (but possesses air by default). Oh, and... [QUOTE=Yumyumbublegum;36460548]For all you complaining that the first season should have been fleshed out into the second season, the first season was completed before they had the green-light for the second season.[/QUOTE] ...that. [QUOTE=Tovip;36460652][sp]Well it's just that they do things like give parachutes to the people falling out of planes instead of leaving it up to the imagination that they fell, seems like they might have a problem with two people blowing up in-front of the camera even if there is not gore visible.[/sp][/QUOTE] I had to laugh that they took the time to show each pilot's parachute coming open. Brings me back to the G.I. Joe days. But really, you would be surprised what they can and cannot show in a kids show. Mainly surrounding death. That is not to say they are prohibited from having any on the show, though. It's more about the manner in which the person is killed, I think.
The scene felt pretty real. I'd be surprised if they cop out and keep them alive.
[QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;36460695]The problem I see with that idea is that we would end up repeating the first series wherein the Avatar must learn the elements (but possesses air by default). Oh, and... ...that. I had to laugh that they took the time to show each pilot's parachute coming open. Brings me back to the G.I. Joe days. But really, you would be surprised what they can and cannot show in a kids show. Mainly surrounding death. That is not to say they are prohibited from having any on the show, though. It's more about the manner in which the person is killed, I think.[/QUOTE] Got any links about that? I'm interested to what's possible on a kids show.
[QUOTE=neos300;36460879]Got any links about that? I'm interested to what's possible on a kids show.[/QUOTE] Well... not exactly. It's just from what I have noticed over the years. It probably mostly depends on the network itself. I'm sure something on the topic can be found on wikipedia or elsewhere.
[QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;36461039]Well... not exactly. It's just from what I have noticed over the years. It probably mostly depends on the network itself. I'm sure something on the topic can be found on wikipedia or elsewhere.[/QUOTE] Yeah I've noticed deaths that can be covered with explosions, smoke, or not really outright saying they are dead is allowed. Though if the body can be seen or the implication is heavy that they are about to die, it isn't allowed. Example: Someone 'going out with a bang' and 'fighting off a horde of enemies until the end (then black screen) would be allowed in a show but not 'about to be crushed by a boulder' or 'falling to your death from an airplane'. Some shows can get away with blood, as long as the blood is a lightish red and doesn't resemble real blood (can't be dark red or crimson).
[QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;36461039]Well... not exactly. It's just from what I have noticed over the years. It probably mostly depends on the network itself. I'm sure something on the topic can be found on wikipedia or elsewhere.[/QUOTE] I'd check TVTropes... Not that I advise going there.
[QUOTE=Yumyumbublegum;36460548]For all you complaining that the first season should have been fleshed out into the second season, the first season was completed before they had the green-light for the second season.[/QUOTE] The extension from 12 episodes to 26 was announced in March of 2011. Granted, I don't know the process of animation, but redoing the very end wouldn't have taken over a year, right? Again, I don't know much about animation so for all I know, maybe it would. [QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;36460695]The problem I see with that idea is that we would end up repeating the first series wherein the Avatar must learn the elements (but possesses air by default).[/QUOTE] [sp]Also: I wasn't suggesting a redo of the original series. Moreover, I was hoping the second book would deal more with the Spirit world. I thought it'd be interesting if the reason Korra couldn't access the spiritual side of being the Avatar easily wasn't because of her, but because of some kind of attack on the spirit world. Also explaining why Aang couldn't easily contact her until the very end. The end of season one being her going to the spirit world not only to recover her bending (in say, 3-4 episodes,) but also uncover that threat they could spend the next 10-11 episodes solving.[/sp]
Just finished watching the finale, that was fucking amazing.
[sp]I was surprised at how easily amon was willing to give up as leader. I thought he would try to explain himself to his people[/sp]
[sp] the cliff was the symbolize her prespective that she had no where else to go or do. [/sp] I'm getting the symbology and metaphors now after looking back at the show as a hole. For having an older age group about 16 to 18 is about the time when hormones are high so love triangles and feeling sad and hopless common. And during those sad moments you matter how strong you want to be, sometimes people bring you down being cheaters at a game or your parents which can be bad people. Yet during what can be the darkest hour can show you the light in where you need to go. Congradulations Korra.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;36461226][sp]I was surprised at how easily amon was willing to give up as leader. I thought he would try to explain himself to his people[/sp][/QUOTE] I think he knew it would be fruitless. They saw him do something he has been opposing all this time. They will feel betrayed on too many levels .
[QUOTE=Ithon;36461234] I'm getting the symbology and metaphors now after looking back at the show as a hole.[/QUOTE] The word you're looking for is 'symbolism'. [QUOTE=Trooper-guy1;36461084]Yeah I've noticed deaths that can be covered with explosions, smoke, or not really outright saying they are dead is allowed. Though if the body can be seen or the implication is heavy that they are about to die, it isn't allowed. Example: Someone 'going out with a bang' and 'fighting off a horde of enemies until the end (then black screen) would be allowed in a show but not 'about to be crushed by a boulder' or 'falling to your death from an airplane'. Some shows can get away with blood, as long as the blood is a lightish red and doesn't resemble real blood (can't be dark red or crimson).[/QUOTE] Even something like a punch or a kick is censored to a degree. The Bruce Timm cartoons did this quite a bit where a white flash would occur when someone is hit or you would see the character making the blow, see the reaction but not the fist-to-face contact. Mostly, when it comes to cartoon deaths, it either happens off screen or it is heavily implied but never directly shown, or it is not graphic in nature. Rarely have I seen blood in a cartoon series, maybe a small cut, but nothing particularly life-threatening. In some cases, the death is a tease (Young Justice, for instance, likes to tease everything from twincest to impalement). Oh yeah, and the person dying seems to have to be at a certain age- an adult, mostly- to die. Children are immortal in cartoons.
It just made me happy to see that Asami didn't go against her father in the beginning to be with Mako, she did it because she was against their methods and ideals
[QUOTE=-Ben_Wolfe-;36461338](Young Justice, for instance, likes to tease everything from twincest to impalement)[/QUOTE] I am now setting my DVR to record young justice.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;36461226][sp]I was surprised at how easily amon was willing to give up as leader. I thought he would try to explain himself to his people[/sp][/QUOTE] [sp] because he hated himself for who he was, even with a mask he hid his identity and claimed one he liked. And instead of accepting defeat he ran away from his problems taking his brother with him. And Amon knew he was going to be killed by his brother because he wanted to stop but couldn't and they both knew they were monsters because of their father. [/sp]
The real loser here is not Amon but rather [sp]Asami, poor girl[/sp]
This disappointment over how this season ended is nothing compared to the sheer amount of assrage over ATLA's first season. What a refreshing change.
The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina
[img]http://i.imgur.com/aTeLW.gif[/img] Haha. Also, the Lt. is probably dead.
[QUOTE=Oneperson;36462188]The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina[/QUOTE] Being the Avatar has always been an excuse for a deus ex machina, even in the The Last Airbender.
[QUOTE=Oneperson;36462188]The main detractor to this otherwise great season finale is the Aang Ex Machina[/QUOTE] Well I sort of knew this was going to happen. Even if Amon could take away korra's bending away he couldn't take it away from every avatar ever since in the avatar state you get the power of every avatar and other energy bending junk and all that.
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.