After much anticipation, The Legend of Korra, the continuation of Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar makes its debut on the internet. If you wish to get a sneak peek of the full episode before its official online release tomorrow on KorraNation.com . So far as I’ve checked, about 4 min ago, the video below still works so check it out while you can.
Thoughts on the first episode after the break. (caution the following thoughts do contain spoilers)
Ok, first things first. While I did like the slight difference in animation, I was more than once taking a step back to reevaluate whether Korra was a man, woman or shemale. It is understandable that she is a bit huskier, but the fact that the animation does not flatter her as a “she” just makes watching her from time to time disturbing. I mean damn, it isn’t like they can get away with saying she is young and at the stage of pre-pubescence. Nope, this character of the female persuasion is headed into the depths of womanhood, and by no means taking a dip in the kiddie pool of becoming a woman.
For the first episode, even though I was drawn in by the story, as per my feelings on the last season of Avatar, it felt rushed. Maybe my high expectation for a little more story line, and background information on the city she was forced to live in, why there was a search party for the next Avatar and so on seemed to just not be enough. I’m a curmudgin for details, so forgive me, but for all the hype on the show I expected a little more foundation of the plot.
Can you believe that Katara is still alive!?! OMG I wish there was more Katara interaction and the story we’ve all been waiting to hear…..doesn’t get told! Damn little kids always interrupting, but hey it is something to look forward to later on as the season unfolds.
My last thoughts on the episode are once again going back to the animation and steam-punk style. In earlier interviews it seemed that the changes to steam-punk would change the feel of the original concept we grew to know and love. With the introduction of antique motor vehicles and other odds and ends such as: clothing style, law enforcement, news casts and so on; made the town seem as if it was moving towards a more technologically advanced era, but there seemed to be a hint of preservation of the past.
All in all I give the first episodes a 6 Taco Approval Rating!
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