The time has come fellow Korra fans, for the end is upon us, Kuvira’s reign of terror must come to an end and there’s only one band of ragtag benders that can stop her… [drum roll]… Team Avatar! … And the Beifong sisters, and the air bender family, and Wu riding a badger-mole. Wow. Where do I begin?!
This finale is huge. Like, colossus huge. Like, wedding huge. But enough teasing; The Legend of Korra’s final two episodes (I know! Don’t go tearbending on me just yet) pack quite the emotional punch, but with an ever-so delicate touch of humor and a heavy punch of pure awesomeness to keep its loyal audience on the edge of their seats and to remind them of what makes this incredible series so memorable (Okay, now you can tearbend.). All of this considered, the series finale is not without flaw, and it is my duty as a reviewer to sweep each and every aspect of it, in order to provide my wholehearted opinion for you, the reader. Now, let’s “DO THE THING!”
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This Friday is a very special day for Korra fans. Kuvira’s begun her invasion of Republic City (while commanding a rather large robot) and Team Avatar is presumably dead. Presumably. All this chaos can only mean one thing. That’s right… It’s finale time! So without further ado, here’s my list of expectations for the series’ two episode finale:
10. The animation
Readers of my reviews may have figured it out by now, but for those who aren’t aware, I’m a sucker for great animation. Typically, animated TV finales have better animation than most episodes of the series because a chunk of the production’s budget is dedicated to ending on a high note, at least visually. This is even more true with series finales, and based on Avatar: The Last Airbender’s visually stunning ‘Sozin’s Comet,’ The Legend of Korra will follow in its predecessor’s footsteps with an incredibly animated pair of episodes to conclude the series. I can’t wait to see what Studio Mir has up their sleeve.
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The Promise’ was decent, ‘The Search’ was good, and now, ‘The Rift’ is great. Yes, I said it! The latest Avatar comic trilogy titled ‘The Rift’ is the best addition to the extended universe to date, even toppling the impressively told ‘The Search: Part 3′, a tough act to follow in my opinion. An intelligent story, likable characters, and fantastic art direction are only three of ‘The Rift’s’ highly successful qualities, which persist throughout and are only bogged down by a slow start and minor character issues.
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