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The Last Stand Loses Focus

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Everyone right now is talking about some other female characters in Legend of Korra — I may or may not get into my two cents — but all I want to talk about is Kuvira and how incredibly disappointed I am of Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. In their rush to lay the groundwork…

Korra: Day of the Colossus aka Robots Suck

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The first part of the two part finale “Day of the Colossus” was frankly disappointing. Apparently when you put a smart evil villain into a mecha suit, she deteriorates into a psycho destroyer of things — smashing apart the City that she initially was able to take without a fight and slapping herself in the…

Korra’s Gambit Pays Off

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The penultimate episode of Korra, “Kuvira’s Gambit,” knocked my socks off. The last scene was a brilliant show-not-tell moment! I liked the return to the original Avatar’s scrappy roots. Instead of two armies clashing, the scale is shrunk down to a few brave individuals against impossible odds. I found myself leaning closer and closer to…

Korra: Mission Impossible Beifong-Style

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Legend of Korra: Operation Beifong is a nice return to form with an action-packed episode. The only missteps were a few emotional off notes, but those are minor quibbles. Although I watched the episode Saturday, I didn’t have much to comment on it, and upon re-watching it, it’s a consummate performance but it lacks the…

Korra’s Beyond The Wilds is Tame

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Beyond the Wilds, the ninth episode of the fourth season of Legend of Korra, is still a bit of a letdown. How many more episodes do we have to wait before the inevitable Korra-Kuvira/ Kuvira-Toph showdown? Even a surprise appearance from Zaheer can’t revive the episode. Korra seems to make strides to recovering from her…

Read This and Skip Korra’s Remembrances

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Korra’s Remembrances is a recap episode and really not worth watching. The first ten minutes is a summary of Mako’s romantic life (spoiler: he’s a terrible, inarticulate boyfriend), the next five minutes is a recap of Korra’s triumphs over her enemies in conversation with Asami and Tenzin, and the final five to seven minutes is…

5 Reasons Why Kuvira is Awesome

Yes, she’s crazy, but she’s also awesome. Let’s raise our hands for a round of applause for possibly the most well-adjusted villain to ever grace The Last Airbender (Select episodes are free on Amazon!) and The Legend of Korra. While both shows are chockful of strong female characters, few would be as skilled as Kuvira (voiced by…

Korra’s Lackluster Reunion

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Korra’s Reunion marks the first appearance Pabu since Bolin left him behind to follow Kuvira. Episode seven of the Legend of Korra “Reunion” was surprisingly bland, considering the narrative ground it covered. There’s a lot going on, but it’s not particularly interesting. Although, Kuvira does not make an appearance until the very end, her presence…

The Battle of Zaofu Misnomer

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I found The Battle of Zaofu a letdown, but I’m hoping that it’s a strategic decision. “The Battle of Zaofu” is episode six, the midpoint of the final 13 episode season. So, far there has been a lot of set up for Korra’s redemption and recovery while waffling at the extent of Kuvira’s evilness. Is…

Korra’s Enemy at the Gates Centers on Family Strife

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Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina Although you might think that “Enemy at the Gates” is a story of siege and warfare, it’s actually a tale of two families (the Beifongs and the Satos) with healthy dose of generational conflicts. The episode focuses…

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