The Legend of Korra Book 1: Air Voices of: Janet Varney,JK Simmons, Mindy Sterling, Steve Blum, David Faustino, PJ Byrne, Seychelle Gabrielle, and Dee Bradley Baker Grade: B+ Avatar The Last Airbender might very well have been the greatest cartoon every created,it was phenomenal,and in a way it's not too different from Star Wars in that once a continuation was announced,...people would go crazy and have massive expectations that couldn't possibly be delivered. And just like how Star Wars went from multiple writers and directors to just George Lucas,so did the Ava-verse go from many writers to just Michael Dante Di Martino and Bryan Konietzko and likewise the Protection From Editors has taken a toll It's not apparent in the first half which actually starts off better than ATLA did,the characters are immediately likable and complex,the antagonists are effective and quite clever and seemingly have a point about the oppression of non-benders. The humor takes a bit of a more "anything for a laugh" approach,but most of the jokes are very nicely placed. No character was put out of focus and they all each got one episode to nicely develop. The pro-bending was a nice break,maybe a little long but was a great balance out. The only thing wrong with this half is the one episode where the creators decided to Troll everyone and make an episode entirely on pairings. Sadly this episode only foreshadowed the mess to come,in which they decided to make decided to pull another Katara and derail the character closest to earth,they put one character out of focus and made him the secondary comic relief,who was the first? A four year old with his tookus and Sesquidilian Loqaciousness. The antagonists never developed enough,nor did the what they stood for,making them a straw movement and the leader a Boring Invincible Villain. They took a break and developed the Smug Snake into a better villain,....until he got shafted.This was the half that couldn't decide on being plot based or character based,the small moments that were clear were pure gold though,and every character in the Love Triangle really developed through the roof. Spirituality kinda fell though,so this ended up being imbalanced. The atmosphere remained awe-inspiring,the flashbacks were nicely put to use,it's not ATLA but it's no waste of time either.
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