Discussion for the first episode of Book 2: Spirits, airing September 13! (you don't need to hide spoilers in here.)
I like how supportive Mako is being, and his ridiculous prepared zings for work. I'm liking him more than last season so far. It's nice to see that they're having relationship problems too, makes it seem a bit more real than the relationships last time, although the more I think about it, it seems mostly just Korra being difficult, which is... hm. :/
It's sad to see the Fire Ferrets have fallen so fast, but maybe that just means it won't have much of a role this season. Just as well, if it means more of Bolin traveling with the others.
Introducing motion pictures should be interesting once it really catches on. Will it be used as propaganda against the Avatar in Book 3, as a resurgence of the Benders verses Non? Hmm~ But I thought it was a great nod for that clip to be of the Ostrich-Horse. The Armstrong-esque lady was funny too.
The background art is amazing and lovely, I couldn't get enough of the Southern Water Tribe with all of the decorations and lanterns.
It'll be interesting to see Tenzin, Kya, and Bumi all together, but Bumi's voice seems way more grating to me than it did last season. Maybe it's just been too long since I've last seen the ep.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2013 23:09:40 GMT -5 by Musogato
Post by Paraiba Ocean on Sept 22, 2013 20:10:00 GMT -5
I think it's because their relationship is less of the zing-zing chemistry of an initial attraction and the honeymoon phase of dating, and more of what happens when it feels like when it's less puppy love.
Post by Paraiba Ocean on Sept 23, 2013 18:02:17 GMT -5
I get the vibe they're trying to make it stand alone, too. I suppose the idea of new viewership not demanding someone watch the previous series or the previous season is at hand here, but.... the characters in this seem so distant from their relationships and dare I say character growth from last season?
Post by Nashk Tategami on Sept 25, 2013 19:08:59 GMT -5
I agree. Character growth seems to have reset. All the adventure, and progress was tossed out with the old art style.
Its weird. Then again, Korra's conception is weird. They never expected to have more than one season, and that changed halfway through the first... So maybe they are going for less cinematic and doing a reboot?
I don't know.
"There are few wars between good and evil: most are between one good and another good."
Yeah, I think that is what I'm missing most from ATLA, the sense of continuity. The 12 episode seasons make the stories fell rushed and take away so much from character development. Which was alright when we thought there was only going to be one season. But, now that there have been multiple seasons confirmed, it just makes sense to have the seasons connected at least somewhat. I understand wanting more stand alone seasons, but you can keep the major themes the same and not alienate new viewers. Having the characters maintain the growth from the previous season just makes sense and doesn't require watching the previous season to follow.