Legend of Korra Book 1: Air Review
What we liked
What we didn't like
The series is great and no one should pass this up, it has some flaws but that barely effects the overall experience.
Prior to watching The Legend of Korra I had already watched Avatar The Last Airbender so I expected something along the same line but to my surprise in the first 7 minutes the series set itself apart from the Last Airbender as Korra, the protagonist had already mastered 3 elements. If you’re lost by now, in a nutshell the avatar is essentially the one that keeps balance in the universe and once one dies it is reborn in another body and has to master the elements all over again, namely fire, water, earth and air. But I digress, the series starts off quite unexpectedly with Korra having trouble with her air bending and going off to learn from Aang’s son. But without spoiling much of the plot here Korra gets to Republic city where she gets into a bending tournament with Mako and Bo Lin all while a big threat is upon the city, Aman.
The plot was good if not better and there were a few moments that really took me by surprise but they were few and far in between. The execution was a bit questionable since the series in my opinion was a bit rushed and could have easily been done better if it were say 26 episodes long but that’s just me. However I did feel that the characters were interesting enough to keep me hooked and i especially liked Bo Lin and Meelo parts which were just hilarious whereas the animation was well done, smooth and vibrant, the electricity effect was well electrifying to say the least. The battles were well thought out and hands down more exciting than the first series was at this point.
The soundtrack reminded me of some 80′s british movies with fast paced action and sax in the background which was a good touch and was diverse enough to help you get in the mood for every type of situation. Voice acting was superb with not only the main cast doing a superb job but even the supporting characters were done brilliantly and it never felt out of place.
The character development was great and Aman as a character remain the main interest until the reveal which just ruined the suspense and frankly stopped the series from being a superb one though it is still really good. Korra herself showed lots of change by the end of the series and it worth watching her progression. The legend of Korra is a great watch which you should not pass up on even if you haven’t seen The Last Airbender, with great action, suspense and progression this should be a must watch.