Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season Three

My review of seasons one, two, and four.

WARNING: Legend of Korra season two and possible season one spoilers ahead.

The Legend Of KorraRelease: June 27 – August 22, 2014

Story: Korra and the new team avatar must stop a group of highly dangerous criminals from fulfilling a terrible plan that could bring about chaos, destruction, and death across the entire world. With the portal to the spirit world left open after the events of the last season, the world is coming to terms with the new spirits co-existing with them, which is producing much hostility. The still opened portal has also had unexpected results. Certain people around the world have suddenly being inundated with air-bending powers. Our heroes, Tenzin in particular, are intent on finding, educating, and training the first new air-benders (who are not descendants of Ang) in more than a century. Unfortunately, the leader of our villains is one of those who has been given air-bending abilities. The three other antagonists are all experts in their bending (earth, fire, and water), and with a quickly learning air-bender who’s proficient in the history and ancient ways of air-benders, they are a force to be reckoned with. They might also be too much for Korra and her friends.
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Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season Two

My reviews of seasons one, three, and four.

WARNING: The Legend of Korra season one spoilers ahead.

The Legend Of KorraRelease: September 13, 2013 – November 22, 2013

Story: Korra has learned airbending, thus ending her bending lessons. But she still has much to learn about herself, her duty, and the long history of the Avatar. She’ll need these lessons if she hopes to conquer the difficulties that lie ahead. She’s tricked into opening a dangerous portal to the spirit dimension by her power hungry but spiritually connected uncle. The leader of the Nothern Water Tribe, her uncle proceeds to move his troops into the Southern territory, practically declaring martial law on his Southern counterparts. Korra’s dad, a Southern who hasn’t been home to the North for some time, joins in a civil war between the two tribes. Korra must decide how to end this conflict while also stopping her uncle from enacting his terrible plan that might just spell doom for everyone. Korra looks back to the very beginnings, to the first Avatar for answers on what is happening and how to stop it.

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Mini-Review Monday: The Legend of Korra – Season One

My reviews of seasons two, three, and four.

WARNING: Huge series finale spoilers for Avatar: The Last Airbender lay ahead. You have been warned.

The Legend Of KorraRelease: April 14 – June 23, 2012

Story: There are four nations: water, earth, air, and fire. Some in those nations are born with the ability to bend and control one of those elements. In the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, a long war between the Fire Nation and the other three nations finally ended thanks to the help of the Avatar (the only person who can use all four elements), his friends, and the eventual ruler of the Fire Nation. Many decades have past and the old Avatar, an airbender named Aang, has died. He, like the many Avatars before, has been reincarnated into someone else. This time it is a water bender named Korra (voiced by Janet Varney). Korra is headstrong and impatient, but after many years of training, from childhood into her teenage years, she become proficient in water, earth, and fire. She is unable to get a grasp of air and the spiritual side of bending. Her training for mastering the element takes place in Republic City, formed long ago by Aang as a city representing the renewed alliance between the four nations. Unfortunately, Korra’s training by Aang’s youngest son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), is interrupted when a mysterious man named Amon (Steve Blum) launches a campaign against all benders. Amon is the head of The Equalists, a group which seeks to eliminate all the bending in the world so everyone can be “equal.” Amon’s ways are violent and crazy, however. It is up to Korra; her new friends, who are brothers and fellow benders voiced by David Faustino and P.J. Byrne; her teacher; and the head of local police (voiced by Mindy Sterling) to stop this madman before he takes away the bending of everyone in the world. But with Amon always being one step ahead of our heroes and opposition around every corner, can Korra and her friends stop Amon in time?

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