Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra finally arrive at a compromise, from opposite coordinates.
The most powerful woman on television is back on television, where she belongs. We need her, more than ever.
Once upon a time, The Legend Of Korra’s feminist, elemental superhero was one of the most powerful on television. Male, or female, or other, and/or another.
Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are two of the most ambitious and moving animated series of this still-new millennium. Indeed, pound for pound, they can stand alongside most non-animated series and still hold their own.
I bowed to Bugs Bunny’s 75th birthday, dove into Oculus’ VR hole, and more, before absconding for Canada.
“I am certainly proud to add Korra to the pantheon of TV characters, which is perpetually sorely lacking in multifaceted female characters who aren’t sidekicks, subordinates or mere trophies for male characters,”
We are accelerating toward a real-time extinction the show could help us solve, should we choose to embrace it.
“Its core message is not about trying to exploit power differences between the haves and have-nots. It says that real power is what you have between your ears.”
A psychokinetic steampunk upgrade with a fearless female hero leading the charge.
Think the original series, plus Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke, and you’re probably there.
“I love this idea that there would be a mythical leader in our world who is equally learned in all religions, one person whose job is to constantly remind everybody that they are all the same.”
M. Night Shyamalan’s compression of Nickelodeon’s stunning animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender has serious boots to fill. And it needs much more time to fill them.
High expectations for the film exist in a space apart from the trepidation found in some corners of the Airbender nation…