The two-part finale of Korra
(and a reaction video to episode 11)
Now that I have that nescessity out of the way, let's talk about the first part of the finale. And how much Kuvira resembles Hitler: thing for impractical, massive weapons, psycopathic nature, has many (self-conflicting) reasons for war and of course, the greed for world domination.
Apparently that titan was also waterproof. And it doesn't run on electricity. Pretty smart, if I may say so. I had similar ideas to topple the giant than what team Avatar had, except that EMP. I'm just not smart enough. Also, could they just break it by pouring water in the joints and freezing it, cousing them to expand and possibly break? I guess the mecha had too strong stucture for that to work...
Never did I expect to say this: I actually enjoyed prince Wu this episode. Sure, his singing was annoying, but it was pretty fun to see the mechasuit nazis tell him to stop. Other than the singing, he was doing only smart things in the episode. I still don't like him overall, but this episode made him bearable.
Oh man, do I love Varrick nad Zhu-Li. That was played out just perfect. The dialogue right after the proposal was the funniest in the series! After all the horrible romance in the previous seasons, I was really happy to see Varrick and Zhu-Li's been written well. I have never even liked implications of romance in cartoons, but this was the first one I genuinely enjoyed.
Wasn't Hiroshi Sato's death kind of pointless? I mean, the platinum was almost completely cut, it could have just been forced open. Oh well, at least he died as a hero.
And finally, the last episode of Korra: nuclear submarine reactor fight scene like in that one Bond film, more Evangelion action, a wedding, Wu being alright for the second time and in my opinion a satisfying ending to the series. That EvAbridged clip came to be more relevant with that shielding from the spirit cannon being kinda like an EVA and their A.T. field eroding the A.T. field of an angel. I was expecting this to happen, but I thought it would have been done while the cannon was still attached to the operational mecha. And did I mention the animation? Smooth bending duels all over this episode as if it were a ballet. (Not the best comparison, but alas. It looked fluent.)
I mentioned earlier that I don't like romance in cartoons. What I do enjoy is depiction of friendship, and the last few scenes didn't lack this. Mako and Korra's respect towards Wu was heartwarming as well as their exchange of words with each other. I didn't think it was anything romantic, they have had that thing settled long ago. The chemistry between Tenzin and Korra was as enjoyable as always, and I totally understand how Asami and Korra could go on a vacation together, as they were best friends. And walk through the spirit portal while holding hands, as friends.
They also looked into each other's eyes while entering the Spirit world. That's not what friends do, at least not without awkward laughter... I can live with this.
Overall the two-parter was really satisfactory. I really feel sorry for the book two finale to be the epic mess it was, and in terms of scale it would have been a better series finale. But if I block most of book two out of my memory, the book four had a really good ending to the whole series with only a few nitpicks to frown over. What did you guys think? Was the giant mecha a bit underwhelming? Did everyone shine on the last episodes? Do the thing!