coolmessi1 said: How do you feel about book 3 so far? do you think it's kids show material?
I would argue that Korra is a show that kids should watch, but not one they necessarily would watch. Nickelodeon right now is filled with crap. And that’s not a nostalgic fan boy being bitter, that is an accurate assessment based on viewership/quality ratings. Nickelodeon Animation Studios is currently producing maybe one other decent show, while the live-action department is more or less all dried up with the cancellation of Sam & Cat. They are pumping out reruns of SpongeBob all day, which gives kids little exposure to the potential storytelling has in creating relatable characters that can provide real life lessons. With comedies left and right, the idea of a serious show with existential themes is about as foreign to them as it can get. Kids aren’t dumb, the story of Korra is not out of their intellectual reach, but Nickelodeon has done a great disservice to them in reinforcing the notion that if you aren’t laughing and smiling in every scene, you might as well flip the channel.
"Asami and Korra’s relationship experienced major growth this season, and their bond continues to grow in the finale’s epilogue, with Asami caring for her best friend by keeping her company and offering her emotional support. Rather than forcing these two women into romantic entanglements this season, the writers decided to focus on their friendship with each other, an extremely refreshing choice that reinforced the strength of these characters as independent women. The female cast dominated this season, which makes me even more depressed that this season wasn’t able to reach as many viewers as it should have."
Oliver Sava, A.V. Club reviewer
See his full review of Book 3’s finale here.
"(A) we didn’t want [a movie] to be done at all before anyone was attached, and then (B) if it was going to be done, we wanted to do it, but they weren’t going to let us. (C) When they attached Night, we just thought – well this is what we’ve been dealt, we’ll offer help when it’s asked of us and if it’s not we’ll just stay out of the way. And in the beginning it was more positive and we offered help, but then we had a big falling out… It’s a long story. I would need two weeks to tell you this story and in the end what do you get? The only thing that could be said is that it was a wasted opportunity, and I mean wasted: money wasted, time wasted, [potential wasted]… On one level… I’m proud of the [show] we made, but it doesn’t encompass my entire life and my being. On the other hand, [these characters] are our children, these characters are real to us, and to watch [them] be dragged through the mud… was just so disheartening…” It’s heartbreaking, but at the end of the day it’s not the first time… a project was horribly adapted in Hollywood, it’s not the last time it’s going to happen, it might even happen to us again, we never know… So when you say, ‘Did we have any involvement?’ We gave input that went no where. So we were involved, but our involvement had no effect."
On M.Night Shamalayan’s The Last Airbender
"That experience gave us a little extra motivation to write Korra ourselves, and to say ‘We’re going to do this right this time.’” – Mike DiMartino
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