Because fans should be critical, too

Part 3.3 of the Korranalysis is Up

Well, apparently I said the magic words, because this is the first part since the very first one that didn’t get blocked immediately. Hmm…

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7 responses

  1. Michienoama

    Great video. I recall most of the hatred for Asami may have come from Makorra (Mako and Korra) shippers on tumblr who repeatedly told her to “DIE!DIE!DIE!” for wearing make-up and being Mako’s girlfriend. Her like-ability may have well been an accident since Bryke said somewhere that they originally intended for her to be evil but then “fell in love with her” and made her good.

    April 24, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  2. Grindal

    Hey Marshall, about your videos being blocked. Whenever I view them on your site and don’t click on the option to view on Youtube, they seem to work. So from what I can work out it might be blocked when actually running through the Youtube website but work when going through yours. Anyway, can’t really disagree with any of your evaluations of the characters so far. Didn’t even think you were going to include ‘Lou’, but hey, it was quite funny. I’m almost finding it hard to add anything else in terms of analyse because you tend to cover everything I can think of. Looking forward to you drooling over Lin in the next part mate.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  3. Ian

    Well its official, your probably one of the best reviewers on youtube for this show. Im serious, you ALWAYS come up with both the good and bad in what you talk about and are never always negative or just a fanboy about what you love. Your first vid might be a bit of stinker, but, wow, this has got to be the fastest improvement Ive ever seen someone become in video making on youtube, you took the criticism and worked with it perfectly. I seriously think you should drop the written reviews and just make videos, theyre funny, interesting, your unbiased, ect. keep up the good work my friend

    Amon: agree with everything except for me personally hed be in the loved category and not the potentially like category.

    lieutenant: Love this guy, he will be forever missed

    Asami: to me while I like Korra and all I think Asami should have been the main character, or at least for this season, poor girl I hope she gets some love in book 2…

    April 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm

  4. JMR

    While I enjoy Asami (and feel much the same way about how the show treated her) I had a problem with the fight between her and Hiroshi. It seemed very clear to me that Bryke were trying to evoke the same pathos of the Zuko/Azula fight from the original series. The problem to me is that they cashed their chips too early. The show didn’t give their relationship (or Hiroshi’s character) enough time to build for the tragedy of the situation to come through in the same way that it did when the two siblings faced off.

    April 25, 2013 at 12:03 am

  5. Ian

    Could you clarify something for me? In revealing who Amon is do you think that Noatok still was fighting for the equalists and their rights or do you think that part of Amons character was fake? I personally think they he does care about them, Korra calls out Amons back story not his motives.

    Anyway just wanted you to clarify what you thought on the subject.

    August 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    • I’ll be perfectly honest: I’m not even sure anymore.

      I’d like to prescribe to the belief that he does care, and that he simply went too far at times (i.e. threatening to De-Bend the last Airbenders on the planet) and was too twisted to see himself as not doing the world some good. After all, Bending ruined his and his brother’s life. Why should anyone else have to potentially suffer like he did?

      On the other hand, there’s the train of thought that says he was simply trying to defeat the Avatar because it’s what his father engrained in him. It’s not a particularly optimistic conclusion, is it?

      Then there’s the middle ground, which could be that Amon knew he had some gnarly inner demons thanks to his father, and he tried to fight them by redirecting his angry toward a worthy cause. This theory acknowledges his “Daddy issues” (I never understood why people use that phrase so negatively, especially when probably 80% of the population has Daddy issues to some degree), but also shows him attempting to conquer them by also helping the world.

      Given the Rorschach Test nature of the series, any one of these theories is valid. But I personally believe he meant well and truly fought for the Equalists.

      August 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      • Ian

        Same 🙂

        I actually think thats ok that its not completely spelled out because it lets you decide a little for yourself. Ill be honest one of the best parts of the book was Amon. Im wondering how theyll deal with him being gone. I mean for real, Amon was literally the main thing that had me watch the show from beginning to end, I wanted to just see him, well, do anything really, he was so amazing as a villain with good motives but bad ways of achieving them.

        August 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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