Because fans should be critical, too

Announcement: Regarding Part Four of the “Korra” Video Review

After toiling away, writing the script, getting my arguments perfected, throwing out said arguments in the eve of new information and viewpoints, revising and recording as I go, and basically fighting off all non-creative/productive obstacles (mostly family related), Part Four is finally making some sort of progress.

However, instead of creating one large part four video, I’ve found that the best way to release it will be in segments (nine in total). Each segment will cover one topic. The first will dissect whether Korra qualifies as a “strong female character.” (Spoiler Alert: She doesn’t.) That segment will be up next week.

Essentially, this entire project will be done before Book Two of The Legend of Korra is released in September. I want to apology for the delay, and also thank you all for your patience. Whether I’m too late or this effort is futile (the enthusiasm for Book Two certainly drives the latter point home), the Korranalysis will be finished!

– Marshall Turner


7 responses

  1. Dman

    Yah for progress!

    July 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm

  2. Ian

    MARSHALL! You must tell me the songs you use in each part of your videos. especially in the Amon part.

    July 24, 2013 at 12:58 am

    • I plan on listing all used music at the end of Part Five (especially since listing them all here would take a lot of time and space).

      But for the Amon part (and I’m assuming you mean his character analysis in Part Three), the two songs are “Reptiles” by Them Crooked Vultures and “Kid A” by Radiohead.

      July 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm

  3. rosemon

    Aw, man. I can’t wait for the “Strond Female Character” part, though be prepared if overly optimistic feminists disagree with your stance. I personally feel like Korra’s not the SFC everyone thinks she is, nor is she a good role model. It feels like forever since the last review. Anyway, the complete transcript for Rebel Spirit (no missing dialogue) is here if you’d like a head start on Book 2.

    July 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    • Ian

      While I personally think Korra is a great protagonist as Im not to concerned about her being a strong female protagonist I think it should be character then gender but thats just me lol anyway Im looking forward to what Marshall has to say.

      July 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      • Andrew

        But people ARE concerned about Korra being a strong female protagonist for a reason. She’s supposed to be the main character, yet her action scenes and characters moments tend to range from underwhelming to cringe-worthy straight up bad. Characters don’t absolutely NEED to be complex action heroes to be good characters, but people notice that MALE characters are FAR more likely to be genuinely strong and independent and have interesting motives that don’t hinge on being validated by a love interest. (not mention a love interest who’s simply a really, really annoying character. I’ll be honest, I think Mako has the potential to destroy the franchise; he can easily end up becoming the Elmyra Duff of Korra.)

        July 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

    • I appreciate the transcript, but honestly, it would be rather silly of me to even attempt to judge an episode based on a transcript heavy of dialogue and sparse of stage direction. I’ll just wait until I can view the episode itself.

      Having said that, I can imagine the conversation between Bolin and Eska going something like this.

      July 24, 2013 at 10:48 pm

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