Quick Thoughts on “Battle of Zaofu”
Wow. I could not have been more wrong about this one. “Battle of Zaofu” (at least, the stuff actually pertaining to the title) is one of the dullest episodes of The Legend of Korra in quite a while. Everything felt so by-the-numbers and perfunctory, to the point that I felt like I was watching the first draft of an episode that still needed a great deal of fine-tuning before being uploaded on the Internet (I almost wrote “aired on television”). The assassination attempt–which is just wrong for multiple reasons–and the fight between Korra and Kuvira were disappointing in equal measures.
Having said that, I was shocked by how much I enjoyed the antics of Bolin and Varrick, a character that can be funny and/or annoying depending on the episode. Turns out the two goofballs have good chemistry together. And it looks like we’ll have more wackiness to come in the next episode now that they’ve made their escape from Kuvira. I’m all for that.
What did you all think of this episode?