Legend of Korra: The Complete Series
DVD | Box Set
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
|Length: 0:52 Mins|
Aside from all that, it would have been great to have an episode guide for the box set and maybe even interior artwork to flip that way when you take out the slip cover there could be a difference.
The story is very good, the villians are interesting, the side characters are great, make no mistake on the whole LOK franchise there is only one main character and that is Korra, all the other characters are secondary, you won't see a tight friendship as in ATLA because this characters are 17-18 y/o and it has more realistic approach and interactions. Still Mako, Bolin, Asami and Tenzin are awesome.
We are introduced to many conflicts, beginning with the relationship between Benders vs Non-benders, how the second group feels oppressed, and how Korra learns what it means to be the Avatar of the whole world. After being sheltered her whole life we see her struggling, making friends, falling in love, failing and fighting against an enemy from the past.
If you have never seen this show I really recommend it, as it grows better with each season/book. It's not perfect (ATLA wasn't either) but it's a very good show and a cartoon for all ages!
Like anything else, this series had its strengths and weaknesses. Starting with the weakness, it must be stated plainly that Korra's crew lacks the charm of the Gaang. I did find myself missing the old cast, but kudos on the creative team for not making new versions of old characters. These are at least originals.
The greatest strength of this show are its villains! While Firelord Ozai was an incomprehensible and cliche villain bent on personal power, the villains of Korra rise well above that. Here are villains that are frightening, not because of their power, but because they are, or very nearly are, RIGHT! It is their methods and misguided tactics that must be stopped. From Amon's search for equality for nonbenders, to Zaheers quest for freedom from oppressive government. Here are villains you almost want to root for!
All in all, Korra is a fun show.
The extras are kind of minimal as far as I can tell, but to be fair I haven't looked on all the discs yet so there may be more that I'm missing. There's episode breakdowns by directors/producers, storyboarding etc. It does come with a compact art book, containing several pages of illustration per season and insights on design by the shows producers. Nice little extra.
The most important part is the show itself, though. Avatar: TLA was a great series. For me, the Legend of Korra absolutely matches up (and sometimes surpasses) it in every way.
The visuals are top notch; traditional hand drawn animation makes all the difference here. Too often these days animated shows will go for a more minimalist animation style or even worse, CGI. There are some CGI elements here, but very few (or some are blended so well I didn't notice). They certainly don't stand out in a negative way.
To sum it up, if you've never seen the show and are interested you should buy this set. I'd be very surprised if you didn't fall in love with the show for all these reasons:
1. Characters you care about
2. Great villians (even ones you might sympathize with)
3. Awesome action scenes
4. Genuinely hilarious (more often than you'd expect)
5. Voice talent off the charts (JK Simmons steals all the scenes he's in)
6. Hits all the emotional notes and then some.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disc 2 Book 3 had two corrupt episodes that I had to Skip because they froze up. I tried several times but wouldn't budge and the disks were brand new and no smears or prints on... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome series, after watching the avatar the last air bender, my kids and I wanted more of it and this Avatar delivers a great deal of excitement.Published 4 days ago by Chejo AG
Totally in love with the series. Beautiful animation, compelling story, believable and relatable character back stories.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Entertaining and informative. Watched all the episodes and did not disappoint. Would recommend it to othersPublished 8 days ago by Randy