Korra’s story may take place 70 years after the adventures of Avatar Aang and his companions, but that doesn’t mean the world has become less interesting. With each new episode, the viewer is given more insights into the great Republic City and its inner workings. This is a complex society, with political upheaval from the “Equalists” lead by the charismatic Amon and his army of henchman, who are able to neutralize the power of benders with some well placed punches. In “The Revelation,” we’re introduced to Republic City’s underbelly, with Amon handing out punishment to the Triple-Threat Triads. It’s hard not to feel sorry for Bolin, who was just trying to earn some extra cash so his pro bending team can enter the tournament. I guess good intentions don’t always equate to success, as Korra and Mako set out on a mission to rescue their misguided teammate.
It’s difficult to avoid hyperbole as The Legend of Korra boasts what is arguably the best looking animation on American television. Even if the story of Korra and her quest to bring balance to the world weren’t so compelling, the visuals alone are worth your thirty minutes. In my review of the Young Justice season finale, I commented on how well the fights were choreographed, but this show takes it to another level. Every punch, kick, bend, and tumble are beautifully animated in action sequences that rival anything you’ll find in the movie theaters. I’m sure the question that’s on many of your minds is how does Amon possess the power to take away a bender’s ability? I wonder if he’s related to Aang, or one of his companions from the last series. Let us know what you thought of this week’s episode in the comments section below.
-David Griffin (Follow @griffinde on Twitter)