Finally after weeks of the show Legend of Korra's series finale before Christmas, my spoilage of the ending thanks to freaking TvGuide.com's article
, and a week or two of reflection and heartache(some of you might be thinking at this point "Man up pussy!!
"), I'm ready for my input. (HALLELUJAH THANK YOU GOD!!
) I'll be giving it somewhat the short and sweet treatment plus my religious basis. I might accidentally mix events and most likely go quite long so bear with me. As the Lord Jesus Christ has said, those with ears to hear will listen and understand.
Alrighty, after Kuvira attempted to eradicate the team with Putar Jr once she heard he was in their captivity, I knew she would think of him more disposable than precious.(Typical action of some egomaniac women. Right?) Of course, the bending action was top notch. Great teamwork between them all, and even Moogee had a great idea to blind the mech with paintballs!
Switching to the evacuation footage, loved how Prince Wu's terrible singing somehow controlled the badger moles for the evacuation and even attacking the Earth Empire's troops' mechs.
Tenzin's wife Pema, who I had NO idea was voiced one of my favorite quirky female comedians Maria Bamford, was great throughout the whole series.
Back at Future Industries headquarters, it was so sweet to see Varrick(How crazy that his last name is almost spelled exactly like my first name; who knew?!) finally propose to Zhu Li in marriage! There was certainly some chemistry between them. Something also great to see was Asami and her father eventually reconnect, but quite saddening when Mr. Sato sacrificed himself to save her before Kuvira's mech's arm crushed their hummingbird suit.
Now for the last battle! Team Avatar did a crazy number on that giant mech from the inside out! Quite a turnaround with Su and Lin Beifong after having been severely disconnected in Season 3 now bonded and fighting side by side to save Republic City. The Fire Ferret brothers, Mako and Bolin doing their thing in the engine room reminded me of their days in the Pro Bending sport. Korra and Kuvira's fight in the main room of the mech was a lot more competitive than the fight at Zaofu. Even after Mako and Bolin blew up the spirit vines and the goliath itself, Kuvira tried everything to win against Korra, including arming the descarded spirit cannon!(Talk about headstrong and no quit.) I thought it interesting that Korra somehow made another portal to the spirit world deflecting the beam from the weapon and had an interesting comparison between herself and Kuvira, which as a result brought about a settling resolution to the war.
Finally, what gave me some bittersweet happiness and heartache; Varrick and Zhu Li's wedding and the final moments of the episode and series. Bolin as the priest or minister(whichever they believe in this world) was kinda cute. He did a swell job running it, and Varrick's vows were as expected and hilarious. Tenzin(voiced by the great actor J.K. Simmons) said it best how much the city changed and and how she herself has matured in the time that she has been the current Avatar.
Now...the touching(?) moment between Korra and Asami but first some setup. I have to thank cerebus873
for his comments on my previous journal where this all began. It gave me something to think and reflect this on his views, and I have to note that I had not been sent that cursed article email, I believe that I wouldn't have had as rough a time seeing the end on Christmas Eve. I also thank ambientx7
, and gokugirl2006
for their comments and apologize for not replying back to them at the time.
So the two of them are sitting alone near the lake. Korra apologizing for not coming back to the city after being able to walk again, despite still having Zahir's poison in her somewhere, Asami stating couldn't bear to lose both her and her father in the same day. Then Korra, per Asami's thought of taking a vacation from the city, offers that the two
of them do so, agreeing on going to the spirit world. It with the two women heading into the newly created portal holding hands(?!) and being teleported away. Now I know the theme of this final "book" was Balance, but I'm not really sure I see it exactly.
As cerebus said, it was kinda low key what might have between them, but to me, if the creators of the series ever see this journal, I'd tell them they can stick that no denying statement right up their asses!! I still love Korra and Asami respectively, but the thought of them together in a gay/lesbian relationship really hurts as a fan and religiously as a Christian, because as I stated in my previous journal, I thought it would go a lot differently. It even made me feel like I could never watch the show from the beginning again, which sucks cuz I've loved it since day one. (Those that are of other faiths or think that I will talk hatefully about gay people may choose to stop reading now or at any time further. I won't blame you. Just voicing my opinion.)
As Christians and believers of Jesus Christ, we are taught that there can not be a love relationship between two men or two women, for it is displeasing to God. Now, I don't believe He means no mutual love wherein they can't care for each other genuinely as friends, family or a very close bond, but as in an attraction sexually to each other as well as the act of marriage between two of the same sex. I know times have changed in this world to a point where this is not as big an issue, but the reality is that the world we live in is quite sinful in its acts and behavior. Don't get the wrong idea, though, because we Christians have issues with sin as much as the next guy/gal. We just try to live our lives in the ways that the Lord has said that we should (a life without sin), even as we at times fall short of such a goal. Now to be fair, I'm sure the creators of the show themselves are not Christians, or they probably wouldn't have gone this route, despite having wanted to go with a different ending to the show originally. Plus, the show's overtones and themes are based on the beliefs of Buddism and reincarnation. That for sure is not deniable fact. It of course, was my own choice to watch this show and its predecessor(the Last Airbender), however, I do not take the beliefs of the show as absolute truths. I do the same with Naruto and Bleach and their spiritual themes, etc.
Back to my thoughts on the ending. Since having seen it a second time, I've started feeling better about it using cerebus873
or I think another deviant's idea of it being a sisterhood. That has calmed my ache a little and if Nick or it's affiliated channels show the series again, I'll still watch it. I do believe that the creators have blown their wad, possibly, when it comes to maybe continuing the show. Not sure if anyone else would want another series after this has happened. If they do, good luck to them.
So there you have it. Congrats to those that actually reach this point and read it all through. Thanks for taking the time to read my review and thoughts/reflections on this great sequel to an already briliant show.