The Legend of Korra “Beginnings Part 1 & 2” Double Review

Ladies and gentlemen we are back! The Korra series has reached a new high in amazing! The way this story was written and the way they decided to tell it was fantastic. I loved the new art style that they chose to use for this episode. I felt like I was in Wan’s time period as it was simple yet very intricate at the same time. It was like watching a painting come to life. I have to admit that many years ago i thought of my own series involving who the first Avatar might be. While there were some similarities between the two mine was totally different and in some ways I thought better. With that being said I still love their story and consider these the best episodes of both series to date. ‘The Avatar and the Fire Lord” is now second. This episode quenched my thirst for the action I thought the show had been lacking recently. The final battle between Wan and Vaatu was extraepic™! How it told the origin of Wan and Raava was interesting to say the least. It’s nice to see that Wan was definitely not the perfect avatar either. It’s actually his fault there is evil in the world. By freeing Vaatu he allowed all the spirits to become corrupted. Even though he locked him away in the final battle the damage had been done. Also Raava told Wan that they were fated to fight every 10,000 years. As it just so happens Korra’s time period is 10,000 years after Wan’s. If we connect the pieces it would seem that Unalaq has found Vaatu and is trying to free him. Maybe he want’s to merge with him and become another Avatar. To do that he would need to find more lion turtles to bestow upon him the elements. Apparently only one still exists and maybe he knows where it is. Speaking of lion turtles didn’t Aye-Aye say there were dozens of them? Why only show Wan visiting four? Where their possibly more elements for him to learn? So many questions so little answers. I may do a second entry to this review just writing my questions. This episode may have been too good! Especially the ending showing an elderly Wan dying on a battlefield, apologizing to Raava because he couldn’t bring peace to the world. How can the rest of the episodes follow this? We shall see in the coming weeks what surprises they have in store for us. I give “Beginnings Part 1 & 2” a Superb 5/5! Nice to know that no Avatar is perfect.

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