While hybrid animation has been around for decades (creating the giant, swirling clock gears in 1986′s The Great Mouse Detective and the sweeping ballroom shot in 1991′s Beauty and the Beast) this is the first major use of it to actually emphasize the retro charm of pen and paper. -Anthony Breznican, EW
An animation piece that highlights “the retro charm of pen and paper”? Sounds like my kinda short! I’d definitely love to see that done with a full-length film someday, too.
Let’s just take Asami and put her with anyone who isn’t Mako because he clearly needs some lessons on how to be a decent boyfriend. Korrasami and Bosami are acceptable. Irohsami is also acceptable. I ship Makorra and i’m actually angry about getting what I want. I’m not even entertained by it. I’m…
Totally agree. I most definitely love Mako for being the great, reliable older brother that he is. As far as love relationships go, however, he incredibly sucks at it. Who knows - perhaps he’s just new to romance, or he’s just, well, a typical teenage boy who’s still has to grow up and learn how to figure things out.
Meanwhile, it’s hard to not feel bad for Asami throughout season 1. She lost her mother when she was young, then lost a father figure to the “dark” side, and then her wishy-washy boyfriend who was so indecisive in the first place. Goodness knows when she’ll learn to trust others again after that. I gotta respect the girl for handling it all though; really, she’s quite a badass through and through.
And poor Korra. Even with the conclusion of the Amon arc and the establishment of Makorra, that girl still has some insecurities to work with. To feel like she has to be something (a “real” Avatar in this case) in order to deserve a relationship with Mako doesn’t really sit well with me. C’mon, Korra, where did that headstrong, confident spirit go?
Man… this is why I don’t miss my teenage years that much.