OK, so since Korra opened up the southern portal, her Uncle Unalaq is sending in his water tribe troops from the north to the south in order to protect the portal in case someone means to harm the spirits. According to Unalaq, this is a great way to unite both northern and southern tribes. Unfortunately it causes a lot of friction between the two regions and quickly escalates into the beginnings of a…yes you guessed it, a civil war. The northern and southern tribes are literally starting to pick fights with each other in the middle of the streets forcing Korra to intervene which obviously makes her an enemy as well. Being the Avatar is not easy. Tenzin has decided to go on his vacation and it really was interesting to learn about the history of Tenzin and his brother and sister and what kind of father Aang was. Apparently not the greatest because his brother and sister never went on vacations with their Dad like Tenzin did which then causes a bit of tension between the siblings.
As aggression builds between the two water tribes some of the southern members have created a rebellion and decide to kidnap Unalaq in order to get rid of the Northern tribe. However, Korra finds out and rushes to her Uncle’s side. What ensues is an epic ass kicking from Korra’s side and the way she water bended at the end of the battle causing the snow vehicle to fall was an awesome finishing move. There was a touching moment when Korra got back home after this whole ordeal and found her parents about to eat a meal. With tears in Korra’s eyes she reveals how happy she was that her father was not part of the attempted kidnapping. It really was heart warming. But, drama has to ensue. Just as Korra’s family has made up, Unalaq bursts in and puts her Mom and Dad on trial for attempting to assassinate him.
The trial goes pear shaped though, with most of the questions being asked, deliberately sounding like a guilty enticement and all members including Korra’s Dad are found guilty. For some strange reason though Korra’s mom was let off. Things start to become pretty obvious at this point, all evidence pointing to what a lying, manipulative prick Unalaq really is. Korra then decides to break her Father and other members out of prison and an epic battle ensues between Unalaq and Korra. Luckily they all manage to escape.
With Unalaq partially showing his hand my interest has risen but still not quite where i would like it be.
On the negative side these episodes were alright but to be very honest, I’m still not feeling it. So far it’s still not as entertaining as the first season. There are quite a few good moments and the chuckles are there but it’s still missing something. It’s just not grabbing me and I really wish i knew why. That said there are still a few things worth mentioning which allow both episodes to be redeemed. First of all Korra can kick some serious ass. I honestly think she could kick Aang’s ass any day of the week. She is so aggressive and I love the fact that she attacks first at one point in the episodes.
Not a bad continuation. Some things do feel rushed but otherwise OK. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
- The Legend of Korra: Rebel Spirits and Southren Lights (livelyathena.wordpress.com)
- Legend of Korra Weekly Review – Civil Wars, Pt. 1 (atthebuzzershow.com)
- Legend of Korra Weekly Review – Civil Wars, Pt. 2 (atthebuzzershow.com)
- ‘The Legend of Korra’ – A Villain Revealed (screenrant.com)
- The Dominoes Start to Fall in The Legend of Korra: “Civil Wars: Part Two” (tor.com)
- My Review on the Civil Wars ARC (themansionofvillainy.wordpress.com)
- NOC-aps: The Legend of Korra, Civil Wars Part 1 (thenerdsofcolor.org)
- TV Review: The Legend of Korra Season 2 Premiere (2013) (legendoflaura.wordpress.com)
- ‘The Legend of Korra’ – Civil War and Family Feuds (screenrant.com)
- ‘The Legend of Korra’ Season 2 Premiere Review (screenrant.com)