Legend of Korra Creators: Ending Was What You Thought, Deal With It

The Legend of Korra drew to a close last week with a series finale chock-full of drama, suspense, sacrifice, and last-ditch heroics. And then, when the dust had settled, something truly wonderful happened. » 12/22/14 9:35pm 12/22/14 9:35pm

Legend Of Korra's Finale Again Proves It's One Of The Best Shows On TV

Wow. The Legend of Korra really knows how to do a finale. There is so much to talk about between Kuvira and Korra's final showdown, Team Avatar defending Republic City—and of course, that thing that happened at the very end. We're sad to see this show go, but we're delighted with the way it went out. » 12/20/14 2:00pm 12/20/14 2:00pm

Stop Hating Original Science Fiction Movies Just For Having Tropes!

It never fails lately. We actually get a movie that's a new story, instead of a rehash or continuation of a venerable tale. And people immediately start piling on, pointing out all the stuff in it that's been done before. But just because something contains story elements we've seen before doesn't mean it can't be new. » 12/08/14 12:00pm 12/08/14 12:00pm

Will Legend Of Korra's Superweapon Change The World Of Avatar Forever?

Technology has radically changed the world of Legend of Korra, giving its people the wonders of trains, cars, and radios. But with Kuvira moving on the Earth Empire's final holdout, we see how technology also has the potential to make warfare in the Avatar world more devastating. How can the Avatar match the… » 11/01/14 11:45am 11/01/14 11:45am

Aang's Grandkids Get Their Own Adventure On Legend Of Korra

One of the particularly great things about Legend of Korra Book 4 is the way it has managed to, ahem, balance the show's enormous cast. In this week's episode, Tenzin's kids take center stage when they journey to find Korra. And, in the meantime, we learn exactly what made Korra's former antagonists villains. » 10/25/14 1:00pm 10/25/14 1:00pm

I'm Worried We May Never Get A Good Avatar Video Game

Yesterday I posted my review of the Legend of Korra video game. While it had some high points, I mostly wasn't a fan. And now, with the Korra cartoon and entire Avatar universe winding down, I can't help but worry that we might never see a video game truly do the series justice. » 10/24/14 8:40pm 10/24/14 8:40pm

The Legend Of Korra: The Kotaku Review

The Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra universe is tailor-made for a good video game. It boggles my mind that the much-loved series still hasn't gotten one. » 10/23/14 9:30pm 10/23/14 9:30pm

11 Reasons You Should Be Watching The Legend Of Korra

The final season of The Legend of Korra starts streaming this Friday, summing up one of the best shows currently on television. If you haven't been watching the sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, we have a few reasons why you should hop on this series. » 9/29/14 10:30am 9/29/14 10:30am

Surprise! Legend Of Korra's Final Season Debuts In Less Than A Month!

This has been a bizarre year for The Legend of Korra. First, Book 3 was released with little notice; then the show was yanked off the air and made an online-only property. Now the creators have announced that Book 4: Balance will premiere on October 3rd—of this year. » 9/10/14 6:16pm 9/10/14 6:16pm

It's Like Avatar, But with a Naked Runner and a Sex Doll

Recently, a naked man painted in blue paint carrying a blow-up doll was spotted running around Beijing. And yes, photos ended up online. » 8/15/14 7:30am 8/15/14 7:30am

Surprise! That Mysterious New Dragon Ball Character Is You

What a dirty trick to play, Bandai Namco. Introducing a never-before-seen character for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, leaving fans to wildly speculate for months before revealing it as the first Dragon Ball game that allows players to inject their own creations into the series' greatest battles. So sneaky. So good. » 8/13/14 9:00am 8/13/14 9:00am

Legend Of Korra Tells Two Tales Of Sibling Rivalry

The Legend of Korra dropped out of adventure mode a bit this week to focus on two of its key families: the Beifongs and the Aang clan. But while the children of Toph and Aang worked out their differences, our merry band of villains is having all the fun. » 7/19/14 11:30am 7/19/14 11:30am

20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. » 7/16/14 10:00am 7/16/14 10:00am

Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 10:09am 7/08/14 10:09am

Thank Aang, Korra Returns With A Clear Goal And Some Promising Villains

After the world-changing ending of The Legend of Korra Book 2, we were cautiously optimistic about Book 3, and so far, the new season is looking good. It helps that Korra has a renewed sense of purpose and some truly spectacular baddies on the horizon. » 6/28/14 11:00am 6/28/14 11:00am

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 10:36am 5/07/14 10:36am