I have been a fan of the avatar season since I first caught the third episode of the first season over three years ago. I eagerly waited the new season every year and thoroughly enjoyed every new episode that I saw.
But after today.... there will never be new avatar episodes... The series had it's finale. After watching it I was profoundly touched and left in silent contemplation of the thoughts and feelings that were invoked in me. I was profoundly sad that such a great story had ended, but I also glad in a way that I was so emotionally affected by the story of the last air nomad.
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Oh yeah, the Avatar series finale. I saw it and I must say, it was an awesome and epic ending. The fight scenes were intense, and it was very emotional and intense. Azula's insanity was interesting to see, how slowly she lost her sanity and began banishing people left and right.
The battles were well animated and beautiful to look at with all the elements and such in motion. Very well done and I'm sad to see the series go.
Post by EbonyPatriot on Jul 21, 2008 10:52:34 GMT -5
I was wondering if there'd be a topic for the finale.
I've been of Avatar pretty much since it started too (although I would often miss out on the episodes, meaning that it would take me a while to catch up, heh ). So I was pretty excited to see the finale and the episodes the UK had seen before us (although, yet again, I missed them during their original premere).
I liked the episodes leading up to it, especially the Ember Island Players- that one had me laughing quite a bit, and even had a very somber ending to it as well- and the Western Air Temple one, where all the characters stayed pretty much IC- but I'm rambling.
So- when the finale came up I was both excited and yet sad- I didn't expect all of my favorite characters would make it through and wasn't too happy with the idea of Aang killing Ozai- Ozai was one of my favorite characters, a very good baddie. ^^"
It was very slow at the start for me, but once it got going it was very exciting- the ending was a bit dues-ex-machina, but I still like it. It gave me the same feelings I had watching the finale of Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi- getting to see all the familar faces, feeling sad that it's over but at the same time happy that the ending's happy. I kept half-expecting Aang to glance over and see Obi-Wan, Yoda and Anakin/Young Anakin.
I'm sad to see the series but happy too. It went with a bang and had a great end movie.
You mean when Aang got into the Avatar state? I didn't see that part as dues-ex-machina'ish, I thought it made perfect sense and fit in. Azula shot Aang in the back with the lightning while in Avatar state, basically blocking his seventh gate and preventing him from going Avatar. A similar shock to the same spot was enough to unblock the gate, and his past selves sensed this and they all activated it together, helping Aang in the fight.
I liked the lion turtle and how he knew how to Aetherbend. To bend other's spirit with the risk that if your spirit is bendable it could corrupt and destroy you. It taught Aang how to do it and he took away Ozai's bending, quite a more fitting end to the Phoenix King rather than downright killing him. Let him be locked away to forever see everything his father started to crumble down for world peace.
All in all a fantastic ending to a fantastic series.
Oh, yes, the Avatar Finale. I watched it as well, with my brother. The first two times (at the same point in the episode, in fact!) We were called to leave and shop, and go out to eat and other things. When I got to watch the full episode, I was amazed at the epic animation used in this final movie. And, what Amazed me the most was, it was all done in traditional animation! ^_^
It was funny, full of action, and AWESOME! There was a few cliff hangers, too! I loved it!
But, there is still one thing Azula said that I haven't caught, sounds like she's blathering! ... ^_^
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Er no, I didn't mean that part at all- I had tried to keep my post kinda vague to prevent spoilers.
The part I found a bit dues-ex-machina was the part where Aang took away Ozai's fire-bending-- something that, as far as I can remember, before the Lion-Turtle revealed it late into the finale, had not been mentioned before - there was no reference to being able to take away another's powers (or indeed, that anything beyond a form of fire, earth, water/blood and air could be bended) before.
Don't get me wrong, I love that ending too- I liked Ozai (he was a great baddie) and was glad that he didn't die; true there wouldn't have been such suspense on Aang's actions, but I still kinda wished they had hinted that Aang could take away another bender's powers even a few episodes before. ^^'
EbonyPatriot... They really built the tension while doing so though. Viewers could see Aang having trouble with this, and with every episode closer to the final, people got more worried and divided about what Aang would do with/to Ozai. Revealing the solution on such a late stadium resulted in a huge tension, and I think that's what Mike and Brian planned to achieve.
Think about it this way: if you knew how he'd end Ozai way before the finale, it would be quite boring to sit through. The ending would be cliche and predictable, so in my opinion, this was a smart move.
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