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Warning: This contains Korra/Bryke criticisms. Please read cautiously!
Yes... you read that right. Bryke admitted in an interview for the Book 2 DVD that the finale didn't make sense.
The interview is pretty basic, I guess. It's covered here in note formula. The OP was given an early copy of the Book 2 Spirits DVD for reviewing purpose and decided to share the additional interview that was on the tape.
The interview is pretty basic. THey tackle fan criticism of Book 2, and by tackle I mostly mean that they say "yeah i get why they're upset but (reason)". The most interesting part, for me anyways, were the answers about the Book 2 finale. I'm sure we're all in agreement that it was, well, rather unclear. Here's what Bryke said on the subject, according to the notes:
- "Mike admits that some parts of the finale didn’t make sense from a physical perspective, but they made sense from a spiritual perspective – which is all the more confusing."
- "Bryan admits that the final battle between Korra and UnaVatu was not supposed to make sense. It’s supposed to be symbolic and fun on an emotional level. The battle is symbolic in that it’s a reference to the light battle between Aang and Ozai and the duel between Zuko and Azula."
- "Bryan explains that he has no idea what Jinora did during the Book 2 finale; he left it up to fans to create theories of their own. Bryan’s theory is that Jinora harnessed energy she found in the Spirit World and used it to re-energize or trigger the last sliver of Raava, which allowed her to reveal herself."
Let me repeat that. "some parts of the finale didn’t make sense from a physical perspective, but they made sense from a spiritual perspective…" literally what
"the final battle between Korra and UnaVatu was not supposed to make sense. It’s supposed to be symbolic and fun on an emotional level". Symbolic. Fun. A fight?? Where all korra does is summon a giant korra to beat the crap out of a evil spirit monster?? Symbolic. Even better: fun????
"he has no idea what Jinora did during the Book 2 finale" YOu had nO idea what your own character did that essentially saved everybody??? You don't even know how your own season ending worked, essentially the main climax to the whole season? er. K then.
Honestly, I want to say that I'm not surprised. And part of me isn't. The finale did not make a lot of sense, but I was honestly expecting that it was some kind of ~~cryptic~~ meaning or some whole huge plot lot that we just werent getting, which is what a lot of the explanation for small things usually is. BUt this is essentially "Yea idk what we wrote... lets let the fans interpret it lol." I just?? This seems immsensely sloppy, so much they coudlnt' even attempt to cover up their own trails. I guess I really am just disappointed.
But this is my own opinion I guess. You're entitled to your own in the comments below, that is what it's there for.