• Monk Tang Xu

    “Day of the Colossus” is 22-minutes of set-piece wizardry, featuring some of the most imaginative, heart-pounding action I’ve ever seen (a bar previously set by other ‘Legend of Korra’ episodes, if I’m being honest); “The Last Stand” continues the mayhem on a smaller scale, with contemplative fight sequences that blossom into thematic understanding. Villains are understood, heroes stand back up with confidence, and relationships, built brick-by-brick over 52 episodes, pay off and solidify. The series’ final image, Korra and Asami walking hand and hand into a newly created portal, looking into each other’s eyes with emotion beyond friendship, then drifting into the unknown, will burn brightly in my memory forever. The idea that two characte…

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