Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender

 

We just finished watching Appa’s Lost Days and Lake Laogai and I am even more impressed by this show than I already was.  And that is saying something.  Appa, or as my five-year old calls him – Pappa – is Aang’s flying bison.  Yeah, you read that right.  He is a flying bison.  Not only that, he is huge, has six legs, and a huge tail.  He is also one of the coolest characters in the show.  He is alternately funny and terrifying, amusing and fiercely protective of his friends.  Following his story in Appa’s Lost Days was an impressive bit of storytelling.  Here you have an animal that does not speak or communicate in any real way, but the writers and animators were able to tell an emotionally gripping and satisfying story that centered entirely on him.  Beautiful stuff!  And to top it off, they conclude that particular storyline masterfully in Lake Laogai.   My whole family is very excited about the final three episodes of Book 2.  I fully expect to be blown away.

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One thought on “Watching Avatar: The Last Airbender

  1. ❤ Appa! We just watched these episodes last night. Appa's torment was beautifully portrayed. His character has been developed all along; the writers could've been left as nothing better than a soulless transport, but instead he's as much a character as the people. Really well done.

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