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EI Players and Sozin’s Comet

July 22, 2008

What a ride! I love this show. I’m glad we’ve come to the end so Nick can’t drag us fans around anymore, but I will miss it. My friend calls it Undying Lands Syndrome: when it’s painful to say goodbye to characters you’ve grown to love. So, yeah, I’ve definitely got the ULS–especially in worry of what M. Night might do to these films in live-action. Hopefully it’ll be all right…. Anyways…

The Ember Island Players was brilliant. I’m sure those familiar with anime empathize with me when I say catch up clip shows (or here’s what’s happened to get you up to speed for the next episode when something will actually happen) are annoying. That’s what I loved about the EIP episode. It was a clip show catch up, but done in a new and fun way. (Anyone ever seen Cirque de Soleil’s KA? I swear they were stealing at least half of their material from that). It does also cause one to wonder about how accurate “history” is. 😉

I love that Sokka went back stage to give his Sokka some joke tips and that Toph loved that she was played by a buff n’ stuff man. My favorite quote from this episode:

Zuko: Wait, did Jet just die?
Sokka: You know, it was really unclear.

And then of course Sozin’s Comet. I thought, I’ll just watch a couple parts and then finish the rest later after the BBQ (that I had planned to attend). Yeah, I went to the BBQ late. It was intense and one of the best animated fights (between Ozai and Aang) I’ve seen in a while. I have to admit I got a little teary-eyed when Zuko and Iroh met again (hey, I’m a Zuko fan, what can I say).

And it was a great Aang ending doing things the way Aang preferred to do them (hopefully not spoiling too much if you haven’t seen it). I like that despite what everyone else advised him to do, he still went with what he felt was right and it worked out in the end.

Favorite Quote:

Suki: So wait. How do you all know each other?
Bumi: All old people know each other. Don’t you know that?

Anyways, I guess we can look toward the live-action movies in the future and supposedly some shorter animated movies on Nick just before the M. Night one’s? (I’ve heard this, but can find it to confirm it, so if you know, please post and link it in.)

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