Gods of Egypt caused such an uproar, the director was forced to apologize. But it’s just the latest in a long line of movies where characters of color are played by white actors. Movies that should have known better. Just look at how many films have fallen into this trap just since the turn of the millennium.
Pop culture is full of weak villains with nonsense origins. And the latest James Bond film, Spectre, was Exhibit A for “villains ruined by ridiculous new backstories.” But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are 10 villains who actually have origins that make them better and more monstrous.
Everybody can name lots of stories aimed at kids that adults can also appreciate. But sometimes it goes further than that, and you get kids’ series that only adults can get a full appreciation of. Which TV show, comic, movie, book or other thing aimed at kids really can only be fully appreciated by adults?
Michael DiMartino is best known for co-creating the hit show Avatar: The Last Airbender, but now he’s branching out into prose fiction. His new series Geniuses starts in fall 2016 with a book called The Creature and the Creator, but we’ve got an exclusive first glimpse for you right now.
We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate…
Emily Tetri is one of the people who made The Legend of Korra so beautiful, painting many of the backgrounds for the show. In this piece, which she made for the upcoming Legend of Korra/Avatar: The Last Airbender gallery show, she gives us Korra and Asami riding through the desert along with a herd of flying bison.
We already miss The Legend of Korra, which wrapped up its final season this winter, but we'll get to revisit the characters when the final season comes out on home entertainment tomorrow. And in this exclusive clip from the Book 4 Blu-ray, puppet versions of the characters dishing on the behind-the-scenes antics of…
When Legend of Korra came to a close, our sadness was tinged with the delight of confirmation that Korra and Asami were now officially a couple. Unfortunately, we've not had any official adventures for the two since — until this beautiful bit of art from Korra-co-creator Brian Konietzko appeared, that is!
Wow. The Legend of Korra really knows how to do a finale. There is so much to talk about between Kuvira and Korra's final showdown, Team Avatar defending Republic City—and of course, that thing that happened at the very end. We're sad to see this show go, but we're delighted with the way it went out.
We're feeling a bit bittersweet now that we've hit the penultimate week of The Legend of Korra, but things are certainly heating up in Republic City. But even as Kuvira's army is looking unbeatable, Kuvira herself makes a decision that could prove her undoing.
Operation Beifong is a go! As The Legend of Korra rattles toward its final confrontation, the Beifong family launches a rescue mission that puts them in the heart of Kuvira's camp—and lets them witness the test of her superweapon.
After having her butt handed to her, Korra has a lot of personal work to do before she can confront Kuvira again. But when trouble comes to Republic City, Korra has to improve her spiritual state quickly—and turns to a surprising source to do it.
Due to budget issues, The Legend of Korra spent this episode on a clip show, revisiting the first three seasons of the show. But at least while Korra was forced to tread water, it poked a bit of fun at itself along the way.
Korra finds herself in an unusual, but visually striking, corner of the world in this gorgeous Legend of Korra poster by comic book artist Geof Darrow. And you can own a print of your very own.
Team Avatar is gradually getting back together, which means that this week, Korra and Asami see each other after three years apart. And while their reunion may be a bit rocky, these two continue to be adorable together.
We've known ever since the Book 4 trailer was released that we'd see some sort of showdown between Kuvira and Korra. But while the Avatar tries to figure out whether she really can solve the problem of the Earth Empire by fighting, it's Varrick of all people who strikes a real blow for freedom.
Technology has radically changed the world of Legend of Korra, giving its people the wonders of trains, cars, and radios. But with Kuvira moving on the Earth Empire's final holdout, we see how technology also has the potential to make warfare in the Avatar world more devastating. How can the Avatar match the…
One of the particularly great things about Legend of Korra Book 4 is the way it has managed to, ahem, balance the show's enormous cast. In this week's episode, Tenzin's kids take center stage when they journey to find Korra. And, in the meantime, we learn exactly what made Korra's former antagonists villains.
One of our biggest wishes for Legend of Korra Book 4 was that Kuvira, who is forcibly reuniting the Earth Kingdom, would be, if not a sympathetic antagonist, at least a relatable one. But after this episode, we could almost see ourselves rooting for her. And that's why she's so insidious.
Well, if I had any trepidation about Korra having emotional issues in the final season, this week's episode has assuaged them. Korra's PTSD and her difficulty in recovering from her ordeals make for compelling television, even before we get to the very exciting ending.