Attack On Titan is a rather novelty for me. I’ve never written about the game series before. Let alone the notorious live-action movie. But accidentally I did catch a couple of seasons on Netflix a while back, so it’s not that unknown of territory for me. It gave me a broader idea of what’s going on for sure. But yeah. This was a novelty for me.
But it’s not the first manga adaptation that I have had the pleasure of writing about. Dragon Ball Z was a fun past-time for me I gotta be honest. Not only did I get to write about my favorite character (the one and only Vegeta). But I also got to write about the horrible movie adaptation. Which you can read all about here.
However, the live-action movie is a totally different story I must say. Which I’ll get into in a bit more detail later in this article. For now, let me just mention Attack On Titan 2. One very special game. And one very special inspiration for this article.
Attack On Titan 2: What’s It All About?
Well, it’s technically Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle. Developed and published by KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD., Attack On Titan 2 is an action hack and slash video game for the hard-core fans of the series. It’s also based on Hajime Isayama’s manga series of the same name, and the game covers the plot of the first 50 chapters of Attack on Titan.
So, yeah. Abandon all fear. Attack on Titan 2 is the gripping sequel to the action game based on the worldwide hit anime series “Attack on Titan.”
You get to experience the immense story of the anime. Alongside Eren and his companions, as they fight to save humanity from the threat of the deadly human devouring Titans. So, try your hand at operating the Omni-directional mobility gear, and maneuvering. And yeah. Flying through the sky to counter the Titans. Finally, feel the thrill and satisfaction of battling giant opponents.
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What Are Some Of The Steam User Comments Saying About Attack On Titan 2?
Forensic says: If you love this game already and are considering it, I would definitely say to get this.
While Robin adds: I don’t even regret a single penny.
And What About The Film Adaptation?
Well, it’s not as good as the anime series. Or even the manga. To be fair Attack on Titan, the live-action movie adaptation was split into 2 separate parts. But for the purposes of this article, I’m gonna focus on the first one. And I’ll leave the second part for some other occasion. Because let’s get real. I’m almost certain that there will be another occasion. And in the first part, humanity has been decimated by Titan attacks.
However, after 100 years of building tall walls to fend off the titans, what’s left of humanity has been living in a certain peace. That is until a Colossal Titan appears in the village of Monzen. And in it, Eren Yeager (Haruma Miura) is determined to help save humanity when titans re-appear and begin to feast on the humans. He won’t be alone in this mission, and he’ll get a lot of help from his old and newfound friends. Mikasa, Armin and Shikishima just to name a few.
Great And Menacing Titans?
They sure are. Creepy and disgusting too. Scary and horrible. Even with the sub-par CGI that accompanies them. However, despite being the main antagonists in the story, they’re quite poorly portrayed. Is it just me or does the movie gets extra dark (visually dark) when they’d attack? I could barely see anything on the screen in those scenes, but it could be my poor eyesight.
And as much as the titans are memorable, most of the human characters are not. Not to mention, there are pretty big artistic liberties with a lot of them. Some iconic characters are quite frankly omitted from the live-action movie. Including my favorite Levi, which is quite a shame. And some of them are mixed up, condensed, or simply made confusing to the fans.
Not to mention, the poorly developed script made little to no effort to make the characters a bit more layered. And fewer one-dimensional cutouts that you don’t really care about. I have to admit. It was hard for me to get invested in almost all of them. And in their plight as well. Yeah, that fight and resilience I was expecting, did not happened. And it didn’t result with emotional payback. At least not for me.
All In All… Is It A Bad Movie?
Well, it’s not a stellar and truthful representation of the beloved anime. And even with the limited knowledge, I have about the anime, the comparisons are quite Ludacris. I mean, you don’t really need to be an anime expert to know that the live-action adaptation is devoid of all heart and soul. And at times it was quite boring. Sure, artistic liberties and changes of the OG source material are quite normal but this was a waste of 90 minutes. The acting wasn’t that stellar either, and the direction from Shinji Higuchi didn’t do anything to help matters much. In fact, his camera work along with the poor cinematography made things worse at times.
But Are You A Fan Of Attack On Titan?
What’s Your Favorite Attack On Titan project? The anime? The manga? Or perhaps the game that we have especially for you? Or perhaps you enjoyed the live-action movie after all? Let us know. We wanna know everything.