Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan (2015)

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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.

Flash forward to the present and the read morecity has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

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Aug 19, 2015
  • Overall 6.5
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.5
I watched this being familiar with the manga and anime but hardly a die hard fan so the story changes didn't bother me. The basic story-line stayed the same in the movie- humans trapped inside walls, titans attack, humans try and fight back- but deviated and shrank the story down to basically action scenes. Other than a brief intro period the movie consists of fighting, dying and gore. That to me is read more the movie's weakness. The emphasis on action combined with a shorter running time really hurt character development. Without building the connection between Eren, Armin, and Mikasa, there was little to root for and left me feeling disconnected from them because the plot didn't build the personal relationship well.
No complaints about the acting really. All the actors did well at portraying fear and desperation throughout the movie. My shallow side also appreciated how good both Miura Haruma and the Levi stand in Hasegawa Hiroki looked in the film.
The background music drove me crazy! It was to loud in quiet scenes and never seemed to fit with the action on screen. Very distracting overall and detracted from my enjoyment of the movie. This might be partially because of the source but still very annoying.
I might rewatch in the future but only because the source I used was very grainy so I wouldn't mind a better quality source. If you are looking for a faithful adaptation of Attack on Titan don't bother. If you want to see a fast paced kind of gory action movie this might be for you.
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Aug 6, 2015
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 3.5
  • Acting/Cast 4.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 2.0
I haven´t seen anime, but knew cca what it is about and because everyone in Japan is kind of crazy about it, I decided to give it a try. I expected that if the movie is well done, I won´t have any issues comparing it with original story line (like my friend who watched the anime did) and I will be able to enjoy it. BUT!
To sum up: A lot of read more "action" scenes, no story line and I got a feeling that a movie director must be a BIG fan of Quentin Tarantino. I don´t recommend eating anything before watching and during the movie I advise you just switch off your brain, otherwise you will just get a 2-hours-lasting headache from all the wtf moments in the movie (and trust me, there are many of many many). Even people who can´t speak a word japanese wouldn´t have a problem understanding it. Actually you don´t even need the sound (OST doesn´t match the scenes very well), just watching is enough. I recognize 3 main actors from other dramas (Miura being one of my favourite actors), so I thought than even if the storyline won´t be that much interesting, they are going to contribute with their acting skills, but unfortunately their performance just made the movie worse (and that´s mostly script writer´s fault).
HOWEVER, if you think of it as a comedy-parody, you can laugh a lot during the movie (like me and my friend did) :D

P.S. Many of my friends who know original anime + manga and watched the movie, complained about one important character, who was completely left out of the movie. And after coming back from the cinema, I googled a bit and found that Mikasa is supposed to be the last Asian on the Earth, but actually in the movie you don´t get to see any other race besides Japanese.

Also, please be aware that my rating for story doesn´t have anything to do with original manga/anime story.
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    LeeMeymon Feb 10, 2017

    Manga & anime and this film are two different things, zero connection besides that titans are huge and eat peeople :/

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    Sukkie Jan 12, 2017

    hahahaha... I watched it a few month ago in the cinema... well there where not much similarities with the anime and manga xD was quiet funny to watch lol
    But the most shocking was that there was NO LEVI... SNK without Levi?! never... :o

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    VictorVice Oct 15, 2016

    well i can't believe wasted all my time watching this trash the japs really disappointed me this time

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    angelpuppo Sep 19, 2016 - edited

    Horrible, in comparison to the anime of course. I love SNK, I watched the anime and I keep up with the manga.
    The movie became shit because I can see they tried to cramp up everything in the anime show into this movie. What helped people understand the world of SNK was that there were diagrams that painted out the world, the walls, the mechanism of the gear that they wear. But any SNK lover would definitely be disappointed by this movie. I also could not help but compare. I was disappointed by representation of characters and their backgrounds. Mikasa is not that weak from when I remember. Even if Eren "abandons" her, she would get up and follow him. She wouldn't have sat there holding a damn baby. Eren wasn't as angry as I remembered either. He seems more tamed, only doing things when people tell him too. Armin wasn't charming or intelligent like in the anime. I hated how they briefly stuck in the beautiful meaning about "wanting to see the oceans". Gah. Everything. I could go on forever. I'll leave it at here.
    The music was a big missing part. I enjoyed SNK a lot because of the music Sawano Hiroyuki made for the anime, very unique original and memorable. I was even able to depict him through Owari no Seraph. It sucks they can't use the anime's but I wish there was a music production team who could have put in more effort.
    I give them a standing ovation on the attempt though. It's so not easy to produce the movie, I am sure. The titans are well made and they did their best to replicate some of the titans from the anime.

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      BeautifulSwan Sep 19, 2016 - edited

      I see that u like attack on titan anime too! Me too! This is what i called genius and unexpected twist hahaha. U know unlike "something" that has been defended to death by that "someone" lol. Perhaps that person has not seen any other movies / serial to compare what thriller is about. Anyway, i am scared to reply at W forum anymore, later i will get bashing from those psycho fans. I don't want to fight with that psycho.

      Anyway, Of course attack on titan movie is awful. But the manga / anime is superb. Love it! Btw, have u watched erased? It's an anime tv serial from japan too. It's also a genius. But somehow feels a bit similar with signal kdrama. Alhough erased came first than signal. Maybe signal has the inspiration from erased, u shld watch it!

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      angelpuppo Sep 19, 2016

      Yesss! SNK is the best example for twisty. Every chapter in the manga had me screaming because recently, they had something twisty in each chapter. Literally. Yes, not like that other person. And hell if someone said they didn't like SNK and criticized it, I wouldn't go questioning them like 'she who shall not be named'. Let's let them live in a delusion. It's sad that they can't deal with someone not liking the same things they do.

      I don't think I have, and I have yet to get through with Signal. The first episode hasn't hooked me much but I am sure if I give it more patience, I'd be more addicted. Should I watch Erased first, or Signal? Or does it even matter?

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      BeautifulSwan Sep 20, 2016

      Yes! SNK's twist is not weird and very unexpected, but W's twist is so all over the place and messy. Oh well.. I think that someone is still a teenager or something or have mental capacity of a kindergarten's kids.

      For signal, for the first episode, it's only the preparation, so u need to get a hang of it first, after eps 2 and 3 u will understand the story and the flow and it gets really really interesting. then after that your brain will be like going t explode wahahaha coz u tend to think a lot when u watch it, i think it is a smart k-drama, comparable with western's production or even better. Hmmm actually it does not matter u want to watch erased first or signal, hehehe, but I watched signal first. erased is more complicated though.

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    tamago Jun 17, 2016

    The ONLY good thing on this movie is Haruma Miura's face (not his acting, sorry). I don't know if it's cause I actually like Shingeki no Kyojin, but how there were people that were able to made such a horrible plot when the original idea is actually quite good????

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    KarolK Jun 15, 2016 - edited

    you're all so stupid people. most of you didn't watch anime series. FYI: the live action movies are made to actually boost up your experience with anime. therefore, it will look weird to those who didin't watch anime. i would give these movies 10 if it wasn't the lack of Levi character. that's why i'm giving it 8. overall, great effects, actors.... everything perfect!! this 6.1 is pure shit! it's not real at all. it should be rated only by anime lovers of this series!!

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      Anniee Jun 22, 2016

      I agree, 6.1 is too little. I'm a lover of both the anime series and the manga. Though changes are inevitable (and there weren't much, in my opinion), the movie was still great and Shingeki is still Shingeki! Titans still disgust me tho. Hahaha

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      Jemerald523 Oct 5, 2016 - edited

      I watched the anime and read the manga, and I understand where all the hates are coming from. The characterization of the characters are not well established, and also there are lot changes on story. But more than the flaws on the movie which are inevitable in live actions, what make this movie hate by many are the expectations of avid fans that were not truly met. But this movie is okay once you watch it without any expectation.

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      KarolK Oct 14, 2016 - edited

      agree with you. but you can't put the whole thing in 2 movies. they should make a series but i can't imagine what amount of money would circulate for all the effects and stuff. so overall it's fine and i think it gave us all a little glimpse of how it would look like if it was real.

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    WinterGale May 2, 2016 - edited

    This is one messed up movie... Please stop the awful love line.

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    peacewon Apr 12, 2016

    I have never seen the anime, I have not read the manga etc. I really enjoyed this movie and its cast. crazy premise. tons of fun, lots of cgi, some even done well. very nice eye candy. great diversity in characters portrayed. def recommend it to any one enjoying the sci fi action genre.

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    anniiing Apr 4, 2016

    I think you need to watch the anime or read the manga to fully understand the movie. That's why a lot of people didn't like the movie. lol

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    ChristineDavenport Apr 1, 2016

    I LOVE this movie so much! I hate the anime and manga, but the movie is so AWESOME! *.*

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    Osaka Mar 31, 2016

    I hated this movie so much. I didn’t watch the anime but damn, I basically dozed off the all time while watching this.
    Kanata Hongo is the only good thing about this movie.

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    HinataKuchiki Mar 29, 2016

    it... was... bad...

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    BeKaiLLe Jan 16, 2016

    creeped out but still majorly disappointed...why can't directors just follow the original thing?

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    chante Nov 29, 2015

    I was surprised that I liked it.

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    1004_blue Nov 29, 2015
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