ATTACK ON TITAN #22 - - Watch & Learn

| Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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ATTACK ON TITAN #22 - - Watch & Learn

Whilst watching Levi and Mikasa have long conversations on their
zipcords (and intermittently battle the Female Titan), I was thinking a little
about how successfully ATTACK ON TITAN will translate into its inevitable ‘transmedia’

For my money, the mechanic of the 3D gear is going to need a drastic
overhaul to work in a live-action film, because it already looks pretty
ridiculous for these guardsmen to have extended dialogs as they speed through
the tree tops. How far ahead did they need to shoot their cables? Why aren’t
they smacking into any branches? So many questions without answers. And if it already stretches disbelief in
animation, it’s going to look that much more absurd with real actors and
photo-real VFX.

== TEASER ==

On the other hand, Levi’s Zero-like, neon-blue spin-blade attack up and
down the Titans’ various limbs makes me think that a TITAN video game would be
incredibly fun to play. Hell, between the likes of SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS and
GOD OF WAR, we’ve already got plenty of strong examples to show how well the
man-versus-giant mechanic can work. Now, I already want to play it…

As for the actual plot, though? I’d just repeat the comments I made last
time about how all the disparate elements of horror, superheroics and war are
finally aligning for real, tightened-to-white-knuckle thrills that are
refreshingly free of all the fat I’ve griped about before. I dug the cold
pragmatism of the scenes where the officers deem it more sensible to just brusquely dump
their casualties off for the Titans. And I appreciated the dramatic insight of the scene where Eren recognizes that he’s finally become the sort of hero he idolized as a child. That’s
actually an emotional angle that’s rarely explored as explicitly in these kind
of stories. You’d figure that larger-than-life characters would think more
often about how they once were lowly norms, wouldn’t you?

So yeah… the show’s definitely hitting its stride, now.

Watch this
"The Defeated - 57th Expedition Beyond the
" here and
decide for yourself, then read my write-up on the previous episode here.

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