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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN [2015]

aka
Attack on Titan: Part 1

Director Shinji Higuchi (probably best known as the FX guy behind the 90's Gamera trilogy) brings Hajime Isayama's manga series, Attack on Titan, to life in the first of two live-action films.
In a post-apocalyptic future, humanity is enclosed within these large walls that keep colossal humanoid monsters from having a feast on the village folk but when the walls come a tumblin' down chaos ensues and nobody seems smart enough to actually know what to do about it.
It's obnoxiously loud, annoyingly over-acted, horribly shot and way too light on character development to make you give a rat's ass about these terrible folks.  These supposedly sympathetic pretty-haired fools are so wrapped up in their own soap opera drama or stupidity they're constantly attracting the equally inane Titans to gobble them up whole and make you wish it'd be over with sooner.

1 tasty church folk out of 5

5 comments:

Neg said...

You've inadvertently taught me what kyojin means. Which is good, considering I've used it twice this week, myself :erm:

cuckoo said...

I think it means 'big' or 'big man'.

If I'm not mistaken, there is no word for 'titan'.

'Attack of the Big Men' just sounds kinda...
...like I'm about to get molested by Uncle Bad Touch.

Neg said...

Google suggests giant and colossus.

I've seen them use the English for Titan so it's probably true that they don't have their own word for it.

Misaki Ayame from Go-Busters is in this version. No, I have no desire to see it because of that :laugh:

cuckoo said...

Yeah, she's in it for a bit.

And she's one of the biggest idiots in it (one of them).
Nearly gets the whole lot of them killed.

Neg said...

I am in no way surprised -_-