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I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 4/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Moai Island Puzzle
Ho-Ling Wong, Alice Arisugawa
Progress: 30/239 pages
The snail-watcher, and other stories
Patricia Highsmith
Progress: 9/177 pages
Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, Adventure Games, Hidden Objects (Influential Video Game Designers)
Jennifer deWinter, Carly A. Kocurek, Anastasia Salter
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't
Robert I. Sutton
Progress: 140/210 pages
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages

The Attack on Titan movie is indeed terrible

I haven't been able to get onto Booklikes since this morning. Now that I've finished watching the travesty that was the first live action Attack on Titan movie, Booklikes is finally back up for me. I figured it's a sign I should write a brief gripe post.

 

So, the Attack on Titan movie. It's horrible. So bad. Here's a list:

 

- Horrible special effects.

 

- The smaller titans, which I thought were disturbing at first, became laughable later on. Maybe they were overused, or not used effectively? I don't know.

 

- So many changes to the original story and characters, and not for the better.

 

- NO LEVI. Levi was one of my top two favorite characters in the series. Instead we got a slimy Levi-wannabe jerk.

 

- Pretty much everyone's backstories were ditched. As an example, all viewers were shown about Eren and Mikasa's relationship was that they probably liked each other but Eren was too loud and grouchy to do much more than give her a scarf when she was cold. All that stuff about Eren saving Mikasa from slavers, and the way that incident inspired her undying loyalty to Eren, was gone. Maybe it'll come up in the second movie, but I don't plan on watching that.

 

- Humanity was even more doomed in this movie than it was in the original series. Sure, let's send humanity's last hope, a bunch of rejects, out into titan-infested lands with omni-directional maneuvering gear hardly anyone had much experience using. The plan: fill in a hole in the wall by bombing the part of the wall above the hole. Sure, if it works that area of the wall will be shorter, but still tall enough to keep titans out. Except, you know, for the titan who made the hole in the first place.

 

- All the female characters were girlfriends/potential girlfriends (Lil, Hiana), objects to be won (Mikasa), or jokes (Sasha, Hans). And they were always the ones who rushed after the crying babies.

 

- What was with that baby titan? How can a baby titan even exist?

 

I could go on, but I should probably channel this disgust into a full review.