Well, once I found out this season was going to be split in two, any hope for an actual resolution of any sort this time around when out the window so I guess I'm not actually disappointed. And despite last week being a bit of a snooze fest and this week just plunging us into … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 12: And Now We Wait Until Next Year
Well, we knew we were moving on from the previous arc but this episode felt like yet more transition and catching people up on how things fit together rather than actually moving onto anything. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing given the three seasons have been spread over a large period of time and … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 11: Aw, He’s Special
Levi talks with Kenny and we see the life Kenny had and the choices he made before they crown Historia. While not a lot actually happens this episode of Attack on Titan it is a nice pause to fill in some gaps and prepare us for what is coming next.
Thanks for the reminder that Titans are horrific. I mean, Rod Reiss' Titan form looming at the wall is one truly disgusting image and one that isn't going to leave me anytime soon. It has been awhile since there's been any real repulsion or emotion at all felt toward a titan...
I probably shouldn't be so hung up on the whole Eren's basement thing but it was the one carrot season one left me with that made me want to keep watching this franchise. And then season two was delayed, multiple times. When we finally got to season two, no basement. It was kind of frustrating, so imagine how happy I was when after a series of pretty great episodes they finally mention getting around to the basement.
Season three continues to be a surprising delight though not without some issues, as episode 7 drops yet more information about the walls and the world even while the scouts continue to fight to get to Eren.
If the second half of season 1 and all of season 2 just kind of made me disenchanted with this show because Attack on Titan didn't seem interested in exploring its own mysteries, the last few episodes have definitely got me back onside, even if the characters and this world remain as horrible and bleak as ever.
I do have to wonder if this should have been the story all along, dealing with the commanders and the politics that have always been behind the scenes, with Eren and the other soldiers simply being the side story. I know which one has been more entertaining so far.
We have a characters finding their time to fight, their time to run, their time to listen, their time to gloat, and their time to shout, in an episode that is undeniably a bridging point and yet perhaps one of the better episodes from a narrative point of view that this series have ever delivered.
After the almost breakneck action of last week, this week we hit the breaks hard as a very bleak picture begins to get painted. While some balance between the two extremes might have been nice, there's definitely something promising about the direction this is heading. Attack on Titan this week seemed to go to fairly … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 3: Rewriting the Past Won’t Make It Go Away