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A young boy name Eren Jaeger has to use his gift to know about the mystery of the Titans.
A continuation of the ongoing battle between the Scouting Regiment and the Titans. As the battle continues to unravel, Eren Jäeger, a soldier fighting the Titans for vengeance, is finding out an incredible secret that'll leave the whole Scouting Regiment confused, but unsure on what to do and if it's really Eren. Will the Scouting Regiment realize what he is and will they be able to stop the Titans?

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Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama was actually the one who suggested all of the changes that were made to the characters and story, because "When I [Isayama] read the first draft, it still incorporated elements of the source material. But I [Isayama] felt like the creative aspect was missing, so I [Isayama] suggested that it would be better to remove those elements".

Based on the Anime/Manga of the same name

The shortest part out of the two.

Hajime Isayama snuck in elements that would foreshadow what would happen in the manga, such as the use of vehicles, explosive weaponry, and Eren having a brother (in this case, it is Shikishima, whereas in the manga, it is Zeke) who is also a Titan.

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  • comment
    • Author: Priotian
    Or maybe not, as the second part of "Attack on Titan" is curiously devoid of the big people, who seem to be busy somewhere else.

    The first part of the manga adaptation differed a lot from the original source but was still a fun enough time at the movies, with acceptable action, passable CGI and a pervasive feeling of fear and threat, the titans and the story behind them scary enough to forget the over-the-top moments and some not very good acting. The second part, though, just feels like someone decided to fill one hour and a half of randomness. Oh, and Satomi Ishihara's Zoë Hange shouting. Non-stop. For the whole movie.

    We were left with a surprising moment at the end of the first movie: Eren could become a titan too. The second movie starts just afterwards, with him in chains and the leader of the army not very happy of seeing him. From that moment, any chance of the movie making sense jumps out of the window. Sadly, any atmosphere, sense of fear or cool action go out too leaving the viewer with not much.

    That the plot is very random and the explanation of the titans kind of really-you-couldn't-think-about-anything-else? could be forgiven if anything else made sense. It is not that the actors overact and chew through their scenes as if there was no tomorrow; it's that they don't have many other options, as the dialogue is terrible, and the direction lacking.

    All in all, the movie fails, and it's a pity because it could have been quite an interesting study of militarism or society control. It can be mildly entertaining, and it is short enough that it never becomes terribly boring, but it's just purposeless and empty.
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    • Author: Freaky Hook
    I had such high hopes for this one.

    It goes downhill immediately and drags on while nothing of the first movie is surpassed.

    The fact that the titans were made by humans was something interesting I wanted to see but it got glossed over while it would make a good part for a trilogy.

    This idea of putting to much story in 2 movies fails horribly and makes this sequel painful to watch.

    I really hope someone reboots this because it really has enough material for multiple movies,preferably a trilogy.

    Everything felt less in this movie from the acting, to the script, to the production value, with only the ending feeling somewhat O.K.

    I'm rating this real low. Rating for both these films would be 4 or 5.

    This could have been great.

    Sad... it ain't so.

    Remake.
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    • Author: Nargas
    The first Attack on Titan already missed the point of the anime/manga. Disregard the source material, it still delivers enough dose of delightful violence. But since it now made an even more complicated storyline for this mythology, it would be tough to gain the chance of having a compelling story. And here we are, the sequel that is suppose to make sense out of something that's already made stupid. Maybe the predecessor was sort of forgivable for bringing a lot of cool action and bloody death scenes from the Titans, but here, it's more explaining; while that's not a bad choice, the characters aren't improved, the themes are even more vague and the plot is just shallow. The action is fine when it delivers, but we witness more horribly written characters here than whatever made the first movie at least fun.

    This sequel is about unraveling conspiracies from tyrannical governments, and that doesn't sound so bad since it's representing its own dystopian future allegory. But every time it keeps explaining the life inside and outside the walls, things get seriously confusing. At one point, it states that life inside the walls is suppose to be some sort of a utopian facade, but we hardly even get to explore that commentary. We're just explained that everyone inside the walls are slaves from a classified science experiment. And the rest of the movie has these characters deciding which side should they choose, either to destroy the wall or kill many innocent civilians. It would be cool if this argument doesn't take forever, but it keeps going. The problem is it's not given much tension since we hardly even knew who the people they were defending. It's just a nearly unending argument of which choice is supposed to be the right thing and it gets tedious.

    And the story gets even stupider the more they reveal the secrets of the villains, but we'd rather shrug it off and wait for the next action scene. Too bad, it takes a chunk of every ten to twenty minutes to get there. The first movie, while dumb, does spend a lot establishing the terror of the Titans. Here, the action is much reserved, which is a shame since these scenes are the only ones that are quite glorious to watch. Now we see hand-to-hand fights between two or more Titans and that's pretty awesome, but again, these scenes are just so little compared to the dreary expositions the entirety took over. The effects still looks nice, but it's easy to overlook these merits if everything else seems boring.

    Attack on Titan 2: End of the World is just not trying anymore. The first movie have established too much of the terror of these creatures, but then there happens to be a greater villain, which is presented with dull verbal expositions that leads to an utterly underwhelming finale of a franchise that hardly has anything to put out to begin with. They could have made things simple, like a direct adaptation, rather than being a much shallow version of The Giver movie or an exasperatingly complicated version of The Scorch Trials. The anime/manga is already a pretty clever, and once again, morally complex material. So why follow these generic trends? Well, fine, if you want to be a mindless fun movie, then go ahead. Besides, the title "Attack on Titan" and even more so with "End of the World" are perfect to enough to indicated a mindless, but pretty cool epic. But this movie sadly justifies nothing.
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    • Author: Cargahibe
    I actually liked the first part of this quite a lot. Characters were developed, story was set up, really creepy looking ghoulish giants as the opponents. If it weren't for the over the top Japanese acting, it would have been quite cool.

    Unfortunately, the second part of the story - this film - is not as good as the first. It turns a humanity survival thing into a sort of Resident Evil, just as ridiculously acted and with reveals that inhibit rather than use the potential created with the first movie.

    I have not watched the anime or read the manga. I know people are upset about the film not following the plot there. I have been just as outraged when films destroyed by image of a thing I love. However, you need to also consider this series of the movies as a stand alone story, maybe a reboot, who knows. The first part was very good at that, the second just obliterated that option.

    Bottom line: first part worth watching, second part not so much, but it would make no sense to not see it after going through the first film. Overall, a bit of a failure.
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    • Author: Hurus
    This sequel to last month's live-action version of the manga/anime "Attack on Titan." That was a much-anticipated film because of the popularity of the anime. However, it was uniformly met with bad reviews and fan disappointment because of the poor Titan special effects, but more because of the significant, arguably ill-advised or unnecessary changes in the storyline made to fit a live-action format.

    The first episode ended with the revelation that Eren was actually the special Titan who was killing the other regular Titans. This sequel began with an inquiry conducted by a ruthless Director General who seemed to want nothing but to execute Eren. Of course, Eren's friend Armin bravely argued for his friend. The action builds up to a climactic grand three-way fight among three special Titans on the outermost wall.

    This sequel, released just a month after the original, was only about an hour and a half long. The first 20 minutes or so was just a reiteration of the event in the first film. For me, the two films could have been simply integrated into one longer film. We do not see much of the regular Titans anymore in this film. We will also see the origin of the Titans and the reason why Eren become a Titan recalled in flashbacks which i wished were treated with more details and clarity.

    Like the first film, and even more so in this sequel, we see over-the- top acting from most of the cast. The main group of young soldiers, led of course by the trio of lead characters: Eren Yeager (Haruma Miura), Mikasa Ackerman (Mizuhara Kiko), and Armin Arlert (Kanata Hongô). The Mikasa of the films was not at all like the Mikasa in the anime. We see at least one act of bravery from each of their friends as well, namely Sasha Blouse aka Potato Girl (Nanami Sakuraba), Jean Kirstein (Takahiro Miura) and Sannagi (Satoru Matsuo).

    We see more of the bespectacled yet incredibly (and hilariously) hyperactive senior female officer Hange Zoë (Satomi Ishihara). We will get a surprising revelation about the enigmatic Shikishima (Hiroki Hasegawa), the character that replaced Levi Ackerman, "Humanity's Strongest Soldier" in the manga/anime. A similarly remarkable storyline follows the human antagonist Kubal (Jun Kunimura). Unfortunately, the film does not give us a satisfactory explanation about what happened to these last two characters.

    This film just sought to close the main storyline started by the first film, direct to the point. No more side detours were included. It was all over in less than 90 minutes. Unfortunately, a major part of this sequel was just a lot of talking, with practically no action in the first hour. By the time it reached the battle-royale in the last thirty minutes, a lot of the audience may have already zoned out. It was not really much of an Armageddon as promised by its title. 4/10.
  • comment
    • Author: Mogelv
    I really enjoyed the first Attack on Titan live feature, which may have not always been faithful but was pretty exciting. The second movie, on the other hand, is a nonsensical piece of tripe with little to recommend it.

    There shouldn't actually be two movies. These were filmed at the same time and the second movie is full of flashbacks to the first one, so you could easily tighten these two 90-minute movies into one that was under two and a half hours. Alas, this wasn't done.

    This movie makes no real sense from the first scene, in which Eren is tied up in a weird way and a mad commander screams. There's a surprise early on when the movie actually explains how Titans came to be, something the anime series has been dropping hints at for years without giving any real answers (no idea if the movie's answers will be the same in the anime or manga).

    Outside of that, the movie is just a fairly incomprehensible story involving a bomb and some big titans that feels disjointed and poorly thought out. Characters do incredibly stupid things (as they did in the first movie) and no one's motivations make any sense. And the big action sequences in the end are less enthralling than the best action of the first movie.

    I do enjoy Satomi Ishihara's comical take on Hange Zoe, but the other characters are virtually devoid of personality.

    Had the big action scene of the second movie been allowed to build out of the action of the first movie it might have all worked, but the producers clearly wanted to get two movies out of one, with very bad results.
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    • Author: Blackbrand
    Wow! and not in the sense that it was good, wow as in how could you dare pass this off as Attack on Titan. The story strayed so much from the original content that its unrecognizable. I don't mind a retelling or different approach when creating a live-action film but to completely change its context is unacceptable, especially when your target audience are the fans who love the manga/anime so much.

    Eren's motivation for killing the titans was revenge for how they destroyed his hometown and eating his mother right in front of the poor kid but now its just to ease his own conscious for leaving mikasa out of the shelter to die. Mikasa went from a strong headed female character in the anime to something completely different. And the whole point of not having Mikasa and Eren be together as a couple was a link to their backstory of being childhood friends with their father both having worked together. Armin suddenly creates gadgets. I don't recall that at all. He was more of a strategist. The side characters had more depth than the lead roles. A lot of other characters that trained with Eren weren't featured which was disappointing due to the fact that they helped influence Eren's personality throughout the manga/anime.

    Then we get to the real thing that pisses me off. Who the hell is this Shikishima character and why is he the armored titan and the General-Commander is the Coloussus Titan. What?! Just what?! No I can't accept such liberal recasting of who gets to be who. The actors didn't play their parts except for the side characters. Everything felt forced liked they were role-playing an anime instead of owning a live-action version of it. I think an American studio would've done a better job considering that not all the humans left in the world were Japanese. I understand that its from a Japanese source but the fact of the matter is that all of humanities survivors were of different races and ethnicities which is what showcased that humanity could put aside their differences and come together to face this threat.

    I think the first part should've been about Eren's character development and his training then the second part should've been the next attack on wall Rose when Eren seals it with the large rock.

    All in all it was a huge waste of time and i couldn't wait for it to end. Yet another failure for live-action adaptions.
  • comment
    • Author: kinder
    Yup. Not good. In fact the first film is a lot better, which tells you how much I didn't like this film.
  • comment
    • Author: Anarus
    By now the audiences would know that if they are here for a close adaptation of the anime/manga, they will not get what they want. I have only seen the anime and was not much of a fan (especially season 2). But I did not hate it that much either.

    Part 2 strayed quite far from the original concept, even more so than part 1. The setting was considerably different in the movie, leading to different transportation methods, weapons and characters.

    This movie basically takes all the chess pieces presented in the original manga/anime; gives them new identities and appearances and then mixes the story up to their own preference.

    To sum up, apart from the huge span in era from pre-WW1 to WW2 to post 2000s and that white room which did not fit at all, it was still quite a pleasant watch as far as mindless action flicks (with some story) goes.

    This movie will require the audiences to have some knowledge of the anime/manga to fill in the gaps and it will definitely need audiences loyal to the original franchise to keep an open mind to enjoy it.
  • comment
    • Author: Tori Texer
    Hmm...this one was better than the first one. It had more action scenes, with the guys flying among the titans beautifully, a better explanation over the whole titan thing and a nice setting. The love story was not good, the special effects were okay this time around, but I wish I could get a better understanding of what and why the guy was becoming a titan. Having not watched the anime nor read the manga, I am rating this solely on my experience as film lover, so 5 out of 10.
  • comment
    • Author: Phenade
    Disappointing for me as a fan of the original anime, either it's how the anime story is intended to be developed and then this movie is not only a gigantic spoiler but it also totally kills it or it is quite a clever end-it-all/explain-it-all twist that I could buy into but then I'd have needed at least another movie, with visuals instead of long winding speeches & flashbacks, it's supposed to be a movie after all and not a radio-show. All the awesomeness that was barely grazed on in the first movie is gone from the second one...there should've been the gas-canister flying feelings much like the Raimi-Spiderman + the combat training AND fight- scenes both on ground and aerial and finally the Titans themselves rendering everything useless but for the efforts of the truly gifted warriors like Mikasa and squad leader Levi, where was all that ? Naaah, very sad, don't bother with any of them or finish it if you must since you've seen the first movie already.
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    • Author: Nuadora
    It's very unusual for one cinematic tale to be broken up into two separate movies (a "Part 1" and a "Part 2"), that are released in consecutive months. The Japanese film "Attack on Titan" has done just that. Japanese audiences got to see Part 1 on August 1, 2015 and Part 2 on September 19, 2015. American theaters showed the movies on September 30th and October 20th, respectively. With the U.S. release dates of these two halves just three weeks apart, Part 1 is probably still fresh in the minds of those who saw it, but some people may have missed the first one and want to see the second one. So, before I review "Attack on Titan: Part 2" (NR, 1:28) – also known as "Attack on Titan: End of the World" – let's look back at how we got to this point in this Japanese apocalyptic action/adventure/horror/fantasy… The basic story in "Attack on Titan" first emerged as other forms of entertainment in Japan and grew rapidly in popularity in a relatively short period of time. The Japanese manga (graphic novel) series, "Attack on Titan" debuted in 2009 and became an anime TV series in 2013. In this story, all civilization exists behind three sets of concentric cement walls designed to keep out Godzilla-sized man-eating human-like creatures called titans. After a century of peace (and the younger generation wondering if the titans are a myth), the calm is shattered when a new kind of titan that's taller than the wall kicks a hole in it. The titans lumber inside and promptly begin eating people. The survivors retreat behind the second set of walls and form a military regiment to plug the hole in the outer wall. For this concluding segment, Eren Jaeger (Haruma Miura), his best friend, Armin (Kanata Hongo), Eren's girlfriend-turned-fierce-titan-fighter, Mikasa (Kiko Mizuhara), and a few others who survived Part 1 are still intent on completing their mission in spite of the setbacks they encountered right before the end of that film.

    Part 2 picks up the story right where Part 1 left off, but sets the stage first. There's a short flashback scene from Eren's childhood which explains the special ability that he displayed at the end of Part 1 (which, at the time, seemed to come out of nowhere). Next, there's a short compilation of scenes from Part 1, which prepares audiences pretty well for viewing Part 2. Then the story moves forward, starting with Eren chained up and threatened with execution for what he revealed about himself in the previous battle. Eren lives, learns more of the history of his civilization and the titans who decimated it, finds out what is really going on in the current war and has to decide what role he will play in its final outcome.

    For those who saw the first half of the movie, the best way for me to tell you what the conclusion is about (without, of course, resorting to spoilers) is to give you a list of questions that Part 2 answers: How can Eren's special ability make a difference in the war against the titans? Are there others who have that same ability? Why did the titans suddenly reappear at that particular moment in time? Where did that titan's titan who broke through the wall come from and why does he look and act differently than the others? Why are the titans vulnerable to injury at the nape of the neck? What are the competing agendas at work here? What happened to the original scouting regiment from Part 1? Can the outer wall be effectively patched? And, last but certainly not least, what lies beyond that outer wall? Part 2 answers all these questions and, in the process, gives us a movie that's better than Part 1.

    "Attack on Titan, Part 2" / "Attack on Titan: End of the World", even though it's the second half of a single movie, is very different in tone and substance. Part 2 improves upon many of the problems that I had with Part 1 (which led me to give that movie a "C-"). The story is more interesting in Part 2 – especially with several plots twists and surprising reveals. The script leaves far fewer unanswered questions and has fewer plot holes (fewer, but not none). The creepy/silly-looking titans get less screen time in Part 2 and hardly any close-ups, which helps the audience take the story's conflict more seriously and earns the film higher marks overall for its special effects. The characters are less annoying (especially the scouting regiment's comically gung-ho female squad leader who is still kind of ridiculous, but a little more amusing than in Part 1), but much of the performances is still overly melodramatic.

    This two-part film would have been more effective as a single film. Joining them wouldn't have necessarily resulted in a bloated three-hour movie. Eliminating the credits at the end of Part 1 and that review compilation at the beginning of Part 2 would save time. That, and more judicious editing of the story, could have produced a half-way decent two-hour-long "Attack on Titan" movie. Releasing the story as separate films was probably about selling two sets of tickets, but that only works if Part 1 is good enough to make people want to talk it up and to see Part 2. I can't help thinking that making this into one movie would've turned out better both creatively and commercially. As it stands, however, Parts 1 and 2 were released as separate movies, leading to separate reviews and separate grades from us. "Attack on Titan: Part 2" is better than Part 1, but still not what I'd call high quality. "B-"
  • comment
    • Author: Punind
    The direct sequel will not win any new fan of the live-action adaptations. Those who hate the first part, this is not any better. This has the same flaws. I enjoyed the first part and I enjoyed the second part. But the novelty feeling of watching the big CGI set pieces somewhat diminishes.

    The story: The film starts with a long flashback of what happened previously which is unnecessary as the first part was released just about one and a half months ago. Eren is captured and there is a debate on who he is actually. I won't spoil the story but there is a new titan and a few twists up its sleeve. The short runtime, 1 hour and 27 minutes, does not do justice to the ambitious scale of what the live-action adaptations should have. Thankfully it is not boring and contains enough action set pieces including a heavy CGI climax. However its character's development is underwhelming that I felt almost nothing for them. At the end of it, it does not feel like a journey of the characters, it feels more episodic than a rousing finale. Acting wise is alright; there is no improvement. Music is somewhat jarring in this one. I know the music for the first part is a weird mix but this one is more noticeable.

    Overall: It is worth the watch just for a sense of closure but it could be much better given the scale. I enjoyed it but not as much as part 1 due to the rushed pace. I feel that the live-action adaptations should have been at least a trilogy. As a stand alone film, it is pretty enjoyable but as a closure, it does not deliver what it is expected of.

    *Minor spoiler* It is inevitable that they do not want to end the story of the adaptations just here. Perhaps due to the success of the films, they may move forward for a third part.
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    • Author: MisterQweene
    If you managed to surive the first part, then face it:

    It's not getting any better.

    They mixed too many elementes in this to make it looke like a somewhat decent movie, but how would you do that if neither story, nor characters or the atmosphere in general are any good?

    If you feel like watchning something really awful, go ahead. Otherwise, don't waste your precious time.
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    • Author: Bajinn
    I watched this movie with my two other people in my residence hall, and we all agree that this movie is honestly much better than the anime.
  • comment
    • Author: furious ox
    I liked the climax. Everything else was so-so.

    Still not as bad as DBE
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    • Author: Delaath
    The second part of Attack on Titan, subtitled The End of the World, is much better than the entertaining but formulaic first part.

    This second part quickens up the pace and leads to quite a few twists and turns in a dynamic plot. Some of them might be quite predictable which speaks for the questionable quality of the source material but they are executed with vivid special effects, directional precision and overall improved acting skills. Another positive element is that the second part provides some essential background information on the dystopian universe of the franchise in form of introspective dialogues and precise flashbacks. The movie also becomes more dynamic and tense as the confrontations between the Titans and the decimated human fighters become more brutal, spectacular and unpredictable. Even some of the more shallow characters become somewhat dynamic as the numerous challenges change them in negative or positive ways. The dramatic conclusion of the epic film is satisfactory and leaves no questions unanswered. While the first part had an addicting first half hour but lost steam until the final minutes, this second part has no lengths whatsoever and entertains from start to finish.

    Obviously, some of the flaws present in the first part also remain in the second and last instalment. The plot is too predictable at times and seems to borrow heavily from franchises such as Divergent and The Maze Runner. The dystopian universe remains quite faceless as well and the locations are particularly uninteresting. The characters become a little bit more dynamic but are still far from being unique and it remains difficult to root for any of them.

    Still, if compared to the at times lackluster first part, the second part can be seen as a very positive surprise and the negative elements are rather related to the average source material than the film itself. If the first film disappointed you, you should still stick around for the much more satisfactory second part that ends the live action adaptation of the popular anime series on a very high note. Fans of dystopian science-fiction stories focused on juvenile characters will definitely enjoy this flick.
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    • Author: Arcanefire
    The first thing to say is that part one and two could have definitely been combined with a bit more tightening of the story since the first part dragged a little and this part is mostly set pieces that could have been shortened. While the first part had perhaps too much character work and not enough action, this part has the opposite problem, which could have probably been remedied if they had been combined, making a much better overall film.

    Having said that, this part is probably more enjoyable for fans, but would make absolutely no sense if you somehow managed to watch it before part one and had no idea about the anime/manga. (I'm not sure who would actually do this, but it could happen!) The action and Titan fights are cool and there is enough crazy fun to keep the viewer engaged throughout, but again, without part one the plot makes only some sense and the stakes are completely lost without context.

    Overall this part is the better of the two, but definitely needs the first to make it so. The two together are an adequate telling of the Attack on Titan story, although it definitely could have benefited from being a single movie.
  • Credited cast:
    Haruma Miura Haruma Miura - Eren Jaeger / the Rogue Titan
    Hiroki Hasegawa Hiroki Hasegawa - Captain Shikishima / Armored Titan
    Kanata Hongô Kanata Hongô - Armin Arlert
    Kiko Mizuhara Kiko Mizuhara - Mikasa Ackerman
    Takahiro Miura Takahiro Miura - Jean Kirstein
    Nanami Sakuraba Nanami Sakuraba - Sasha Blouse
    Satomi Ishihara Satomi Ishihara - Zoë Hange
    Pierre Taki Pierre Taki - Souda
    Jun Kunimura Jun Kunimura - Kubal / Colossal Titan
    Satoru Matsuo Satoru Matsuo - Sannagi
    Haruka Miura Haruka Miura
    Nana Seino Nana Seino
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Felecia Angelle Felecia Angelle - Additional Voices (voice)
    Erik Brown Erik Brown - Office party attendant
    Ben Bryant Ben Bryant - Additional Voices (voice)
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