I thought I would have to warn y’all to put on your big boy pants before watching this, but sadly the first teaser preview for the highly anticipated Attack on Titan live-action movie is mostly underwhelming. The reason can be laid 100% on the choice to go low energy for the much too short tease, at 30 seconds it needed to pop and instead came off moody and emo. Very Eren actually, LOL. I kid, I kid, I actually like leading man Eren, though not as much as his more kickass associates like Mikasa and Levi (who is not in this movie, ugh), but this teaser only set the world building mood without giving any woah baby boom boom pow.
The sneak peek at the Colossal Titan at the end felt way too CGI and devoid of context. With that said, I’m relieved the movie is going all out on the massive world rendering of the AoT universe, with the world overrun by massive human-eating Titans and the humans retreating behind walls. The claustrophobic and apocalyptic mood is there and that’s going to make or break the movie. So many novel to movie adaptations don’t have the scale it takes to make the vast sci-fi or fantasy narrative believable and AoT is all about buying into this bug-eyed crazy story hook, line, and sinker. Check out the short teaser for yourself and let’s hope for the full trailer soon to blow us away.
First teaser trailer for Attack on Titan: