Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Attack on Titan Season 2 the Movie: The Roar of Awakening (進撃の巨人 ~覚醒の咆哮~) in Pittsburgh, July 10 and 11.

The 2018 movie Attack on Titan Season 2 the Movie: The Roar of Awakening (進撃の巨人 ~覚醒の咆哮~) will play at the Southside Works Cinema on July 10 and 11. An Eye for Film review provides a summary, and echoes some of the complaints of this compilation movie found elsewhere:
Attack On Titan is a television series based on Hajime Isayama's popular manga. This is its second season, the episodes brought together into a two hour film. The altered format means that there's a dramatic action scene every 15 minutes. Its positioning within a wider context means that knowledge of earlier events is largely assumed (there's a very quick precis at the start) whilst some plot developments are clearly present to prepare for future events not arrived at in this narrative. the result is profoundly disorientating, and the frequency with which characters themselves say the events around them make no sense does little to help. It is therefore best to set aside concerns about plot (unless you're already steeped in series lore) and concentrate instead on the superb animation, the characterisation and the bloody violence.
The July 10 show is subtitled while the July 11 show is dubbed in English. Tickets for the 7:00 pm shows are available via the theater's website. The theater is located at 425 Cinema Drive in the Southside, one block from the Hot Metal Bridge (map).