here is my opinion/review on it. (**some spoilers ahead**)
The changes to Armin's character.
The sets are unbelievably well done.
The soundtrack. (*cough* [link] *cough*)
Sasha and Zoe are still the same characters we all know and love.
The titans are fairly well animated overall. The smiling and crawling titan look especially well.
The scenes they kept from the Anime are obviously the best ones.
The scene where Eren gets eaten and becomes a titan is surprisingly VERY accurate.
The titan nipples scene.
The addition of the little girl.
The goriness and dark tone match up to the Anime.
The actors playing the titans are clearly having so much fun with the roles, so its entertaining as hell to watch them.
FUCK YEAH, TITAN EREN KICKING ASS That was undoubtedly the best scene in the entire movie! His roar was perfect ^_^
The second half isn't honestly that bad as a standalone Japanese horror film.
The complete removal of Levi's character.
The dramatic changes in the story.
The sound effects are terrible and the music is way out of place.
Everyone is Japanese. I understand perfectly that it would be hard to get thousands of Germans who speak fluent Japanese, but its extremely difficult to tell the characters apart. They seem to forget that there is such a thing as hair dye and colored contacts.
The colossal titan looks and sounds like absolute horseshit.
The overall corniness to it.
Eren's character is completely changed.
There are more than enough explosions for it to be a Michael Bay film.
There is a mention of aircrafts.. why the fuck don't they just fly the humans to another place??! (A little bit of Colditz Cock would have been great)
Things im torn on:
Are those MOTORIZED VEHICLES??
The baby titan scene. WHAT THE IN THE HOLY FUCKING HELL IS THAT SATANIC CREATURE??!
The new characters.
The actor for Mikasa more than looks the role, but she does not play the character very well.
The 3D Maneuver Gear animation. Sometimes is great, and other times its horrid.
Eren and Mikasa are in a more obvious relationship
Now they're indicating that Mikasa is probably a titan shifter??
SASHA HAS A DAUGHTER AND HAS THE HOTS FOR EREN??
Ill give it a:
It definitely needs improvement. The first half sucked, but the second half wasn't bad. If they would have kept the first half closer to the anime/manga, it could have been great. There is some potential here though, maybe we'll get lucky and be pleasantly surprised by the second half?