Live-Action Attack on Titan Tops Most Disappointing Movie Ranking
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Even the urging of creator Hajime Isayama couldn't keep director Shinji Higuchi's live-action Attack on Titan film out of a recent "most disappointing movie" poll.
HiHo magazine's March issue published its "2015 Fiscal Year Stinker Awards" listing the year's top 10 most disappointing films. In first place is the the first live-action Attack on Titan film, that was lambasted by some 140 Japanese critics during its run. The film was plagued by fan blowback after Higuchi insulted promotional staff followed by the film's modeling director leaving his own choice words for critics.
Many of the complaints of the film stemmed from production values and changes from the source material. Screenwriter Tomohiro Machiyama stated the films in the series feature drastic changes to plot points and characters readily established and even beloved by fans, with popular characters not even appearing in the film. He also confirmed that original creator Hajime Isayama was made aware of and approved the changes.
Fans took to the continued changes in the second film about as well as would be expected. The Attack on Titan: End of the World film also made the list at #3.
- Attack on Titan
- Terminator Genisys
- Attack on Titan: End of the World
- Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Fantastic Four
- Whiplash (titled Session in Japan) [tied for #8]
- Tomorrowland [tied for #8]
- Jurassic World
HiHo also publishes a "Best of" list. This year's winners are included in the same issue with Mad Max: Fury Road honored in the top spot.