Review: 'Attack on Titan' Season 3

 


Season 3 is divided into two parts — the first 12 episodes focus on the rescue of Eren, while the latter 10 revolve around the Scout Regiment’s attempt to retake Wall Maria. Over the course of the season, it answers the long-running mystery of the Titans as well as Eren and Historia’s secret origins.

At this point, the series reinvents itself as a political dystopian thriller while it continues its fantastic world-building. It explores power politics, treachery, and deceit, likewise used by those on the side of angels. What makes the story interesting is that it is hard to point who exactly is morally wrong. This dilemma is an ingredient of an entertaining narrative.

Still, the animation provides dynamic action to satisfy fans. The brutal fights become more fascinating because of the complexity of the characters. Forgive yourself when you doubt who to root for.

The flaw in the season is how conveniently the surviving characters were picked. This risks the viewers’ suspension of disbelief, which is essential in any work of fiction.

Season 3 is a political drama with human-eating giants. The reveal is much more brutal and inhumane than the gory scenes viewers may have accustomed to since Season 1. This is brilliant storytelling in my book, where one finds another way to disturb you beyond images of carnage.

As WIT Studio’s last hurrah in animating the series, it gives a great set-up for the much-anticipated series finalé.

Rating: 9 out of 10

"Attack on Titan" Season 3 Part 1 and Part 2 are both streaming on Netflix.

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