Never cared about manga or anime versions, but a live-action movie with legions of man-eating giants in a post-apocalyptic world? What's not to like, I said to myself and went to watch this...
Holy skreeonk, I'm impressed. Yes, the movie could've overall been better (it felt rushed, characters are underdeveloped, the CGI isn't always realistic, and I could go on...), but I absolutely love all the Titan sequences. I've always found zombies very scary...how they're always hungry, how they have only a single weak spot on the body and how there is always too many of them, you can never kill em all. And those Titans here are like giant, non-rotten zombies, who just don't eat you because of instinct, but they look like they're ENJOYING doing so! Super creepy stuff, genuinely scary.
The dystopian civilization, where almost all resources are lacking, was also done well, and characters (while underdeveloped, as I mentioned above) are mostly sympathetic. I really liked that badass dude, who chopped down Titans' ankles with a double-handed axe.
Really looking forward to second part, and I guess I got to check out the anime as well. Hope I won't be dissapointed.