ATTACK ON TITAN SEASON 4 EPISODE 27 REVIEW: BATTLE FOR THE FLYING BOAT
This Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 27 review explores the emotions that this chapter of Titan’s story brings. It opens with Armin and Connie in a fatal impasse with their friends. Fans can also see Falco’s transformation into the Jaw Titan.
Armin and Connie kill their two oldest friends just one episode after many fan favourite characters formed an unlikely alliance. This episode 27 review of Attack On Titan Season 4 Episode 27 will explore this emotional journey and many other topics.
Every new inheritor makes the Jaw Titan cooler, and Falco’s is his best. The episode’s consistent pace and speed compliment the ongoing battle.
STORY: FRIENDS IN AN IMPASSE
The episode opens with Armin, Connie and Samuel on the docks just moments after Samuel and Daz had discovered that they were trying to rob the boat. Armin and Connie must kill Samuel and Daz with two of their closest friends and a way to stop Eren. This moment is powerful because all four of these characters were cadets together in Season 1.
They find themselves in a bind many years later.
Armin Connie and Daz want Eren to stop killing all life other than Paradise Island.
Samuel and Daz believe Eren’s conquest will lead to peace.
This ideological difference manifests itself in the actions taken to steal and defend the flying boat, which causes the four friends to shed their blood.
This scene shows how moral superiority has led to the destruction of the human race. The point of no return was reached somewhere along the way. Friends must now shed the blood of their friends in the hope that it will benefit humanity.
A NEW JAWTITAN: CHARACTERS & PERFORMANCES
Samuel and Connie have a great exchange. Although they are trying to kill one another, there is no anger in their eyes. Instead, there is sadness and regret. They are both in tears because this is a tragic situation. Even though they are trying to kill one another, all they can do is feel regret for the circumstances.
In Season 4, Zeke transformed Falco into a Pure Titan.
Falco became the Jaw Titan by eating Porco Galliard while in this wild state.
Falco feels extreme guilt because of this.
He feels guilty for denying his new alliance Porco’s combat prowess, even though he wasn’t in control of his actions.
These feelings lead Falco to join the battle.
The audience can witness Falco’s transformation into the “Falco.”
Jaw Titan It is a remarkable transformation.
Every new inheritor makes the Jaw Titan cooler.
The video below shows Falco’s Jaw Titan design.
The jaw looks like a helmet because it has two sets of teeth.
It also has sharp bird claws and a blonde-ish coat.
These features could be due to Falco’s consumption of the Beast Titan’s spinal fluid in Season 4.
This is the unique titan design in the series.
EDITING AND PACING: A CHANGE IN PLANS
The episode opens with a great exchange of close-ups. The alliance plans to use the Armoured and Female Titans to cover the mechanics on the flying boat so they can fly it. Magath and Hange are informed by mechanics that the boat will need to be ready for flight in half an hour.
This is more than the titans have to buy. Hange and Magath exchange close-ups in which they express shock and terror at realizing that their plan will not work. They put all their money on it, and now they are caught between two rocks. They find another way to move it, but Magath and Hange’s faces at that moment are priceless.
The episode is packed with information, so it’s important to keep the pace right. This episode’s pacing allows you to make the most of each scene without focusing too much on one group of characters at a given time. Each scene is approximately one to two minutes long. This fast pace captures the intensity of the ongoing battle well.
CINEMATOGRAPHY & SOUND: DON’T CROSS MIKASA
This Attack on Titan Episode 27 review features excellent cinematography. Armin gazes down at Daz as he sinks in the water after being shot in his face. Armin looks down at the water, his eyes filled with tears and blood. He reaches out to grab Daz. This moment is so powerful because the characters were cadets together now kill each other.
Armin is not only reaching for Daz; he’s also reaching for his childhood self. Daz sinking is Armin’s vision for who he wants to be when joining the Scouts. He wanted to save the world from the titans who threatened to eat it alive. He was a boy who had noble and pure goals. He didn’t know that the way to peace would not be through the blood and sacrifices of titans but would also involve the sacrifices of soldiers he was training. Armin watches the pure, noble child sink and is forced to accept his new reality.
It is always interesting to see Mikasa fight. She slices through the Yeagerists like a hot knife through butter. It is quite brutal to witness the clash of flesh and metal. Her eyes are covered in blood at one point, which is clearly symbolism. What does this symbolise? What is she seeing through the blood? It might be that she is looking ahead to the peace she hopes will result from sacrificing enemy forces. In reality, she is actually looking at Jean through her blood.
Jean’s vision from a few episodes ago reveals that Jean loves Mikasa. Is this shot suggesting that Mikasa may feel the same way? Are they looking at the future together? His fans sure hope so.