>>92693926>All of the interesting and subtle themes built up in the first few episodes are replaced with shitty clichés, penis jokes and forced cringy romance.
I have to disagree on this one.
The "subtle" themes as you call them were pretty obvious, with suicide Jack telling him to just kill himself. All of the messages were spelled out. Not that they weren't good, not at all; I love them to death and they were executed wonderfully.
The cliches were always there though. There are an exact total of two penis jokes and they're really played down. The romance, well, that's up to you to decide whether it was forced or not. I personally liked it and found it believable enough to make me enjoy and care about it.
The only moral dilemma he had in the original three was whether or not he was justified in killing, and he almost came to grips with it in ten minutes. There are not any real moral dilemmas beside that; at worst he expressed concern for Ashi's well being but only because he's lost so many people for so long; she's not that special in that regard.
About Ashi forcing him into the past, I have to concede that point. Had we had a longer climax we could have delved into Jack's morality questioning whether going back was the best he could do if it meant erasing everything else, both the evil and the little good that was left.
The way they did it was the best for what they had; there's no way they could get Jack to reach a good conclusion in a few seconds. Besides, the theme of sacrifice is still present with Ashi deciding Jack's happiness and the promise of the better world he described to her is more important than her own life.