You know, I think the theaters made me feel worse for Akame than the episode proper.
Her trump card wasn't well-handled, I thought. Most Imperial Arms had trump cards, but they probably should have hinted at its existence before it was actually used. It also seemed to lack much consequence to its use, which made you wonder why she didn't use it before, and why Esdeath was considered such a big threat, given that they always had the means to eliminate her. When she cut herself, I thought she was activating some last-ditch ability that'd kill her but power her up for a while, but it was just some super power-up that just seemed kind of painful.
Having said that, I did like the final battle for the most part, though I thought there was too much jumping around. Esdeath severing her arm to avoid the curse was a neat trick.
The revolution seemed to come a little too easily, there'd be a lot more turmoil in the wake of a violent rebellion, but I think they maybe wanted to avoid making things too much of a downer, given that this was what most of the characters sacrificed themselves for. I thought they hit the right note with Night Raid being people who'd perform a lot of the key actions in bringing about the revolution, but who would be forgotten or just unknown to the general public, because what they did was reprehensible.
Also, quite liked a few of the ending scenes, like Tatsumi's village receiving money from Night Raid/The Revolutionary Army, and preparing to celebrate their return, because they didn't know what'd happened to them.