Neon Genesis Evangelion - discussion thread

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  1. Edge

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    That was a great way to end it, didn't see the pairing coming till the very end but I found myself okay with it. I also find the message of growing up not insulting but touching, more it is okay to move on from things then wanting to go back...

    Also, kudos to Amazon, I am not sure why or how they did it, but it was satisfying to hear on the english end the majority of the old cast reprise their roles for the films. I am happy those that wanted to see this through to the end got this chance unlike from what I read of the netflix re-dub. It just added to the satisfaction of ending this for me.
     
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    I watched it this evening. Overall, a good third ending to the franchise, but there’s still a lot to unpack for me. Thankfully I can rewatch all 4 movies on Amazon Prime. I still hate that they mention stuff like the Door of Guf, Nebuchadnezzar's Key, and
    the three other ships like the Wunder, only completely operational
    flippantly like we’re supposed to know where they fit into the plan for Instrumentality. My biggest questions:

    Why did
    Shinji tell someone (I think it was Mari) that he wasn’t going to remake the world, just have the Eva go away, and in the end, the world was remade anyway?

    Also, was
    Asuka on the beach in her tattered plug suit finally in an aged body? She looked quite different lying there in the beach, right before he jettisoned her entry plug, in which which she looked young again for a split second.
     
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    I'm curious on what the english dub version will be for the upcoming tv series bluray release.
     
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    Anyone know what this is:
    THE END OF EVANGELION - Video Format Version
    EPISODE:25' Love is destructive
    ONE MORE FINAL: I need you

    It's the only thing tipping me over the edge to get the Collector's edition.

    NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
     
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    The version where the film is split into 2 episodes for VHS and Laserdisk complete with ending credits for both parts as opposed to the single theatrical release format.

    Those are titles for parts 1 and 2 of End of Eva respectively.
     
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    I watched the four movies on Amazon. Can’t say they have the same impact as the original series. While the original was, at times too cryptic, the new movies are too explicit. When Rei says the title, I half expected a wink at the viewer. There’s not enough exposition, so some things feel forced. I didn’t feel as if I were rooting for any character.
     
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    Finally watched the final movie. Had been waiting till a friend who's also an Eva fan had time. I loved it.
    The first big section, Shinji, Asuka and Rei Q meeting up with the old friends in the village was a bit slow, but I loved the character moments. The next chunk was confusing in a bad way, where it felt like I was missing a bunch of important information about what all these ships and terms were, it felt like it was trying to recapture the mysticism of the original series but in a more telling than showing way. The final act though, Shiji and Gendo finally having the talk they've been putting off for over 20 years, both of then coming to an understanding of each other, Gendo realizing his mistakes and Shinji accepting his weakness, it was fantastic. I loved the stylistif callbacks to both the TV ending and EoE. And the end of the movie being Anno finally moving on from Evangelion with the help of his wife was heartwarming. With everything I've read about the effect the original serves had on his mental health, that that's why the original End of Evangelion was so depressing, and that the Rebuild movies were his way of reconciling with that legacy, even if it the third and fourth movies were tough on his health anyway, I'm so happy he was able to give his characters and ending like this, and in doing so end Evangelion once and for all, now that he's getting to enjoy making movies again with Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultraman and Shin Kamen Rider
     
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    An hour ago I finished watching Rebuild's final entry. I don't think I'm ever going to quite have an experience like it ever again with a movie. It was the grand finale to the do over of that imperfect, yet maddeningly compelling thing I've loved since I was a teenager. My most full thoughts on it are in the spoiler tags. Other than that, I'll just say......

    First of all someone had fun dreaming up that fuckin' title. Second of all, I feel like I'm somehow still two movies behind on plot developments. When the fuck did Ryoji Kai suddenly become the patron saint of selflessness to which we must all aspire? Where did this grand rivalry between Misato and Gendo Ikari come from? I mean one of the most in-character moments I can think of occurs when Gendo is confronted by Misato and Ritsuko at the end and Ritsuko just shoots him in the face five times while he and Misato are conversing like they're ancient men of honour.

    And yet, in spite of those - and a few more - inconsistencies in the story, I don't think I can adequately put into words just how I felt when the movie hammered the fuck home just what a grand finale this was. If anyone here hasn't yet watched it, this is no Avengers Endgame style blow out. Its far more closely focused than that. There's still a couple of blow out fight scenes, but when the final one really gears up it kind of telegraphs that, if I may quote Eggsy 'This ain't that sort of movie, bruv'.

    I will say this though, some of the visuals in the last hour or so of this movie are fucking incredible. Surreal, terrifying, beautiful, hilarious and many other things I have trouble articulating. And the middle section when Rei, Shinji and Asuka are in a village contain some of the most beautiful character moments in the whole franchise. Worth it for them alone.


    So after a near decade wait, and Thrice Upon a Time pretty strongly drawing a line under the property, how do I feel? Honestly, I feel it was the best kind of ending something like this was going to get. Its hard won, not everyone makes it out alive like you expect or may want. I truly did want Shinji to get at least one scene, no qualifiers or ass biting, where he could be the hero I wanted him to grow to be. I really did want to see the series original God Machine - Evangelion Unit 01 - throw down against the apocalypse with all its power. That I didn't get either of these and still came away smiling, even crying I think means that perhaps I understood the movie better than I thought I did. And Utada Hikaru's final song, "One Last Kiss" was just the right kind of note to end.

    ......Goodbye, Evangelion.
     
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