14 years have passed since the end of 2.0. Misato has formed a group that has is separate from Nerv. Kaworu causes the 4th impact in Eva Unit 13 by mistake. He then kills himself with a Lance on Longinmus to stop 4th impact.
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There is so much wrong with this REBUILD but you wouldn't know because you will be utterly transfixed by some of the most beautiful animation you will ever see. And hey, there's barely any Mari so this is worlds better than 2.22.
If you haven't seen any other Neon Genesis this film will not make any sense to you at all. If you have, sit back for a wild ride of theology, philosophy and action. Incredible sound design and impeccable animation come together for an intense visual spectacle. Yes it is a little light on story arc but I found it rewarding and refreshing not to have everything spelled out and presented on a platter. 4 stars
I honestly have no idea if this is a good or bad movie. It's definitely a messy one, but it's an interesting mess. Anno is once again doing what he does: intimate character drama, warping kitschy sci-fi iconography to the point of delirious comic-book nightmare, and setting up fan expectations only to knock them down just to make a point. But does it work this time around? I'm a bit ambivalent on that.
I'll defend Eva to the end but goddamn if this isn't a hot mess. Characters straight-up saying "I'm releasing my pent-up anger!" and "You have to keep going until you get it right" (Anno's motto, I guess). There's some typically grotesque imagery toward the end but at this point it's all bullshit. End of Eva built on the series to deliver a legitimately massive finale: this rehashes that to deliver nonsense.
I saw this twice in Japan. It was like going to meet up with an old friend I hadn't seen in awhile... who showed up in a different car than I remembered him having, drove me to the middle of nowhere, threw me out... then suddenly, other former friends of mine came outta nowhere and beat the crap out of me. In other words, this movie blew my mind, and I liked it.
2 stelle all'intera trilogia perche', se non hai visto l'anime, a prescindere da un ipotetico capitolo conclusivo (ammesso che mai uscira'), la quasi totalita' degli interrogativi non ha risposta, e nemmeno vaghi indizi cui appigliarsi.