A decade has gone by since the first Rebuild film (Jo)....

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Postby Rei IV » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:42 am

Wow. It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since Evangelion: Jo (or 1.0) was released in theaters in Japan. It's almost surreal and feels like it was just yesterday. Hell, it's even hard to believe it's been (almost) 5 years since Q back in 2012! These movies has been very controversial, yes, and hit and miss for audiences (the fans). It's understandable but I I'm one who has enjoyed it greatly and prefer it to the original NGE series (as I saw these movies first before I saw the original). Despite some glaring flaws and issues, I find the Evangelion films to be solid and well made and I love that it deviates greatly from the original narrative and stresses that This Is (Not) The Eva You Know. I'm looking forward 3.0+1.0, the conclusion to the quadriology. I haven't been disappointed yet and look forward to (hopefully) another solid film.

Edited: Replaced the "givers the finger to" to "deviates greatly from" so that it would sound less edgelord.
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Postby Reichu » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:22 am

"Gives the finger to the original narrative"? Framing things that way makes it sound like the new movies are try-hard edgelords.
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Postby pwhodges » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:10 am

Don't you agree that some ardent apologists for the original might think that way?
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Postby imprimatur13 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:20 am

I think it'd be pretty difficult to make anything edgier than NGE, no? (Well, not without seriously going off the deep end.)
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Postby Reichu » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:28 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:Don't you agree that some ardent apologists for the original might think that way?

Why would I agree? What "ardent apologists"? Where? What does this have to do with Rei IV's comment?
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Postby Ray » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:56 am

Despite some glaring flaws and issues, I find Evangelion films to be solid and well made and I love that it pretty much gives the finger to the original narrative and stresses that This Is (Not) The Eva You Know.


Howso? Eva 1.11 is pretty much functionally Identical to the first six episodes of the original series, (right down to the infamous underwear drawer scene my parents gave me a lecture about). Save some minor tweaks like the sea being blood and the existence of Lilith being public knowledge it's pretty much identical to the original series. I don't understand what you mean by this. If anything, it didn't throw us into the territory of 'this will be different from the series' until 2.22.

View Original Postimprimatur13 wrote:I think it'd be pretty difficult to make anything edgier than NGE, no? (Well, not without seriously going off the deep end.)


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Postby Cybermat47 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:45 am

View Original PostRay wrote:... the existence of Lilith being public knowledge it's pretty much identical to the original series.


Well, it isn't actually public knowledge, as Shinji doesn't know. The lowest-ranking person who knows about Lilith (as far as we know) is Misato.
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Postby Rei IV » Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:04 am

View Original PostRay wrote:Howso? Eva 1.11 is pretty much functionally Identical to the first six episodes of the original series, (right down to the infamous underwear drawer scene my parents gave me a lecture about). Save some minor tweaks like the sea being blood and the existence of Lilith being public knowledge it's pretty much identical to the original series. I don't understand what you mean by this. If anything, it didn't throw us into the territory of 'this will be different from the series' until 2.22.

:uhh:

Evangelion 1.0 is just the exception though as the rest of the movies have greatly deviated from the original Evangelion series. Not too sure what you didn't understand about my comment of the movies "giving the finger" the the original narrative in NGE.

Reichu wrote:"Gives the finger to the original narrative"? Framing things that way makes it sound like the new movies are try-hard edgelords.

Poor choices of words, I admit. Perhaps I should've used "greatly deviates from" or "subverts" the original series.

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Postby kuribo-04 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:31 pm

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:35 pm

I composed some thoughts on how ten years have passed on my site, it turned out quite nicely, and is worth a read:

http://www.evamonkey.com/ten-years-have ... elion-1-0/

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Postby ElMariachi » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:26 pm

View Original Postimprimatur13 wrote:I think it'd be pretty difficult to make anything edgier than NGE, no? (Well, not without seriously going off the deep end.)

I would like to introduce you to an anime that's called Code Geass Lelouch. :shifty:
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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:48 pm

...and in that time we've advanced the commentary by 2.5 episodes. At this rate, if we include EoE as 2 episodes, the commentary will complete around the time of EoE's centenary.

Otherwise I have nothing to add that I haven't already said over that span.

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Postby imprimatur13 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:21 pm

View Original PostElMariachi wrote:I would like to introduce you to an anime that's called Code Geass Lelouch. :shifty:

Wait... I've seen Code Geass. I'm quite a fan of the show, and am in fact in the process of making an audio fanfic based on the series.

In what way is CG edgier than Evangelion?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:13 am

I already posted a link to a blog post with my thoughts about this, however I have since revised it a few times, and I also adapted it into a video.

So, if you enjoy listening to me ramble about Eva:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGgbOLEW4gk


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