How do I convince my stupid friend who won't watch end of eva because of the first scene

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How do I convince my stupid friend who won't watch end of eva because of the first scene

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Postby SpaceCowboy35 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:11 am

he is not intelligent

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:27 am

Show him an AMV? Otherwise, if he's resistant to it you're just going to sour him on it and he won't want to watch it. People want to discover things, they don't want to be force-fed.
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:59 am

View Original PostThe Eva Monkey wrote:Show him an AMV?


This one specifically: https://youtu.be/VdUPwR6mzXo
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Postby pwhodges » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:18 pm

The best, indeed.

But OTOH, why bother? If he doesn't want to watch it (stupid or not), just let him miss out.
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Postby Blockio » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Another Impact and Mari vs Third angel are usually a pretty good way to get people interestd, especially if you don't want to spoil too much. But I agree with EM and hodges, if he is that driven away from the first scene, it might not be the best idea to force-feed him the entire show
EDIT: Ignore advice, I misread the question
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Postby robersora » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:54 pm

The way this opening post ist composed is supremely funny to me.
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(I've screenshot it, to have a good laugh on my hard drive)

You want him to watch EoE, has he watched NGE yet? If so his choice to refrain from seeing the "true" ending seems kinda baffling to me, but if he doesn't wanna, it can't be helped, I guess.
That or wait a few years for him to grow up a little bit.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:09 pm

There's always the option of skipping the first 4-5 minutes of the film. It's not like you're losing that much by doing so, as it keeps on tumbling down all the rest of the way. OTOH skipping the whole lets you keep the upbeat on-air ending unspoiled by the rather savage retcon that EoE represents.
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Postby Ambiant23 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:17 pm

Yeah just skip the first five minutes

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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:39 pm

Stupid people miss out on a lot of good things in life because of their stupidity.

End of Evangelion might just be one of those things.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:23 am

You can lead a horse to water you can't make him or her drink so I think its best to just let this go some people will never get Evangelion or never want to because of its themes and you just have to accept it.
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Postby The Flying Fortress » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:59 am

show him the scene where Asuka kicks the butt of some EVAs extras, if I'm not mistaken it's the most viewed scene on youtube

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Postby TBsq » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:36 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:This one specifically: https://youtu.be/VdUPwR6mzXo


No this one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RZCx-XXtv0

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Postby ShonHam » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:51 am

Not to sound elitist, but do you think that your friend would even be able to enjoy the movie to it's fullest if he's "stupid"? I mean, the series as a whole is infamous for its confusing deeper meanings and concepts.
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Postby ACGT-Samael » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:49 pm

The harder you try to force somebody to do something the more they'll push back and the more they'll resent you. I don't think this is the best path to tread down.

Also I find people who judge their friends based on perceptions of their intelligence tend to overestimate their own.


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