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by CommanderFish
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari Breaking the Loop?
Replies: 65
Views: 1270

Re: Mari Breaking the Loop?

Perhaps I wasn't clear:

There is a discernible difference between being dead-set on NTE being a sequel and merely being open to the idea of NTE being a sequel. When I say "close-minded", I am referring to a refusal of the latter, not the former.
by CommanderFish
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari Breaking the Loop?
Replies: 65
Views: 1270

Re: Mari Breaking the Loop?

Let NGE go... at least when discussing Rebuild. Seriously; there's liking something and then there's this... being such a fanboy that you can't enjoy the reboot without somehow linking it, in-universe to the original is sad. [...] And please don't try and explain how any of these are connected (the...
by CommanderFish
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Blade Runner franchise
Replies: 49
Views: 3370

Re: Blade Runner franchise

Blade Runner 2049 was a fantastic film. Ray's cautious pessimism can be assuaged.
by CommanderFish
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Sequel theory once again.
Replies: 147
Views: 18640

Re: Sequel theory once again.

FOUR ENTIRE MOVIES worth of narrative cohesion and integral structure coaxes far too much investment from the audiences in order for a dream ending to even be interesting. And waiting until the very end of FOUR ENTIRE MOVIES to reveal to the audience that it was a sequel to something else entirely ...
by CommanderFish
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild is shallow tangent
Replies: 39
Views: 701

Re: Rebuild is shallow tangent

NTE’s larger budget doesn’t only give its audience more spectacular battle scenes, but it also gives audience more detailed character animation. As a result more nuanced things are conveyed through character blocking and movement than they were for the original TV series. Okay... :chinscratch: I me...
by CommanderFish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild is shallow tangent
Replies: 39
Views: 701

Re: Rebuild is shallow tangent

The films require the audience to be more engaged as Anno is actually doing some subtle work for once while still making his broadest spectacle driven features yet loaded with action scenes. I am completely lost when it comes to this mindset. In what ways is NTE more subtle than NGE? (I'm not neces...
by CommanderFish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Sequel theory once again.
Replies: 147
Views: 18640

Re: Sequel theory once again.

Archangel wrote:It's a sequel = boring

It's all a dream Shinji is having in the sea of LCL during End of Eva = boring and lame.

Is that necessarily so? I'd say it's all dependent on how these concepts would be utilized, more than anything else.
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2864

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

A single explanation can generate hundreds of interpretations. Human interactions are a fixed value of 0 and 1,they can be every value in between and can be read in many ways. Maybe I should have used "extensively documented" instead of "fully explained" to better explain what I...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2864

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

I really disagree with this. As one of the regular posters here points out, NGE was often guilty of telling us its point instead of showing, e.g. Shinji's conversations with his subconscious self on the traincar. EoE actually tells you the point it's trying to make through Yui's monologue at the en...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2864

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

I am not dismissing his claim that NTE isn't as good as NGE. I'm only challenging his logic getting there. I don't think NTE is as good as NGE either. Okay, that makes much more sense to me. Sorry for misinterpreting. But that doesn't keep NTE from being good or even impressive in its own right. I ...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me feel better about Evangelion.
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: Make me feel better about Evangelion.

Depressed Corn Man wrote:But really though let's focus on the happy parts of NGE itt.

How about this: what do you consider the happy parts of NGE?
by CommanderFish
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible
Replies: 44
Views: 2864

Re: How Evangelion Gets Away With Being Terrible

Yeah, I saw DD's videos, and they're only slightly better than this. His claims still lack the proper context of both the series, the movies, and the other titles he compares them to. He'll claim that it wasn't the multiple characters and short duration that made NTE "fail" in character d...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me feel better about Evangelion.
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: So I watched the series and EoE a few days ago, and I really shouldn't have.

Evangelion (and particularly The End of Evangelion) is beautiful to me because it presents us with all the absolute worst, most horrifying, most depressing things that we can experience in life and says that despite all of that, it's still a life worth living. Whenever I get down, I try to remember ...
by CommanderFish
Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva
Replies: 177
Views: 14220

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

Re: "After that"/"The End" -- the former is indeed referring to "continuation", so the simplest interpretation IMO is that this is just telling us what we already know, that 3+1 is both a continuation (following on from 3.0) and the ending (final entry). Oh that's with...
by CommanderFish
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Evangelion Final [SPOILERS]
Topic: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva
Replies: 177
Views: 14220

Re: Evangelion's site and Facebook/Twitter covers updated with new images - First teases of Shin Eva

^^ Must be crazy to go through something like that. Like Evangelion's destiny is finally being fulfilled, or something. :tongue: Also, about the poster itself: I find it interesting that the words "NOT" and "ANTI" are very alike, while the phrases "After that" and "...
by CommanderFish
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: If Evangelion had a clearer approach, would it lose its charm?

^Very good points here.

Also, if Evangelion had a clearer approach, I'm guessing about half the threads in this section ("Evangelion Discussion") wouldn't even exist.
by CommanderFish
Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation
Replies: 75
Views: 2728

Re: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation

Nonsense. The show never once addresses the moral issues of a Death Note in any real fashion. But I never said that it addresses moral issues. I said that it demonstrates how power can corrupt. I didn't say anything regarding the discussion of morals. Light STARTS the show as a crazed sociopath who...
by CommanderFish
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation
Replies: 75
Views: 2728

Re: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation

Just like the subpar show, the movie jumps over the most interesting concept of the Death Note - how would a book with this power corrupt someone The show definitely addresses this, but from what I can gather it just didn't do it enough for you. Which I can understand. But it was still my main take...
by CommanderFish
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

1.0-2.0 is Shinji's "dream" during 3rd Impact (Retribution), seemingly ended by Kaworu in 2.0 but actually ended by Asuka during Eva 01's awakening at the beginning of 3.0. Shinji 2.0 is reborn when Shinji 3.0 is retrieved from space, connecting Shinji's dream with reality. This is why he...
by CommanderFish
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory
Replies: 24
Views: 1344

Re: Rebuild Instrumentality Theory

Unit-01 is heavily implied to be one of the four Adams in NTE. Unit-13 as well. For 13, they skip the "imply" part and just flat-out state it. :tongue: In other words, I've seriously got to re-watch the Rebuilds. Regardless, I like the idea of all the excess LCL being linked to the Chambe...

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