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by Tumbling Down
Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation
Replies: 75
Views: 4331

Re: Netflix's Death Note Live Action Adaptation

It wasn't as smart as the anime. It was a bit too rushed and needed more time to explain things. But I still enjoyed it. The soundtrack in particular excellent, easily the best part of the movie. I do hope that there's a sequel. I actually mean what I'm saying, and yet I'm still smirking because I k...
by Tumbling Down
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?
Replies: 423
Views: 41424

Re: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?

While my opinion is more positive than it originally was, I still think it's a very flawed movie and I have trouble calling it "good." It's going to be hard for 4.0 to redeem the series, but not impossible. (I did love 2.0.)
by Tumbling Down
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Why would someone place a drawing of Sephiroth's tree in the ceiling of his office?
Replies: 30
Views: 2315

Re: Why would someone place a drawing of Sephiroth's tree in the ceiling of his office?

Gendo placing a drawing of Sephiroth's tree on the ceiling of his office reminds me of how, according to a certain conspiracy theory, there are a bunch of business owners placing internationally-known symbols for specific criminal activities on company grounds. While the symbols are associated with ...
by Tumbling Down
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?
Replies: 52
Views: 6587

Re: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?

Hideaki Anno's Shin Godzilla was made on a budget of $15 million USD, and looks amazing Are you sure that isn't just because it's cheaper to make things in Japan? I know their animators are paid peanuts. despite most of the budget being used on an unused puppet. Wait, really? I doubt that a US stud...
by Tumbling Down
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?
Replies: 52
Views: 6587

Re: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?

I agree, Tippett is the way. Loved his work on Jurassic Park. ..that was him, right? About forty million adjusted for inflation, but I would expect it to actually be higher. Blockbuster movie making is more expensive now and the kind of location shooting, etc. on the first Star Wars would be very co...
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?
Replies: 52
Views: 6587

Re: [LAEM] Would an american Evangelion live-action movie have ever worked if it had been done right?

The only way to make LAEM work is by making all the monster fights stop motion animation. Assuming you're not joking, I said in another thread that I'd want them to be men in suits. I love the idea of practical effects, but the frame rate on stop-motion is low for a film with live-action components...
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Why was Gendo's transition guide Unit 01?

So, you'd expect Gendo's transition guide to be Yui, but instead, it was Unit 01, who ate him. He did briefly see Yui, but given how the exchange plays out, he seems to know that it's actually Lilith/Rei/Kaworu. Is this why the normal transition guide process didn't work? Why did it work for Fuyutsu...
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: What would've you done different with Mari?
Replies: 32
Views: 3896

Re: What would've you done different with Mari?

Mari feels to me like a comic relief character whose central joke is being a generic action hero in a world where such a thing shouldn't exist. I'd try to build upon that in some way.
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1344
Views: 119991

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

Funimtion just licensed Speed Racer, so..... I didn't know that! Thanks for telling me! Aaanddd according to Google and Amazon, it doesn't have Japanese audio. Or a new dub. It's just a re-release of what was licensed before, but cheaper and on Blu-Ray. Still neat. Because retro anime is niche busi...
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)
Replies: 47
Views: 5669

Re: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)

It was, of course, a rhetorical question that I assume would be asked by someone not much amused by the idea of shelling out good money to have text permanently plastered on the image when they can get something pristine for free. I mean, people who don't need/want the subs can just buy a Japanese ...
by Tumbling Down
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 278
Views: 56289

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

^ So they painted more of her than they needed to? I just impulse bought a DVD lot that has NGE, EoE, and D&R for $60. It's missing the third volume of NGE (I think episodes 9-11), but the guy I bought it from says it's somewhere in his house and he'll give it to me when he finds it. All that mo...
by Tumbling Down
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1344
Views: 119991

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

I don't know if this is controversial, but I can't find anywhere else to post this, soo.. Funimation makes some of the highest quality dubs out there, but when I subscribed to their service, I saw they were mostly doing things that were recent and generic-looking. Not classics. What's up with that? ...
by Tumbling Down
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)
Replies: 47
Views: 5669

Re: Illegal torrent trackers tumbling down (tumbling down)

So Japanese companies are shutting down anime trackers because they're worried about the potential impact on their sales, even though in many cases these trackers are being used by people who otherwise can't get the material. So, uhhh.. why don't these companies create their own translations, hardsu...
by Tumbling Down
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Bullshoot
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Bullshoot

They could also have the characters belch and fart.
by Tumbling Down
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: One recurring complaint about EVA I've heard a lot.
Replies: 23
Views: 1792

Re: One recurring complaint about EVA I've heard a lot.

People don't suddenly stop caring about their own peoblems because other people have much bigger problems. This applies to both Shinji and the audience. I can't quote on my phone, but someone brought up Episode 24 earlier. By that point in the series, we've spent enough time with Shinji that his pro...
by Tumbling Down
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Bullshoot
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Bullshoot

So, uh, ADV re-recorded a line in the dub of Episode 5 to have Shinji drop a BS bomb. This was years after the original release.

Why would they do that? Shinji saying "bullshit" to two adults/his superiors feels OOC, and it lessens the shock of his F bomb drop in EoE.
by Tumbling Down
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?
Replies: 370
Views: 123963

Re: Why was Shinji strangling Asuka at the end of EoE?

She gave him, as TV Tropes would call it, a Reason You Suck speech. No one had ever struck him to his core like that before. The fact that he probably agrees with what she said should maje it even worse. I mean, he tried it earlier, after she first gave the speech. So then, when she appeared again, ...
by Tumbling Down
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 402
Views: 27095

Re: Why didn't Shinji finish Asuka off in EOE?

Because she reminded him why he chose to abort Instrumentality. This is very much up for debate, though. She already addressed him whacking off to her earlier in the film, so I'm inclined to believe that her final line focuses on something different. In my opinion, I think she's referencing the enti...
by Tumbling Down
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people in this forum would support an Instrumentality for mankind?
Replies: 115
Views: 7135

Re: How many people in this forum would support an Instrumentality for mankind?

I would definitely choose Instrumentality for myself, but for others? Nah. I'm not fit to make that decision. No one man should make a decision that impacts all of humanity.

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