FreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:3.0+1.0 could help Shinji return to not being alone, as was stated in 1.0’s parenthetically true title. He could either be doing this as a result of physically resetting everything, as 3.0’s false parenthetical interpretation suggests, or it could be that everyone else forgives him, allowing him to start his life over again a new man. This would be a more emotional sense of the false parenthetical interpretation of 3.0’s title, rather than an explicit physical one. I like that latter reading better, since Shinji was already denied a physical reset in Q. After that one option wasn’t available in Q (and probably won’t every be available), it would seem more fulfilling to have Shinji explore a way of “redoing” his relationship with his friends through forgiveness and trust, rather than through wishing “Wait! Let’s go back!”
This would also, for the first time in the series, render 2.0’s parenthetical to be false. Let’s think about it, all three titles should have the opportunity to be considered reconsidered throughout the series. Shinji could not actually advance in 2.0. We see that now. Things only got worse. 3.0 offers an alternate question. Instead of advancing, can you redo? At first it seems as though he can actually redo, but then that opportunity is taken away from him. The “(Not) Redo” title, at least on a physical level, has already been considered false at the beginning (he could probably redo), and then reconsidered to be true by the end of the same movie (he couldn’t redo). The “(Not) Alone” title was considered in the first two movies to be true, then reconsidered in the third movie to be false. The “(Not) Advance” title has been considered in the second film and at the beginning of the third film as true (he could not actually advance), but hasn’t really had an opportunity to be reconsidered in a subsequent film to be false yet. We’ve yet to see Shinji actually advance in this film series.
At the end of FINAL, I wonder if Shinji will be faced with the decision of either having to advance, or having to redo. To redo is to run away from advancing, something that Shinji supposedly mustn’t do. (“I mustn't run away!”) If order to do that, he must first learn how too not be alone again by asking for forgiveness from his friends. By doing so he is “Redoing” his friendship plus becoming “not alone.” (Hence the 3.0+1.0 numbering in the title.)
I'm gonna bet for this, IMO it's the most pausable theory. If Anno choses to copy Rahxephon, to be the copy of a "copy" of his own work, to follow a path so overused, I would be disappointed, I couldn't see him the same way. Sadamoto's manga was enough example of lack of writing skills and imagination.
Sorry If I sound harsh, but It's a kind of ending I despise no matter the franchise or the media (comic book, manga, anime, literature, movie). For me, It's synomymus of cowardice, an easy choice for the characters that makes pointless whatever the have endured. The writer shows us he doesn`t know how to give the story a proper ending, neither good or bad. A reset means that the characters you have watched, read about....have disappeared, allog all they have learned, experienced or endured. Amnesia and start again, as a new person. Even being a happy ending, the ones enjoying it are not the same characters.
As I've said my opinion is not only about EVA, I just hate that kind of cliche ending. My steem for Anoo is too high to think he'll follow that path. Of course, EVA is his child, and he has the right to do, but that doesn't mean I must like it. I cannot link the "face reality message" of EVA with the reset, because life has no reset button. You must advance even it means pain, and you can only grow up if you deal with the things you did in the past. Erasing your memory and resetting the world it's just being a coward, a selfish coward......oh wait
My money goes to FreakyFilmFan4ever, but I think this title it's just Anno trolling again. Do you think they are really gonna release a film under such title??? Imagine the scene
- Hello, I wanna buy EVangelion 3.33 + 1.11
- Both movies or the final one???