Which felt more "Eva" to you? Eva 2.22 or 3.33?

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Which felt more "Eva" to you? Eva 2.22 or 3.33?

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Postby WunderBah » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:28 pm

Like, in terms of atmosphere, theme, intensity, etc? Generally most of things that reminds you of the "Evangelion" of old in the sense of feeling.

I sometimes felt the need to ask this question, due to how both films have fascinated me in different ways.

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Postby monitoradiation » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:32 pm

To be honest, neither.

2.22 felt too shounen, 3.33 felt too gundam.
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Postby andreh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:41 pm

3.33

The feeling of seeing something and not understand anything makes me wonder what people felt when NGE was aired for the first time.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:52 pm

Neither one of them really reminded me of the way I felt when I watched NGE. They're both too different. 2.22 was really its own thing, while 3.33 is so alien that it just broke away from the mold entirely.

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:01 pm

I thought 2.0's atmosphere was too different for me before I watched 3.0.

Now that 3.0 is out I desperately wished they kept whatever original story they had from the Next Time Preview. Everything is just too different for me.
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:11 pm

MY FEELS ARE IRRELEVANT

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Postby monitoradiation » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:21 pm

TB that pic made me Lulz especially Gendo. Nicely done sir, nicely done.

Back on topic: I don't think its quite possible to replicate the mystical aura that NGE had with as much information we now know about the background material.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:29 pm

2.22 felt more like eva inthe sense that most main events from teh plot were directly lifted from the series.

3.33 felt more like eva because of shit hitting the fan in epic proportions and Shinji being broken down bit by bit.
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Postby CJD » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:38 pm

I love and prefer 2.22, but 3.33 is the more "Eva" of the two by far. 2.22 is more like "Eva Lite" whereas 3.33 is pure, unadulterated Evangelion.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:46 pm

1.0 doesn't even feel the same to me. The subtle changes make a big difference. The first half of 2.22 felt like what I imagined Eva to be from seeing fanart and hearing vague details about the plot before I saw the series. The second half of 2.0 felt like having my heart ripped out and shat upon and lit on fire by deranged hell imps because they hurt my Asuka but then I felt better because she was a pirate. Oh and Shinji got mad.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:54 pm

For me, the second half of 3.0 felt exactly like NGE/EoE's Bitter End Arc. It was like rewatching NGE/EoE for the first time all over again.
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Postby Rei IV » Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:57 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:For me, the second half of 3.0 felt exactly like NGE/EoE's Bitter End Arc. It was like rewatching NGE/EoE for the first time all over again.

+1

What SSD said. Also, my intial reaction to Ha, specifically the ending was "Oh, shit!" while the results we see in Q as a consequence of what happened in the former was like "OH, SNAP!".

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Postby Dream » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:18 am

I think Ha and Q are just as "Eva". They're two halves of a whole and embody different aspects of Evangelion, that's all. Eva always had as much relatively light moments with a more SoL and action style and happier sense to it as it had really out there narrative structure and oniric sense to it.
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Postby Chuckman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:19 am

Eva that doesn't have Old Robocop bitching about budgets is not the true Eva.
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Postby ApolloIVtv » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:37 am

1st half of the show, 2.22. The second half, 3.33, kinda (mostly because of the last few eps).
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Postby Blue Monday » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:30 am

In agreement with Dream. Both are two parts of a greater whole, though I definitely favour Q personally - As it breaks new ground for the IP whilst still being quintessential Evangelion.

Also, a minor irksome addition when referring to the movies in general; 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 will do. 1.11, 2.22, 3.33 refer to the updated home BD and DVD release versions specifically. It's like going around talking about Blade Runner: The Final Cut or Apocalypse Now Redux.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:49 am

Just as a note, I find it interesting we're defining Eva as a whole trough EoE, excluding all of the fun action-romp toned episodes like Ep. 8 or 9 that Ha brought back to the screen. But, yes. Q reminded me a lot of the raw emotional experience that EoE provided.

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:52 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Just as a note, I find it interesting we're defining Eva as a whole trough EoE, excluding all of the fun action-romp toned episodes

That's because lots of series have fun parts - it's the other parts of Eva that make it unique, and so define its distinctive character.
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Postby Rei IV » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:46 am

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:Just as a note, I find it interesting we're defining Eva as a whole trough EoE, excluding all of the fun action-romp toned episodes like Ep. 8 or 9 that Ha brought back to the screen. But, yes. Q reminded me a lot of the raw emotional experience that EoE provided.

Unfortunately it was short-lived, just like in NGE.

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Postby Dataprime » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:23 am

3.33 without a second thought. Or a first for that matter

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