Warren Peace wrote:
I really don't get crossing one's arms, turning up one's nose and declaring "not impressed" at this news. Who'd have thought we'd get ANY of Q in (presumably) good quality in 2012!? You need to check your pulse if you find this unexciting.
Well, I can't speak for anyone else here, but I plan to just let go and get all spoiled upon release of the film. Just go ahead and learn all the saucy details. The only issue I have is going to be me having to trust possibly fraudulent claims initially before the record starts to get straightened out.
So for me, learning about a pre screening of some six minutes before the movie rates slightly above "pretty cool" for me, since it will be on tv and therefore not a camera shot taken from someone's pocket. The first august 2011 footage of Asuka flipping around in space and unveiling the Best Hair was put up in good quality almost instantly. So this will be out in a heartbeat. Again, pretty cool, but since I'm not waiting til 2013 to learn about everything, it's not such a big deal to know about the first six minutes just a day before. Again, it's the equivalent of seeing Bane wreck an airplane and going "what the fuck is he saying?" Only instead of months ahead of time, it's just a day before.
But as far as trying to guess how the movie will start, there's a lot of directions it could go, so it is actually pretty exciting to finally see how they do it. A big robot fight featuring Jet Alone I think would be a ton of fun because we all love that disposable failure. But also they could do some great stuff by rationalizing that it's the completed version with an array of ludicrous weaponry and gadgets. I'm reminded of the Samurai Jack episode "Robo Samurai vs Mondobot" where the Mondobot unleashes countless bullets and missiles and manages to destroy pretty much everything except
the target which survives without a scratch. That could be lots of fun.
Or they could do a callback scene showing something from the previous movie but from another perspective. We've already mentioned the Kawrou on the moon angle, but they could also show Asuka's POV inside Unit 03. Maybe it's a flashback of Misato in post 2I, or Gendo and Fuyutsuki in the desert, an extended Yui disappearance scene, or a scene of Asuka's training as a child, or the actual creation of Rei.
I can't really think of a specific way to start it out, because whatever they do could affect the rest of the series.
Why do they even want the Loc-Nar? All it does is melt you.