How young is too young to see NGE?

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Thu May 08, 2014 10:38 am

I first watched Eva when I was 12 or 14, I definitely felt too young after seeing it.

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Postby Firetrout » Thu May 08, 2014 2:52 pm

I'd say anyone who is still a fetus would be too young.

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Postby Kendrix » Thu May 08, 2014 7:13 pm

View Original PostFiretrout wrote:I'd say anyone who is still a fetus would be too young.


Obviously, since their eyes would be sort of unfinished and blocked from the screen by mommy's abdominal wall.
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Postby Stillborn » Fri May 09, 2014 12:45 am

If you still hold childish innocence, still believe that people are inherently good, world is wonderful place and your parents will love you just because they are your parents... You're too young.
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Postby _-SAMWIDGE-_ » Thu May 15, 2014 3:19 am

With Eva I think it really does come down to the person. I saw the series first when I was about 9, but honestly most of it went over my head beyond thinking "This is really weird...". I didn't really start thinking about the themes and ideas of it until I re-watched it a few years ago along with EoE, at which point, having seen it already, it was more of an enlightening experience, seeing details I had missed before and piecing the story together.

On the other hand, if I had watched EoE along with the original series I would most likely have freaked out, cos that's where I really started to feel like something serious was happening beyond being just a 'tad' weird.

So maybe mid-teens would be a good age for people to be capable of appreciating it. Beyond that it really just comes down to tastes I think!
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Postby AR-99 » Thu May 15, 2014 6:07 pm

A couple weeks ago I found some of the first release DVDs in a Goodwill and was looking at them. Some 7-8 year old kid noticed them too and I know he was curious because after all it is animation, but no way did I let him look and besides, I did think about getting them for a few minutes before changing my mind.
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Postby xanderkh » Thu May 15, 2014 6:11 pm

View Original PostStillborn wrote:If you still hold childish innocence, still believe that people are inherently good, world is wonderful place and your parents will love you just because they are your parents... You're too young.


Um, hello? *points to self* :irked:
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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Thu May 15, 2014 6:19 pm

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If you still hold childish innocence, still believe that people are inherently good, world is a wonderful place and your parents will love you just because they are your parents... None of it matters because Eva can be experienced by any individual no matter whatever there life perspective may be.

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Postby Dataprime » Fri May 16, 2014 9:45 am

I think we can all agree that the first half of Eva is fine to watch
even for a young kid (anyone under 8) "part 2" gets a little crazy
so you might want some parents present in the room.

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Postby ChaddyManPrime » Fri May 16, 2014 9:47 am

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