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Postby chee » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:55 pm

EPISODE 1: SACHIEL IS FUCKING ADORABLE OH MY GOD

1. already some supremely powerful Shin Godzilla energy in here (if you haven't seen it fucking watch it)

2. The shot with the tank barrel directing your eye diagonally towards the exact spot where sachiel tosses up surf, and then the seagull just nopes the fuck out, kino

3. Gendo's subtle shit-eating "you uhhhh you sure about that my dude" expression when the JSDF mook gloats over dropping a nuke n2 mine

4. Already off the bat it's obvious that Gendo and our boy Fuyu (who I still maintain is Samuel Beckett's lost twin) have significantly more agency over the situation than they're letting on, as if the framing of them in close-up from a low-angle while we look down at their nameless JSDF colleagues from a distance wasn't a screamingly deliberate giveaway (we first see the latter in a similarly intimidating profile, but without a clear view of their faces - "yup, disregard that they're actually not important")

5. I love Gendo's silly little big-boy elevator lift with the tiny hand-rail that they made just for him

6. Fucking hell Fuyu is tall

7. After rewatching the Rebuilds, it's striking how subtly different Shinji is from here right from the get-go. OG Shinji (based on my memory of this show, might change as I go on) is characterized as precocious and generally more perceptive than he likes to let on, whereas Rebuild Shinji is far more aggressive in how he shuts the world out, and later on in 1.0 displays a level of upfront acidity towards Misato that you really can't imagine him doing here

8. JSDF mook doing Gendo's own pose at him, with the shots reversed - now Gendo is the one we look down on from a slight distance, yet him being front-and-center with his smug expression lets us know A. what these people think of him and B. he's the one really in charge. Cutting from a medium shot of mook guy to Gendo and then to a wide shot of the former descending to wherever the fuck in Nerv the desk elevator gets off, unf

9. Aoba's Japanese voice actor is Dio. Let that percolate for a second

10. Yes everyone ignore the giant oedipus robot's hand ominously reaching out for her son no this is extremely normal it's actually not a hand, we just keep weather balloons in there

11. Gendo is such a bond-villain turbodork that he just has to have a tiny observation deck at the top of the hangar literally covered in CRT monitors so he can scowl at his shitty son in full 360 degree panorama (also reinforcing our impression of him as a powerful source of authority, as he scowls down at the characters and us in the audience, surrounded by what would essentially function as a full-on surveillance panorama, also the little shit has the strongest tempered glass in the world protecting him from a fucking girder as he looks down with a shit-eating grin, further cementing the notion that this guy is in control)

12. Misato's horrified objection to Ritsuko proposing that they place this diminuitive fragile child into a combat scenario with no training comes off as the first genuine, no-bullshit reaction she gives to anybody in this whole episode (apart from trying to do a vehicular murder-suicide with Shinji because he called her immature)

13. powerful star trek technobabble energy

14. Already we're seeing the seeds of Misato and Ritsuko's falling out as the latter acts as a coldly pragmatic foil going "nah bruh just put the kid in his cybermom"

15. "Don't die, Shinji-kun" well who the fuck drove him all the way from bumfuck hakone

16. gendo's iconic little smirk. He knows he's about to have a fantastic evening.

17. maternal authority figures flanking Shinji in profile, centered in the frame in front of Unit-01. very nice, much foreshadowing

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:14 pm

View Original Postchee wrote:no this is extremely normal it's actually not a hand, we just keep weather balloons in there

Is that a reference to the current Dresden Codak story, then?
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:25 pm

Nice. I wanna read more these thoughts in the future.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:57 am

View Original Postchee wrote:9. Aoba's Japanese voice actor is Dio. Let that percolate for a second


He's also in Initial D TV series, not the 3 Legend films (with Toji's seiyuu as his little brother) for the Akagi Red Suns, Takahashi Brothers :grin: Ever scene I realized KONO DIO DA! trivia, I giggle like an idiot rewatching Eva scenes. I need to do a full rewatch sometime, though...
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Postby Melkor » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:56 am

What a coincidence. I just finished rewatching the original series over these past few days! I've rewatched the Rebuilds a bunch of times, but I haven't watched the original series since high school, so this is only my second time watching it. Now that I've rewatched the original series and End of Evangelion, I've decided to read the manga now as well to see what's different about it.

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Postby Blockio » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:23 am

View Original Postchee wrote:9. Aoba's Japanese voice actor is Dio. Let that percolate for a second

Slight tangent, but I really wish that Koyasu was recognized for more than just "oh it's that Dio guy". He's such a good VA, reducing him to one role he played doesn't really do him justice
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:42 pm

View Original Postchee wrote:13. powerful star trek technobabble energy


Oh, I miss that from the first episodes. Reimember how Ritsuko says something about the MAGI agreeing or disagreeing and making recommendations and more than once about how they have a 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000001% chance of succeeding? I wish they hadn't dropped that.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:20 pm

Technobabble is a luxury for television and books. If technobabble is in a movie, it’s probably because the premise of the whole film is based around that one piece of tech. (Like Interstellar’s very real blackhole technobabble, or Pacific Rim’s very fun technobabble.)
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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:48 pm

I prefer technojargon over technobabble, honestly. The former usually means there's some actual real-world basis, while the latter is just making stuff up
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:10 am

View Original Postchee wrote:EPISODE 1: SACHIEL IS FUCKING ADORABLE OH MY GOD

Seen anymore yet? We'd still like to hear your thoughts on this revisit.
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Postby chee » Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:54 pm

Been going at a crawl. Will post soon enough.

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Postby Lavinius » Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:31 am

10. Yes everyone ignore the giant oedipus robot's hand ominously reaching out for her son no this is extremely normal it's actually not a hand, we just keep weather balloons in there

If you mean the hand that you see in the background of the pink water in the Eva cages (what exactly is that stuff?) while Shinji, Misato, & Ritsuko are going up the lift while talking about the O-9 system, it took me a long time to realize this, but I think it's actually supposed to be Zerogouki's hand punched through the wall.
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Postby Berserker » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:32 am

Is this a thread for everyone to dump their thoughts or we only get to discuss about chee's thoughts? Cause i got some weird things in my head that i would also like to share about eva. If it's the former,then i'll edit this post.
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Postby glitz2hard » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:11 am

can't wait for episode 2
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