Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Alt title: Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q

Movie (1 ep x 96 min)
2012
3.878 out of 5 from 8,959 votes
Rank #1,435

Fourteen years after third impact, Shinji Ikari awakens to a world he does not remember. He hasn't aged. Much of Earth is laid in ruins, Nerv has been dismantled, and people who he once protected have turned against him. Befriending the enigmatic Kaworu Nagisa, Shinji continues the fight against the angels and realizes the fighting is far from over, even when it could be against his former allies. The characters' struggles continue amid the battles against the angels and each other, spiraling down to what could inevitably be the end of the world.

Source: Funimation

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MissH
2

Warning: Spoiler Alert After glimpsing at some of the other reviews, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who is completely and utterly perplexed as to what's going on here anymore. Since the end of the second film, fourteen years have seemingly passed and once again we're reunited with Shinji. He has apparently been in some sort of coma and when he wakes everyone hates him. Yet they tell him nothing. He asks and asks what the hell is going on but nope, they just ignore him and tell him not to do anything stupid. But how is he supposed to know what is "stupid" or not if they don't tell him anything? So it came as no surprise to me that he escaped and went off with Rei. Who apparently isn't Rei. But actually a copy? Or maybe a reconstructed image of Shinji's mother? I have no idea. Rei was always strange but she's even more so now. Literally just living to follow orders. Shinji then makes a new friend, a white haired young man who can play the piano. They spend hours together bonding and playing, preparing to pilot a dual eva together. Though the others who are angry with Shinji don't want him to pilot an eva yet don't say why not! All Shinji knows is that he needs to collect these two spears as that's all his new friend has been talking about. But as soon as they get close, his friend freezes and says they can't. But doesn't say why not. Instead he lets Shinji pull out the spears and then admits that he is the first angel and then randomly and spontaneously implodes!  Then everyone fights and if I remember correctly, manages to stop another impact from happening. But I honestly can't remember So... what's the deal with Rei? What's the deal with Shinji's father wanting to kill humanity? How did Shinji's friend get off the moon? What's the curse of the eva's? What is the actually purpose of this anime anymore??? Apart from the utter confusion that is the plot, I do enjoy the action of these films. The graphics in this installment have improved significantly and are just as bad ass and epic as before. I just wish I knew what was going on...

theSentinel
6

Evangelion 1: you are (not) alone   great!!!Evangelion 2: you can (not) advance   great!!! Evangelion 3: you can (not) redo. . . . .you know what? lets change the name to;Evangelion 3: you will (not) be pleasedI dont know exactly where to begin, but I will start by telling you the major things that went horribly wrong here, then I will tell you the few things that were ok.1) 96 min of movie 15 min of important sh*t got done within those 96 min.to elaborate, this movie felt like the series, which showed waaaay to much unimportant crap.  Way too much scenery (and other weirdness), 15 episodes worth of Shiji sitting around trying to figure out what the f*ck to do, ect.  2) SPOILER  Suddenly we jump 14 years into the furture. "Shiji Ikari, you will never do anything again" . . . . wait WTF?  I though in the previous one they wanted him to man up and do somthing?   Ok well thats fine but WHAT THE F*CK DID I DO WRONG?  Oh im sorry we cant tell you that because I DONT KNOW WHY.they gave NO INFORMATION, you are left wondering what the hell happened.  Furthermore Shiji seemed to be sacking up a bit but in this one he didnt do ANYTHING TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HELL WAS HAPPENING.  I felt like I was left out of a joke, but due to the fact that I was left out it just appears to be a sick joke.  Shinji could have said something like "would someone tell me what has happened, I cant remember anything.  Why is everyone mad at me?"   since everyone was giving him douchy looks for NO APPARENT REASON.  What is this curse?  Why the f*ck is Asuka mad too?  how many angels have they fought?  How many evas are there?  What happened to create WILLE?  Why are they fighting NERV?  Where did they get their giant ship from?  WHAT THEY HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS MOVIEthis  made the whole thing a massive clusterf*ck3) no continuity.  oh cool a giant awesome looking ship. . . . .  that you will see once at the beggining for 2 minutes and once at the end for 2 minutes.  Why does it look like angel bones OH THATS RIGHT WE ARENT GONNA TELL YOU SH*They lets play the piano to "speak" to one another.  hey lets play shogi to "speak" to one another.  Hey lets keep going back to the room scene and Rei's room scene to waste time NOT TELLING YOU WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON.  Shiji just ends up hopping from scene to scene screwing around doing whatever.  He ends up in weird places at weird times.  another thing that made this a clusterf*ckTHE GOOD:  wait there is something good?  in fact, yesanimation was good like the first two, but not as good as either in my opinion.  Subpar to the standard they created with Eva remake 1 and 2the soundtrack was ok lastly, even though no one told shinji sh*t and Asuka seemed to hate his guts right up until the end, they reverted back to showing that Asuka actually cares for Shiji from Eva Rebuild 2.  The problem was that Shiji reverted back to his Neon Genesis little bitch Shiji, which sucked because I thought he was really gonna grow a pair and be awesome.  I really liked the way that she was becoming attached to him, but at the beggining of Eva 3 it seemed like she just hated him and wanted nothing to do with him anymore.  SO WHY DID I GIVE IT A 7. . . . . . massive amounts of pity, but they have a lot of sh*t to get right in the next one, because as it stand Im not buying this sack of crap unless the last Eva remake makes it worth it.  I had really high hopes after  Evangelion 2: you can (not) advance.  It was awesome.  And they f*cked up this one really badly though.  just my opinion.

neoji
6

Three words to sum up 3.0: Confusing. As. Hell.  What is actually happening? Who the heck are all these random characters I've never seen before? What is going on? Why won't anyone actually explain to Shinji why what he did at the end of 2.0 was Very Bad? What was the point of saving Shinji if there was a large chance that he would act like an idiot and potentially destroy everyone again? Wouldn't treating him like a piece of mud and refusing to answer any of his questions only increase the chances of that happening? What? The plot had me in a permanant state of furious denial, all the characters seemed to have had personality transplants overnight (or in the last 14 years, boy what a time skip) and were staggeringly different to any previous portrayal of them. I even questioned at the start if Shinji had just accidentally fallen into some sort of parallel universe. The whole "curse of the Eva" to explain the ageless 14-year-old-28-year-olds failed to.. well.. explain anything.  The overall mood was very depressing, even by Evangelion standards, but the doom and gloom was accompanied by some rather awesome music. The soundtrack was ace. At least when confronted by the end of the world over and over, we'll have some nice tunes to go with it. And as expected, the animation was beautiful. Some - ahem one - of the scenes was very haunting, to the point of trauma, and that was the only scene where I felt that Evangelion 3.0 had exceeded my expectations.  Overall, a little disappointing considering the high standards of the rest of the franchise, but not a "bad" film by any means. 

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