Okay. So I’ve been in this sort of orverdose of doing nothing yet something at the same time. It’s like when you get caught up staring at your monitor for about 10 hours straight for seven days straight and you have no idea what you have been doing within that timeline.
Uh yeah, well it’s not “like” it’s more like “yes, that is my current situation”
(Yes, this is a post about Eva.)
Evangelion 1.11 You are (not) Alone
I never watched the anime series. -cue shame boos- I’ve seen clips here and there. Namely the bath scene between Shinji and Kaworu, but that’s about it. Plus, when I originally heard of Eva, it was because I read that Kaworu was voiced by Ishida Akira; the first ever seiyuu I seriously fangirled about.
Then I hear that You are (not) Alone is going to show up in theatres! Moreover, it’ll be in Montreal and Laval too! How many times does that happen? Not often. Anyways, considering how September 30th is VERY far away, I decided to watch the subbed movie.
LOLOMGWOW, what have I been missing my life?
I think I watched the first episode of Eva three months ago, so the beginning of the movie was “whoa déjà vu in better animation” to me. Well, at least it didn’t loop some 15, 498 times.
I thought Shinji was pretty adorable a character until … well … I don’t know … at some point I just kept thinking “you git you git you git,” repeatedly. Misato’s great, but even she started annoying me after a while. The thing is, when I like Shinji, I dislike Misato and when I like Misato, I dislike Shinji. That make sense? No. Well, it doesn’t matter.
That shower scene was made of epic. Great use of beer. The movie should’ve had a little more moments like this. I would’ve liked Misato and Shinji a lot more. It’s just that in the second half the both of them started pissing me off.
I like Rei. I always thought she was pretty cool. Her figurines are just beautiful too (yeah, that’s how I found out about her). But the thing is, every time I look at her, I think of that guy in the second story of the Sensitive Pornograph OVA. GAH!
THEY’RE LIKE THE MALE AND FEMALE VERSIONS OF A SAME PERSON! (IS IT THE BANDAGES!? IS IT!?)
Okay, so the characters had me pissed at them for about 95% of the movie. Still, I loved it. I don’t understand myself, but I love it. It was great. I loved all the Eva vs. Angel scenes. They were just too cool. The last fight had me shit my pants. It was wonderful. Rei jumping to save Shinji and BAM! Bye bye Angel! It was absolutely magnificient. (Spare me, I know I’m not being coherent right now)
Or maybe I felt like the ending made the whole movie worth it.
Okay, so that little exchange between Rei and Shinji moved me. I mean yay! Ending! It was pretty good way to wrap up the movie. What’s this? Like, 7 episodes of the anime I think? (I’ll make myself watch it soon)
You know what? I think I’m torn between hating and liking the Eva characters. This is though. Anyways, I was going to leave my impression about the movie on “It was great! But ‘ehn'” until … well, can you guess what made my day?
Yes, I can be that shallow. I sersiouly don’t give a flipping hell about the rest of Eva as long as there’s Kaworu.
Well, I’ve found motivation to watch the series now if only to find out whether or not I really do hate or like Shinji. Plus, I don’t think I can wait for the rest of the movies, so I’m going to end up watching the series to satisfy my curiosity. Though, it takes out a lot because I already know the ending. I think about the only thing I don’t know about is that other pilot girl. What’s her name? Asuka … I think.
Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. The animation was beautiful and the backgrounds had me feel like I was on another planet. Plus, the Angel fights were intense. It was enough to get me into Eva. I think that’s what matters here … considering how it’s one of those “everyone-watched-it-but-I-didn’t” series on my list along with Shana.
While I’m at it, RIP Michael Jackson!