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Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)

Evangelion Shin Gekijôban: Kyu (original title)
14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has ... See full summary »

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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Megumi Ogata ... Shinji Ikari (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Rei Ayanami (kashou) / Pen Pen / Yui Ikari (voice)
Yûko Miyamura Yûko Miyamura ... Asuka Langley Shikinami (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Mari Illustrious Makinami (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Misato Katsuragi (voice)
Akira Ishida ... Kaworu Nagisa (voice)
Yuriko Yamaguchi Yuriko Yamaguchi ... Ritsuko Akagi (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Gendo Ikari (voice)
Motomu Kiyokawa Motomu Kiyokawa ... Kozo Fuyutsuki (voice)
Takehito Koyasu ... Shigeru Aoba (voice)
Hiro Yûki Hiro Yûki ... Makoto Hyuga (voice)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Maya Ibuki (voice)
Miyuki Sawashiro ... Sakura Suzuhara (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Kouji Takao (voice)
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ... Sumire Nagara (voice)
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14 years have passed since the near third impact. Most of the world has changed except Shinji Ikari who awakens, unaged in a new and strange environment. Misato has formed a group that has is separate from Nerv. The fight is far from over but the biggest struggle might be against humans and former allies. Written by Anonymous

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This is (not) the world you thought you knew. (USA DVD / Blu Ray Box)


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Trivia

Hideaki Anno stated after the film's completion he once again fell into a state of depression, weirdly mirroring what happened to him after the completion of the franchise. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Rei attacks Wunder, there is a close up shot of Shinji screaming, during the close up we didn't see his collar attached to his neck, however, after a flash of explosion, the collar magically appears.

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Crazy Credits

The film's title card appears after the film runs for 32 minutes. See more »

Connections

Remake of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Sakura Nagashi
Music by Hikaru Utada and Paul Carter
Lyrics and Performance by Hikaru Utada
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"Destroying the world is only too easy. Rebuilding it is not so simple, however."
20 July 2013 | by Space-SweeperSee all my reviews

The Rebuild saga blazes onward in Anno's world flipping master act. This is the world of Evangelion unlike anything that's been done before, boasting a new, clear and confident vision that brings our heroes and anti-heroes through endless strife and the most horrific of imaginable emotional confrontations. At times it's hard to watch for that reason, but the fact that an 'out' even exists, in all of its mysterious grandeur, shows us that this doesn't have to be the end… and it's already gone beyond THE End that we've previously been met with.

Atmosphere is what the entire movie is about. Dialogue is minimal, and much is left to the visuals to tell the story of the Fourth Impact. Those visuals are quite unlike much else I've seen in a film, carrying on Evangelion's hellish, dreamlike tradition of an original, complex, and thought-provoking art direction. The cryptic nature of every artistic level, be it writing, animation, design, or music cues, that the feature works on, recalls once again, the work of Stanley Kubrick and his 'Kubrick's Cube' of visual parallelism. Aside for some visual nods to Kubrick's work (2001: A Space Odyssey, in particular), Hideaki Anno produces a visual wonder through animation, as he has with the previous Evangelion entries (and the parallels between NGE and Rebuild, in their universe hand-offs, progressions, and quantum entanglements), and goes above and beyond. It's truly a masterpiece worthy of seemingly endless dissection.

One shot that stands out in particular for me is Shinji, listening to his Walkman in the foetal position in the ruins of NERV HQ as the green grass that has grown through the oppressive concrete floor over time rustles softly in the wind. It's melancholic and establishes the feeling of the film's middle act- its heart. Between that is the confusion of being in Shinji's shoes and facing a world fourteen years passes, for what is mere moments for him. It is effectively soul-crushing, driving one to desire a brighter future for all who still live on the Earth; but there's no way it will ever be reached without a battle hard-fought.

This is much the story of two particular characters, Shinji and Kaworu than the others and while at times that can feel disappointing, to recognize the importance of the plot's gaze is essential to understanding where the Rebuild is going. For every time I crave more of Mistato's development or an appearance from Kaji, the look back toward Shinji and Kaworu is ultimately as fulfilling. Visually, the movie presents so much to analyze and merely take in, that I feel we'll have enough to puzzle over right up until 4.0— Final. It's an absolute beauty, and to watch it in anything less than high definition is more than a disservice.

As if the startling premise wasn't enough of a radical change, the final 20 or so minutes takes Evangelion to unheard of heights and, in some cases, lows. These are the best kinds of each.

Though I can understand the dislike for this movie from fans of Evangelion, I urge them to look back upon it with eyes and a mind free of expectations and see it as something that isn't meant to be the Evangelion we know- the point of the movie is to venture into the unknown, not follow the path we've seen in Neon Genesis; from the end of 2.22, it would seem this was made clear.

It's new, it's mysterious, and quickly advancing toward a new ending that could be the end of all things, the breaking of the cycle that we've been experiencing for the past 18 years, across anime, manga, and feature film. But what is the element that Shinji must perform to finally defy every quantifiable expectation? Let's see what Mr. Anno has to present him.

"Everybody finds love in the end..."


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

17 November 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$110,825, 12 January 2014

Gross USA:

$174,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,648,662
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Gainax, Khara Corporation See more »
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Datasat | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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