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

Evangerion shin gekijôban: Kyu (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Hideaki Anno (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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:

$60,503,646
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Company Credits

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Gainax, Khara Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The shortest Rebuild of Evangelion film to date, running for 96 minutes while the first and second runs for 101 minutes and 112 minutes. Ironically, months before the film released in theaters, a false news stated that the film will run for 120 minutes. 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

Unlike the previous two movies, where the original Japanese title cards showed in the beginning or after the prologue, in 3.0/Q the title card shows up when the film runs 30 minutes of its duration.

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Connections

Remake of Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) See more »

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Music and arrangement by Shiro Sagisu
Lyrics by Mike Wyzgowski
Bass solo vocal performed by Michael George
Solo violin by Daisuke Kadowaki
Piano by Shiro Sagisu
Violin by Perry Montague-Mason
Trumpet by Paul Mayes
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Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo
30 July 2019 | by Shostakovich343See all my reviews

It seems Hideaki Anno has realised that his first two "Rebuild" films had little new to offer, for the opening of "Evangelion 3.0" is overwhelming. This is the original story he was building towards all the time! Or so it seems initially.

The opening jumps right into the action. 14 years after the events of the last film, Shinji wakes up to find himself captured by Ritsuko's rebellion against NERV. You would be forgiven for thinking you accidentally put on "The Matrix Four," seeing this collection of eyepatches, sunglasses and flying warships, set to music that combines church choirs, rock guitars and piccolos. Even in a franchise about teenagers in giant robots fighting angelic aliens, this is very hard to take serious.

But before the novelties can settle, the pacing takes a significant dip. Shinji escapes to the ruins of Tokyo III, and the plot starts meandering.

Easily the film's biggest success is the bonding between Shinji and Kaworu -- even though the depiction of learning to play the piano is not in accordance with my seven years of fruitless finger aches. Their relationship in the series was, I would argue, never homosexual. Kaworu loved Shinji in a pansexual manner: Because of his personality, without considering his gender, whilst Shinji liked Kawuro simply because he was the only person kind to him. Here, Anno succeeds in recreating that delicate balance between friendship and sexuality, proving that he still is a great writer.

Or rather: That he CAN be a great writer, for Shinji's character is painfully downgraded. He receives the same treatment as Asuka did in "Evangelion 2.0," namely a removal of much of his existential conflict, although contrary to her, his behaviour remains the same, turning him into the indecisive brat that he was for so long unjustly made out to be.

But the film's main problem is much bigger, namely the story as a whole. The film's opening bombards the audience with new impressions, but everything after that is spread-out exposition. This culminates with Fuyutsuki straight up telling Shinji the Evas' identities, a shocking reveal never explicitly relayed in the series.

The climax that caps these 50 minutes of explanation is based around misconception and comes down to the avoidance, rather than the execution of an actual event. Thus, our characters are left in exactly the same position as they have been since the first 15 minutes, merely talked up-to-date.

Then what was "Evangelion 3.0"'s point? Setting up the next film, I guess, like the last two films' point was. We have now passed the three-quarter mark in the "Rebuild" tetralogy and the only original writing so far barely hangs together. Maybe if "Evangelion 4.0" turns out to be an earth-shattering revelation, it will be worth seeing the other three again as part of a larger narrative, but nothing will take away from the fact that this film is, even more than its predecessors, redundant, and simply inferior to its stunning source material.


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