Nathan (melengro) wrote,
Nathan
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Fuck yeah, animated films

So, to-day I watched what exists so far of Rebuild of Evangelion.

And...

OH. MY GOD. IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL SERIES. Less hopeless tone! Better animation! Even better music! More likable characters! A Gendo who's realistically aloof and neglectful and not an over-the-top unfeeling monster! Plots that make sense! Toned-down religious imagery and a move away from Freudianism in depicting the characters' thought processes! I believe at this point that Rebuild is what Evangelion should have been all along. But then, if the original hadn't existed, this couldn't really be what it is: explicitly the salvation of Shinji, Asuka, and Rei.

I like the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series okay--I have the DVD set--but it's never been a real favourite of mine. Now? I think Rebuild might be up there among animated movies, though not at the very top. HOWEVER! Two movies to go. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

Also, eyepatch!Asuka.

I also watched Summer Wars, which I loved A LOT, but then, I'm biased, since I have a very large extended family that's a lot like the one in that movie.
Tags: awesomesauce, the japanese are truly mad, weird anime
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