Gendou, you swung that way as well?
>there are currently planets in space where these horrifying monstrosities roam around without any direction, simply destroying anything that moves
On the topic of the rebuilds, I'm definitely thinking that it's an approvement to my make Touji the pilot of Unit-03 and making the pilot Asuka. Is it fair to assume that what happens to her is the same thing that happens to Shinji at the end of 2.22?
Bad for the environment and it's natural beauty.
Honestly I think that Ramiel and Operation Yashima were way cooler in 1.0 than NGE. It was also the only usage of CG in the Rebuilds (or even anime in general) that I'd consider acceptable or effective.
I know people think the unmoving octahedron was more scary, but angels are supposed to strike a balance between organic and unnatural. Its drill made way more sense as an extension of the body than a random spiky dick, and exposing its core during attacks justified Yashima better since the goal was to bait out a beam and block it.
NGE does gets props for not having the angels explode into blood.
Standoffish, afraid to let anybody close, limited skill set, anxious about balloons. An asshole.
I just realized, JSSDF never got their secret superweapon prototype back, did they? I bet NERV didn't even share the data after completing and firing it.
Because in Eva things are only supposed to explode into blood/LCL when they have their AT Fields disintegrated by Adam/Lilith.
Whether or not they chose to have angels explode into blood in Rebuild for cinematic or lore purposes is yet to be seen, though.
>Because in Eva things are only supposed to explode into blood/LCL when they have their AT Fields disintegrated by Adam/Lilith.
Well, Eva units are based on Adam and so are the angels. In fact, since angels have their AT field as an actual protective shield, it might be that it gets disintegrated when they die. It's humans that have their AT field be some lame psychological barrier that needs an instrumentality to break.
Angel/Eva AT Fields negate each other, but they don't actually break down the barrier. It's kinda like they come together to form a bigger bubble that holds them both inside, which is why Evas are designed for close quarters combat with angels.
Zeruel is special because she's the only angel with an extremely powerful and fully weaponized AT Field that can keep out ANYTHING, even other children of Adam.
>fully weaponized AT Field that can keep out ANYTHING, even other children of Adam.
Except a berserk pilot in a berserk Lilithian EVA, of course. Zeruel got knocked the fuck out. Hell, in Rebuild, you can almost see the fear in His eyes.
Rebuild was the least expressive she's ever been. The sequence where she's determined to destroy EVA-01's core instead of hitting it once in the head and moving on like with the others was removed altogether.
>Shinji goes man mode
>Zuruel tries to slam tentacle shit into 01, does jack shit to the AT Field
>01 just slams it away with the energy fist and proceeds to fucking laser beam Zuruel
Too bad Shinji instantly becomes a giant pussy after his manly moments in 2.22 and 3.33.
>literally got 360 noscoped
So I'm seeing the "Rebuild was shit" meme (if you could call it that,) thrown around pretty liberally, and I'd like to point out anybody who sincerely and uniformly thinks this, is either looking to bandwagon or has shit taste.
I say this because the 1.11 and 2.22 were resounding successes basically any way you slice it. They synthesized the main beats in Evangelion while being on-par with the movie animation of the time (Cel animation still holds up nicely, while the CG could've been better, but that always happens five years out.)
While the first two Rebuild movies are not the bleak, nihilistic, self-pity-porn that people seem to insist is the emotional core of the franchise is, they still are fine examples of something different from the original Evangelion. Rather than Shinji's unsupported spiral into neurosis, Rebuild opts to create a protagonist, a Shinji, who slowly learns how to cope with an imperfect world external through valuing things both internal and external to himself. The results are some of the nicest set-pieces we've ever seen from the franchise. Without the demand for Freudian para-text, the first two rebuild movies, make the Evangelion narrative- not optimistic exactly, but willing to reward Shinji's postive character growth with moments of empowerment that resonate with the audience.
3.33 is a shitshow and ultimately the problem with the Rebuild films. Perhaps it is the audiences' punishment for giving Shinji a glorious moment of agency and in a narrative that seems to feast off his suffering. Much like our protagonist, 3.33 leaves us confused, un-invested, and unprepared for a third act that is perhaps less explicable than the entire End of Evangelion. If this is the intended design and emotional response that 3.33 is intended to generate, than Anno needs to have somebody slap the thing out of his hands and tell him "no." If not, it's an obtuse failure that understood nothing of what made the first two Rebuild films work.
So Shinji putting down hysterical girls left and right throughout the whole show?
He is more alfa than I thought.
Rebuild has no Israfel and is therefore shit.
I always thought it was more of a personal thing, that close combat works better because Shinji is supposed to face his problems directly. Apart from the positron rifle, any time they try to create distance and take a more standoffish approach something unexpected happens to make things worse.
I never thought of AT fields having an "rpg mechanic" associated with them. They're just the pilot's will (or lack thereof) given physical form.
Rebuild is an imaginary world with cookoffs and piano lessons, which Shinji created to escape his frustration. Someone with more soft skills than me could even convince people that it was
Sounds like a great premise for a story. Imagine a planet like Cybertron destroyed by a seed of life, with all mechanical and biological compoments merging into a new form of life. Imagine a whole mechosystem of these cybernetic creatures, each one constantly changing and completely new.