Somehow my editor allowed me to review anime film at my work website, but life’s weird that way I guess.
You can read it here. But I’ll give you a couple of paragraphs review. Enjoy!
So, the end of the line.
Evangelion: 3.0 +1.0 Thrice Upon a Time is the final film in the Rebuild of Evangelion Tetralogy, a series of films that remake the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The movie was initially released in Japan in March 8, 2021. International audience finally manages to get a chance to watch movie through Amazon Prime Video in August 13, 2021.
With the tetralogy that spans over 14 years finally coming to a close, has the creator of the franchise, Hideaki Anno, delivered a satisfying finale?
They say that changes is a form of death.
In a way they are. After all, changes is letting go everything that you know, not just about the world, but about yourself. Breaking free from all of that, to unburden yourself of something that you have intrinsically tied into your sense of self, can be a form of death.
The horrifying reality of change, however, do not just stem from the metaphorical death that comes with it. But also in the way it can affect others.
Changes doesn’t come in isolation. Wanting happiness for ourselves, for instance, may entail curbing the happiness of others. An unfortunate effect of living a scarcity-governed world populated by myriad of individuals with intersecting and contradicting wants as well as needs.
In the case of Shinji in Rebuild of Evangelion, the changes that he did brought literal apocalypse.
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