Tokyo-3 still stands after most of civilization was decimated in the Second Impact. Now the city endures the ceaseless onslaught of the deadly Angels, bizarre creatures bent on eradicating the human race. To combat this strange and ruthless enemy, the government agency NERV constructs a fleet of towering humanoid machines – the Evas – and Shinji Ikari is called into action, reluctantly taking his place at the controls of Eva Unit 01.
Living a life of loneliness and questioning his existence, Shinji struggles to accept responsibility for mankind’s battle for survival. Shinji will fight the Angels alongside the only person who might understand his plight: Rei Ayanami, the elusive and frail pilot of Eva Unit 00. Shinji and Rei will struggle to learn a simple truth: when carrying the burden of humanity’s survival on your shoulders, you are not alone.
Based on the hit anime tv series, The Evangelion franchise is becoming popular all over the world. I got hooked on the series by reading the manga, I never seen the tv series. When I first saw this from Toonami’s 2013 Month of Movies, I had to check this out. First off, this is the first part of the rebuild series is basically taking some of the episodes from the original series and combining it in one whole flick. The animation is crisp and clear compared to the original. To avoid any confusions, if you are planning to buy this movie, make sure to get 1.11 NOT 1.01. Based on this picture, 1.01 is darker and 1.11 has perfect picture.
The fight scenes were my favorite part of the movie and seeing the Shinji and Rei co-op was neat. Some fans of the old series may complain that this movie really speeds up. Overall verdict, this Evangelion movie can attract newcoming fans and welcome home the old fans. Besides the fights, I fell in love with the ending credits and song. The singer and the song used was done by the great Hikaru Utada, well known J-Pop singer who did the songs in Kingdom Hearts, and the song was “Beautiful World”.
In Conclusion, this new reboot is great for newcomers and returning fans. It follows the same story with improved animations. If you enjoyed this, you will probably like 2.22.