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5.0 out of 5 stars Red, white and blue? I was hoping for a aquamarine suit, 31 Aug 2003
This review is from: Neon Genesis Evangelion: Collection 0.3 - Episodes 9-11 [DVD] [NTSC] (DVD)
I think if the first DVD was to start the story off and the second one was intense character development then the third really is about exploring different themes such as companionship, co-operation and the sexual chemistry between the characters.
Shinji and Asuka hate each other because they're so different from one another so when they fail to defeat an angel they are ordered by Misato to find a harmony and co-operate to organise an assault on the angel together. Of course they struggle to do so at first but surprise surprise they manage to (briefly) overcome their differences and succeed. What really catches your eye though is the scene where it is the night before the encounter, Shinji and Asuka are alone in the apartment together and when Asuka sleepwalks practically into Shinji's lap he doesn't know what to do. As he leans over to kiss her she whispers in her sleep, "mother" and it sounds like it's not that important but of all the words she could have said why that one? You're left wondering why she said it and why Shinji tried to kiss her in the first place if he dislikes her so much. A tiny spark of excitement between the two characters.
The second episode is all about creating tense and excitement as Asuka is placed in a dangerous situation to recover an intact angel specimin lying at the bottom of a volcano. The last finds NERV at the mercy of a sabateur who has left the whole building without any power and with an angel about to come and create havoc,the three pilots have to make their way to the evangelions and launch. It's the first time we see them all in action at the same time and there's a bit of bonding between them. You might feel a little bit cheated by this DVD as it only has three episodes on it and is a bit too short expecially if you paid full price. You will be rewarded though, you always are when you watch Evangelion because deep down you know you're watching something special and that there are a millions plebs out there who haven't even heard of it yet. And you have. The animation is superb as ever and the angels still look pretty impressive but they seem to be getting killed a lot faster than they used to be. Maybe whoever controls them is sending in all of the weak angels to lure NERV into a false sense of security and then they send in the MEGA hard oober rock angels to flatten them all! Or maybe they have sharper knives and faster lazers this time I dunno.
The other important chemistry is witnessed between the mysterious Kadji and Misato who is still in two minds about her ex and hides her feelings away, pretending to not be interested in him anymore when you can clearly see there's something going on. He is the only man she seems to want the attention of and the only way you'll find out why is to keep buying the series...
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Initial post: 14 Oct 2009 11:15:15 BDT
Im curious, how many episodes are in this volume?
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