End of Evangelion box cover

© 1997 Gainax / Project Eva / TV Tokyo


Available on VHS and DVD from Manga Entertainment.
90 minutes
Science Fiction
Version I Watched: English dubbed
Objectionable Content: Graphic violence, nudity, sexual situations

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End of Evangelion

Number of reviews: 4
Average rating: * * * * (good)

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Reviewed by: MoriquendiJay (2006-02-25)

When I watched the series i was abit disapointed at the end. When i watched the film however it was like watching a whole new series... The attack on the NERV central was amazing and Asuka's awakening was brilliant! the thing that got on my nerves in this film was Shinji's pathertic attitude and constant moaning and disbelief. Misoto in this film kicks butt!! and now to Rei; what can be said? Gendo has issues with Yui and Rei gets sucked into lilith.. confused? you will be... in my opinion the best part of the film is when Shinji has his mental breakdown and all the souls of the people get absorbed into Rei/Lilith... The CGI is colourful and the screenshots are just trippy... a very goood film and a much better ending for everyone who was disapointed with the series.

Rating: * * * * * (excellent)

Reviewed by: Michael Aragon (2004-01-14)

I was very disappointed with this title. I wish the creator didn't have to go through all that crap from the upset fans who didn't understand episodes 25 and 26 of the tv series, so the creator wouldn't have to make this movie. This movie ends the series very badly. I mean there were some parts I enjoyed. Like when Asuka awakens from her depression and realizes her mother was always watching her. That was touching. And I also loved the artwork. The artwork was fantastic. So fantastic it looked almost real! Those were the good parts. Now, the bad parts were, when almost all the characters you liked in the original series died in this movie! Yeah! pretty sad. And the ending, well you'll have to see the ending yourself. Im not going to tell ya. So see if you want, I just didn't enjoy it that much.

Rating: * * 1/2 (below average)

Reviewed by: Carmen Izzo (2003-11-22)

Wow. One word. I remember picking up the very virst episodes to Neon Genesis Evangelion. I would have never imagined that they would have gone this far.

This movie is best viewed before the original Episodes 25+26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion. It is what is occuring in the physical world (mostly) paralelling the psychological drama occuring in the original episodes 25+26. And I reccommend then watching this movie and those original two episodes at least twice to understand, or at least interpret them.

The quality of the animation has definately improved from the TV series, and the only technical gripe i have is the changing of some of the voice actors-i didnt like hearing Kaji's voice under Kaoru.

All I can say is that this is very bizzare but amazing at the same time. WATCH IT EVA FANS!

Rating: * * * * 1/2 (very good)

Reviewed by: Demon)Hunter (2003-07-05)

When I first purchased Neon Genesis: Evangelion, I was thrilled with the power of the series; and, like so many others, horribly dissapointed with its, how do you say, WTF ending. Thankfully, not someone to dissapoint its fans, Gainix decided to recreate the final two episodes of the series, entitling it End Of Evangelion.

Even through the main series Evangelion is an odd, hard to understand series; most of its ideas it focuses on are extremely abstract, and often seem to be randomly created. As some know, the creator/artist of the series was highly and emotionaly depressed during the creation of the series, which haunts every episode.

End Of Evangelion is no different; it is brain bustingly hard to understand, and most fans will leave with more questions than answers. The plot could have been a bit better and more attuned to a younger, more immature minded audience, but Evangelion tends to focus on a highly intellectual, philosophical group of anime fans.

The animation and art work is fantastic; once again, the Mech designs are pleasing to behold, and the animation is very well done (The scene were Asuka has to take on an entire army of Dummy plug controlled Eva's is a perfect example of this; blood drips in delicious gory detail, and the complex movements of the Eva's are wonderfully done).

Rating: * * * * (good)


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