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Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (2021)

Animation | Action | Drama
Rayting:   8.1/10 5.8K votes
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Release date: March 8, 2021

The fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion. Misato and her anti Nerv group Wille arrive in Paris, a city now red from core ization. Crew from the flagship Wunder land on a containment tower.

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CSVAPOR 16 August 2021

First off, to the people new to Evangelion: you really should watch the previous three rebuild movies before this one to get a better grasp of what's happening. If you have patience, it's well worth watching the original episodic series and the original Evangelion movie from 1997 to get the best grasp possible, this take 2-3 days if you binge watch.

Truth be told, I didn't have high hopes after the last movie (3.0).

I thought the unexpected story from 3.0 had written itself into a corner, that there was no redeeming the Rebuild series as there were too many questions left unanswered that can't be explained with one final movie, but the story from 3.0+1.01 did as well as you can possibly hope for it to do--It tied up some loose ends, explained things that made sense of the last movie and added to the Evangelion lore in a meaningful way.

There are fighting scenes but as usual for the Evangalion franchise, some of the best scenes are the interactions between the characters Shinji, Rei, Asuka and the people around them. The most interesting of these is near the end of the movie when Shinji confronts his intimidating father who has been a mystery for so long. We learn he's not too different from his son, he just has a different way of coping.

Many themes about humanity are explored such as maturity, loneliness, compassion and the importance of responsibility and these themes are told in such a way that it didn't feel like it was hammering away at you to make the point like you're an idiot but it wasn't very obtuse either that no one gets it.

This movie easily contain some of the best drawn animations in current anime history, it's filled with fluid animation from unique angles, which helps with some of the fanservice (and there's heaps of it in this movie) Combined with the top notch shot composition, the movie is beautiful to watch. You can see the money being spent on screen.

It's not perfect. The first 15 minutes seemed like a drag even though it was an action sequence, the CGI can be quite jarring in contrast to the hand drawn stuff and certain parts of the story is not easy to follow (this is why i recommend you watch everything else first) but the movie is so great as a whole that it still gets a 9 from me. Evangelion has already cemented itself as one of the most esteemed anime of all time and the last movie elevates its status to something higher.

liualan-69165 15 August 2021

Shin Evangelion (Evangelion 3.0+1.0) has finally come out and it not only ends off Rebuild, but the entire franchise while also acting as a new beginning.

The animation feels distracting at specific points and has some weird choices, especially with which scenes are animated with or without cgi, but doesn't take away from the experience.

The movie isn't afraid to get meta and personal at moments and the scenes look so detailed and beautiful that you can't help but stay hooked.

Be warned that there are, although a very select few, scenes may confuse at first glance without prior knowledge of the prior installments in the franchise.

The music helps add atmosphere and drives home the themes of the movie and tetralogy very well.

Overall, this movie was absolutely worth the wait and should be watched by everyone, especially with the rest of the Rebuild series.

Sayonara, subete no Evangelion. (Bye-bye all of Evangelion)

imabigsaddo 13 August 2021

The best movie and anime i've ever seen. As the ending set in i bawled my eyes out. You can really tell the love and detail that went into making this movie.

ericag_ph 24 August 2021

I'm a fan of the series, I watched the TV series decades ago, and now the Rebuild movies, but they are still inherently flawed in that it has always been almost incomprehensible.

So what is wrong with it? Here's what I find myself saying many times:

1. What does that even mean?!?!

It uses unknown terms in a sentence then again several minutes later as if that would help understand what it meant in the first place. Then when it does use a term that is vaguely familiar, it is used in a completely different manner and context.

2. What is that?!?!

It tries to wow us with imagery and animation that is incomprehensible. I don't even know what I am looking at!

3. What is going on?!?!

The main flaw is the story telling. It only allows a portion of it, just barely enough, to understand what is really going on. Frankly, it could lose the audience.

But hey, I am still a fan, love the characters, most especially Rei, distantly followed by Asuka, and I will watch whatever comes next.

nicholast1990 13 August 2021

I love this movie.

Eva 3+1 and the whole rebuild series is complimentary to the original series. If you're going into this movie hoping to find if it's a parallel universe to the original series, or if it's a time loop, crazy mech action, a romance drama, or anything of that nature, you'll be approaching this series in a way that will leave you dissatisfied.

This is a psychological/meta commentary. It's experimental, it revels in its babel and self-indulgence, and that's what I love about it. It examines itself, it's exploring themes around the series, fans of the series, the creator, and what the series means to all of the above.

The rebuild series takes the messages and ideas of the original series and takes a step forward, and this final movie is where that is cemented.

If you liked the last two episodes of NGA and could appreciate what they were trying to do, then there might be something here for you.

dopefishie 14 August 2021

Everyone can relax. It was good.

It took the stunning visuals to the next level.

It stayed true to the characters.

It continued its use of incomprehensible techno-biblical-psychobabble.

The music was incredible.

There's gratuitous fan service.

And I left the experience feeling satisfied even thought I didn't completely understand what I just watched.

Yes, this film will finally answer so many of your burning Eva questions: Will Asuka ever say anything nice?

Will Rei ever learn to be a real person?

Will Shinji ever stop being so depressed?

In the end, it was not the game changer that End of Evangelion was. But it's still a great addition to the story.

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