Weekly Suit Gundam #15 – The End of Evangelion Review & Discussion
It’s time for Weekly Suit Gundam, a show exploring the world of Mobile Suit Gundam from the The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman. You can subscribe for free in iTunes by following this link.
On the second part of our special Neon Genesis Evangelion detour, we dive deep with The End of Evangelion, the influential 1997 film that redoes…well, the end of Evangelion. Replacing the famously under-budgeted episodes 25 and 26 of the original TV series, The End of Evangelion is an epic production with incredible direction and animation, and it may be the purest expression of what Evangelion is – for good and for bad. There’s a lot to discuss with this film, from its mind-bending avant-garde stylings, to how it expands upon and wraps up the story that went unresolved in the television series, to the extreme Freudian psychoanalytic themes on display and the film’s frequently problematic treatment of women.
Enjoy, and join us next time when we return to the wonderful world of Gundam with Mobile Fighter G Gundam!
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