14 year since the last battle, Asuka and Mari were sent to earth to retrieve Shinji, who was sealed in his Eva Unit 01. when the container was grabbed, Angels were released, causing Asuka and Mari to be under attack. Shinji awakened to Asuka's cry for help and destroyed the Angel easily. however, he was taken back to his formal enemy for physical examinations. Shinji couldn't recognize the world he awakened to, nor had he aged. the earth was mostly in ruins, NERV has been disbanded, and his allies now turned against him. but before he was able to get any explanations, the Angels attacked and he had to work together with his formal enemies.
the third movie has became slightly less attractive story-wise, but continued to impress us with its stunning animations. part of the twist was going psychologically into Shinji's depressing mind. with his ability to destroy many in one single mistake, his friends stopped trusting him, finding him intimidating instead. it caused him further pain that led to him befriending his formal enemy. despite the interesting struggle of Shinji, the plot between NERV and WILLE continued to remain a mystery, hopefully revealed in the coming final movie.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 1
- director: Kazuya Tsurumaki (鶴巻和哉), Hideaki Anno (庵野秀明), Mahiro Maeda (前田真宏)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science-Fiction
Rebuild of Evangelion series:
- Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (2007)
- Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2009)
- Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (2012)
- Evangelion: 4.0 (2013)