WHATS THIS MOVIE!?
I WISH I KNEW!!!
The name of this movie is Top Secret
Dude, top secret is such a good movie.
this movie has an entire bar fight sequence that takes place underwater
for no reason at all
next date night movie
That’s fine, I didin’t want to not cry like a baby today anyway
J. Bone redesigns Superman so that he can best use his solar-based powers.
also spider-man’s skin sticks to walls, right? he should get on this too
But it sticks through his costume. He also lives in New York, so going around not fully clothed in the winter would freeze him to death.
also imagine all the gross crap that would be stuck to spiderman at the end of the day…ick!
I originally gathered these for some friends of mine but I decided to share it here on tumblr as well so ayy
Hopefully reading some of these theories will help you shape how you view the Evangelion universe and understand it better!
I’ll probably continue expanding…
Certainly! I’m mobile posting because the internet does not work whatsoever on my computer (hello crappy summer job!), so I can’t include any pictures as I usually do, but I’ll try to describe the scenes in question (also, apologies in advance if autocorrect screws anything up; I’ll try to upload pictures but sorry if they don’t work).
Some background: in an interview regarding Shinji, Anno described Shinji as someone who wants to commit suicide but is unable to do so, probably afraid of the pain. Shinji is passively suicidal, a feeling which I can certainly appreciate. In other words, if someone were to give him a button that would allow him to disappear/die painlessly if pushed, he’d push it (and he does, in End of Evangelion).
End of Evangelion picks up, chronologically, on the morning after the twenty-fourth episode. At the end of the episode, Shinji and Misato are sitting by the shore of the lake; Shinji tells Misato that Kaworu should have lived, because Kaworu was a good person, until Shinji, who views himself as a murderer (and who hates himself in general, considering himself a coward, a weakling, etc.etc.).
During the first half of End of Evangelion, Shinji consistently refuses to move. He literally does not so much as cower when SEELE personnel hold a gun to his head; if anything, when Misato saves him, he seems to look exhausted down to the marrow of the bone. I imagine that he, horrifically enough, wanted for the SEELE agent to take the decision of suicide out of his hands. Likewise, Shinji mumbles to Misato that he wants to die and has to be physically dragged around by Misato. When he arrives to find Unit 01 encased in bakelite, he does absolutely nothing and gives up immediately.
Shinji is absolutely a passive individual who would prefer not to fight, but even he does not typically act in such a manner. He’s more than given up; if someone were to die in front of him (as is obvious happened while SEELE was gunning down NERV personnel left and right), he would not assist in any manner. This is a far cry from the Shinji of, say, episode three, who rather heroically waited until Toji and Kensuke were safely in the plug prior to tearing the angel Shamshel apart with his own hands. Quite a far cry indeed. This is a Shinji who has completely given up on everything. He’s ready to die. And when Adam-Lilith gives him a chance to die, he takes it, smiling, crying tears of joy, for at long last his weary fight with life is over.
End of Evangelion opens with the shot of the water followed by Shinji standing at the shore of the lake, with his head/hair completely soaked (and his clothing appearing dry, as far as I remember). Some argue that this was perspiration, but what would be the purpose of this shot? We already know that it’s deathly hot in Tokyo-3. As well, his clothing appears dry, which doesn’t bode well for the perspiration theory, and mere perspiration isn’t really enough to make one’s hair that entirely drenched. One could also argue that he was dunking his head in the water to wake himself up, but that doesn’t seem to make sense given his passivity through the rest of the film.
To recap: Shinji spent the night by the shore of the lake, alone, after murdering Kaworu. Misato was with him for some time, was unable to cheer him up, and eventually gave up and left. Shinji. By himself. The following morning: drenched hair. Passively suicidal throughout the entire film until his big moment during Instrumentality.
It seems to me that the most obvious solution to that chain of events is that Shinji attempted to drown himself (by keeping his head underwater or by drowning himself entirely, depending on whether or not you think that his clothing is dry [there aren’t any water droplets on it and so on]) and was unable to do so. If anyone has any alternate interpretations or disparate comments, do let me know.
(Also, thank you for tagging #suicide. I’d toss you the Mari thumbs-up gif but I’m on mobile, bluh bluh.)
this fits so well with the thing I posted earlier, about shinji being the allegory for christ, and kowaru for Michael. at that moment when shinji is cleaned, when his soul has lost everything, it is pure, the watcher, the hand of god himself, saves him. Shinji is the bannerman for all of earth on that day, he is so lost, and so afraid, he trys to end it….he has lost rei, he has lost asuka, he has lost the love of his father, he knows that eva is his mother, misato has turned cold, kaji is dead, and he just can’t pull the trigger, like everyone else alive on earth that day
and then like the angel he is, comes kowaru, the purest form of love and caring there is. come to give shinji the keys to the world, to hit restart or try and save that which it has become.
he even sacrifices himself to save him
thank you for this, I had never thought about shinji trying to off himself before the final bout, and how metaphorical it is, images of everything from baptism to how muslim men have to wash their face before prayer. beautiful, I love it….I mean its still sad that shinji had to suffer so much, but that kinda is the job of a messiah right?
the assassination of Julius Caesar
you too Brutus?
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BW prequel comics maximals
This screen shot is a post-modern art masterpiece.
1989 Plymouth Voyager III