[EVA] Final Genesis *EoE spoliers*
robday at rph.health.wa.gov.au
Mon Feb 28 14:45:25 EST 2000
Bayne wrote (of the last 2 eps of the TV series):
> A number of people I know who were depressed when they saw those eps. or who
> suffer depresion, found them incredibly positive, one friend when
> melancholy, watches his tape of said eps. to cheer himself up. He once said
> to me: " All of Eva was a sort of hijacking to get you to understand the
> message in those last episodes" I'ts an interesting view.
As someone who has been there (depression), I must agree. The TV ending is
very uplifting, particularly after all that has gone before. I would concur
that, for me, the rest of the series _is_ priming you for the last two
episodes. Of course, I still like a lot of the ideas in the first part of
the series, as animation rather than deep philosophy.
> As for myself, I
> like the TV ending, but there seemed something missing. I'm sure I'll find
> that something in the movies aand all will be complete ( well not quite
> complete... but perhaps finished ^-^ )
I, too, felt the lack of closure after the final episodes. But watching them
again, it came to me. And they are very hopeful. I only hope Director Anno
gained something from doing them. Despite the current debate raging about
the place of the two endings, I'll reserve my judgement until I have seen
EoE. But I no longer need to see it to feel a sense of closure.
robday at cyllene.uwa.edu.au
Accept the possibility of all things,
and the certainty of none.
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