I just finished watching Evangelion:1.11 You Are (Not) Alone. For those of you unfamiliar with Evangelion click here for a quick run down of the plot. This is the first of four films retelling the Evangelion TV series in a movie format. Evangelion:1.11 covers the first 7 episodes of the TV show cut down and retold the way writer Hideaki Anno wanted it to be. The animation is top notch. A mix of hand drawn and CG animation that looks great in motion.
The story can be tad bit confusing to new comers, as a lot of questions are presented but very few answers are given. I watched this with a friend and kept getting bombarded with questions. Being the first of four movies, most of the film is set up for what is to come -so you have to be patient to get the answers you want. The pacing feels a bit slow and the movie ends on a cliff hanger that leads into the second movie.
Evangelion 2.22 You Can [Not] Advance will be released 03/29/2011, while the third and fourth film have yet to receive an official release date. Available on Blu-Ray and DVD. I bought the DVD version (it’s cheaper) from Amazon for $10. You can preorder Evangelion 2.22 from Amazon with the DVD selling at $9.99 and the Blu-Ray for $22.99.