Evangelion 3.33 is stuck in my head (contains spoilers)

So I have just finished watching the highly anticipated 3rd film of the Rebuild of Evangelion Tetralogy. I am always fascinated by how Hideaki Anno’s works somehow manages to completely absorb your mind and taking it to another place, it’s like it sucks your mind into the work itself. I have experienced this feeling many years ago when I first watched the original NGE series, but 3.33 has brought it all back and I can honestly say it is the best Evangelion yet. Even though this film is clearly fictional and whatever event takes place in it should be no concern to me whatsoever, that doesn’t stop me pondering all day long asking myself “why did this happen? what the heck is that thing? what is the purpose of this etc” and I think that is the beauty of Anno’s works. Although it can be extremely frustrating, I think however, that is what makes people going back for more.

So that is how I feel after watching the film. I was excited when I started watching it as I thought that finally alot of my questions will be answered from 2.22, except I was left with even more questions by the end of it! I’m sure everyones concern for the final film 4.0 will be the same as mine, that is, hoping that everything to the every last detail will be explained. Somehow, I think that’s not going to happen, but if Gainax wants to avoid death threats for the 2nd time, they better at least give us a good ending!

Now to the actual film, It is absolutely incredible from the start to finish. The graphics are arguably the best that we’ve ever seen from any anime, but instead of writing a review, I’ve decided I’m just gona write down a list of questions just because that’s about the only thing that’s stuck in my mind right now. Please don’t mind the language, I think there isn’t a more appropriate way to begin an Eva question than by using WTF, so here goes:

1. W(hy)TF is Shinji trapped inside a tessaract and only to be found and rescued 14 years later from outer space?

Shinji tessaract

2. W(hat)TF is this spinning moon-like planet that appears to be either on Earth itself or just so close to earth that is looks unbelievably huge? what are those red blood cross patterns all around it? What are those floating red crosses? Is that sphere the Moon? (as it has craters and the huge red cross), if it is the moon then why is it so close? and why does it have an atmosphere? seriously…WTF??

giant spinning sphere

3. W(hy)TF are there humungous teeths in the cracks? (will this ever be explained? lol because I would love to know)

giant teeth cracks

4. W(ho)TF is Seele really? Judging from Gendou’s dialogue, they’re a human soul that’s been preserved in the monoliths. But if they’ve been around for that long, where did they find the technology to do that from the start? Did Gendou just kill them?

seele shutting down

5. W(hat)TF is this gigantic and creepy looking Yui head? Is she grinning?

giant Yui head

6. W(hat)TF is this super Gi-normous goblet looking structure that came up from below the geofront?

giant structure

7. W(hat)TF really is the Doors of Guf? The one from the 2nd Impact still exists, why is it still there?

Fourth Impact

8. Yes Shinji, just exactly WTF is going on??

shinji what the hell

So there we have it, lots of questions I have for this film which others may know the answer of. I would really appreciate it if anyone can shed some light on any of these mysteries but please provide a valid reasoning. For now, I just can’t stop thinking about it.


  1. I think it’s at least implied that the giant Rei/Yui head is Lilith’s head? Lilith her/itself had no head on the corpse, so it’s possible?

    1. You have a point there since the Rei/Yui head exploded right after Lilith had the spears pulled out. I think it is possible to say that Rei has become Lilith itself but how that happened again remains a mystery but could possibly be Gendou’s doing.

    1. Haha yes I have been there and indeed they have some interesting theories as well some pretty neat diagrams >D. It’s fun seeing what people come up with sometimes. I hadn’t noticed that the big upside down pyramid was actually the large area surrounding Nerv HQ until someone actually drew a pretty accurate diagram lol

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