English: The Ideon: Be Invoked
Japanese: 伝説巨神イデオン 発動篇
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 1982
1 hr. 38 min.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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In opposite to their respective TV versions the two concluding movies of Evangelion and Ideon are similar in theme as well as imagery and even in music. The Ideon movie clearly inspired the epic conclusion of Evangelion.
A large part of Evangelion was inspired by Ideon to the point where it can be said that Ideon was the Evangelion of the 1980s that unfortunately never received the popularity or staying power of the latter.
Ideon and Evangelion share many similarities, the least of which is a similar troubled production schedule involving low raiting, decreasing budgets, an ending that due to said production troubles wasn't entirely according to plan, and a theatrical revival due to fan demand consisting of both a remastered recap movie and the originally intended apocalyptic finale.
Ideon and Evangelion share many themes and concepts, and the ultimate finale for both look beautiful and still deeply resonate with the hearts of many to this day. If you liked one, you'll be sure to like the other as ell. Just make sure to watch the respective series for maximum effectiveness and impact, or failing that at least the corresponding theatrical compilation movies.
Mindblowingly epic and beautifully tragic movies. If Tomino had the chance to make a sci-fi epic back in the day without having to worry about mech's, Queen Millennia may have been one of the results. The progression of the movie does feel similar to his style, so many things pile up to make an explosive finale. You do need to get through the Ideon series for Be Invoked, though that's probably not the case with the Queen Millennia movie, which is more than likely a redux on the series (like GE999 vs the GE999 movie). Epic sci-fi mastery right here.