Based on the popular anime television series, Evangelion follows young Shinji and his struggle to protect Neo-Tokyo against invading aliens. The film immediately establishes a palpable sense of dread as it opens on the quiet, tank-lined streets of the crumbling city. It then thrusts us into thrilling post-apocalyptic battles. Despite the film's epic scale, director Hideaki Anno never loses sight of the characters. Starting Friday, Evangelion is playing for three days at both Georgetown 14 and Studio 10 Cinemas. Go for the spectacle, stay for the raw emotion. 98 minutes.