NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides a concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show “Neon Genesis Evangelion”.
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Goes a long way to say very little. The original episodes 25 and 26 were enough, but I'm willing to let this "complementary" feature film slide for all the weird and cool visuals it contains. Honestly, though, I can't see this being of value to anyone with average interpersonal skills.
The second part of this [ONE MORE FINAL: I need you], to my surprise, gets really avant-garde, with a lot of frame splicing, strange light effects, multi-exposure things, and some really experimental live-action sequences with voice-over. Asuka's last line, "how disgusting," and the translation confusion surrounding it, is reminiscent of Michel's final line ("Makes me want to puke.") in Godard's "À bout de souffle."
The fact that this is so inaccessible to everyone who is not familiar with the series makes me love it even more. It's been years, but I will never forget watching this for the first time. One of the most intense movie experiences I've ever had.
My all-time favourite film, ending of my all time favourite series. It may be difficult for the symbolism and the shocking scenes (some of them, especially the opening one, are in my worst nightmares, but they're very important to understand the whole opus), but it's one of the most emotionally intense works of art mankind has ever crafted.