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 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.
on the other hand, the film version is just brilliant and powerful, blew me away the first time i watched and still has the same effect on me when i still recall it years later. Great framing, powerful psychology, and deep themes. Honestly it just feels like Anno tore open his heart and poured all of his feelings into this film.
a personal favorite. throughout this film, we see the flaws of the characters of evangelion exposed, analyzed, and in the case of the children, bettered. in one scene, shinji confronts his proneness to reduce people to what he wants them to be as asuka challenges her tendency to hide her true self behind a pleasure-seeking facade. still, the film insists everyone can improve. though deeply hurt, everyone can recover.