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.
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.
the greatest gift that could ever be given after the completion of the 26-episode series. not only is it visually spectacular, but content-wise it manages to be some of the most jarring and painful stuff in the entire series. the characters are all so frustrating, and that's the point. watching them reach resolution is cathartic and reflective. the ending is so subtle but when it really sinks in, it makes me cry