Evangelion 3.0: (Sometimes) You Should Not Redo
I’ll open this brief impressions post with a shameless, flagrant notice, and that is that I reserve the right to totally change my opinion at some later date. That’s how much respect I have for Anno’s vision. Is that clear? OK, here we go then.
I hated this.
I felt as if an Evangelion hater had concocted this film just to provide his/her posse with more ammunition. Kaworu was lethally boring. He really was. In the TV series he comes in, acts really nicely toward Shinji for what feels like an brief instant, and is then crushed. Here, we have to endure him saying practically the same BS over and over and over. Like he was some creepy cultish figure. And there was something off about his character design, I swear.
I spent this film, as I’ve spent each of the films in the series, clenching my teeth in the vain hopes that Asuka would not get hanged, drawn and quartered like she was in the TV series. I wish I could happily report that she survives this film. She does survive, but it’s not a happy report at all, when Misato (and others, but I was shocked mostly about her) has practically taken her place as far as character demolition is concerned. What on Earth did they do to Misato?! OMG. Misato shouldn’t try to be Harlock, she should stay Misato. She is now officially lame. Scream it from the rooftops.
From about minute 1:25 I was hoping this was going to be a dream or an alternate reality, and that we’d get back on track at some point and I’d be able to skip this part if I ever did a rewatch. I’m still kind of hoping the first scene in the final film will be of Shinji waking in a hospital etc. The damage has been done, though. It’s a waste of a film.
PS: It’s my 600th post 🙂