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Deeply unsatisfying and confusing.
on 17 March 2006
Having never seen the critically acclaimed anime from which this is derived, I watched this film with the expectation of gaining some perspective with which to enjoy its companion-piece "End of Evangelion"
this was definitely NOT the case, this film is absolutely indecipherable in its bullet-like ricochetting between time-frames,here 12 months ago, there 3 weeks ago, the other 2 years ago.
I have, as a result, just started watching (and greatly enjoying) the series proper and already I am feeling the effects of this catastrophically unsuccessful distillation of the storyline.
GO AND WATCH THE SERIES, NOT THIS, it's recycled clips of animation from the series has nothing to offer for one who has followed the storyline and to the unitiated it will do *nothing* other than create an impenetrable fog of unrelated plot-points while in one fell swoop, spoil all the surprises of the series as it is MEANT to be watched.
Do yourself a favour and buy the ACTUAL series, its really is fantastic, shortcuts like this will leave you feeling empty, confused and deeply unsatisfied, I absolutely guarantee it.