What exactly is the point of having spoiler alert if the first sentence of the description has spoilers?
It's great that they finally tried to do something a little different, but here we are missing everything that made the franchise special or the first two films remotely good. We are at a point in the story where the focus should be finally moved to the characters, but most of them have been suddenly cut out or turned into something completely different. The personalities of the ones who are still around have been strangely flattened, with important issues often being resolved in a short conversation if not a casual shogi game (??). On the other hand, things that should be kept simple are made overcomplicated with no apparent purpose. I dare anyone who is not familiar with the series to understand the point of this film.
Shinji's struggle mostly came from the inside, but this time they decided to let the world end earlier so that he could have something extra to whine about for a couple of hours. I was initially pleased to find out that the film would be focused on the relationship between him and Kaworu, as the original series only spends 15 minutes on it. Still, it felt like they could develop that aspect a little more as well. Maybe they spent too much time working on the (boring) CGI action sequences to make people happy.
I am confident that "3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" will be better, but as this is no TV show, each individual film should be satisfying with its own definite narrative arc.
It's like Pacific Rim without the calisthenics.
Sub par compared to 1.11 and 2.22. The time jump kinda killed it but it seemed to lose all sense of thrill and excitement 2.22 achieved.
Paco cinema. Sound and image 4.5 / 5 Everything about Ikari has no sense to me, what he does, what do not does, what they told him
2.22>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>3.33, it's not at the level of the anime but still great m8.
Why Lilith is fat whereas she was only a torso in the first film ? And, I don't understand shit about the Eva, Adam, Guf's doors... If you have to check the wiki or watch the original TV shows to understand something, it's not a really good movie All I remember from this, is that Shinjie don't ever stop whining.
This should have been better but then, when waiting so long for a release, expectation get set high. The time-skip really resulted in this movie being another build up for more. I did not like the Kaworu piano-session, seemed out of place and well, Rei is not Rei.. :(.