Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Anno is one of the greatest directors of all time but his visual flair just isn't enough here. This is the first piece of Evangelion that seemed totally uninterested in interrogating the themes of the series. There are glimpses of the original intent of Rei's arc, and Shinji and Kaworu's relationship is fleshed out a bit, but it's just sort of a nothing movie. It's uncharacteristically cold and removed. I hope this was meant as setup for something a bit more bombastic in the final film but who knows if we'll ever get to see it. :/