Chris Kirby’s review published on Letterboxd:
What a fascinating direction to take the story. I’m not fully done processing my feelings on this film and feel a second viewing is necessary.
The action and animation is top notch but what happens to Shinji is definitely some shit. Do I like it or not…I like it but it conflicts hard with his arc as set by the second film. Metatextually it says a lot about how the world has treated Anno and that’s heartbreaking.
Extremely well made film that is very enjoyable to watch and it really turns the screws, man. Oof that final act is hard.