Ha ha at that title right. Well I just finished watching this and really enjoyed coming back to the Evangelion world. It was the first tv series I started collecting and I remember those days of bugging my mom to take me to FYE and buy me those white VHS tapes very well(and her getting annoyed by me for it). --FYE was the only place around that even carried an anime section and it was tiny--
I've loved Eva ever since, and while watching this movie and thinking back on the old days with the TV series and wondering why did I love it so much I realized that at that time I was a lot like the characters. The world view that many had I had myself... though I wasn't actually aware of it. Looking back I could see part of myself in each of Shinji, Rei, and Asuka. And in a way I think the series helped heal that view a little.
I'm definitely jazzed up to see 2.0(or 2.1 or 2.11 or whatever the final version will be). Seeing familiar scenes in 1.11 made me a little emotional out of nostalgia. I did feel the characters have become condensed versions of their TV persona, but that's not all bad. The new stuff was fun and exciting!
My one small dissatisfaction comes with the translation of the closing song Beautiful World... there were some parts that took me out of the mood and beauty of the song... like, gaining Experience Points? And the part that's relating to paper confused me because of the wording. Looking online it's about not needing newspapers. I wish the boy's comics part could have been worded a little better. Those three instances made the song feel like a joke suddenly... But it's a minor thing and I can rewrite that in my head myself(or go with other online translations
) Hm I guess it bothered me because it felt like the song wasn't taken seriously... (maybe it's not supposed to be??)
Anyway, now the wait for the next movie...
...I Feel Sick.