Spoiler-free review of Evangelion 3.0

This is going to need to be short as I don’t have solid internet access here in Nagoya. If you want to see a spoiler synopsis, you can read my synopsis of 3.0 in the Rebuild subforum.

As everyone already knows, this is all new territory here, we’re not in Kansas anymore. That said, I can’t quite put together my thoughts on Evangelion 3.0, You can (not) Redo into words because there’s nothing to really compare it to, or contrast it against. I think that I really need to have a good translation of the dialogue in order to really put any critical thought into it. I will say, though, that a few things bothered me, but I trust that at least some of them can be alleviated with better translation of the dialogue.

Other than that, there’s a lot of really good things about the movie. The opening scene is really quite incredible. There’s a lot of use of panning and revolving camera work. All the action is pretty good and the detail in some of the scenes are really phenomenal. There’s going to be quite a bit of discussion about this one, lots of questions, most without answers. I don’t envy the people who choose to stay spoiler-free at all.