karamashi’s review published on Letterboxd:
So yeah, I'm definitely ten years too old for this.
The film has both the best qualities of the show and worst. Anno knows how to work wonders with imagery just as much as he waxes on and on philosophically. I can see why he'd want to attempt a rebuild, as the the show and the film still feels like its yearning to mean so much more, even with the overloaded amount of psychological babble. I don't think the series or film completely succeed but history has solidified both as monoliths among the land of anime greats.