I am in fact a Big Fan of this movie. Years of dealing with the marketing machine and hardcore Eva fans might have something to do with that. And yet I completely understand the utter despair of the poor newbies who were seeing it for the first time.
It is not an infrequent barb thrown by Evangelion’s detractors that the show is needlessly bleak, or pointlessly cruel. And when I hear that I laugh and laugh, not because it’s untrue (though I’d argue it is) but because those people have clearly never sat through a Lars […]
Every fandom that’s managed to lure a sizable base has a shipping war or two under its belt. It’d be laughable to call Evangelion an exception, though it does offer the distinction of having enough spin-offs that the major relationships have all gotten their day in the limelight. […]