Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)

-- IF YOU'VE SEEN NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, THEN I RECOMMEND IGNORING THIS "MOVIE" --
-- IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN NGE, THEN I RECOMMEND WATCHING EPISODES 1-24 OF IT AND IGNORE THIS "MOVIE" --

Unit 1 (left) and Unit 0 (right)

20190922: (Evangelion: Death (True)2)
Today I watched Evangelion: Death (True)2. Well, technically I watched the first part of it and then realized it was a complete waste of my time.

Evangelion: Death(True)2 is a recap of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but it takes a non-traditional approach and rearranges the events. Perhaps the director intended to convey something new, but I just thought of it as incoherent nonsense.

On a different note, Death & Rebirth is composed of two parts. The first part, Death, is a recap and the second part, Rebirth, would eventually become the first half of The End of Evangelion. With the release of The End of Evangelion, there's no need to watch Rebirth. And as I mentioned, Death is such a bad recap, with negligible new material, that there is no need to watch it either.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 98% match. I decided to give the movie a thumbs down.

Instant Comments:
This footage of Shinji playing the cello is new. It's just a short clip for some credits.
Lol. This audio taken from one episode overlaid on top of this other footage is jarring. In general, the editing is just all over the place.
Watching this was so shitty that I opted to play two matches of League of Legends ARAM while it played.

Watched 20190922 (Netflix, Instant)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997) Hideaki Anno. 101 min

Relevant Links:
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (IMDb.com)
Shin Seiki Evangelion Gekijo-Ban: Shito Shinsei (Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth) (RottenTomatoes.com)
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (Wikipedia.org)

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