The Evangelion movies had already been rather polarizing before 3.0, to say the least, given the ending of 2.0. I don’t totally remember what I expected when I started 3.0. I hope I wasn’t naive enough to think it would continue straight from the conclusion of the previous movie. How laughably silly that would be! (I probably thought this. I am laughably silly.)
But the movie starts. Asuka and Mari … are on the same side? And they’re fighting in space?! I suppose that’s nothing, though … wait, they’re trying to retrieve Unit 01 with Shinji still inside?! What the hell happened after the end of the second movie?! Who cares about answering that, however, when there are so many things with which to bludgeon the viewer! SEELE has started all-out war, while Misato and Ritsuko are with Asuka and Mari in fighting back. Nobody is pleased to see Shinji.
Man, what the FUCK happened?!