It doesn't matter that the symbolism wasn't lost on you in the last couple episodes. It just matters that the symbolism and Shinji talking was all there was. The way I see it they just stopped the series in the middle of the plot and gave us a vague Info Dump
over a clip show episode. At least Eo E
actually finished the plot before it got weird, and offered up a denoument afterwards.
But hey. I have a complicated relationship with Evangelion. I hate the psudopsychology(I understand it fine, so don't bother explaining, I just don't like it), slow, Leave the Camera Running
pacing in places, and the aforementioned license it gave Lazy anime to copy all the things I hated about it without bothering to copy out what was good.
On the other hand when it was good it was SO GOOD, The Giant robot fights were meticulousely animated, resolved themselves in interesting ways, and both Evas and Angels were masterpeices in Mecha design. When any character actually DID something they proved competent and more than a little heroic (When they don't fail spectacularly).
In my view, when you got to the ending, it was like you were given one of those chocolate wonderballs with the prize inside. The entire first part of the series is delicious layers chocolate, and then you get to the inside you find out the prize was a slab of unflavored, uncooked tofu. I still got delicious chocolate, but I still felt betrayed somehow (Which was apparently the point, so Good job Eva guys).
Anyway, I've run this argument way too many times to do it again. Rebuild of Evangelion is apparently a brand new horizon, so I'm excited.
edited Tue, 24 Feb 2009 14:56:08 by DotDotDot!