You know, I feel that 3.0 felt much more plot driven rather than character driven, despite it apparently being more about Shinji. Here, the characters act more because the plot has to get from point A to point B. I feel that this is the film's biggest flaw, especially after the previous film was much more character focused.
It doesn't help that it doesn't really develop the two who were the main focus of 2.0. Rather than continuing the journey of the ones who's journey has been the main focus, it get‛s sidetracked by side characters and messages.
As for Kaworu, what was the unique character trait that he had, other than his possible gayness for Shinji. Yeah, he's the most sympathetic, but that only comes about thanks to the plot demanding that everyone else act like jerks. He's a very static person.
edited 3rd Sep '13 5:20:52 PM by LDragon2