The problem with 3.33 is that its plot is based on several main characters' stupidity. Surprisingly enough, Shinji is only stupid in this, and not nearly as unbelievably idiotic as Misato and Asuka. 14 years have passed and Shinji is blamed by everyone for 3rd Impact despite the fact that it would have happened sooner via Zeruel if he hadn't started it. This, along with Misato and Asuka's refusal to tell him anything, causes Shinji to fall past the despair event horizon and do some stupid things in the vain hope that it will undo the damage. This movie makes Asuka and especially Misato unlikable. They blame Shinji for everything even though the human race wouldn't have made it even this far without him. Misato and Asuka really couldn't let go of enough of their irrational anger in 14 years to swallow their pride for 10 minutes and explain things to Shinji? The movie focuses on punching the proactive version of Shinji that people like in the gut as much as possible, and for the most part this feels unreasonable and contrived.
Gotta say I agree with this. If they had taken 10 minutes to explain the situation to him they may have averted what happened at the end.
24th Apr 13
I also agree. I'll also add that the actions made by Asuka and Misato, imo, seemed to me like a desperate attempt to make the viewers root for and like Kaworu at the cost of the other characters.
24th Apr 13
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2nd May 13
Late reply to anyone disagreeing: All Misato had to do was tell Shinji that his fight somehow resulted in the third impact, they didn't know and she's sorry, and that he shouldn't pilot an Eva for the time being because that might make things worse. If you show Shinji a little kindness he'll do whatever you want, Misato of all people knows that, and she might be bad at relationships but she was good at her job (being in charge and saving the world and all). It's OOC because otherwise we would have had no movie.
As for Asuka, well, that's Asuka.
9th May 13
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2nd Mar 14
Not only did they not bother to tell Shinji anything, but he also ignores Kaworu’s warnings during the climax. Also, there’s Kaworu inexplicably wearing the collar himself instead of just throwing it away somewhere. 3.33 was an insult to the franchise.
22nd Aug 14
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