So, 2.0 review- I liked it a lot. AWESOME LADIES ALL OVER THE PLACE AND I FEEL FAR MORE HOPEFUL ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF EVERYONE INVOLVED?
-Mari is pretty wonderful. I have a feeling she has some problems (IT’S THE FRANCHISE FOR THAT) but I liked her attitude and sense of humor. Also badassery. And when she was like “OH I GUESS STUFF JUST WORKS OUT FOR THIS KID WHEN HE DOES STUFF” about Shinji, lol. Yes it works out then gets infinitely worse but you know maybe not so much this time.
-I reeeally liked that Asuka got a genuine badass entrance. She never got to be much of a badass in the original until like, the last second before getting lanced. So it was sort of frustrating? But here she’s actually got cred.
-Also Asuka calling out Touji’s sexist jackassery. I LOVE YOU FOREVER BB KEEP SPEAKIN THE TRUTH. What I’ve always liked Asuka I’LL ADMIT IT.