Do you think Eva is going to feel groovy anymore when they've cut out the religious crap, insanity, sexual frustrations and blood?
What makes you think that these aspects would be absent from a live-action version? Remember that The Matrix is an R-rated sci-fi/action film that has done quite well for itself at the box office. While The Matrix has nowhere near the depth of Evangelion, it shows that you don't have to PG-up a movie for audiences to accept it. Sure a lot of the things you mentioned would not be handled exactly as they are in the animation, but there are other ways of expressing the same ideas in less graphic terms that could get the same point across.
And for your amusement, here's reason #488 why this live action project is simply impossible: NGE is too gay.
As much as I hate to bring up LOTR once again, you could say the same thing about the Frodo/Samwise relationship. I hear people making jokes about this all the time. Some have gone as far as to assume Tolkien was a closet gay. None of this has hurt that franchise has it?
Originally posted on: 04-Dec-2003, 00:28 GMT