SaltyJoe wrote: In manga format, one has to rely on words more hevaily, and the words Sadamoto sometimes puts into the characters mouths... (that "under the moonlight blah blah" monlogue of Shinji after defeating Ramiel (IIRC) and Asuka's recent "i had this dream with sunflowers" stuff were just groan worthy, IMHO).
These scenes are pretty corny and melodramatic to begin with, though. Exaggerated emotions are pretty much inevitable in a story that involves skyscraper-sized robots, and the original is just as guilty of this as the manga.
SaltyJoe wrote:The main gist of what i was trying to get at is that Rebuild still has the chance to give us something new, fresh and worthvile (that is, if they grow some balls and make the final movie(s) at least two hours long. But, like i said, a chance, not a certainty.), while the manga pissed away that chance by deviating somewhat from the original storline, yet not deviating enough.
I'd honestly rather have a rehash of Instrumentality than the "Biff, pow!" conculsion Rebuild is probably building up to, though of course Instrumentality wouldn't work too well in a film series. "Deviating somewhat from the original storline, yet not deviating enough," is exactly how I would describe Rebuild; it tries to introduce a bunch of new plot points, but teeters on incoherence at times because it's still wedded to the structure of the original show. If they really wanted to do something fresh, they should have had a completely new plot, new Angels, and new mindfucks from the start.