By the way, I watched the movie yesterday. You were right, this was indeed one and a half hour of WTF?
I think, the animation is better than the one of the series, but I have to admit, I liked the series' character design better.
(Utena looks good with short hair, though. But why the f... does it grow sometimes and than shortens again? What causes this strange phenomenon?)
Well, there are more things I am wondering about, but maybe I'll spoiler them for those who haven't seen the movie yet:
First of all, the Touga-thing. So, in this version, Utena and him were a couple. But he died? Because he was the boy who saved the girl, that almost drowned? And Utena witnessed the whole incident, but later forgot about it, until she arrived at Ohtori. Right? So all her visions of Touga are just illusions, until the elevator scene, where she realizes that he is gone.
But how does that explain all the scenes of Touga and Shiori? Is Shiori an illusion as well? Or does she hallucinate Touga the same way, Utena does? That seems incongruent to me. Any explanations?
Second: Anthy killed her brother. Well, not really, he fell out of the window after he realized that Anthy knew about him touching her in her sleep.
Do you think, the scene were Akios body is carried out of the school and Shiori is accusing Anthy, is meant to be "real", or just another illusion / metaphor / illustration of feelings? (I am wondering because I thought, Akios death happened like ages before...
An: I think I liked Anthy's race. Well, cars are not my favorite symbolism, but her determination and courage really impressed me.
I apologize for any grammar mistakes, as I am not a native speaker.