Yeah, so explain why this entirely different movie with well developed characters wouldn't be better?
So why exactly NTE doesn't have an ensemble cast like NGE did.
What? NTE spreads itself thin with a greater ensemble than NGE had despite vastly less screen time. NGE understood quality over quanity, NTE did not.
Uh, what? Shinji's relationship with Asuka was one of the core elements of his characterization. A well developed relationship between well developed characters serves to offer both characters characterization they would otherwise not receive. NTE Shinji doesn't have such a relationship which is part ofwhy he ends up as a cardboard cutout of his NGE incarnation.Rather, it is 100% Shinji's story. Soryu's development in NGE isn't conducive for focusing the story more towards Shinji
Not sure why you're citing King Kong here. I didn't watch Peter Jackson's King Kong and I shouldn't have to have in order to understand your argument.and a more elaborate Shikinami would make the film suffer the same pitfalls Peter Jackson's King Kong fell into when they also developed the characters that weren't Ann Darrow or Jack Driscoll.
NTE would become too unfocused of a narrative if it were to feature a distractingly complex Shikinami, especially for movies that average only 102.67 minutes to date.
Indeed, the story about Shinji shouldn't offer well developed foils that further Shinji's characterization. Let's instead focus on important narrative points such as Mari being a junkie or Eva's going super saiyan.
A trilogy is plenty of time to have two well developed characters. If you can't keep a coherent story together because your characters are well developed, then there's something wrong with your story.