Well, em, hmm....that was pretty, very, really so fucked up. A lot. From the beggining until the end.
But even with the clearly enormous budget, the gigantic deviation from the original plot, and all the exagerated(and still cool) action sequences, it somehow manages to keep the old evangelion spirit alive. With new characters, old characters in new costumes, old charactes in new bodies, old charactes in even gayer relationships, this new movie was able to mantain the essence of the original series and fill it with hundreas of new elements that give it a fresh and renewed appearance. Half way trough it i thought i would end up hating it and now i really can't wait to see the 4th and final installment of this saga.
Believe it, Anno still has it.