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Neil is really impressed with your keen observations here, but I'm having to type on his behalf because his fingers and thumbs are sore from typing that massively long post!A little behind but here's my thoughts on episode 23 directors cut
I like the comparison that up close the angel (to begin with) is a double helix. The ultimate symbol of life from a scientific point of view. It is after all a representation of DNA. Then froma distance is halo. The ultimate representation of faith and religion. Before we look closely and can understand something all we have is faith to explain it. But only by learning and science can we really explain the world and its magic!
The rape and pregnancy of the EVA has already been noted but it was pretty strong that to save Shinji Rei essentially gave herself an abortion. And that she and the Eva went through a holy rebirth, with the eva morphing to look like rei with a halo, and the died. Rebirth and Death. A mirror of the films title that would follow!
The stark black and red (colours for death and blood) in the Reis destruction scene at the end was a very striking image!
"I haven't even written my episode 25 post yet ", he laments.
But seriously, those are some great observations there, dude - well done!