eltopo wrote:I mean I feel that it's density is what makes it good. I mean the show starts off as this ho-hum big robots vs big monsters thing and by the time it's over it's dealing with complex interpersonal relationships,theology and and all kinds of other things.It's been said that Anno a lot of these elements are just there as window dressing however imo the fact that some much is left open to interpretation makes it much more enjoyable
While I get that, I still fell that "open ended" is sometimes a codeword for "we don't really know what we're trying to say."
There are pieces like Inception, while open ended and rife for multiple interpretations, that also has a more coherent story.
I feel that for Eva, people need to go outside of the anime to get what's going on. Any time anyone has ever tried to tell me that they "got" what was going on, they always refer me to something outside the anime to do so.