If you haven’t seen the original Eureka Seven, this movie is a confusing, boring, inconsistent film. It fails to explain anything, it makes no sense, it cuts from some legitimately great new animation to some bad cg to reused footage from a show from 2005.
And if you ARE a fan of the original, it becomes an abysmal, insulting mess. We spend ungodly amounts of time in a weird, alternate reality that has nothing to do with the original plot. Magic doors open in the sky, every character is acting completely different, and a bizarre multiverse storyline begins to happen that has nothing to do with
anything at all.
Studio Bones seems to desire hurting the fans of Eureka Seven, as every single piece of media past the original series has been endless retcons and alternate versions, designed solely to ruin the series. First you have the films that changed the plot completely, then you have AO, a ‘sequel’ that had almost nothing to do with the original at all.
And now this, Hi-Evolution, the rebuild of Evangelion of E7.
Do you enjoy wasting your time? Well this movie certainly does! It spends half it’s run time showing old footage of Eureka Seven but used in a different context, which advances nothing in the plot at all! then it ends on the most nonsense, series destroying retcon ending possible, making rebuild 3.0 a logical conclusion from the previous film in comparison.
Nothing in this film makes sense, and it's pathetic attempt to retcon the shattered, confusing franchise into one plotline where everything was a fake alternate reality... give me a break. Stop, please stop hurting me and the other fans, I love Eureka Seven, but this... this is Not Eureka Seven.
I’d write a longer review but I honestly don’t want to think about this movie ever again. It looks bad, it sounds bad, it insults fans of the original and drags a once great series through the mud to tell a story that is not only pointless, but actively ruins the original series and it’s ending. Please, if you are a fan of the show, never watch this piece of crap.
TBH i don't understand why the plot of this film hasn't been appreciated in japan, i enjoyed it a lot even if is not so clear for the majority of the time, but if you have watched the original series you would know that in the first series anything is clear for the first part of the anime.
Then i can understand why the animation haven't been appreciated and i don't like them too.
Btw i think that i will watch the third film because i want to know more about the plot, the lore and then again i'm a bit of a fag of the series