I officially vote that "Neon Genesis Evangelion Death & Rebirth" is the most disturbing movie I have ever known to exist.
Happy Tree Friends was okay- it was the mindless and disgusting slaughter of innocent and adorable creatures. Mindlessness I can handle.
The Animatrix was depressing, because in every segment, someone died or was forgotten, or the ending was basically "You are all doomed."
Evangelion… Oh, this isn’t mindless, oh no. It delves into the human psyche and challenges what it means to be human, to live, to be happy. It creates characters that are barely any of the aforementioned three. Neglect, hatred, selfishness… Introverted people, and others who know nothing more than to exist and obey. It is disturbing to think of just how weak humanity really is, and what’s truly important in life.
Sexuality, a big thing for most teenagers. All want to get laid, all think seeing someone naked is hot. Well in the grand scheme of things, no, it’s not. It’s reproduction. One, two hours of pleasure is not worth the misery that may follow for prioritising it over "what is truly important".
But what is? Love, as anyone would say. But would they? What if they had never known love, or simply turned away from it? Love is no reason to live.
But then, what is the meaning of life? God, I’ll be thinking about this for years, I can tell…