Where's the borderline between regular dark and just plain edgy?
Pic related, top: edgy, bottom: dark
Top : logical death that makes the characters understand how dangerous the system is
Bottom : a teenager gets crushed for literally no reason except "Gendo was a dick who didnt want to turn off his toy" and to make the protag understand he HATES EVERYTHING
I think we know which scene is edgy here
Pic related is dark.
Edgy is something like AgK, It tries way to hard and comes off as immature.
When will people stop using this awful word?
The fuck are you talking about? They used the dummy plug while Shinji was still inside so NERV didn't have to lose another pilot/EVA.
>The difference between good direction (bottom) and bad one (top).
Madoka's problem is that it doesn't spend a sufficient amount of time building tension and human emotions before executing its darkness. Poor writing, poor execution, and cheap tricks. Edgy.
>I love Shinbo, but Madoka is just shit.
Shinbo didn't direct Madoka or any SHAFT show.
>MAL and IMDb
Yes, I'm sure. Shinbo just puts his name on every SHAFT show.
There is a fundamental difference between suffering to establish some broader theme, and suffering simply for sufferings sake.
Of course, few makes this distinction, and certainly no one on /a/ does or really knows how to. Which makes it practically worthless.