Even though I loved the TV series I haven't watched the rebuilds yet, because I don't want to see Anno go all George Lucas on Evangelion. Am I right or am I missing out on the continuation of the story?
You are (not) alone.
My rationale was either it sucks and brings down the show for me, or its good and I have to agonize for years waiting for the next movie to come out. I'm gonna marathon it once the last BD come out though.
They definitely take a different tone from the TV series.
You should watch them though,
It's Star Wars prequels all over again.
It's not that bad, because NGE wasn't that good.
it just doesn't have the same charm of the first which is usually what happens when u see a re-hash like this
So it's just like Star Wars then.
You're not missing out.
First two are decent, but the third one is so bad it's not really worth getting into.