I own the Evangelion box set from 1995...to make a long story short, I was checking out some AMV's and saw clips that I had never seen before. HEY there is a movie! So I checked out the trailers, and saw that 1.0 reused clips from the series, but 2.0 was all new stuff.
So my question is, "do I need to see Evangelion 1.0 to know wth is going on in 2.0, or is it the same exact story just shortened up to fit in a full length feature?"
Now please don't laugh at me for not knowing that there was a movie, because in the back of my mind I already knew. I just thought I could skip it because I thought it was going to be like RahXephon and it's movie which was just a shortened version of the series.