Not with Asuka, no. She ruins everything.
Reminder that Toji could have been the luckiest bastard of the franchise
Inglorius Basterds is jews striking back instead of just accepting death. It starts great, then goes Rambo killing spree, then it's one hour of boredom. It also happens in nazi europe, like La Vita e Bella (or Schindler's List), which is superior.
Rebuild is Shinji striking back instead of just accepting death. It starts great (1.0), then goes Rambo killing spree (ending of 2.0), then it's one hour of boredom (3.0). It also happens in Tokyo-3, like NGE, which is superior.
The rebuilds really cut down on the psychological characterization, which is the largest theme of NGE.
There is no equivalent, for instance, of the half episode long Rei monologue trying to understand who she is, or asuka mind rape and breakdown, or misato / gendo / fuiyu flashback, or emphasys in Yui soul inhabiting Eva01.
The rebuilds are extremely simplified, and it sucks.