So my understanding is, this version is the combination of a couple of plots from the original Anime. I’m pretty much only familiar with the original movie, and all of those elements are really obvious but I’m not sure on the other bits.
That said, I feel like a combo movie of some kind that reduces out the slow lame psychobabble of the original film and fleshes out the plot to be a bit less “cerebral” is probably a pretty good idea. On the other hand there still seems to be a lot of kind of weird shit going on here, that feels like it could be a pretty big turn off for a lot of people. It also, kind of feels like Lucy, which isn’t good, because Lucy was panned horribly.