Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Reviews

  • It's strictly for the fans, who will furiously parse the changes in the narrative (including a new female pilot) and the nonsensical stew of philosophical and religious symbolism.

    Mike Hale — New York Times

  • Like a surly teen pilot, you, too, might find yourself bored and muttering, "Honestly, maybe the fate of humanity and the world isn't important to me, either.''

    Ethan Gilsdorf — Boston Globe

  • Evangelion 2.0 will undoubtedly confound some viewers with its jam-packed narrative and jargon-heavy dialogue but the intricately designed, hyper-kinetic visuals more than compensate, especially when seen at the scale they deserve.

    Toronto Star

  • For the most part, this is the kind of immersive fanboy experience that doesn't suffer wandering attention spans.

    Robert Abele — Los Angeles Times

  • If there's one clear-cut reason to prefer the second film to the first, it's because the action is so vastly more impressive this time around.

    Tim Brayton — Antagony & Ecstasy

  • The laser blasts and shimmering force fields in these contests are less violent than the repressed feelings of sensitive Shinji.

    Brian Miller — L.A. Weekly

  • Sets the stage for new, apocalyptic changes in the next "Rebuild" feature, and they appear to be the kind of changes fans have been waiting on for years.

    Simon Abrams — Slant Magazine

  • An exhilarating adventure that offers compelling characters, a wonderfully imaginative story and dazzling special effects. Newbies might feel slightly perplexed, though.

    Avi Offer — NYC Movie Guru

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