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.''
| Original Score: 2/4
For the most part, this is the kind of immersive fanboy experience that doesn't suffer wandering attention spans.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
An exhilarating adventure that offers compelling characters, a wonderfully imaginative story and dazzling special effects. Newbies might feel slightly perplexed, though.
| Original Score: 7.2121/10
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The laser blasts and shimmering force fields in these contests are less violent than the repressed feelings of sensitive Shinji.
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.