Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Reviews

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Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
March 3, 2011
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.''
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Brian Miller
L.A. Weekly
January 27, 2011
The laser blasts and shimmering force fields in these contests are less violent than the repressed feelings of sensitive Shinji.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
January 20, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2011
For the most part, this is the kind of immersive fanboy experience that doesn't suffer wandering attention spans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Toronto Star
January 13, 2011
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.