Madoka Magica Part 2 Reviews

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March 30, 2014
Madoka Magica is a re-imagined telling of the Christian morality play Faust, delivered in two parts (this is part two). In many ways this film is even more ambitious then the original Faust, as it follows 5 girls, the wishes they make, and how the selfishness of humans corrupt even wishes that on the surface appear selfless. Not only Pride (as the Faust figure suffers from) but also Greed, Gluttony, Envy... truly this film accepts the idea that "no man is good, save God." Though each of the girls are someone we would probably identify as a good person, they are not perfect. Thus inevitably the very human flaws they have doom them. Only the sacrifice of a God can save them. This is probably the most Christian film to come out since The Passion.

Not only is the story timeless, but the execution is excellent. The contrast between the normal beautiful world and the strange twisted landscape of the witches labyrinths adds an artistic element to this film, reminiscent of Edward Scissorhands, or Nightmare Before Christmas.
½ December 14, 2012
Amazing combination of great characters, good artwork, awesome plot, surrealism, and after the introductions it holds your attention to keep watching the following episodes! It has almost a Hayao Miyazaki (studio Ghibli) feel towards the characters in a way which you learn to like them all and there is no definite good or evil. There is a lot of relate-able material
November 25, 2012
It is simply the anime that has been re-edited and enhanced. The anime is a work of art and so is this. Maybe the definitive version. Though I can see why only some cities will ever get to see it. Madoka is all about playing with expectation and does it well. By the end you may have changed your definition of Magical Girl genre and you may learn to fear the cute pets.
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