Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

2009, Sci-fi/Action, 1h 53m

9 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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Mari Illustrious-Makinami pilots Provisional Unit-05 to defeat the excavated Third Angel. Asuka Langley-Shikinami and EVA-02 defeat the Seventh Angel. The Eighth Angel appears and attacks Nerv HQ. EVA-03 is taken over by the Ninth Angel during testing and Shinji deploys to stop it, but learns Asuka is aboard. Gendo switches EVA-01's controls over to the Dummy System and begins fighting EVA-03.

Cast & Crew

Kotono Mitsuishi
Misato Katsuragi
Voice
Megumi Ogata
Shinji Ikari
Voice
Megumi Hayashibara
Rei Ayanami, Pen Pen
Voice
Yuko Miyamura
Asuka Langley Shikinami
Voice
Fumihiko Tachiki
Gendo Ikari
Voice
Yuriko Yamaguchi
Ritsuko Akagi
Voice
Maaya Sakamoto
Mari Illustrious Makinami
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Takehito Koyasu
Shigeru Aoba
Voice
Masayuki
Director
Hideaki Anno
Screenwriter
Hideaki Anno
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Critic Reviews for Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

Audience Reviews for Evangelion: 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

  • May 20, 2013
    This is epic as fuck and a sure inspiration for Del Toro's Pacific Rim.
    Hugo S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 28, 2012
    This four-film project had the chance to get right the things that went wrong with the series, namely the technogibberish, the many underdeveloped ideas, the labyrinthine plot and the over-the-top ending; the first two films totally failed on that account. This second film indulges even more to technogibberish and non-sensical narration that wants to pose as sophisticated. The teen-angst characters seem fake and a bad replica of the original. The whole film seems like a cliche based on the tropes that the original series managed to establish. Shots like the elevator scene between Rei and Asuka have become a lot shorter (the original was painfully long but totally appropriate for the moment) and the whole character relations have got a harem-genre turn. Silly fan service is everywhere (for the male audience of course) which ruins the attitude of the film. The animation however is beautiful and the larger production values show, but somehow with less character than the series. The original series was a ground of extreme experimentation with narrative, strange angle shots that mirrored the internal states of the characters and some nice post-modern narration here and there (that was getting out of hand at the last episodes). Approach with caution or go see the series.
    George M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2012
    More giant robots battle "angels," and hero Shinji continues whining about how his father doesn't love him, in this second installment of the anime series. Pretty and logic-free, with candy-colored visuals and teenage angst.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    Now this movie rules! Superior to the original, amazing visuals, and great characters that get you really attached to the world of Evangelion. It's simply beautiful.
    ZACHO D Super Reviewer

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