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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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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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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
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 21, 2011
An exhilarating adventure that offers compelling characters, a wonderfully imaginative story and dazzling special effects. Newbies might feel slightly perplexed, though.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2121/10
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
January 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 4, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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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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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.
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