Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

Feature adaptation of GAINAX's anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion and the first entry in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy. Written and chief directed by original series co-creator and director Hideaki Anno.

Under constant attack by monstrous creatures called Angels that seek to eradicate humankind, U.N. Special Agency NERV introduces two new EVA pilots to help defend the city of Tokyo-3: the mysterious Makinami Mari Illustrous and the intense Asuka Langley Shikinami. Meanwhile, Gendo Ikari and SEELE proceed with a secret project that involves both Rei and Shinji.

The film was retitled Evangelion: 2.22 for its DVD/Blu-Ray release.

2009Rating: PG, Coarse language112 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitlesGainax
ActionAnimatedDramaScience FictionWorld Cinema
Director:
Hideaki AnnoMasayukiKazuya Tsurumaki ('Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone', 'Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo', TV's 'Neon Genesis Evangelion')
Writer:
Hideaki Anno
Cast:
Megumi OgataYuko MiyamuraKotono MitsuishiMaaya SakamotoMegumi Hayashibara

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For the most part, this is the kind of immersive fanboy experience that doesn't suffer wandering attention spans.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

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.''

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