Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance (2011)

In the earliest battles against the monstrous Angels, young Eva pilots Shinji and Rei were forced to carry humanity's hopes on their shoulders. Now, with the deadly onslaught of the Angels escalating and the apocalyptic Third Impact… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ethan Gilsdorf
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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Robert Abele
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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Simon Abrams
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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Brian Miller
L.A. Weekly

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

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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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An exhilarating adventure that offers compelling characters, a wonderfully imaginative story and dazzling special effects. Newbies might feel slightly perplexed, though.

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Mike Hale
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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
More giant robots battle "angels," and hero Shinji continues whining about how his father doesn't love him, in this second installment of the… More
Chris Browning
The second film in the proposed four film theatrical rebuild of the Neon Genesis Evangelion, 2.22 shares the same stunning visuals as the first and offers a… More
Lewis C.
"The Third Impact is beginning. This is the end of the world." Evangelion 2.0 is a much bigger departure from the original series than the first… More
George Matalliotakis
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… More