Movie Review: Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

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General Information:

Based on: Neon Genesis Evangelion by Hideaki Anno
Directors: Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki
Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi
Aired: Jul 27, 2009
Producers: Gainax, KlockWorx
Licensors: FUNimation Entertainment
Studios: Khara
Genres: Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 52 min.
Country:  Japan
Language: Japanese
Rating: PG-13

Summary:

When the threat of the Angel menace escalates, mankind’s defense force is pushed to its limits, with Nerv at the forefront of the struggle. Shinji Ikari and his partner Rei Ayanami are assisted by two new pilots: the fiery Asuka Langley Shikinami and the mysterious Mari Illustrious Makinami.

With the aid of their mechanized Evangelion units, equipped with weapons perfect for engaging their monstrous opponents, the four young souls fight desperately to protect their loved ones and prevent an impending apocalypse. But when startling secrets are brought to light, will the heroes’ greatest challenge prove to be the monsters…or humanity itself? [Written by MAL Rewrite]

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance won first place in the animation category of the French Lyon Asian Film Festival, narrowly beating Symphony in August in an audience vote. It also won the Award of Excellence in the animation category at the 33rd Japan Academy Awards and, consequently, nominated for Animation of the Year at the same event in 2010.

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Review:

Evangelion 2.0 is a great movie. I liked it far better than the first movie. Asuka and Mari were introduced in the movie as well as EVA 2. EVA 2 is my favorite robot in Evangelion mostly because of Asuka. Best Action scenes were in this movie. I loved the animation. The soundtrack was amazing. The Story line was very good. The movie had a solid beginning and a solid end. Everything in between was just amazing. I seriously cant find anything wrong with this movie.

Overall Rate: 10/10


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