Friday, January 21, 2011

News of the Moment: Evangelion 2.0 Screening




This just in: the second installment of Neon Genesis Evangelion's rebuild (a remake to the anime TV series) aptly named "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance" is playing in Downtown Independent starting January 28.

It's best to bring your otaku hats to the show.

The sequel is much anticipated since the original and redone endings didn't necessarily conclude the Evangelion series. Actually, it did in the mentally fracturing "The End of Evangelion," but fanboys like myself cannot contend with the fact that everyone in the story dies. Compounding that is the "End"'s abstractness: there are parts when clips of reality mesh with the clips of the movie which utlimately felt disjointed. Was it being philosophical, suggesting a moment of reflection? I don't know.

L.A. Times critic Robert Abele thought "Evangelion 2.0" delivers "plenty of orgiastically designed battle sequences, futuristic fortress-themed visuals (cool retractable buildings, Tokyo!) and a deep empathy with the confusion and alienation in its adolescent heroes." However, he warns that those unfamiliar with the TV series may deem it dragging at some points. In sum, it's best to bring your otaku (anime fanboy) hats on before the show.

Video from youtube.com

2 comments:

ching said...

i had to google otaku hats.haha only heard of them now.
ps. Elys and I are college buddies and we both have these passion for photography and fashion. so we teamed up ever since she got her camera. :D

Pop Champagne said...

I've never heard of that before, hmm. Reminds me back with lord of the rings came out and poeople were dressed up in costumes to theatres