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.
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