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Rated PG-13 · 100 minutes · 2009

Action/Adventure, Animation
The Japanese franchise Neon Genesis Evangelion—which includes a long-running manga, a 1995 anime series, and a 1997 big-screen spinoff—gets a reboot with this 2007 theatrical feature, the first in a projected series of four. Earth is recovering from a cataclysmic event known as the Second Impact, and now Tokyo is under attack by giant beings bent on eradicating mankind; the city’s only hope is a team of teenage pilots young enough to meld with, and thus steer, a pair of cybernetic fighting machines. Written and directed by Hideaki Anno, who created the original series and feature, this is overwhelmingly bleak: human warmth is in short supply, and the Christian iconography conveys terror more than salvation.
Official Site: www.evangelion.co.jp
Director: Masayuki and Kazuya Tsurumaki
Writer: Hideaki Anno
Producer: Toshimichi Otsuki
Cast: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Akira Ishida, Fumihiko Tachiki, Tsutomu Kiyokawa, Miki Nagasawa, Takehito Koyasu and Hiro Yuuki

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