Eva 2.0

A great night at the UK premiere of Evangelion 2.0 at the Glasgow Film Theatre yesterday. Emily Fussell from the BBFC was on hand to talk about rude words, dodgy imagery and imitable violence. The audience were on great form with a plethora of questions about censorship, and I found myself signing a bunch of copies of Schoolgirl Milky Crisis, the Dorama Encyclopedia and even a few of my Highlanders.  As for Eva 2.0 itself, it met with a roaringly enthusiastic reception, as a full house laughed, yelled and WTF’d their way through an all-new apocalypse. I thought it was everything that a premiere ought to have been, and the crowd left with plenty to talk about. An excellent start to Scotland Loves Animation – a new strand of programming that we’ll be seeing a lot more of in months to come.

11 thoughts on “Eva 2.0

  1. Well, I was at the premiere and it was amazing. The movie was fantastic, the atmosphere was awesine and the keynote you gave was equally great.

    Let’s hope we get more of the sort VERY soon.

  2. I had a great time at the premiere. I can’t get enough of Evangelion, so it was really nice to be able to sit and watch it with an audience who were equally as interested in it (unlike all the messing about you get when you usually go the cinema). The films were really great and I also enjoyed the keynote very much.

    As Aqua-Marine said, I hope to see more anime showings soon. See you there!

  3. I was there too, was seriously awesome. Keynote was very good. Thought Emily was awesome during the Q&A bit too. 2.0 was spectacular, I feel privelaged to have been a part of this event. Made the trip up from Oxford worth it 🙂

  4. The premiere, as others have said, was awesome! It was my first time at an event like this and the atmosphere was very positive. Both features by you and Emily were also quite interesting.

    Also my first time seeing Eva 1.0 and 2.0.

    1.01 seemed to be over-saturated, which I believe is corrected in the 1.11 version coming out on BR & DVD. But it was still great none the less.

    2.0 was amazing! I can’t wait to own this on BR and watch it again. 3.0 trailer & pirate Asuka :lol:?

  5. I traveled up from Manchester and it was a great event. The talks and introduction were great (I agree that 1.0 felt like being shot out of a cannon!) anf the atmosphere was great too.

    Fingers crossed that the films can get screenings elsewhere in the UK and that when 3.0 arrives we don’t have to wait too long to see it.

    Thanks to all who made it happen 🙂

  6. Was great seeing everyone at the showings, the atmosphere was great and was glad everyone was laughing at the same things I was! Seems like a lot of people travelled from miles away, came up from Sheffield myself so I was in good company.

    2.0 was brilliant as everyone has mentioned, having the subtitles was superb as my first watch of it last year missed a lot of the subtleties I picked up this time around.

    I’ve written up my thoughts on the whole event: http://chaostangent.com/2010/02/at-the-uk-premiere-of-evangelion-2-0/ as well as using the only pictures I could find available on Flickr, a surprise considering how many flashes were going off!

  7. This was my first time seeing 1.0 and 2.0 and I thought they were stunning. It was a really excellent event. I went with my brother travelled from Sheffield just to see it. 🙂

    Thanks to everyone who had a hand in organising the premiere and here’s hoping that when 3.0 is released we get to see it in the cinema too!

  8. Having caught the train from little ol’ Penrith and spending a hour or so wandering the streets near the cinema it was fantastic to be able to watch these two films with a bunch of like minded folks such as the ones who attended the day.

    To me it seems that they were playing 1.1 off a DVD hooked to a DLP and 2.0 was on a proper reel. Took my eyes a while to adjust to the good ol’ cinema screen flicker but is was worth it. The imagery was stunning and the audio (which was a let down for 1.1) rocked.

    Shame I had to miss the end of the credits as I had to catch the aforementioned train back! ^_^

  9. Had a fantastic evening at the premiere, it was great seeing you there too; thanks for signing my copy of SMC.

    Thought the film took a really interesting route after a slow start from 1.01, though I really have no idea how they’ll continue in 3.0.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the Scotland Loves Animation event later in the year! All the best.

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