iAX: "When Neon Genesis Evangelion was first released in 1995, it turned the world of anime upside down. It took the iconic giant robots that pervaded the medium, and wrapped it up in a unique package of bleak storytelling and characters with intense psychological issues. It left an indelible mark on the industry and the fans that support it. Evangelion 2.22 is the second movie in the tetralogy that retells the Evangelion story, but takes it in a new direction. It is a great movie that has high production values, excellent pacing, better character development, but it is hampered by a weak musical score and esoteric dialog that can confuse a person not familiar with the cosmology of the Evangelion universe."