The second Rebuild of EVA movie: 2.0, or You Can (Not) Advance, came out in Japan on June 27th to very good reviews. I read several of them, along with one viewer's detailed synopsis, and the conclusion of most of them was that the film not only honors the original EVA but takes it in an entirely different (and very unpredictable) direction. EVA fans who were worried about the new character Mary Illustrious detracting from the plot shouldn't: apparently she fits in quite well, and in fact many fans really liked her after seeing the film.
I hope that it doesn't take forever and a day to get 2.0 in English, like with 1.0. Hopefully the Hong Kong DVD will be available within a few months and then I'll get to see it in all it's glory.