__________________ Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 ____________________
Plot Summary: It’s been one year since the failure of the Black Rebellion and the supposed death of Zero. Britannia has assigned Area 11 a “correctional education” status, where Elevens are made an example of by brute force, to try to prevent any future uprisings and suppress rebellious thoughts. Unsuspecting high school student Lelouch, oblivious to his rebellious past as Zero, stumbles upon a scheme on his life and the life of a mysterious woman known as C.C., who reveals to him his forgotten purpose and his “true” self. Destroying his assailants and declaring himself Zero once again, Lelouch sets out to finish what he started.
STORY – 5.0
Sheer genius. Even better than the first season, its world is so intense. You’d have to watch the show several times to catch everything that’s put in here. I love how the show explores and successfully reveals what justice and love are. I love the innocence that is maintained throughout the series, and while the show is a little more racy than the first season on occasion is kinda uncool, you shouldn’t be too bothered by it, since most of it flows through with the scenes. Perhaps the best concept that Code Geass explores is about what love is. For C.C. and Lelouche, you have the most defining moments in the series. For God to not be forgotten, for honor and justice to upheld, even when it requires taking the blame and repenting of your deeds, and the reasons behind them…these things are which Code Geass excels still more.
EMOTIONAL DRAW – 4.9
What an awesome show. Code Geass takes you down a dark path of Lelouch, and really does the emotions with a lot of thought. Sad scenes are heart-wretching, and heart-warming occasions are very sweet. One thing I was really impressed, was towards the end: Perhaps one of the hardest things to do is to take a hero, make him choose choices that are horrific and continue to stumble, and yet have the viewer root for his redemption before it happens. Code Geass hits this way out of the part.
CHARACTERS – 4.9
Lelouch is once again a great character. This time, we delve further into his story and he really shines in a crimson light. Well thought out and his emotions nicely done, you’ll be sure to be amazed at his ending performance. I also love his sad scene with Shirley. A classic.
Suzako is a man who desires to die. But since Lelouch made sure that couldn’t happen, he is now going to atone for all of his sins. He comes across genuine like the rest of the cast does and his push of Lelouch was great.
C2 (or C.C): 5.0
She is a immortal witch who sees the world with a cold reality, though not without compassion. Destined to cause all around her to disappear or become mad she has forced herself against letting emotions come of her. At least, this is what she’s trying to do. Her love of pizza is just as amusing as ever and very cute. Also, towards the end C2 (C.C.) her scenes are spectacular and really heart-wrenching. Her final redemption is awesome.
She is personally involved with Zero and has a rough time dealing with the case of Geass being used and is struggling to understand herself and what she wants from those she thought were her friends. Her demeanor is nice and as she grows up both mentally and as a woman, its refreshing to see. Great acting once again.
CREATIVITY – 4.8
Very creative indeed! With all the twists the personal and things were always unique and fresh. I never felt like anything looked cheesy, even the uniforms people wore were gorgeous(for the girls) or awesome (for the men). The scenery was well done too and gave it a realistic feeling.
OVERALL SCORE – 4.92
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