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Pokémon 4Ever (2002)

Pokémon 4Ever (2002)

Pokémon 4Ever



Critic Consensus: Only for diehard Pokemon fans.

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The "pocket monsters" discover new friends and face off against new adversaries in this installment in the Pokemon animated series. Ash Ketchum (voice of Veronica Taylor), his loyal pet Pokemon Pikachu (voice of Ikue Ootani), and several of their friends travel to an island where an especially rare species of Pokemon, Celebi, is said to exist. With the help of friendly Diana and her Grandmother, Ash is able to capture Celebi, and discovers the creature has remarkable powers - bred to defend the forest and the wilderness, Celebi has the ability to travel through time. However, an especially villainous member of Team Rocket, Vicious, is soon after them, and Ash discovers the full extend of Celebi's powers - Vicious is actually a man from the future who has been sent back by Team Rocket trainers Jim and Jesse to battle Ash, while Diana and her Grandmother have also traveled through the years in order to protect Celebi and the forests. Pokemon 4-Ever was the fourth feature-length Pokemon adventure to receive theatrical release in the United States, though other Pokemon features found an audience on home video in America in the meantime.more
Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Anime & Manga, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: John Touhey, Takeshi Shudo, Hideki Sonoda, Michael Haigney
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 18, 2003
Box Office: $1.6M
Miramax Films - Official Site


Veronica Taylor
as Ash Ketchum
Ikue Otani
as Pikachu
Dan Green
as The Iron Masked Mara...
Stan Hart
as Prof. Oak
Roger Kay
as Scyther
Ed Paul
as Weezing
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Critic Reviews for Pokémon 4Ever

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (22)

Its save-the-planet message clashes with its crass marketing.

Full Review… | November 19, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

A rote exercise in both animation and storytelling.

October 13, 2002
New York Post
Top Critic

An improvement on the feeble examples of big-screen Poke-mania that have preceded it.

October 12, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

The animation and game phenomenon that peaked about three years ago is actually dying a slow death, if the poor quality of Pokemon 4 Ever is any indication.

Full Review… | October 11, 2002
Toronto Star
Top Critic

4Ever has the same sledgehammer appeal as Pokemon videos, but it breathes more on the big screen and induces headaches more slowly.

Full Review… | October 11, 2002
Seattle Times
Top Critic

At best this is a film for the under-7 crowd. But it would be better to wait for the video. And a very rainy day.

Full Review… | October 11, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pokémon 4Ever

Pokemon 4ever is probably the safest in the pokemon series, as this films does not serve any new interest to the pokemon films, but does not fail to impress either. As Ash and his pals are on the hunt on a mysterious island for a legendary pokemon, the find it to have mystical powers unlike any other pokemon on earth. This film is the most interesting among the series, but the fact that it steals from other plots points of the past films really doesn't show anything special!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

The film begins with a fantastic chase through the forest. The whole forest is beautifully created, and the anime style fits in nicely with the stylized CGI. The plot is fairly simple. A boy saves a time traveling Pokemon and is brought forward 40 years where he meets Ash and co. They must battle a Pokemon hunter that wishes to enslave the super awesome Pokemon. It's a fun movie that actually adds to the relationships of those in the Pokemon universe. Once again it has an obvious eco message, but you also get to see a huge CGI woodland monster type thing, so I ain't complaining. Again, this is just for Poke fans, but may be entertaining enough for those outside their comfort zone.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer



Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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