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Pokemon - The Movie 2000

Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000)



Average Rating: 3.7/10
Reviews Counted: 65
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 55

Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.


Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 17

Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.



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In this action-packed anime film, fearless Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his pals must try to save Earth from destruction. An evil collector schemes to procure three coveted Pokemon -- Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno -- whose capture will unleash mystical sentinel of the sea Lugia. When the villain snares the trio, nature gets thrown out of whack, causing a series of natural disasters. Can Ash and friends prevent an environmental cataclysm?

Nov 14, 2000


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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (55) | DVD (11)

A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.

June 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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A din that drowns out all adult howls.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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Slightly better than a poke in the eye.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Comment (1)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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One can almost hear a droning noise.

January 1, 2000
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Ugly animation, hackneyed plots, one-dimensional characters, and the Pokemon gibberish that makes the Teletubbies sound as if they were speaking the King's English.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
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A class-A migraine in soupy, gloopy Technicolor.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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Better than the first, but that's not saying much.

December 27, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

This is a fun, magical, and appealing movie that kids will love.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Comment (1)
Cinema Crazed

Lesson of the day: PokÚmon are more attuned to nature, but one human can make a difference.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Pikachu has very little to do with the plot, so die-hard fans may be disappointed. On the other hand, I daresay die-hard fans could not possibly be discriminating enough to notice, since most of them are still in diapers.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Comments (4)
Film Quips Online

As in the first movie, the animation here is chintzy and almost amateurish, although fans of the TV show could hardly expect more.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

A few set-pieces, though, do stand out: weird, almost entirely spherical fish swimming in the water, a boat crashing down hundreds of steps, and a jagged 'chicken' lit up by golden electric energy are certainly transfixing.

April 16, 2001 Full Review Source:

The film is littered with such snide indictments of the entire consumer-merchant Pokemon relationship that you'll never 'catch 'em all' with your youngster in quite the same way again.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Dumb, hypocritical, and a complete waste of time.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

A clichÚd collection of mystical gobbledy-gook.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A lot of children's movies ... amount to little more than commercials for merchandising. The difference with PokÚmon 2000 is that the kids seemed to realize it.

January 1, 2000
New Times

Pokemon 2000 is an extended Saturday-morning cartoon that, unfortunately for parents, you have to pay to see.

January 1, 2000
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cheap and disposable.

January 1, 2000
Fresno Bee

Viewers will find both the movie and the introductory short visually pretty but narratively inert.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Total, there were maybe three references in the dialogue that an adult might find clever or cute.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

Dreary animation, mindless plot, foolish dialogue.

January 1, 2000
Contra Costa Times

Audience Reviews for Pokemon - The Movie 2000

Despite the premise, Pokemon - The Movie 2000, is not really exciting like the series and become boring. The end is very violent, what could deviate the younger audience. Rotten.
November 23, 2011
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Pokemon 2000 is 2000 times better than the original which was awful. It's still not that good though, it's good to entertain small children though. I'ts not good but its watchable.
November 2, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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A sequel to the unsuccessful anime-based film from just a single year before, POKEMON: THE MOVIE 2000 is nothing good. At all. Even a true-blue fan of the series can easily fall asleep.
September 25, 2011

Super Reviewer

A downgrade from the original, but with all of the characters back to love, a story about three legendary birds has never been more mesmerizing to me. As an evil mastermind is planning to rule the world with possession of these three birds, he must have one more bird to rule the world; Lugia. Ash and his pals must save the earth from total destruction before the madman takes over. This was an extremely enjoyable, family friendly film, it may not be the pokemon movie we have all been waiting for, but it certainly is an awesome animated feature.
July 9, 2011
KJ Proulx

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