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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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January 15, 2019
The climactic battle is long, repetitious and boring, while the film's anti-violence message is crassly expressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 15, 2019
Inspiring message, uninspired movie.
January 15, 2019
Yes, parents, you poor things, "Pokemon" (derived from "Pocket Monsters") has morphed into yet another money-milking form, and it is going to cost you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 15, 2019
The story is trite and the cartooning is cut-rate, but youngsters will enjoy seeing their TV heroes in a movie-length adventure. Shown with a 20-minute short called "Pikachu's Vacation," so sloppily made that it's barely coherent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 14, 2019
This film is humourless, boring, impenetrable and with animation of such staggeringly low quality that it constitutes an insult to cinemagoers of all ages.
January 14, 2019
[I]t's pretty hard to sit through this feature-length expansion of the wildly popular kids cartoon series without having dire thoughts about late 20th century capitalism's apparently boundless ability to make people buy utter crap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 14, 2019
"Pokémon: The First Movie" is a dose of extremely low-budget "Japanimation" that -- were it only more proficiently executed -- would rival "Scooby Doo" as the most astounding work of art in the 20th century.
September 28, 2018
I can't avoid feeling it would've been more interesting if they developed something more ambitious, that didn't feel like a retread of the anime. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2018
Not only is this movie really good... , but it actually raised some interesting philosophical questions about the nature of Pokémon.
December 27, 2010
Excruciating to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 16, 2007
The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme.
February 28, 2007
The repetitive plot is essentially a string of excuses for fantastical combat sequences, but somehow several characters' insistence that violence is bad doesn't come off as hypocritical.
December 30, 2006
It would be nice to think that 'the kids' would take on board the heavy-handed moral messages, but more likely they'll be looking out for new Pokémon to collect, therefore fulfilling Nintendo's merchandising dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 26, 2006
If you're over 10 years old I have four words for you: See Princess Mononoke instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 9, 2005
For Pokemon fans? Give it a shot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 1, 2003
In the tradition of such drivel as 'The Care Bears Movie' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' it's essentially a commercial disguised as a feature film.
May 14, 2003
Abysmally bad.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
February 8, 2003
The kids in the audience at my showing were certainly enthralled, and I only fell asleep twice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 2, 2002
The movie may have been designed to shift Pokémon product but it also comes down hard on the side of friendship, mutual respect and resourcefulness.
August 2, 2002
Unfortunately, dear grown-ups, no end to the Pokémon invasion seems imminent.
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