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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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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.
July 12, 2002
With its undertones of slavery and cockfighting, Pokémon" may have the most unsavory premise ever for children's entertainment.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
June 28, 2002
The film is baffling, amateur and somewhat contradictory about violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 25, 2002
Probably too verbose to significantly influence the target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 5, 2002
The wisdom of putting bad experiences behind us never rang more true than after viewing this movie. Avoiding it though, may be impossible, so be prepared.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
December 10, 2001
Would it have been too much to ask for just a tiny bit of interest for the grown-ups?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 10, 2001
If you don't mind plunking your kids down in front of a 90-minute commerical, go nuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 17, 2001
Disney's wild, creative but beautifully-controlled set-pieces, eccentric memorable characters, and sheer rush of colour tower over anything on offer here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2001
This Japanese film's free will philosophy is in stark contrast to the determinism that seems to be running rampant in today's Hollywood films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A lot has been written about the admirable lessons that Pokemon teaches children about responsibility, teamwork and obedience. But some unfortunate messages are being sent as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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