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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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August 22, 2018
Not only is this movie really good... , but it actually raised some interesting philosophical questions about the nature of Pokémon.
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.
April 9, 2005
For Pokemon fans? Give it a shot.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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.
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
The kiddies in the audience were enthralled by every minute of it.
January 1, 2000
The values of POKEMON's protagonist have tapped into the unconscious of a generation that compulsively watches the show and codifies its critters without really knowing why
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January 1, 2000
I'm not sure how much of its so-bad-it's-good appeal is intentional, and besides, much of it is boring and repetitive.
| Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Pokemon is a quality example of the genre, and it is indeed one of the most successful anime shows ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
For the record, it isn't terrible. It's far from a milestone in Japanese animation, and not an especially memorable entertainment. Yet it doesn't try to be either of those things.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
For the legions of Pokemon fans, the film gives them everything they crave and more.
January 1, 2000
This is a movie that knows its audience.
January 1, 2000
The Japanese animation is beautiful, and the script adaptation for the English-speaking audience is well-paced, clever, and absorbing enough to keep parents from squirming.
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.
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