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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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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 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.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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.
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
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
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