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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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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
June 25, 2002
Probably too verbose to significantly influence the target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
It's just a sound-and-light show, linked to the marketing push for Pokemon in general.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Every generation of children has some hideously annoying cartoon series to provide parents with much agonizing and many, many buying opportunities.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 27, 2010
Excruciating to endure.
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
January 1, 2000
Pokemon is an ugly, cheaply made, witless, punily voiced movie.
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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
August 16, 2007
The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme.
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
January 1, 2000
Even the kindergarten target audience will be hard-pressed to sit still for this elementary and lumbering Saturday morning reject adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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
August 2, 2002
Unfortunately, dear grown-ups, no end to the Pokémon invasion seems imminent.
January 1, 2000
Pokemon is more of a worldwide phenomenon than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
It makes the Star Wars mythos play like Pong.
January 1, 2000
Not only does Pokemon -- the First Movie threaten to strike again with the sequel-readiness of its title, but the overlong 89-minute opus aims to thrill tykes by being slightly less than adorable -- meaning you shouldn't trust these creatures any f
January 1, 2000
A shameless plug for Pokemon merchandise? You betcha.
January 1, 2000
This pacifist spirit of brotherhood echoes the heroics in Princess Mononoke and other anime titles, but the artistic gap between the Miyazaki masterpiece and this project is huge.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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