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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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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 1, 2000
Kids will come away with the moral of the story: Trust your heart. Adults will just be happy to come away.
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
November 6, 1999
The plot is as hard to catch as a Pokémon itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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
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