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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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.
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
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
Heart is something sadly lacking in Pokemon: The First Movie.
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
Adults may cringe at the preachy heavy-handedness and the extremely limited motion animation that sets the art form back a couple of generations.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
With intentionally stilted animation, uninspired music and lame jokes, Pokemon is basically an ultralong version of the phenomenon's own boring TV 'toon.
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 1, 2000
My baseline for boredom had been standing in line to renew my automobile registration. But now, thanks to this Pokemon film, I have a brand-new baseline.
January 1, 2000
A dull, crudely animated Pokemon byproduct.
January 1, 2000
Spending 95 minutes with the slight antics of Pikachu, Ash and the gang may seem like an eternity.
January 1, 2000
A shameless plug for Pokemon merchandise? You betcha.
January 1, 2000
70 minutes of irritation.
January 1, 2000
It makes the Star Wars mythos play like Pong.
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
January 1, 2000
Strictly a kids' movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Pokemon isn't even good animation, unless the standard of measure is the crude LCD graphics of a Game Boy.
January 1, 2000
For the legions of Pokemon fans, the film gives them everything they crave and more.
January 1, 2000
There isn't a moment of wonder or poetry in its very long 69 minutes.
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.
November 6, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C+