Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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June 1, 2019
We know that the makers of this film are capable of something slightly more grand-scale than "video game commercial". They're just not interested in actually doing it.
January 15, 2019
The climactic battle is long, repetitious and boring, while the film's anti-violence message is crassly expressed.
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.
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.
January 15, 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 15, 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.
January 15, 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.
September 29, 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]
August 22, 2018
Not only is this movie really good... , but it actually raised some interesting philosophical questions about the nature of Pokémon.
September 7, 2011
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April 4, 2011
December 27, 2010
Excruciating to endure.
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.
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 Pokmon to collect, therefore fulfilling Nintendo's merchandising dream.
May 26, 2006
If you're over 10 years old I have four words for you: See Princess Mononoke instead.
April 9, 2005
For Pokemon fans? Give it a shot.
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.
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