Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

August 22, 2018
Not only is this movie really good... , but it actually raised some interesting philosophical questions about the nature of Pokémon.
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.
December 2, 2002
The movie may have been designed to shift Pokmon 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.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
The kiddies in the audience were enthralled by every minute of it.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Pokemon is a quality example of the genre, and it is indeed one of the most successful anime shows ever.
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.