Pokémon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew Reviews

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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
"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 7, 2011
September 7, 2011
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.
April 17, 2001
Disney's wild, creative but beautifully-controlled set-pieces, eccentric memorable characters, and sheer rush of colour tower over anything on offer here.
January 1, 2000
It makes the Star Wars mythos play like Pong.
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
It's just a sound-and-light show, linked to the marketing push for Pokemon in general.
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
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.
January 1, 2000
70 minutes of irritation.
January 1, 2000
Strictly a kids' movie.
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
There isn't a moment of wonder or poetry in its very long 69 minutes.
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.
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