Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Pokemon - The Movie 2000 (2000)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Despite being somewhat more exciting than the previous film, this kiddy flick still lacks any real adventure or excitement. What is does contain is choppy animation and poor voice acting. Doesn't match up to virtually anything out there.

Movie Info

In this action-packed anime film, fearless Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his pals must try to save Earth from destruction. An evil collector schemes to procure three coveted Pokemon -- Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno -- whose capture will unleash mystical sentinel of the sea Lugia. When the villain snares the trio, nature gets thrown out of whack, causing a series of natural disasters. Can Ash and friends prevent an environmental cataclysm?
Rating:
G
Genre:
Animation , Anime & Manga , Art House & International , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$2,119,065.00
Runtime:

Cast

Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Pokemon - The Movie 2000

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (20)

A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor.

Full Review… | June 6, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

The filmmakers have tried hard to come up with an original plot, but somehow this film is actually duller than the first Pokemon movie.

January 1, 2000
New York Post
Top Critic

The absence of a compelling villain translates into an absence of excitement.

January 1, 2000
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Slightly better than a poke in the eye.

January 1, 2000
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Ugly animation, hackneyed plots, one-dimensional characters, and the Pokemon gibberish that makes the Teletubbies sound as if they were speaking the King's English.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Japanese anime can rise to a legitimate art form, as with the intricate and haunting post-apocalyptic classic Akira, but the disposable Pokémon 2000 is far lazier stuff.

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Pokemon - The Movie 2000

½

Despite the premise, Pokemon - The Movie 2000, is not really exciting like the series and become boring. The end is very violent, what could deviate the younger audience. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

Pokemon 2000 is 2000 times better than the original which was awful. It's still not that good though, it's good to entertain small children though. I'ts not good but its watchable.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

A downgrade from the original, but with all of the characters back to love, a story about three legendary birds has never been more mesmerizing to me. As an evil mastermind is planning to rule the world with possession of these three birds, he must have one more bird to rule the world; Lugia. Ash and his pals must save the earth from total destruction before the madman takes over. This was an extremely enjoyable, family friendly film, it may not be the pokemon movie we have all been waiting for, but it certainly is an awesome animated feature.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Pokemon - The Movie 2000 Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Pokemon - The Movie 2000 on our Movie forum!

News & Features