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Pokemon 3: The Movie (2001)

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Critic Consensus: Critics say that the third Pokemon movie has a better plot than its two predecessors. This is not enough, however, to recommend it to those not already fans of the franchise.

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In this animated feature, young Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his loyal friends journey to the beautiful mountain town of Greenfield, where they will encounter the Unown, the most mysterious of all Pokemon. It is the Unown that create a challenge for Ash far greater than any Pokemon battle he has ever experienced before. With help from Pikachu and all his faithful Pokemon, plus friends Brock and Misty and even a little unexpected assistance from Team Rocket, Ash must rescue the young orphan Molly from the mystical forces that threaten to transform her life into a dreamworld prison. At the same time, Ash must also struggle to bring his own mother back from the realm of the Unown before she is lost forever and he becomes an orphan himself.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
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Box Office:
$16,373,155.00
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Cast

Veronica Taylor
as Ash Ketchum/Mrs. Delia Ketchum
Eric Stuart
as Brock
Ikue Otani
as Pikachu
Stan Hart
as Professor Oak
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Critic Reviews for Pokemon 3: The Movie

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (16)

The animation doesn't display the kind of artistic advances that would compensate for the underdeveloped story.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Creepy, yes, and confusing as heck, but not half so fearsome as the three little words ('Until next time!') spoken by whom I don't recall.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
Washington Post
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Even little trainer's pet Pikachu appears to have seen it all before.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Nap time for adults.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

This adult found it somewhere between mind-blowing and headache-inducing.

April 6, 2001
New York Post
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A 75-minute sensory assault.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for Pokemon 3: The Movie

Okay, I'll admit, that this has the weakest characters, but it also leads as being the most eventful of the franchise. It has the most complicated plot as a scientist discovers symbols, linking them to rare undiscovered pokemon. Ante, being the first pokemon found, is probably the most interesting legendary character so far, but there is just something about these films that I find wrong. Movies can only go so far, and with pokemon, they can't even pass the first two with good story.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

½

Better, but still weird and depressing

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

as with every pokemon movie up until destiny deoxys a masterpiece

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

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