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Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You! (2017)

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Fathom Events and The Pokémon Company International bring the highly anticipated new animated feature film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! to movie theatres on November 5, 6, 11 & 14. This special event explores Ash and Pikachu's first meeting and their adventures as they search for the Legendary Pokémon Ho-Oh. The pair encounter familiar faces along the way, new characters including Trainers Verity and Sorrel, and even a mysterious new Mythical Pokémon, Marshadow. November 5 and 6: Cinema audiences who attend the showings on November 5 and 6 will have a chance to receive a never-before- seen card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game featuring Pikachu wearing its Trainer's hat. (while supplies last). November 11 and 14: Cinema audiences who attend the showings on November 11 and 14 will see the film only (no card available).

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Cast

Unshô Ishizuka
as Professor Okido
Sarah Natochenny
as Ash Ketchum / Delia Ketchum
Ikue Otani
as Pikachu
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Critic Reviews for Pokémon The Movie: I Choose You!

All Critics (7)

The movie is at its best when it is using the themes of its predecessor to tell its own story rather than the moments which essentially sell fans more of the same with a fresh coat of paint.

February 1, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Still, there are some improvements here from the original anime. Visually, the animation is lovely to look at, with the glittering rainbow-coloured feathers of the mystical Ho-Oh character especially mesmerising. If only the story is as compelling.

November 22, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The Pokémon anime has hardly adhered to the rules of the original games. But Pokémon: I Choose You! goes a step further, ending with a moment so bizarre that my entire theater howled in disbelief.

November 14, 2017 | Full Review…

But there's still a bit of weirdness when it shrugs off decades of precedent, where even imagined and/or understood "talking" has never, ever been portrayed on screen.

November 14, 2017 | Full Review…

... ultimately the material just doesn't work.

November 9, 2017 | Rating: 5.8/10 | Full Review…

It's never boring, but it is undeniably ridiculous. Kids will love it because it's Pokémon on the big screen, and aged fans will have a laugh seeing it with friends.

November 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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