Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai

2007

Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai

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This 10th movie in the Pokemon franchise finds Ash and his friends traveling through a Spanish village called Alamos Town, where they come across a scene of unexpected and mysterious devastation. The dark and unknown Pokemon named Darkai rules time, while Palkia rules space, and now that the two of them are staged for battle, the balance of space-time stands on the brink. Now, Alamos Town has been sucked into the Pokemons' universe, and if the town is destroyed, so is the world.

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  • A filler movie that doesn't feel as an important part of the saga, and doesn't do anything different from the rest of the films. [Full review in Spanish]

    Feb 2, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 29, 2010
    though i hated the series of pokemon after the recast of every single character this was the only good pokemon movie out of the whole recasting of the show, it was epic, well thought out, and well acted surprisingly
    Michael E Super Reviewer
  • Aug 12, 2010
    Many pokemon fan know that 4Kids entertainment had the rights to all pokemon anime/movies how ever it was then taken over by "Pokemon.inc" so the leading roll of Ash ketchum would no longer be played by Veronica Taylor but by Sarah Natochenny (A sound alike vice actor) no offense to Sarah but Veronica was the Voice many people had come to know as Ash's voice. How ever the sound alike sounds NOTHING like Ash, and this movie is the best example of bad dubbing, all the original voices have been changed for the worst except for Jessie (the red headed member of team rocket) who for some reason sounds the same. But aside from the voices, the story line and plot of this movie, kept me watching till the end. a nice choice of music for the battling moments, The story is set around the time of the Diamond and pearl animes time line, as two pokemon are engaged in a battle caught between space and time, in the mean time ash and his buddies arrive in a new town, where Darkrai ( a pokemon that is cause of your bad dreams ) is bringing chaos to the town and its people. could this be the end of the pokemon world as we know it ? After the introduction, the movie literally starts out with a bang as the dragon-like legendary Pokemon Palkia and Dialga battle in some strange, otherworldly dimension. After the scene ends (but the battle doesn't), the story goes over to Ash, Brock, and their new companion Dawn. They're on their way to Alamos Town to take part in a Pokemon tournament and see the sights, in particular the Space-Time Tower and the town's gardens. But strange things are happening and the mysterious, ghostly Darkrai is being blamed. A local scientist says otherwise, but a posse is formed to capture or destroy it. But before our heroes can resolve that crisis, the battle between Dialga and Palkia spills into Alamos Town, threatening to destroy it completely. The animation, not surprisingly, is very good and the best yet: movements are quick and fluid while the CGI and regular animation are blend together pretty good. The plot moves along at a good pace, keeping the action coming while slowing down at many of the right places. What I really like is that this time almost everyone helps out. Not only do the one shot characters and almost every Pokemon shown make themselves fairly useful, it's a treat seeing Ash and Co.'s "sidekick" Pokemon play a decent role, something that doesn't happen as often as it should. And it's rather refreshing seeing Dawn play the hero alongside Ash, as I do tire of him saving the day in many of the movies, even when other characters are given a lot of focus (see Movie 9, "Pokemon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea", for a prime example). The downside? For starters, if you've seen all the other movies in the series, you'll have some deja vu. "Pokemon The Movie 2000" (Movie 2) and and "Pokemon: Destiny Deoxys" (Movie 7), quickly come to mind. And Dialga and Palkia's fighting will cause flashbacks of many Godzilla films. Also, some might not like the new voice cast. While the cast from TAJ Productions ended up being something of an improvement over 4Kids, the voice actors of DuArt are a slight step back. But despite its flaws, which don't bother me too much, this is the best Pokemon Movie yet. Can't wait to see what Movie 11 brings to the table. Ash & his friends have come to Alamos Town to meet a girl named Alice to guide them around the landmarks of the town - the Space-Time Tower & the beautiful gardens filled with greenery & water, & they are completely absorbed by the sightseeing, they discover that the gardens have been devastated by someone. Alberto is confident the devastation is the work of the legendary Pokémon Darkrai from the ominous shadows, Darkrai suddenly appears before them. Tonio has become aware of the abnormal space-time phenomena, hastily analyzes the data,& discovers that the devastation of the garden was a sign that Palkia had entered the town. Palkia has sustained injuries in its violent fight with Dialga to took refuge in Alamos Town. Darkrai senses the presence of Palkia & attacks it, causing a terrible battle. Furthermore, chasing Palkia, Dialga appears in Alamos Town from another dimension. When the two Pokémon called as gods encounter Darkrai, the greatest battle in history will begin? Ash and friends this time accompanied by Dawn arrive at an idyllic village on their way to their next Pokemon contest, where chaos will soon erupt with the prophecy of two Pokemon Gods (Dialga and Palkia) and the arrival of a mysterious, seemingly deadly Pokemon named Darkrai, which has the power to distort space and time.
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