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Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
Pokémon, the lovable little characters who have become favorites in video games, TV cartoons, comic books, and toys, comes to the big screen with this animated feature film. In a fantastic alternate universe, there are 151 different varieties of the creatures called Pokemon, each with its own unique talents. Many humans attempt to capture the Pokemon and train them; the top trainers can teach the critters how to capture and train other Pokemon, making them Pokemon Masters. Ash Ketchum is one of the leading Pokemon Masters, and with his friends Misty, Brock, and Pikachu (a Pokemon with… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story is a humourless retread of a Bond-style world domination yarn with a Frankenstein theme."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"A shameless plug for Pokemon merchandise? You betcha."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Excruciating to endure."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"For Pokemon fans? Give it a shot."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"The kids in the audience at my showing were certainly enthralled, and I only fell asleep twice."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"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."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"It's just a sound-and-light show, linked to the marketing push for Pokemon in general."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"It would be nice to think that 'the kids' would take on board the heavy-handed moral messages, but more likely they'll be looking out for new Pokémon to collect, therefore fulfilling Nintendo's merchandising dream."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"In the tradition of such drivel as 'The Care Bears Movie' and 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,' it's essentially a commercial disguised as a feature film."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The movie may have been designed to shift Pokémon product but it also comes down hard on the side of friendship, mutual respect and resourcefulness."
‑ Ken Hollings, Sight and Sound
"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Betsy Sherman, Boston Globe
"If you're over 10 years old I have four words for you: See Princess Mononoke instead."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Abysmally bad."
‑ Laura Reiley, Palo Alto Weekly
"Unfortunately, dear grown-ups, no end to the Pokémon invasion seems imminent."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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