Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
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The internationally popular toy, comic book, and video game characters who stormed the big screen in the surprise hit Pokemon: The First Movie are back in this Japanese anime feature. Lawrence III, who collects the elusive creatures known as Pokemon, will become the greatest Pokemon trainer on Earth if he can capture and tame Lugia, a huge Pokemon of the sea. Lugia's powers are so great that they could destroy the world if they fell into the wrong hands, so lead trainer Ash and his friends must stop Lawrence's dangerous quest before it's too late. Pokemon the Movie: 2000 was… 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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