Pokemon - The Movie 2000
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In this action-packed anime film, fearless Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum and his pals must try to save Earth from destruction. An evil collector schemes to procure three coveted Pokemon -- Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno -- whose capture will unleash mystical sentinel of the sea Lugia. When the villain snares the trio, nature gets thrown out of whack, causing a series of natural disasters. Can Ash and friends prevent an environmental cataclysm?
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A much more intense action vehicle for hero Ash Ketchum and his band of pocket monster trainers than its leaden, sometimes claustrophobic predecessor."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"One can almost hear a droning noise."
‑ Sean Means, Film.com
"Better than the first, but that's not saying much."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Pikachu has very little to do with the plot, so die-hard fans may be disappointed. On the other hand, I daresay die-hard fans could not possibly be discriminating enough to notice, since most of them are still in diapers."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"The film is littered with such snide indictments of the entire consumer-merchant Pokemon relationship that you'll never 'catch 'em all' with your youngster in quite the same way again."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"A din that drowns out all adult howls."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Ugly animation, hackneyed plots, one-dimensional characters, and the Pokemon gibberish that makes the Teletubbies sound as if they were speaking the King's English."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"This is a fun, magical, and appealing movie that kids will love."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"As in the first movie, the animation here is chintzy and almost amateurish, although fans of the TV show could hardly expect more."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Dumb, hypocritical, and a complete waste of time."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Slightly better than a poke in the eye."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"A class-A migraine in soupy, gloopy Technicolor."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Lesson of the day: PokÚmon are more attuned to nature, but one human can make a difference."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"A few set-pieces, though, do stand out: weird, almost entirely spherical fish swimming in the water, a boat crashing down hundreds of steps, and a jagged 'chicken' lit up by golden electric energy are certainly transfixing."
‑ Michael Thomson, BBC.com
"A clichÚd collection of mystical gobbledy-gook."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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