The world domination of Pokémon begets their first
theatrical movie. This adventure is a little more complex and
dark than the popular TV series, but kids who live for the show
will gobble up this film and ask for seconds. Those baffled
by the show's popularity, however, will see nothing better here.
Mewtwo, a new type of Pokémon designed by scientists to be the
ultimate fighter, decides he wants to rule the world and challenges
all the great Pokémasters to battle. Of course, our intrepid
heroes Ash, Misty, and Brock are there to tangle with Mewtwo
and spoil his devilish schemes. The film is a tad more emotional
than the show (that is, there is some emotion), with Ash sacrificing
himself to defend his beloved Pikachu (but don't you worry,
Ash will be just fine).
• Region 1 encoding
(US and Canada only)
• Color, Animated, M2M Music Video Don't Say You Love Me,Story
of Mewtwo's Origin, Preview of Pokemon: The Second Movie
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of
When I was in Japan,
before Pokemon became so big in the United States, a friend of
mine was one of the distributors to North America for Pokemon
goods. I really didn't know squat about Pokemon aside that there
were some kinky stuff at some manga shops and that I won a Pikachu
UFO catcher doll that's worth money.
Anyway, the movie came
out on DVD and I was interested in checking out what the hype
was all about.
I guess, I still don't
really get it but from what I saw, it was pretty cool. Also, the
two anime shorts included with the DVD and all the stuff they
crammed into it makes this a worth DVD for your children.
Also, a very interesting
commentary on the English version of the movie.
Other than that, I can't
say too much but the "Pokemon" fad is still strong and
if your looking for a DVD for your child, this is a good one.
Albeit it's more emotional than the television show.
THE OAV's: B-
THE DVD EXTRAS: A-
THE DVD OVERALL: B
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