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Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns Review


Unbearable
Good God please help me to make Pokémon go away. I don't even understand what the difference is between this movie, Mewtwo Returns, and the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back. And I do not wish to know it! Calgon, take me away.

Pokémon: The Movie 2000 Review


Unbearable
Absolutely banal sequel to the first Pokémon movie. Best experienced with the sound and video turned off.

Pokémon the First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back Review


Unbearable
Just because something makes money doesn't mean that it is good.

This is a hard lesson to learn, especially for Americans, but fortunately there are always things like Pokémon: The First Movie to remind us.

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Pokemon 3 Review


Grim

Next verse, same as the first.

There may be more computer-rendered effects animation in "Pokemon 3." The plot -- centered around supernatural goings-on generated by a little girl's out-of-control imagination -- may be somewhat more coherent than the last two "Pokemon" pictures. But like its predecessors, fleecing parents of their money is the singular purpose of this automated, assembly-line sequel. Making a worthwhile, entertaining children's film? Not so much.

In their usual half-assed animation style, Ash, Pikachu, et al. battle undefeatable Pokemon spawn from the lonely girl's dreams. Her father, some kind of Pokemon archeologist discovered ancient Pokemon runes etched with Pokemon hieroglyphics while on a dig. The hieroglyphics come alive and suck him into some parallel universe populated by beings called "the Unown" (that's right, "unown," not "unknown").

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