Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)


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Name:Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
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Running Length:70 mins.
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
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(Apologies to Japanese language fans, but I'll be using the English names for the characters just in case a Pokémon name comes up. I don't know any of their Japanes names aside from the ones that weren't changed.)

Animation:
Even the TV series was well-animated, but turn it into a movie and give it a bigger budget and you've got excellent high-class animation even outside the Pokémon battles.

Plot:
Go fight Mewtwo to try and prove that strength isn't everything. That's about the extent of the plot, and it really isn't particularly any better than the TV series. Like the TV series, it has a happy little message at the end and gets it across very nicely, and I thought having a smaller Pokémon like Mew give its big speech to Mewtwo was a nice touch even if it did have to be translated by Meowth. Or Nyasu. At least, I think his Japanese name is Nyasu. Hence why I'm sticking to English names.
There was something else that I thought was a nice touch too, even if it was a bit corny, but it'd be a major spoiler and I don't want to ruin it.
Anyway, pretty well-done all around, and it really got across the point that Pokémon BATTLES are different from Pokémon FIGHTS. One is competition and one is just brutality, and it explained that pretty well.

Humor:
As I think I've said in every anime movie review I've ever done, the problem with movies is that they use more time for story and less for things that made the TV series good. For example, comedy.
Jokes don't show up in the movie as often as they would in the show. It's only in the very beginning that there's any humor at all, except for Team Rocket appearances later on and even those aren't that funny compared to what you're used to from the TV series.

Soundtrack:
There are about three things that, to me, really stand out about Pokémon: The creativity for the monster designs, the little "messages of life" at the end of every episode or movie, and the music.
Just listening to the music of it has always been something I've enjoyed, and the movie is no exception. The thing is, the variety of music in Pokémon covers all the bases: Some is inspiring, a good deal is orchestrated, some of it is strong, a lot of it is uplifting, the majority of it is good at conveying emotion, almost all of it is memorable...
Man. I should've said some of this stuff in my review of the TV series. But overall, this movie has a very good soundtrack behind it.

Overall:
What more needs to be said? Good animation, nice delivery on a plot regardless of its shallowness, and an excellent soundtrack. Even if you haven't seen anything Pokémon-related, you shouldn't have any problem enjoying this movie.
At the same time, don't overlook it just because it's about cute monsters - this movie has an undertone that's a bit darker than normal, and you just might enjoy it.
Recommended.

A list of my other 29 anime reviews:
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All of the series I've reviewed are listed at the bottom of the Saint Tail review.

Overall Rating: 8
Animation:10 Plot:7 Humor:5 Sound Track:10
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By: Jiggy
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
my favorite is mew and mewtoo both great in different ways

Overall Rating: 10
Animation:10 Plot:10 Humor:10 Sound Track:10
Weight: 40 (Reputable Vote)
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By: RanmasGirlKM
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
Yes i have seen ALL the pokemon movies and this one in particular was my favorite.
I really think that there is a good message behind this story.
the animation was wondeful like always, the plot very good, humore same ol corney stuff that all of us
pokemon fanatics love, and i even own the soundtrack(though i owuld love to kill m2m cuz that song...dont say u love me...IS SOOO STUPID!!!!!!!)
oh and this movie brings ash and misty closer together which i like,
i recommend this movie.

Overall Rating: 8
Animation:10 Plot:7 Humor:8 Sound Track:7
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
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By: DRACOCHIC
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
cute
yes
yes
yes
no
yes
no

Overall Rating: 1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.186.31)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
SUCKS! IF my brother isn't pulling me to teh theatre, I will not watch it!
IT IS SOOOOOOOOO BORING!!!! If you haven't watch it, don't watch!!! I will bored you to death!!! You will surely yell, 'HELP!!!SOS!!!'
~~Seiya Addict >:< (I HHHHHAAAAATTTTTEEEEE HATEHATEHATEHATEHATE POKEMON!!!!)

Overall Rating: 0
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.127.149)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
ES MUY BUENO

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
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By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.225.75)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
Too bad it was the second episode I ever watched.  If I had re-watched just now, I would be able to understand it more.  I could tell though, it was a VERY threatning movie.  It is obviously the best episode I have seen so far.

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.175.249)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
I'm giving it a 10 just because it's Pokemon. Probably a stupid reason, but hey! ^_^;;

The movie was OK, but far from excellent. It had a lot of good points, but there was too much "sermonizing" and the things they did say pretty much conflicted with each other. Also, the only non-pokemon character who did anything useful what-so-ever was Ash. Sheesh, why couldn't his voice have been done by a GUY?!? *sigh* -_-;;

Misty_Kasumi

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.239.228)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
In my opinion it was WAY better than the series...it had plot,good animation,character (in the Pokemon at least,humans still dumb as a rock) and I love the fight scenes and it was sad in a way how Pikachu was standing up to what he believed in,also Mew and MewTwo just kick butt!!Best part dumb Ash gets turned to stone and we rarely see that **** Misty and Pikachu's Vacation was cute.



~Mew and Giga~

Overall Rating: 10
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.199.201)
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Pokemon: Mewtwo Strikes Back (The Movie)
This sucks. Such crap and stupidity. All the fighting shown of Mew and Mewtwo in the previews were about all the ones shown in the movie. Waste of 10 dollars.

Overall Rating: 1
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.192.166)
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